Comments: I bought these tights back in November, as I was training for a 10K in December and a 15K in January and the increase in mileage (from my usual 3 mile runs every so often) was causing some issues with my knees. I was a little uncertain about the tights at first, as the upper leg seemed to be too long and the lower leg was too short to align the knee support up correctly. After my first run, however, I fell in love with the tights. My knees felt great and I felt like my legs didn't get as fatigued as with regular tights. Unfortunately after wearing them only a few times, the reflective material started to crack and peel. I ignored it, since it was just an aesthetic problem and didn't contribute to the effectiveness of the tights. On longer runs (6 miles or more) I started noticing that the tights would start to slide down on my leg, because of the odd upper and lower leg lengths, and require adjustment mid run which is incredibly difficult with compression pants that by design fit like second skin. The movement of the support bands from around the knee to on top of the patella caused more problems than what I was seeking to fix by wearing the pants in the first place. I ran another 10K this weekend, and noticed that the reflective material is almost completely gone, despite religiously following the laundering instructions on the tag. Since I'm now seeing a flaw in the actual functionality of the pants, what before was just a minor aesthetic issue is also starting to grate on my nerves. I'm really disappointed that I paid $86 (although thankful I didn't pay full price!) for something that I'm regretting three months later. I saw other women wearing the same CWX tights at the 15K I ran last month, and they appeared to also have issues with the leg lengths on these tights. I definitely won't be buying another pair of these, and am already unfortunately in the market for a new pair of running tights to replace them. I've never had a pair of tights regardless of price or manufacturer that have worn out this fast. I won't be recommending these to any friends...
From: Jessica, Atlanta, GA
Comments: You want these tights so that you get the full benefit of the stabilyx. That being said - I ordered a small -I'm 5'2 and 128lbs and I wish I would have tried the xs. Wish they came in petite but I didn't notice too much slippage. Really like that panel around the tummy area. The tiny pocket is ridiculous - I will probably cut mine out. There is also a thicker drawstring - haven't decided if I will keep it or not. Jury is still out if these help with fatigue - overall happy with purchase and will add these to my rotation.
From: Angela, Central OK, USA
Comments: I'm 5'9" and weigh 145 lbs. I ordered the size medium. They are on the short side for me. The tights fit snug, just as they should, and I liked that. However "flat seem construction" is NOT a true statement. The seam that runs from the front to the back all the way through the crotch area is not flat and caused painful chafing during the last several miles of my half marathon. OUCH. Not sure I want to give them a second chance. Wish I could return them.
From: Crystal, NE, USA
Comments: I purchased these a few weeks ago and let me say they are tiny. My 13 year old son fits in them no problem and he is tiny for 13. Me on the other hand I am 5'2" and 138, I fit in the size chart for a small. The small was way to tight in the waist. Not sure why they made them so tight in the waist, but i just wasted 90 dollars on a pair of running pants. If you are a size 2 these will work for you, if you are a 10 like me don't bother.
From: Wendy, MO