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You won't dread cold-weather runs when you wear CW-X's Insulator Stabiliyx Tights.

Thanks to insulated support and a windproof panel, the CW-X Men's Insulator Stabiliyx Tights keep your legs comfortable and your muscles warm. This helps your performance on long cold-weather runs and cross-country ski treks. As you heat up, the Auto Sensor fabric sucks moisture away from your skin so you don't get cold, clammy legs, and the windproof thigh panel blocks chilly winter and spring gusts. CW-X's Conditioning Web technology specifically supports your lower back, hips, butt, quads, hamstrings, and calves, so you can run longer and faster.

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i'm around 5'5/5'6 and weigh under 115...

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i'm around 5'5/5'6 and weigh under 115 lbs. my legs are pretty skinny and about a normal length. will the small fit?

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Yes they'll fit. If you really have super skinny legs, you may get a little bit of rise and bunching out of these.

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Hello- Yes the small will fit nicely.

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Seam came undone

It fit well and was comfortable for trail running and road running. They kept me warm and dry, and still fit with a wool baselayer underneath. Maybe it's placebo effect, but I had less fatigue during the longer 3-4 hour runs. I didn't have any chafing even though I had forgotten bodyglide on a few of the runs.

Unfortunately, a medial thigh seam came undone during a short 6 miler a couple months after purchase, so they aren't very useful anymore. Luckily, Backcountry has a great return policy.

It would have gotten 5 stars if the product hadn't fallen apart. There are no more left in my size, so I can't get an exchange to figure out if it was just an anomaly. I'd buy a CW-X product again, though.

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Hi There. Sorry to hear you had seam troubles in your tights. CW-X has an amazing warranty program and the failure rate for all CW-X products is less than one half of 1%. I would strongly suggest looking at some again. If you run a lot, also check out the Pro tight which is the most supportive tight in the line. Cheers.

Hi there, I'm 5-11" 142lbs. Skinny and...

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Hi there, I'm 5-11" 142lbs. Skinny and long legs. Should I go with small or medium. Thanks

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I know your question was a long time ago. MY suggestion is you look at the Performx or Pro tight from CW-X and you get a size Large. Because of your height, if you get a smaller size, they would pull down from your waist. By getting either the Pro or Performx Tight, you are not as limited to where your knee hits the tight, so these models will work better for you in terms of fit and support. Good luck.

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great for construction

I use these for the base layer under my Mountain Gear bib ski pants. I work construction on Jay Peak Resort and the wind blows every day. I work in temps down to 10 below and this is all I wear on the bottom half. They are all I expected. I am 6 foot and 220lbs and the Large fit good.

which model is best for downhill skiing....

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which model is best for downhill skiing. does the Insulator Stabilyx tights provide the same stability for the knee's as the non insulator tights?

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I really like these tights for downhill skiing. I have only skied in the insulator stabilyx model so I can't directly compare knee support with other models but, as a skier who has dealt with knee problems I can tell you that none of these tights is going to provide any real support for your knees, just a modest amount of compression and perhaps a little bit of patella stabilization. Real knee support will require a brace.

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the best

wearing these feels like my gear doesn't stop at the top of my boots, instead i feel i have a "flickable" set up with more response and feel then ever before. I hate wearing tight clothing, but these tights kick a$$. i ride 150+ days a season in park, pipe, and pow in Utah. I never forget to put these on first. A must have for anyone with joint laxity.

I am looking at the insulated stabilyx...

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I am looking at the insulated stabilyx tights for running in the winter. It is sure cold between 10 and 20 degrees, wondering if i can use them as the only layer.

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Yes, you can. I wear these down to about 0 degrees (not factoring in wind chill), and complement them with boxer briefs that have a windproof panel for extra protection from Chicago winds. I'm 5'11, 153lbs and wear a small (I mention this because the size chart says I should wear a medium, but for my lanky build s works better).

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Yes. I tried these out on a 40min run in 10 F weather with wind guts up to 20mph. I am 6' 160lbs and love them. Great for XC skiing too

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they're nice tights. a lot of support wearing them as i run on tread mill. now no leg fatuige or muscle soreness.

a small hole developed in the upper right of the leg.

sad in minnesota

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Knee Help.

I got these as a gift. I wear them strictly when telemarking to help with knee fatigue. To be honest, I don't know if they help - maybe it is a placebo affect, my knees seem a little less fatigued after a long day in the PNW cement. They are very warm for me, which I like and if I'm going to wear longies, they might as well help me out. I would never wear them cross country skiing as suggested, however - they'd be way too hot for an active ski!

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can somebody advice me which one is better...

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can somebody advice me which one is better for cold weather & most support.. thanks

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I am very happy with the Performyx tights...

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I am very happy with the Performyx tights that I have, but it is getting colder and I need insulated tights. I need to know the difference between the Performyx and Stabilyx insulated tights before committing to one or the other.

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Three questions: my husband is 6'3'' but...

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Three questions: my husband is 6'3'' but slender. Does he get the medium or large? Also, are these tights meant to be used as a base layer under pants or worn alone? And if alone are they still warm enough for x-country skiing?

