Are you looking for a set of recovery boots and are you in the process of evaluating which brand is best suited for you? In this guide we compare Optima Sport against Air Relax

The answers to the points in the comparison are found on the product pages and in the manuals for each product and it is based on the technical specifications where the comparison is made with a desire to be as objective as possible.

Optima Sport vs Air Relax 

 

Optima Sport

Air Relax

Number of programs

6

5

Time (treatment length)

1-90 minutes

Switches off after 15 minutter

Number of chambers

4, 6, 8

4

Overlaping chambers (optiflow)

Yes

Yes

Turn chambers on and off

Yes

No – but pointmode

Zoone boost

No

No

Pressure level

30-240mmHg

30-230mmHg

Price

509‎£, 609‎£, 699‎£

From 576£

Bag including

Yes

No

Battery operated

No (coming)

No

Trial period

Yes

No

Price guarantee

Yes

 

Leg length

100 cm, 115 cm

75, 89, 99 cm

Remote control

Yes

No

Supplementary products

Arm, lower back/hip

Arm, shorts

Weight

5,1 kg

5,4 kg

The clear differences 

On several points, the two brands resemble each other. However, there are some areas that stand out. This is especially:

Programs
Treatment length
Number of chambers
Pressure
Price
Leg length

Below I will briefly go into the points above.

Number of programs

Every Recovery Boots at Optima Sport has 6 programs:

Program A: massage with 1 chamber at a time.
Program B: lymphatic drainage.
Program C: massage with 2 cahmbers at a time.
Program D: restitution (fuldt tryk i alle kamre samtidigt)
Program E: program B + C in cycle
Program F: program A + C + D in cycle

Air Relax has 1 program less, 5 programs

Treatment length

At Optima Sport and Air Relax there is a big difference in treatment length. In Optima Sports Recovery Boots, it is possible to choose between 1-90 minutes of treatment whereas Air Relax is already switched off after 15 minutes. It is of course individual, how much treatment you need.

Number of chambers

Optima Sport offers 3 kinds of boots with respectively, 4, 6 and 8 chambers. The number of chambers will influence the flexibility that can be achieved in the boots as each chamber can be turned on and off. At the same time, the pressure will feel a bit bigger the more chambers selected. Air Relax has only 4 chambers.

Pressure

The maximum pressure at Air Relax is 230 mmHg. Optima Sport Recovery Boots has 10 mmHg more, 240 mmMg. However, it is of course quite individual how much pressure you want and need.

Price

The crucial difference between Optima Sport and Air Relax is the price. Optima Sports’s K4 is cheaper than the Air Relax model and you can almost get 2 chambers more at Optima Sport for the same amount of money as the Air Relax model. 

Leg length

At Optima Sport you can get the length 100 and 115 cm in the written moment. At Air Relax it is possible to choose between 75, 89, 99 cm. An important difference in size, where Air Relax’s longest boots are roughly the same size as Optima Sports’s shortest.