I Tried Ostrichpillow’s New Compression Socks — and I Refuse to Road Trip Without Them

By Kendall Cornish
October 26, 2020
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Ostrichpillow is known for its uniquely-shaped yet highly effective neck pillows that are ideal for long-haul travel. But while very few of us are finding ourselves on trains and buses these days, much less airplanes, the brand's latest launch is a travel essential that is also beneficial during this new road tripping, working-from-home life we lead.

Ostrichpillow's Bamboo Compression Socks are meant to "keep your legs active and supported in your day-to-day life, even when you are not moving, whether at home, at your desk, or traveling." The perfect pairing to a long workday sitting at your desk (or kitchen table), these compression socks keep your circulation high and, in turn, your mind sharp.

These soft, yet sturdy socks are made of a blend of bamboo, recycled polyester, and other fibers that are "interwoven in such a way that they maintain smart gradual compression (8-15 mmHg) that activates your blood circulation at all times." This particular mix of materials means you can wear them for a sustained amount of time and not shock your system — getting the right amount of support you need.

Credit: Courtesy of Ostrichpillow

To buy: ostrichpillow.com, $30

I wear my pair of Ostrichpillow Bamboo Compression Socks at home while I work. Sitting for long periods of time tends to affect my circulation, and these socks have saved me on longer work days as well as road trips. I notice I'm able to stand up or get out of the car quickly when I'm wearing them without getting light headed. When I wear them, I find I work with a clearer mind for longer, for which I give credit to the socks' incredibly comfortable compression. They stay effective all day because they never feel too tight or stiff.

Credit: Courtesy of Ostrichpillow

To buy: ostrichpillow.com, $30

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Kendall Cornish is an e-commerce editor at Travel + Leisure. You can follow her on Instagram at @kendall.cornish — her DMs are open to all things fashion, food, and beauty.

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