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I am 6'3" and about 205 lbs. I have pretty...

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I am 6'3" and about 205 lbs. I have pretty long legs; 33"-34" inseam depending on the company. My waist is 34". Should I go with the L or XL?

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Bike/XC Ski Tight

I use tights for running, XC skiing and biking. The CW-X has a very good feel compared to most tights. For running and XC skiing, I would wear long underwear if it is under 20 degrees F. They do not have very good wind resistance. I would not recommend for biking, because of the tight fit, it feels very restrictive wearing chamois padded compression shorts underneath them. My favorite tight for biking is a LG Oslo. They also provide a great feel when used as long underwear under a ski pant for downhill skiing.

Sizing - I am 5'10", 160 pounds and medium is a great fit. When I first looked at these I thought, "no way" they would fit, but the sizing chart appears to be correct.

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Size feedback

62yo, 5'8", 150#, 33" waist, 32" inseam. Tried Small and Med for eliptical machine and alpine skiing. Medium better for me although I wear Small in Nike running stuff. I'm a little thick in the middle and have some mass on my thighs. Small too short waisted. Pay attention to instructions for pulling on correctly. May need draw string to prevent sagging, even with medium. Warm enough for 25-30 degree day under shell. Not sure how they'll work when it gets colder. Benefit of knee support readily apparent for elliptical and skliing. Haven't tried running, but my wife found it beneficial after running and skiing. She's 5'4, 128#, wears small w/o difficulty.

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PS Wife and I both used full length without boot problems. Pulled tight over socks, NOT under.

I am 5'10" and about 148 pounds. My waist...

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I am 5'10" and about 148 pounds. My waist is about a 30". What size should I go with?

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Douglas- I'f you have skinny legs, go with a size Small. If you have muscular/larger legs I would recommend a Medium. You are right on the bodger of Small and Medium.
Also if you are like me and most of my height is in my upper body, then go with a small. Good luck.

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See review just posted. If your legs longer than mine, suggest med first.

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oleg i am doing a race on the 18th of dec... we will be going through mud and getting wet in a river within the first 20 minutes of the race and then going for about an 18 mile run in the cold. what tight by cwx would u recommend? i notice my hamstring and calves and inner thighs cramped up a bit before also.

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I'm 5'11, 153lbs (slender build) and went with the small. They fit very well.

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Stabilyx Tights for Skiing

CW-X Insulators Stabilyx tights are great, giving support and warmth as a base layer under ski pants. I saw the 3/4 tights and thought they wouldn't be as warm as the full length. After I ordered the full length I got to thinking that they wouldn't fit inside my ski boots. I returned them unopened to backcountry who were totally committed to my satisfaction. The 3/4 tights work perfect with ski boots, coming just to the top of the boot while still giving support to the knee and core.

I'm 6 foot 4 and 182 lbs training for my...

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I'm 6 foot 4 and 182 lbs training for my first marathon and we're doing long 10+ mile runs early morning in the cold Virginian air. Will these work for me and should I get a large or x-large? I'm also interested in these, because I've had alot of knee problems in the last couple of years and I'm at a young age. Also, what is the difference between the CW-X stabilyx and CW-X INSULATED stabilyx?

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Adrian- Based on your height and weight, you are really between Large and XL. However, if you have big legs and hips I would go for the XL. If you have skinny legs, you can go for the large and you will have a gap between the bottom of the tight and your ankle area which is fine. Also, if most of your height is in your upper body, go for the large. The CW-X Stabilyx tight is a non insulated Coolmax material that wicks moisture very well but will not protect you against cold wind for example. The Insulated Stabilyx Tight is made of a slightly thicker material called Auto Sensor that is more thermal in cold temps. They also have a stretch wind blocking panel on the quads to protect from cold wind. The supprt system in both the non insulated Stabilyx tights and the Insulated version is the same. Good luck with your Marathon training.

My son works at a ski resort and ski's. ...

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My son works at a ski resort and ski's. I didn't know there are different styles to choose from. I'm not sure which one to buy. Any idea's?

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Hi Jess- My suggestion is to take a look at the Men's Insulated Stabilyx 3/4 Tight. IT's the one most of our team skiers use. It ends just above the ski boot, but still gives support to the knee area, hips, and lower back. Cuts down on fatigue over time which is great for skiing. I hike my ski sock over the end of the 3/4 tight to keep it in place and positioned properly on my leg. Works great. Check the sizing chart for the right size. It depends on your son's height and weight.

Write your question here... I am 6' 1" 210...

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Write your question here... I am 6' 1" 210 pounds and losing weight slowly. I wear a 36 w x 32 comfortable. Would I go for the XL or L Stabilyx Tight - Mens?

Thank you, Mike

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MIke- Good question. Right now based on your height and weight, you are between L and XL. If you feel that your goal is to get under 200lbs soon, I would go for the large. The CW-X Insulted Stabilyx Tights stretch very well, but the Large may feel snug at first in the hip and waist area until you trim down a little. Shouldn't be a big deal. Ultimately size large is what you want. Good luck/

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because of how tall you are i would go with the large

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