Slick and Speedy!
I bought these tights as an alternative to my fleece lined trail running tights- and I love them. I'm 5'4" and about 115 pounds, and the extra small fits comfortably, a little snug around the hips because I have a bubble butt, but I'm lovin' them. The ventilation mesh behind the knees helps aerate and keep the sweat from building up. The spandex itself has proven to be fairly weather resistant. I love the thick waist band, as it sits very comfortably on my hips. I've used these for climbing (indoors and outdoors on granite), trail running primarily and as a baselayer when I've gone cross country skiing (perfect underneath the Simple Guide pants!). The only downside is that there definitely needs to have a gusseted crotch of some sorts. The seam can get kind of you know, annoying. Also, if you are afraid of "panty lines" then don't buy these. These tights are true TIGHTS, so they're "next to skin." They will be a barrier to the elements, but won't drag you down. If you don't mind going commando, or the underwear line, then these are your tights. I appreciate the versatility and comfort of these. I'm very happy with my purchase, but Patagonia, please put a gusseted crotch in or something!
These leggings are great for not only running, but any activity. They are my go to leggings for working out. The back of the tights have panels for behind the knees, which helps keep you cool and the top doesn't slide down when running. I have very sensitive skin that itches when anything synthetic comes in contact with it, but these pants, although synthetic, are comfortable. I wear a size small in these which fit a little long so I just cuff the bottom hems in. The do fit slightly loose, around lower legs for me ( i have small calves), but not in an unflattering way. I also tried the XS in this which was way too tight, I even heard the seams rip as I was trying to wiggle them up my hips. I am confident the small is a better fit for me. For reference I am 5'4" and 118lbs.
The best thing about these tights is that they don't try to be something they're not. Running tights should be one thing: comfortable. So many tights on the market try to have crazy features and sell you bells and whistles, but I've found with tights, the more hoopla, the more chafing and fit issues. Lightweight, simple, good fit. These will be a staple in your winter running gear. Could use more pockets, and waterproof pockets at that, but here's to dreaming.
Forget you are running in tights!
Very comfy, not just the soft feel against the skin but it has a great fit - I forget I have them on. The waistband lays flat against the stomach. The quick-dry mesh panel behind the knees add to the comfort and breathability, the tights actually stays in place - they don't drop on you while you run! Very windproof, great protection from the elements. I love winter running or Nordic skiing in them for all the above reasons.
These are the greatest workout tights I have ever purchased. I would buy 5 more pairs, but they are currently sold out in my size. I have gone on long winter trail runs with no bunching or sliding, skied in them, rock climbed, and also played ultimate frisbee in them, and they have functioned great! I really appreciate the slight amount of give in the knee so that they can be used for so many activities.
Good running tights - true to size. I'm giving them just 4 stars because I think they're a bit pricey for what they are. Ordered XS initially (I usually wear a 2 or a 4) but they were waaaay too tight. Sent them back and got S instead, and they fit perfectly. I'm 5'4" 114 lbs. I think they make me faster. :)
winter running tights
These felt super thin when they arrived and I was worried they wouldn't be warm enough. Glad to be wrong. They are light but warm and comfortable. They do run a bit larger than the other running capris I have from Patagonia (long in the crotch) but I'll get seasons of wear out of them for sure!
I love these tights! comfy, flattering, fit just right. I sometimes have issues with running tights as I have a small waist but muscle-y calves and thighs, these are great. I know San Diego doesn't get very cold compared to other places, but for marine layer early mornings these are just right.
These are great for 30-40 degrees and wet.
I got the Prussian blue color and it's great. I've been impressed with how well they hold warmth while wet. I'd suggest a crotch panel in them so you could run without undies, but the fabric is really great, and I love then.
Easy breezy fabric behind the knee eases movement and lets runners cruise even on chilly days. Can be worn as a great base layer under shell pants without causing extra bulk. (Gave it a 4 only because I'd rather be in shorts)