Patagonia Women's Speedwork Tights

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Patagonia Speedwork Tights
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The Patagonia Women's Speedwork Tights. The wind-resistant Speedwork Tights, made of a stretchy nylon/polyester/spandex double-knit blend, provide great coverage and the strategically placed quick-dry mesh panel behind each knee increases breathability.

FEATURES of the Patagonia Women's Speedwork Tight.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Patagonia Women's Speedwork Tight.


  • Breathable polyester mesh panel behind knee dries quickly
  • Reflective tape runs down the side of each outer leg near hem; reflective logo at rear right hip
  • A unique fabric with a nylon/spandex exterior provides great no-show coverage and wind resistance, while the soft polyester interior wicks moisture and is comfortable next to skin


  • Tailored waistband lies flat against the stomach and the internal drawcord stays out of sight

Weather and Wind:

  • Flattering back-to-front seaming protects skin against chafing


  • Internal key pocket lies flat at the hip to help stabilize contents


  • Made in Vietnam.


  • Formfitting
  • Can be worn for other winter endurance sports
Appalachain Outdoors
The Speedwork Tights from Patagonia are designed to keep you moving during your cold weather activities. Made from a wind-resistant nylon/polyester/spandex blend, the Speedwork Tights deflect icy blasts that would otherwise zap you of your body heat.
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Patagonia's Women's Speedwork Tights are designed for cool- to cold-weather running. Made of a wind-resistant 63% nylon/23% polyester/14% spandex double-knit blend; polyester mesh panel behind each knee increases breathability.
It's below freezing, the trail feels like concrete, and you still have forty miles to go at the Hellgate 100K. Built to handle cold weather running, the Women's Speedwork Tights will keep your muscles pumping with their wind-resistant 6.6-oz nylon/polyester/spandex double-knit fabric and soft, moisture-wicking polyester interior. Quick-drying mesh panels behind each knee increase breathability and back-to-front seaming provides an athletic fit. Other details: a tailored waistband with drawcord and internal key pocket at the hip. A reflective logo on the right hip and reflective tape along the side of legs keep you visible.
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Also available for: Men
Body:6.6-oz 63% nylon/23% polyester/14% spandex double knit. Contrast panels
Fabric:Body: 6.6-oz 63% nylon/23% polyester/14% spandex double knit
Material:Nylon/polyester/ spandex, mesh panel
Panels:3.1-oz 100% polyester mesh (30% recycled)
Weight:201 g (7.1 oz)
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Patagonia Speedwork Tights Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

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!
Moomintroll at Patagonia on 01/25/2013

A favorite

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.
enne at Patagonia on 01/29/2013

Just right.

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.
JennS at Patagonia on 07/28/2011

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.
Anonymous at Patagonia on 07/29/2011


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.
LTUtlimate at Patagonia on 01/08/2014


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. :)
budgie at Patagonia on 10/22/2011

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!
shurke at Patagonia on 02/03/2014
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.
sdswimrunmom at Patagonia on 11/12/2013

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.
AlaskaRunner at Patagonia on 11/08/2011

keeping pace

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)
KrissyMoehl at Patagonia on 07/20/2011

Negative Reviews:

Made for taller ladies...

These pants are too long for me (I am 5'3"). I usually wear them tucked into boots, but unfortunately they don't pair well with sneakers or any other shoes because they bunch up at the ankles. Unless you have long legs, you may want to find another pair of active pants...
misscatsos at Patagonia on 11/17/2013

least favorite Patagonia item

I prefer a skirt or shorts but was open to these light tights. bad idea. the ankle seams are nearly too small to slip my feet through and it would be indecent to wear them without underwear. fix those design flaws and the fit would still leave these at a four.
prophetoracloud at Patagonia on 08/24/2012

crotch needs re-design

Other reviews complained about the crotch seam. I should have heeded them. The crotch feels like wearing thong underwear backward, and reveals too much frontal anatomy. Otherwise, the seams are very flattering; but I'm sending these tights back. I hope Patagonia will redesign the crotch.
cobalt at Patagonia on 10/26/2013

Really disappointed!

The tights were so tight around the ankles that I could not get them on over my feet! Really, they were stuck mid foot! Maybe mine were defective. Usually Patagonia is perfect for me, but these needed to be sent back ASAP.
GinaElise at Patagonia on 09/14/2011

Neutral Reviews:

Defective inner seams

The Speedwork Tights fit great and they are awesome for runs, however, the inner seams on the lower part of the pants are defective. On my first part, I noticed a small tear, not a complete hole, in the inner calf area after 3 runs. I returned that pair and got another, but the same thing happened. One would think it was because it was too tight on the calves, but that's not the case. I inspected the inner seams more carefully and they are not reinforced like the outer seams, which is why I think they split so easily. Great pants, but poor stitching on the inner seams.
AJRD11 at Patagonia on 09/21/2011

a bit too tight at the ankles

I like the color, material, and thickness of these for fall, spring running, but there is a design error with the seams at the ankles. I have an xsmall, and they fit fine everywhere else, but when I try to get them on, the seams don't stretch very well over my feet, meaning I can feel them starting to tear already, and they are too snug at my ankles (a weird place not to fit for me!)
mb29 at Patagonia on 10/22/2011