Rated 4 out of 5 by ukendrum Men's Sugoi MidZero Tights
I don't think these running tights were sized for men. There is no way the picture in the product description depicts an actual man wearing this very same tight. The large calves and thighs would not fit comfortably into these tights. I normally wear a small, but had to go to a large size in order to fit. I think it was designed for a woman body shape. I can fit into the large size relatively well, being 5'4", 130 lbs.. Unfortunately, the legs are now too long. In any case the material is very nice and comfortable, thus the 4 stars. The fit should be rated a 1 star. It'll be great if I were a woman with skinny long legs ( .I am a male, not to cause any confusion)
May 16, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by BGKiwi Too small!
My wife bought me these for Christmas and she bought them a size up: large, even though I'm usually a medium. They were still way too small. I'm sending them back for an XL. We'll see how that goes.
January 17, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by LJMAMA Sized small, order up, waay up
Got L for my husband, he could barely get them over his calves. Very snug. Seem well made though.
December 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by whittle5 comfortable, warm, realiable
Great choice in cold weather running tight! Fleece lined for extra warmth. Bought these after the 1st pair (now 5 or so years old) are beginning to lose a little warming power.
December 17, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by TrustMe sizing is off
Good brand, nice quality fabric, nice construction. Unfortunately the sizing is completely off. My husband couldn't even get the elastic band up to his waist (and he's not heavy or large-sized...he is lean,trim and fit!). The sizing of the waist area band was oddly far too snug. What a shame, since he would have kept these if it fit properly.
December 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by 2255 Warm, but no chaimois
I really wish LL Bean would sell a full length bike pant with a chamois, like the Pearl Izumi Elite. That said I rod my bike for 5 miles last night when the temp was around 60 F. I put these over my attack shorts and my legs were plenty warm, but not overly so.
September 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BenGC Cold weather necessity for outdoor running!
These were my first pair of running tights, so I read the other reviews regarding fit, and I'm very glad I did. I'm 5' 9", 31" waist, and 160 pounds, and am very glad I got a Medium in these. They are VERY tight, but stretch out and extremely comfortable once on.
-Have tested out in 35-45F weather and that seems like the sweet spot for these, though I'm sure it would be ok for around 30. (Above 50 you'll get WAY too hot though)
-No real cons but I wish there was something reflective on the back of the legs, a zipper on the legs to help put them on easier, and a small zipper pocket on the back.
HELPFUL TIP: You might want to go sans-underwear in these because I wore my ExOfficio boxer briefs in these, and got some pretty uncomfortable chafing on my inner thighs after about 1 mile.
November 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by runningguy A necessary item in cold weather.
I bought a pair of these for my first winter of running. I had never worn tights before so I was a little self conscience about such a form fitting item. However, when I put them on they made me really feel like a runner. They are warm up to the coldest days - low 20's - and they are very very comfortable. I may put a layer of thermals under them to supplement them when it does get cold enough. They don't have zippered ankles which may seem like a disadvantage but that means that you have one less thing to chafe you.
Make sure you get the correct size though, they are tight if you aren't honest about the size that you need.
November 6, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Kiwibru Tight tights!
If you want a relatively good fit you will have to buy these a couple of sizes larger as they are sized really weird. I wear a Med. but ended up sending back a Large and re-ordering an XL! The legs, especially the lower portion are very slim, almost too much so.
With the XL I have some extra length but that is no big deal, just hike them up and great for cycling as long as the extra is not allowed to gather behind the knee. Sugoi products are nice but the sizing leaves me scratching my head...
October 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by CarolDelG Excellent tights - watch the sizing
My husband loved these tights, but the sizing seemed way off. He should have ordered 2 sizes up. Sugoi has excellent products -he was surprised the sizing was so far off. LL Bean makes it easy to order and return - outstanding customer service !!
May 14, 2013