McDavid 401 Compression Knee Support Brace

Last updated: January 27, 2021

Strong seams give this knee brace its extra strong support, and an affordable price makes it attractive to buyers on a budget. This brace also comes in an XXL size. To clean the McDavid 401 Knee Support Brace, you'll need to hand wash it in cold water and allow it to air dry.

McDavid 401 Compression Knee Support Brace

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: Extra strong support at an economical price.

In our analysis of 59 expert reviews, the McDavid 401 Compression Knee Support Brace placed 5th when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

McDavid compression sleeves provide support that last through your day and your workout. Made from high-quality neoprene material that repels water, sweat, and oil, you’ll get a comfortable fit all workout long. Our 5-needle stitch provided a flatter, cleaner, and strong seam that doesn’t itch or irritate skin. The four-way stretch material ensures optimal comfort while running, exericizing, daily wear, and more. Compression brings heat to your tired muscles, and helps them regain vitality. Compression not only aids recovery, but also boosts muscle growth.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Like most of the neoprene sleeves we looked it, it had zero slippage during the movement tests, yet it fit me most smoothly, without either gaping in spots or feeling overly constrictive, or binding at the top or bottom—all problems seen with others tested.
Offering smooth and strong seams created with a 5-needle stitch, the McDavid 401 can take on minor ligament instabilities and pain.
The McDavid sleeve gives exceptional knee support. It provides the right amount of compression for a comfortable fit.
The construction is latex free neoprene/nylon mix and gives an overall flatter, more comfortable, stronger unit for the wearer.

What reviewers didn't like

The McDavid bunches up noticeably behind the knee, which may be uncomfortable, especially for all-day wear; if you want neoprene’s thermal properties but have very sensitive knee pits, the also great pick from Shock Doctor may be your better bet.
Itchy material. Thin and flimsy weight.
It may slide down the knees a bit if the wearer sweats heavily.
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