Rated 5 out of 5 by Savvy78 great tights
These tights have sat on my desk for a couple weeks, due to all the negative reviews, I just wasn't in a hurry to try them on.
Well... let me tell you - they are really nice! I'm wearing them now. I like the fabric, the fit. The letters don't bother me. I think they are both flattering and comfortable. I have not worn them on a run yet, I'll make sure I update my review when I do.
5'3" 125 lbs, athletic. XS fits very well. Inseam is a bit long, but that's normal when one is 5'3".
November 7, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Cloudrunner sending them back
I ordered my usual size, small, and these are very tight, esp. in the calves. I did not like the low rise. The letters did not bother me, they are not unusual for sports clothes.
A medium would not fit well, since the waist is not overly tight. Had the rise been higher and the calves less tight, I would have kept them. Very well made.
November 1, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by novagirl15 Pants made from cement would be more comfortable
These pants are thing, don't provide any warmth, and are made from the most uncomfortable material in the planet. Don't waste your time or money.
February 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by slickfit comfortable, stylish, great fit
As all of Bean's products, these tights are top quality and construction made in the USA. What more could you ask?
January 23, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by KMBGJW Don't want "writing" on my black tights!
I would purchase and keep these winter tights except they have writing all over the thigh. Other winter tights LLBean sells also have writing or logos that show up. Who wants this when trying to wear these out to lunch with a nice sweater? I can see having a couple tights options with reflective writing or other things on them for outdoor sports, but frankly these days most folks are buying winter tights to tuck into boots and wear around town and even to dress them up with a nice sweater or tunic.
I think this is the reason that the LLBean version of winter tights sold out and all of these others didn't. The LLBean version didn't have (much) writing or logos or other stuff all over them.
Sadly I couldn't purchase the LLBean brand as they were sold out.....
January 9, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sayde Great fabric but please consider . . .
I wore the XC pants for years and wanted tighter fitting pants in the same material. Now here they are, and they come in XS: not all options do. The material is thick, and warm. Launders well. They do get pilled after a while, so don't look as good, but function just as well for years and years, keeping their shape (even around the snug knees) and warmth. Just bought a second pair, after trying the first pair for a while. The rise is fairly low, even for me and I am short waisted. The one suggestion I would ask SportHill to consider-- please make the logo black-on-black and/or reduce the size. I use these for every day pants and don't like being a walking advertisement.
December 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by OneWhoLovestoRun Best Winter Running Pants
I'm an avid winter runner in Wisconsin and these running pants are comfortable and warm. They also keep me dry. These tights fit like tight fitted sweatpants, which allows you room if you want to put on another layer. I love the zippers at the ankles,which prevents wind from traveling up your legs. They have a drawstring waist and small pocket in front. I would recommend these to all who run in cold weather.
December 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by FeXY1406 Perfect for outdoor training
I purchased these for both my cold weather runs and bike rides. I've worn them on days with 0 degree wind chills and my legs were warm the entire time. They fit comfortably over my biking shorts and with tight ankles I don't have to worry about them getting caught in my bike gears. My only complaint is that they only have one small pouch pocket inside the waist. It would have been nice if they had a larger zipper pocket on the back like most run tights.
January 29, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sailordive Not even wind resistant
I have the Sporthill Traverse II pants and adore them. Have used them in 20 degree weather with 25 mph winds and they work great. I wanted the tights and while I did not expect them to work as well as the pants, they did not work at all. I tried them in 45 degree weather with 7 mph winds and I might as well have been wearing shorts. I have a pair of polartec tights that are not advertised as wind resistant and not rated below 40 degrees and they work better than these. So if you want wind resistant tights, keep looking. If you can use pants instead, try the Traverse II.
I planned on using these for hiking. They may work for runners that would build up heat quickly
January 3, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by SarafromDenver Fabric is not as expected
Although these are called 'tights', they do not fit like other sport tights as they are a more generous cut and loosely fit in the seat and thigh areas. Because I had to wear a base layer for warmth during cross-country skiing, the fit allowed room for the underlayer. I had hoped this fabric would provide the warmth without the need for a base layer but that was not the case. My biggest complaint is that the stitching on the outer side seam began to fray after my first wearing. The friction from where my ski jacket meets the pants seems to have caused the fraying, but this has never occurred with other ski pants I wear.
December 12, 2013