|Back Rise:||10 in|
|Body:||80% Coolmax® polyester, 20% Lycra® spandex.|
|Front Rise:||10 in|
|Intended Use :||Running|
|Leg Opening:||8 in|
|Material :||80% Coolmax/20% Lycra 4-way stretch body fabric|
|Moisture Management :||Moisture wicking|
|Pockets :||Key pocket|
|Primary Season :||Spring/Summer|
|Reflectivity :||Reflective logo|
|Stitching :||Flat seam construction|
|Support Panel:||80% nylon, 20% Lycra® spandex.|
|Waist Measurement:||22 in|
|Waistband :||Double reinforced|
|CWX Insulator PerformX Tight||$62.96 - $89.95|
|CWX PerformX 3/4 Tight||$69.95 - $70.00|
I have had these Compression pants for almost a month now and I fell in love with them from day one. I'm 5'7, 140lbs and athletically built. I ordered a size small and was very concerned when I opened the package. At first glance they look like a pair of skinny pants my 10 year old niece would wear! But once I pulled them on (not as difficult as I thought it would be) they fit like a dream! These pants are an enormous help in muscle & joint control. Before using these I had pain in my knees and my quads, hamstrings and calfs would get tired and sore fairly quickly. I use these for every run, plyometric and HIIT training. I no longer have an inner battle of feeling like I have to stop my training because of pain & fatigue in my legs while the rest of me still has the stamina to keep going! They also keep my body temperature perfectly regulated while wicking moisture away. All in all, I couldn't give these a higher recommendation!
I've never worn compression tights until this purchase. To be honest, it took an act of god (perhaps the running god?) to get into them. There are instructions on the package stating how to put them on, but quite frankly, the scene in the house was like something out of a Saturday Night Live skit. Anyway, I am 5'2", 125 lbs, cycled for years, enjoyed microbrews for years (with no cycling), and consequently have fairly thick legs. Based on the opinions here, I bought a medium and am happy that I did. They were a tad binding around the back of the knees, but I have to admit, they felt good while running and my knees felt better when done. They were a little long for me, but hobbitses aren't known for their fairy-like legs. I'll defintely be purchasing another pair.
I have previously purchased XW-X Insulator Expert tights and they were phenomenal! I decided to buy the Performx and check it out. I am 5'1" and XS on the Insulator fit perfectly, so I ordered the same size for the Performx. Unfortunately, when they arrived, I could barely pull them past my thighs. They were a lot smaller!
I'd highly recommend you try them on at a sports store before purchasing online!
I'm 5'5", 165lbs and bought the medium, so I was initially intimidated by the fit of these tights. However, when I realized it was like putting on stockings they were perfect. "Don't be scared ladies"... It's like putting on your favorite skinny jeans and realizing hey I can really fit these.
I now own 3 pair of CW-X compression deals. I have the shorts, the capris, and now these. These are great for winter running, and the support they give makes a Huge difference in recover from longer runs. Just remember that these are the lighter side of support for compression.
Did anybody else find that the crotch on these pants were a bit too low?
I should have gotten a size bigger. I'm 5'9" and have a large athletic build (i'm a rower). I ordered a Large. I got these for running and rowing in cold weather. Although the fact they are so tight is very flattering, within a couple months the crotch of my tights busted.They are also short, inches above the ankle short. I've been compromising for months now but have recently decided to see if CW-X will take them back under warranty... I want a new pair though, they're awesome!