The Arcteryx Women's Stride Tight. These stretchy, go-anywhere tights provide warmth and freedom of movement for an array of aerobic winter activities. The warm, brushed jersey knit fabric feels soft next-to-the skin while flat locked seams provide chafe-free comfort.
|Clothing Fit:||Trim Fit|
|Inseam:||32 in / 81 cm|
|Material:||Vistrasari: 90% Polyester, 10% Spandex|
|Pant Rise:||Regular Rise|
|Pockets:||Zippered Security Pocket, 2 Side Stash Pockets|
|Weight:||10 oz / 289 g|
I would wear these every day if I could. They're warm enough alone for winter walking and hiking. Teamed up with a pair of woolies, they're perfect for snowshoeing. Comfortable, snug but not tight, soft enough to pass my princess-and-the-pea sensitivity test. Flattering, even to a self-conscious over-50 year old.
When I tried these on the first thing I noticed was that there is a seam running up the middle of the back of each leg which feels itchy and horrible. It has stiff thick stiches that pull at my skin while standing still, walking, sitting, moving... The back seams run from the waist and frame the back pocket and down to the ankle, so it makes an ridiculous looking "H" on the posterior.
FYI the ankle adjusters have a plastic cylinder with a spring inside.
The fabric is great; I like the brushed lining and smooth surface which doesn't pick up lint or pet hair, too bad the design stinks