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I have really enjoyed running in these on cooler days and do feel that they offer a worthwhile amount of support. I would size down as they do stretch just a little bit.
I'm 6' 175lbs and 34" waist, I had to return the M for the L cause the crotch kept falling down on me.
They offer awesome support, I also have the "insulator" version of these which I use below temps of 50F, I'll use these for anything above 50 degrees as they do not block the wind as good.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have had these tights for approx a month and a half and have wore these tights many times to date for my 1am run in northern Florida and have worked out good for me provided the temp is around 60 and below; to hot otherwise.
The biggest issue was trying to get the right size as I fell between small and medium. I took the recommendations of the website and sized up and I am glad I did and they fit perfectly for my body shape and size.
As far as road racing performance, these work very very well for me. I've used and still use at times UA tights, I prefer the pro tights over UA for racing 5k,10k, 13.1 ect... they tend to stay in place and latic acid build up has been minimized in the calf and quads. With that said, if you have to use the restroom... plan ahead, you see where I'm going with this, but this is to expected.
Personally, I really like these tights for the road and look forward to getting a vented pair for summer.
Yes, i understand compression tights are supposed to be tight. But getting into these is like putting on a sausage casing. For folks above 150lbs, getting dressed may end up being the hardest part of the workout.
I love these tights for the looks and the ingenious anatomic design and fit. They make you feel like you care for your body and when being outside for a run it seems people would pick up on that.
I'm actually in early stages of running on a regular base and these tights are a life-savers. I'm still adjusting my body to the strenuous activity of running so finding the optimal balance between pushing my body to a maximum and avoiding excessive strains which would require longer recovery time is crucial.
The CW-X Pro tights are doing an excellent job, while running I feel this kind of smoothness and support in my movements and at the same time feeling almost like 'spring-loaded'. After running I like to keep them on for an extended time, I do notice how the compression helps to reduce muscle soreness. I also happen to actually sleep in them after my activities, it may be just me however I'm always amazed how my legs feel pretty well recovered the next day.
I've got one or two gripes about them since the fit on my body could be optimized:
I'm 6'0", 165lbs and took size M, where I also find myself in their sizing chart. As mentioned, the compression is great and feels just awesome on my legs. However: I've got some longer built legs and when having the conditioning web properly aligned with my knees, the distance between knees and crotch feels too short and the tights 'sag down' while running, leaving some kind of weird-feeling gap between my crotch and the tights. This propagates up to the waist where they eventually slide down to my pelvis bones and are pulling on them. I find myself pulling the hem up regularly which is annoying, and which is defeating the purpose of supporting the lower back. As it has been already mentioned, I too find the distance between crotch and waist too short. When resting or sleeping this is of course no issue :-) however I primarily would want the most perfect fit when being out and active.
Thus, perfect fit for me would be:
- 1 inch longer from the knee down to the ankle
- 1 inch longer from the knee up to the crotch
- 1 inch longer from crotch up to waist.
Having said that, if CW-X had an additional 'tall'-sizing for each of their size, it would be an absolute winner. As a direct comparison, the compression tights by 'SKINS' offer this versatile sizing option, for tall AND for short people. For the anatomic professionalism CW-X offers, it would be just appropriate if they'd offer this kind of wide range of sizing options too.
One tip: I found out that after washing and wearing them a few times they get softer and even more comfy; they felt kinda stiff in their brand-new condition.
Last but not least, a feature which I find incomprehensible and consider very unprogressive compared to the otherwise anatomic amaze they offer, is the seam around the crotch is still conventionally seamed instead featuring a flat-lock seam. I trust they will change to a flat-lock seam in future versions of CW-X tights.
To sum it up, the CW-X Pro tights are amazing ingenious piece of garment, and when introducing a flat-lock seam and additional sizing choices, it would be a class-leading winner in every aspects.
I would have given them a 5-star rating since I love them, however due to the optimization potential I found it's fair to offer 4 stars, while the one remaining star is for giving CW-X the motivational message that there's still room for reaching the goal "Class-Leading" and "Outstanding".
I like these tights as I feel like they give me some special support and compression when exercising.
Trail Running: They are great unless there is a chance of ever having a tiny bit of bushwhacking or overgrown trail. Then, as you can see in my photo - they will be torn to shreds.
Backcountry Skiing: Again I love the support. However for backcountry skiing I need to be able to pee without having to untie them every time. If I don't tie them tight, they fall down and you end up fighting the crotch every step. Although they give great support, they are not good for backcountry skiing because they MUST be tied.
My name is Caio, I'm from Brazil and I'm really interested in your Stabilyx Tight products!
