|Abdominal support panel:||Provides extra support to the lower abdominal muscles|
|Back Rise:||12 in|
|Body:||80% Coolmax®, 20% Lycra® spandex.|
|Fabric:||80% CoolMax®, 20% Lycra®|
|Fabrics/Materials:||DIAPLEX wind-proof, water repellent front panel|
|Flat Seam Constuction:||Eliminates abrasion, increases comfort, and enhances fit by reducing bulky seams|
|Front Rise:||9 in|
|Leg Opening:||10 in|
|Material :||80% Dupont Coolmax, 20% Dupont Lycra, 40-way stretch body fabric, 80% Nylon-polymide/20% Lycra|
|Quick Drying:||Silver dioxide fiber technology provides antibacterial properties|
|Reflective "flash" and logos:||Provide extra visibility for nighttime activities|
|Reflectors:||Reflective flash for visibility at night|
|Seams:||Flat seam construction|
|Support Panel:||80% nylon, 20% Lycra® spandex.|
|Waist Measurement:||24 in|
|Waistband:||Double reinforced waistband with flat draw cord|
|Women's specific design and pattern:||Provides comfort and ease of movement with COOLMAX gusseted crotch liner|
|CWX Insulator Stabilyx 3/4 Tights||$77.99 - $105.00|
|CWX Ventilator 3/4 Tight||$89.95 - $90.00|
|CWX 3-4 Length Stabilyx Print Tights||$134.95|
|CWX Pro 3/4 Tight||$62.97 - $90.00|
Amazing. And I agree with BonnieLass, the knee support is great but what these do to your butt, well you have to see for yourself! Keeps everything in where it should and makes you feel secure and supported in all the right places. High enough waistband to tuck in most of the wobblies. I am 5"4 and on the size chart was inbetween a S and a M - I chose an M because my tummy is bigger than my butt and legs and I didn't want to feel like a constricted sausage. I opened the pack and laughed my head off thinking there was no way I was going to get into a M. Well like everyone says they are a bit tight to get on but once they are on, they fit like a comfortable glove. If in doubt, I would go for the size up if you are in the grey area in the sizing chart. Only thing I have noticed is that my hip to knee length ratio is not quite right - ie the area where your kneecap is supposed to fit is slightly lower than my kneecap as I have shorter thighs - just means that there is a little bit of bunching at the back of my knees but once I get going I don't notice this at all.
Thoroughly recommend these!
Ok, so I got these to support my knees and IT band. I chose the 3/4 length because 1) they were on sale, 2) I was afraid to try to get into the full-length ones!
I am 5'7", 145-150. Solidly in the Medium (go to the CW-X site for excellent size charts). *yeah, right* When I got them I laughed, but gamely followed the instructions to get them on. Well, dang. They do fit. And dang... look at my butt! (I'll just hide that roll above the waistband under a nice loose running shirt!)
They're not gonna do miracles, but while running, they do feel supportive. And I liked pulling the waistband up in back to support my lower back. Less post-run fatigue? Maybe. I kept mine on for an afternoon and wasn't uncomfortable. So you could probably wear them for recovery gear also.
A funny feature: I didn't see a review that mentioned the drawcord waist. Think about that for a moment... These are hardcore compression gear. A drawstring? Seriously? I decided that the cord must be a safety device... you wrap it around your wrist so if the pants explode while you're running, you won't kill someone. I pulled mine out. I didn't like that bow in front detracting from my butt ;)
My runs go a lot better when I'm wearing these pants. Not only are they supportive and make my knees feel great but they look good so I feel better! They are tight so I don't like to wear them for long after my runs because I start to get itchy where they bunch behind the knees. While running I have no discomfort though. I like the 3/4 length vs the full length pants.
I love how the stitching is colorful and crosses all over the pants. It gives them a unique, fun look.
Even though these are not the CW-X insulated pants, they are still warm. I can't wear them above 70 degrees outside. It's so hard to run in shorts instead of these amazing pants though.
The only thing that I do not like: the drawstring waist band. It's weird tying it in a bow tie and trying to tuck it into the pants or letting it hang out. Also, mine was fraying so I put fray check on it which made the edge a little rough. Ultimately I pulled the string out.
I am a male, 6 foot, 175 pounds, and fit the women's large better than the men's large as recommended by a retailer. I thought she was crazy thinking I would fit the women's medium best. So i stayed with the women's large over the men's large which was too loose in the knees. They do a good job of supporting my knees. I have used them in mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, photography-back country photo shoots, and soon snowboarding as winter arrives. You definitely can feel the support in the knees, and hips/core areas. Great technical garment. I get some second looks in a 3/4 length capri in green stitch piping, but full length will not work in a ski/snowboard boot. I care about my knees and function far more than worrying about what other people think of the look on me. Highly recommend this item for anyone wanting or needing the support these tights provide. Well worth the price. I do wish they were another inch or so longer.
OK, I admit I was a bit skeptical about the claims, but after wearing these pants for the first time over a 100km race I am hooked! I love them! Years of beating my body up means my calves and hips aren't always the most willing participants and I find myself covered in strapping tape at races, hoping to keep everything tracking the way nature intended. I've even resorted to sticking ice in my race suits to keep inflammation at bay! Brrrr!! But since donning these pants neither ice nor tape has been required, and I've lined up, competed and completed as a glistening picture of (burger eating) sweat soaked, tape-free fitness! Plus, as an added bonus, they hold in the wobbly bits just nicely!
I love these pants and will soon claim the entire range with the short and long versions finding a home in my closet!
These are fantastic! Just like everyone else I was skeptical, but all the reviews are so positive and I have a friend who owns them and swears by them so I had to try them. I must say, I love them. These make me want to go run; who knew a pant could make you feel better WHILE you exercise?! I was an athlete in college (softball i.e. not a runner), but now I feel like my half marathon goals are attainable.
My friend and I are both 5'11" and we both wear a size L. She is skinnier than I am, but these seem to be tightest in the calf/back of the knee...since I have pretty fit/skinny legs a L is perfect for me...if you have large calves you may need to go up a size.
I was in desperate need of new capris & heard great things about the stabilyx tight. To be honest, first run I didn't love them as I felt they bunched up around the backs of my knees. Gave them another shot & found the perfect fit. I love how they hold everything in & make me feel supported.
They were warmer than I thought they would be, so take that into consideration when heading out for a run. In honestly I almost like them more for post-runs than running in them.
My mom (who just ran the Boston Marathon on Monday) swears by them. Also saw a lot of other marathoners in them, so that has to mean something!
Btw, 5'7", 135lbs and I have a size Medium. They look tiny, but fit perfect!