The Bridgedale compression travel socks help to prevent deep vein thrombosis and keep your legs from feeling tired when travelling.
The socks have 15-20mmHg graduated leg compression, which is recognised to aid blood circulation providing improved oxygen supply to muscles as well as helping prevent DVT when travelling for extended periods.
The Coolmax® main yarn helps regulate temperature whilst the Merino foot pads improve comfort and insulation around the toes.
Bridgedale’s MerinoFusion™ technology brings Merino Wool together with technical fibres to provide balanced insulation with the highest levels of comfort. Merino wool is the finest wool used in socks, giving excellent insulation and next to skin softness, whilst the technical fibres rapidly transport moisture away from the skin leaving your feet feeling dry and comfortable. This technology is the ideal choice for travellers and hikers in the wild places of this planet.
- 14% Merino Wool/Laine Merino
- 42% Coolmax®/polyester
- 40% Nylon/polyamide
- 4% LYCRA®/elastane
These premium Bridgedale socks come in black colour only, and are in mens sizing, but are suitable for both men and women.
Foot Size:Small - 22 - 24.5cm
Medium - 24.5 - 27cm
Large - 27 - 29cm
X-Large - 29cm >
Care: Machine Wash (inside out) on Wool 40 cycle, tumble dry on low heat
Passengers on long-haul flights can be subjected to long periods of inactivity, a cramped seated position and a tendency to become dehydrated. These conditions can cause a number of circulatory problems, ranging from swollen ankles and tired aching legs, to more serious medical conditions such as Deep Vein Thrombosis - DVT(blood clots).
Latest medical evidence suggests one in thirty long-haul passengers risk developing Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). It's a severe medical condition that has taken lives all over the world. The fact is, if you fly on a long haul flight, you could be at risk. However, a clinically proven way to reduce the risk of developing DVT is by wearing flight socks. They look like ordinary socks but use a Graduated Compression System to improve blood circulation and help prevent the build up of excess fluid in the legs. So before you fly, reduce the risk of becoming another statistic and buy a pair of Flight Socks.
What is Deep Vein Thrombosis?
A Deep Vein Thrombosis is a clot of blood that forms in the leg veins. A DVT is not dangerous in itself, but complications arising from it may occasionally be life threatening. If the clots start to break free from the veins and pass through the blood stream into the lungs (a condition called "pulmonary emblous") a person could suffer from pain in the chest, worsened by breathing. Pulmonary embolus can also cause shortness of breath and the coughing up of small amounts of blood.
Most importantly of all, but fortunately rarely, if the blood clot is large enough, it can cause sudden death by travelling to the heart and lungs and interrupting the blood flow.
It must be stressed that the risk of developing Deep Vein Thrombosis of pulmonary embolus during flight is low, but it can occur. The consequences can be extremely serious and therefore prevention is important.
Exercising the legs while seated, getting up and walking around the cabin, drinking water or soft drinks and avoiding excessive tea, coffee or alcohol, are all simple but vital elements in preventing DVT.
Another recommended precaution is the wearing of flight socks. Legs tend to swell during flight due to the low cabin pressure and remaining in one position for a long period of time. Flight Socks can aid the movement of blood in the veins because they are designed to provide extra support that leg veins may need to ensure correct circulation.
Flight Socks help prevent:
- risk of circulatory problems such as Deep Vein Thrombosis - DVT (blood clots)
- swollen ankles
- tired aching legs