I recently moved from Las Vegas, Nevada to Highland, Utah for the husband's work. Las Vegas rarely had weather cold enough for me to need to wear more than a single layer long sleeve top and long pants during a run, but Utah is COLD in the Winter and the Spring! I have a good amount of layers for the top half of my body, but wanted my legs to be a little warmer. When I checked Athleta, their Wind Warrior Tight was on sale, and although kinda crummy reviews I decided to give them a try anyway. Here's what I think:
Fit: 4 These aren't tight enough around the top part of my hips and have a slight saggy crotch area. Not quite as compressive as I like for running tights.
Feel: 5 The backside of these pants feels cheap and pills VERY easily. The front has "wind panels" that feel smooth and good. Those same wind panels are a little stiff and don't move with you like they should- even for simple stretching for after a run.
Function: Since these are running pants meant to keep the cold out I give them a 8 because they did keep me noticeably warmer on my cold morning run and although they are not as tight as I would like them they stayed up without me tugging and pulling.
Despite their flaws, I think I'll keep them for the warmth. There are still some available on sale at Athleta, check 'em out.
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