|Back Rise:||14 in|
|Body:||80% Coolmax® polyester, 20% Lycra® spandex.|
|Front Rise:||10 in|
|Intended Use :||Optimum muscular support for activities with linear movement, such as running and Nordic skiing|
|Leg Opening:||6 in|
|Material :||80% Coolmax, 20% Lycra 4-stretch body fabric|
|Moisture Management :||Coolmax removes moisture instantaneously from the body out to the fabric’s outer surface where it evaporates at twice the speed of cotton|
|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 waistband with flat drawcord|
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This is my second pair of CWX tights. I have an older model of the stabilyx. I am nursing a piriformis/hamstring situation and was running a 1/2 marathon 1/30/2010, so wanted as much support as possible. I opted for the "pro" tights, which I love, *HOWEVER*, they have changed the fully gusseted crotch to a "gusseted crotch liner" which translated means there is a significant seam that is, yes, right in the middle of the crotch. I ended up sewing the seam down sideways to create more of a flatlock seam which helped. I ran my 1/2; shaved 8 minutes (!!) off my last PR and am no worse the wear for it, but the design seems poor to me, cause I would think this would be uncomfy for guys as well. The CWX folks have been very responsive to my inquiry and said the power of the stretch and webbing dictated that they not use a full gusset, but they promised to pass my thoguhts on back to the designers. I even posted it to their facebook page. Oh, they did suggest an "undergarment"....I think of running tights like cycling shorts, ummmm, *no* undergarments thankyouverymuch. So anyway, the tights DO help support you, they DO help with fatigue, I LOVE them, but I do wish they'd find a way to go back to the full gusset. Thanks for listening!
These tights make me want to run faster. The compression makes your muscles feel like they are being massaged while you run. I am 6 feet tall, 165 lbs and I have a size large. It fits great, but hits a little above the ankles ( can be covered with taller socks). Also the top of the pants are very high, righ at the small of you waist. I have large calves, hips and thighs, but the compression feels just right. You put the tights on like panty hose because they are so tight, but when you run it feels like you are wearing nothing. They keep you warm down to about 20 F and are still comfortable in the 40s. There is a drawstring at the waist (that I don't use) and a little key pocket. Make sure you adjust the tights so that the "X" pattern is just below your knee for support. Love these, I know they will get me running in the cold weather for years to come.
I'm 5'3"; 135 lbs; 30" in-seam; with a straight up and down "boyish" figure (no hips). I bought the small and they fit perfectly! When I took them out of the package I didn't think I'd be able to get them over my knees. I was wrong. They were relatively easy to get on and were extremely comfortable. Tie the waiste string to keep them from sliding down. I actually wear them under my ski pants to derive all the same benefits a runner is looking for in these tights... muscle support and fatigue minimization. The only reason I gave these tights 4 stars is because in my opinion they do not minimize fatigue; however, they are a super comfortable tight providing great muscle support. I'm glad I bought them and I'm definately keeping them.
After owning a pair of 3/4 length CW-X expert tights, I decided to give the full length tights a go....and I couldn't be happier. They really do feel good to run in. I don't have any dire injury problems, but I do like the idea these tights could be helping to prevent possible issues arising.
Be careful with sizing....at 5 and ~140lbs I was in between small and medium. I went with the small, and they're snug (which is how they are supposed to be) but I can still get them on without much of a problem.
They're expensive, but a worthwhile investment!
I finally bit the bullet and dropped the BIG BUCKS for these tights. I wish I'd done it sooner. I am 5'8" and weigh 135 lbs. I have a 32" inseam and the small fit me perfectly. Yes, they're tight but that's the point! I spend a lot of time hiking up mountains in search of those untacked lines and these tights just make it easier. I'm not moving any faster but at the end of the day I don't feel as fatigued. So if you're balking at the price...DON"T. Add these babies to your wardrobe and don't look back!
Got these tights in Blk size XS. I'm 5'0" and it's hard to find tights that accommodate short muscle legs but these tights have such an amazing fit! I can tell they have stretch to fit someone who slightly is taller as well (refer to specs). Ran in 15 degrees the other morning and these tights kept me nice and warm. They also have a nice tight hold on your muscles which feels like they help to keep your stride in line. Very happy w/ this purchase.