Well, as I far away from a retailer, I can't try the product to know my exact size, so, I really need your help.
I'm a 1.77m high and 79/80kg guy. In a normal jeans my normal measures are W31" - L31/32"!
Would the small size fit me?
Caio, most of the CW-X products fit about the same. Go for the Smalls for heavy compression or the Mediums for a normal fit.
What do you think it's better? A tight compression or a normal fit?
Hey if you look down one or two questions you will see I asked the same thing. So I found a store that carries them today and found that at 5'10" 170 , the small were a good "solid " fit I have a pair of medeums and they feel a little loose for a compression pant. If you can though try and find somewhere to try them on. With my height and weight I should have gone with a med but I guess running has resuted in a more compact of my body. hope this helps
To add to my last question , I inadvertantly put on my wives womens size medium. They seemed to have a bit more suport. I have worn these in the past but moved away over the summer months ( I sweat something bad). I started to wear them again due to a "runners knee" issue and will atest to these working miracles. After three days of not being able to run or even walk downhill I took these for a 3 mile trail run with not a twinge of pain.
Write your question here...I'm 5'10" 165 /170 male . I have a med pair of cwx (not sure of the model) and they seem loose. Should I go down a size?
The mediums should be the right fit on someone your size, not sure why they would be loose. If they are not tight they will not be as effective. You should go down to the Smalls to get the correct compression.
These are the best tights for the money. I also have some Salomon tights and they stink compared to the CW-X pro tights. Also I suggest ordering a size down due to the fact that tights are suppose to be tight, who would have thought?
that's the only tights I own and I see no reasons for looking anywhere else. They are just perfect.
I've only run twice in these in North Texas winter. They felt very breathable, meaning not warm in cold weather. That's fine as they will be good for compression and support come summer. I've never had a pair of tights prior to these, but they feel well-made. They compressed and supported in a comfortable way.
I'm 5'10" and 215#. Which size should I purchase? Based on weight, I should be XL. Based on height, I should be M. Should I split the difference and go for an "L"?
i'm 6'1" - 190 lbs. and want a good cold weather compression tight and top. Mornings can be as cool as 30 degrees in Southern Nevada. I am a sprinter and want good support in the cool weather. Any recommendations?
These are great tights. I live in SLC and wear them for both fall/spring training runs and winter XC skiing/racing.
Im 5'10" tall and I weigh 110 pounds and im still growing, my docter says i may be around 6 ft tall when im done growing because im only 16 years old which size should i get? a small might be too short but a medium might not be tight on my legs because my legs are a little small around
Definitely small. They will not compress enough if you get a size medium.
Getting a small pro tight is a great option for you. Being 5'10 you may have a small gap between the bottom of the tight and your ankle. But that is perfectly OK. The support web in the Pro tight gives the best support out of all the CW-X tights for smaller legs. YOu will love them.
Im 5'8" and way 165lbs, fairly lean and fall right smack in the middle of S and M on the sizing chart. The sizing chart on the CW-X website says it may be best to go up a size if one falls in the gray area. Based on reviews ive read some say go for the smaller tighter size as the tightness is part of what makes the tights so effective. Can anyone recommend a size in this case?
Hi Nathan, I am 5'6"-150# and own a pair of smalls. They fit well for compression but are a little long. I'd say medium unless you want a really tight setup.
Nathan, I do not own this exact product but I would agree with Sandy and order the Mediums.
I'm 5'8, 160 and have been wearing the Mediums for several years. They still fit perfectly, and provide great support, so I wouldn't go smaller.
I am looking to run in Canadian spring time with temperatures ranging in the morning and evening from...4162 F (516 C). Would these tights be too warm for that, would I be better off with the ventilator model for such weather? I am looking to were these as my only layer not as a base for this kind of weather. I plan to run in the winter time, but will look into gear specifically for that next winter, though I do feel these would be a great primary layer for that. For now I am concerned with running this spring and summer.
They are not very warm. IMO they would be perfect for these temperatures.
I'm 6'4" and am looking for a long winter compression tight that doesn't leave me with the dreaded ankle gap... Thanks.
I have the Stabilyx version of these, and at 6'1", and I get the gap with the large. My advice for you would be to live with the gap by going with a taller sock. Hope that helps!
Just bought my first pair and wasn't sure the fit is correct. I am 5' 9 and 170. My inseam is only a 28. The knee fits too low, should I try shrinking them or exchanging for a small. The thigh area is not tight either, it's actually only difficult to remove my calf from the tight, no where else is it as tight. Please advise thanks!
Winter long training run in my CWX Pros