|Back Rise:||13 in|
|Flat seam construction:||Eliminates abrasion, increases comfort, and enhances fit by reducing bulky seams|
|Front Rise:||10 in|
|Leg Opening:||7 in|
|Reflective logo:||ncreases visibility in low light conditions|
|Waist Measurement:||27 in|
|Women's specific design and pattern:||Provides comfort and ease of movement. With COOLMAX gusseted crotch liner|
|CWX Insulator Expert Tight||$69.97 - $100.00|
|CWX Expert Short||$59.95 - $60.00|
what else it there to say? I usually wear knee brace(s) on my knee(s) - depends on the day.. i found there is enough support with these that i dont have to wear the braces - which slip or if on too tight leave velcro burn.. my legs feel like I could run even more miles than I have.. my longest run with these tights was a 9 miler, and my legs felt like they could have done more! If only I had had more time that day! I also like they "color" so much better than plain black.. gives it a kinda "kooky runners" look - my kids tell me they make me look fast!! these are definitely in the "training schedule" rotation of running gear for my next marathon - most likely race day tights, too!
I bought one pair of these for my wife before buying these from backcountry.com as she would get sore and tired after longer ski runs. After the first day, she skied stronger, faster, and didn't complain of the soreness she had felt the day before. I haven't used them for running, only for skiing and it does seem to decrease the lactic acid build up in the leg muscles. You can still get tired but not fatigued like you may without them.
I won't say it makes me 10 years younger but I will say, I don't ever feel like I need to rest because of tired or sore legs.
I also recommend if you're between sizes, go with the smaller as the tighter compression worked better for me.
I normally wear a size XS so I sized up to the size SM in these compression tights and they are the perfect fit! I am a big fan of the support these expert tights provide, I have noticed the difference in muscle fatigue since wearing these tights running. Tip: put these on light panty hose, helps slide them on your body quickly. The fabric is very wicking and breathable. I love the fabric feel, it's very comfortable against my skin. A little pricy but worth the support!
These are the first running tights I have gotten and I am in love. For long runs they are great. The fabric is super breathable and the seam stitching doesn't cause any uncomfortable rubbing anywhere. I do notice a difference in muscle fatigue and from when I run with these on. You might be a little leery of their sizing chart- they know what they're talking about. I will definitely be checking out more CWX products.
I use these for everything from running to hiking to mountaineering to skiing (fits great under a race suit) and even biking (when I need that extra layer). Definitely run a bit on the small side, but you want them to be compressive in fit, so this is alright.
Like other reviewers are saying,I'm not sure how much these pants are actually stabilizing anyting, but the compression feels really good on long workouts.
A little work to put on and especially take off after a long run! I wear them in 25-50 degree weather and have been very happy with them. The price on this website is great. Well worth the $ and now I just want a pair of 3/4 and maybe one for colder temps. I have always liked tight tights and these are by far the best I've found.
i thought it'll be too tight when i first got it . But man , this pant is really comfortable and warm.
i used it to run mostly , I'm not sure how much the knee thing actually works.. i had knee surgery 6 months ago. it didn't feel like it actually making it more stabil but the compression feels good.
I am 5'8" and small-medium build and the small size fits very well. There has been a little bit of trouble with the waistband slipping down a bit, but tied tighter, that problem goes away. They are warm, but not too warm, and comfortable. They are my first pair of running tights and I couldn't be happier.
I'm 5'9 and 135 lbs with longer thighs than calves (by a bit- think t-rex style) and the compression pattern just didn't line up for me in the medium size. They looked a bit like a 'short-pant' on me. I also had issues with the pants trying to slip down. They were returned.