Comparison: Optima Sport vs Air Relax

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 Air Relax
Number of programs 6 (stationary machine) 4 (battery machine) 5
Time (treatment length)
1-90 minutes
Switches off after 15 minutter
Number of zones 4, 6, 8 4
Overlaping chambers (optiflow)
Yes Yes
Turn chambers on and off
No – but pointmode
Zoone boost No No
Pressure level
Price level  From 499
From 648€ 
Bag included Yes No
Battery operated
Yes can be chosen No
Trial period
Yes No
Price guarantee
Yes ??
Leg length
100 cm (K4), 110 cm og 125 cm
75, 89, 99 cm
Remote control
Yes (for stationary machines) No
Additional products
Arm, Pants, Shorts, Lumbar belt Arm, Shorts
Vægt 3,9 (battery machine) to 5,1 kg (stationary machine) 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 above points


Number of programs

All stationary machines from Optima Sport have 6 programs:

Program A: massage

Program B: lymphatic drainage

Program C: recovery

Program D: full squeeze (full pressure in all chambers simultaneously)

Program E: program B + C alternatively

 Program F: program A + C + D alternatively


Optima Sport battery machines have 4 programs:

Program A: massage (one zone at a time).

Program B: lymphatic drainage

Program C: Pulsing massage

Program D: full squeeze (full pressure in all chambers simultaneously)


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.



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.


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.