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Backcountry Sundial Tight - Women's

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Why We Built The Sundial Tight

Made with ergonomic patterning and a soft stretch fleece for full mobility, the Backcountry Sundial Tight is a performance legging designed for camping, hiking, or wherever the road takes us. Quick-drying fabric with high abrasion resistance make these a solid choice for wild trails, and a slightly looser fit than form-fitting make them comfy enough for everyday wear.

  • Backcountry Exclusive
  • Performance tights for camping, hiking, and moments in between
  • Fleece backing adds extra warmth on chilly winter days
  • Four-way stretch and an ergonomic design provide full mobility
  • Quick-drying nylon blend works to keep you cool and dry
  • Two cargo pockets offer convenient storage for trail necessities
  • Flatlock seams reduce hot spots and chafing
  • High waist updated in 2020 for a more secure, comfortable fit
  • Item #BCCZ26L

Material
47% nylon, 36% polyester, 17% spandex
Fit
form-fitting
Length
full-length
Pockets
2 thigh
Anti-Odor
Polygiene treatment
Recommended Use
casual
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime
Thermal
brushed fleece lining

Tech Specs

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>Rating: 5

Excellent Everyday Winter Leggings

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
XS
Height
5` 5"
Weight
135 lbs

These are truly the ultimate cold-weather leggings. I intended to use them as a baselayer for snowboarding, but they are so cozy on their own that they have become by go-to bottoms for winter hikes and walks! My only regret with these leggings is the size that I ordered. Checking the size chart, I should have ordered a S, but I thought since leggings are often pretty stretchy that I would size down to an XS. My instincts were wrong on that one! I highly recommend following the sizing chart! The leggings to have enough stretch that the smaller size still works for me, but the next pair I order will definitely be the next size up. The pockets on these leggings are pockets are a dream come true. Not only are they actually deep and stretchy enough to hold personal items (honestly, please put more pockets like these in feminine clothing!), they're fleece lined to I can stick my hands in to warm them up quickly when it's extra chilly outside. For such a thick legging, they are incredibly flattering. I find that a lot of lined leggings will make the wearer look bulky, but these hug every curve in a very obvious way, which could be a pro or a con depending on your preference! Overall, this is a product I would 100% purchase again, and very well intend to once my size is available again!

>Rating: 5

great leggings for winter wear

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
XXS
Height
5` 2"
Weight
103 lbs

I'd been looking for flattering fleecelined leggings that could be worn as outerwear (e.g., not just a base layer). they only had the XXS left in stock so I took a chance on the fit. (I'm usually a 00, 5'2", 103lbs). Wore them for snowshoeing on a windy, snowy 30 degree day, couldn't have been more comfortable. And what a bonus to have pockets on the side! the only caution I would add is that your backside will be VERY well defined, as in, nothing left to the imagination. So if that bothers you, wear it with a jacket that covers your hips.

>Rating: 5

The Perfect Fall/Winter Leggings

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
L
Height
5` 2"
Weight
150 lbs

These are seriously the best winter leggings ever. I bought them mainly for winter hiking and they’re so thick that they’ve kept me warm enough in 20-30 degree weather that I haven’t needed another layer at all yet. They’re also not too tight so if temperatures drop lower I can easily fit another thin baselayer underneath if needed. I wore them during a snowstorm and they barely seemed wet at all and my legs stayed completely dry and warm. I also wore them for hikes in the fall in 40-50 degree weather and they weren’t too warm. So comfortable and cozy. I’m 5’2” and 150 lbs and the L fits well. Love that there’s a drawstring too as I tend to have to hike my leggings up occasionally as they slide below my not-flat belly. The pockets are the perfect size for a phone or whatever small things you don’t want to have to constantly dig out of your pack. You absolutely need these if you want to get outside in cold weather and be comfortable and not too bulky.

>Rating: 5

SO Warm!!!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 9"
Weight
135 lbs

I could not say enough good things about these tights. I got them in a Medium in both the olive green and the blue, and they fit perfect. When I first pulled them out of the bag I thought they might be uncomfortable or too thick, but they are just heavy enough to fight the cold incredibly well, but still light and form fitting enough to feel like normal leggings. The side pockets are probably my favorite part- they are deep enough to fit my phone easily, and the pockets have the fleece lining as well to keep your hands warm. I wish I'd jumped on the black ones when we still had my size because they are seriously amazing- if you're looking for a crazy comfy but hella warm winter performance tight, these are the ones for you!!

>Rating: 5

Best winter leggings ever!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 7"
Weight
130 lbs

After ordering and returning 3 different brands of winter leggings I hit the jackpot with these! Well worth the investment, they are warm and fleecy. I've worn them in a range of temps and humidity, including a winter drizzle that snuck up on us. Like another reviewer stated, the thickness prevented rain from soaking through (these are NOT rain pants--just to be clear). I also wore them under a wind layer for a more exposed hike. They're just perfect for what I need--an ultra warm base layer for harsh, exposed winter hikes AND a great single layer for cold weather runs, walks and hikes in milder conditions. I'm sometimes S and sometimes M--I got the M just because they were in stock. They fit great. Not skin tight. Super comfy and they don't ride up or slip down. Just perfect! I love these so much that I just ordered a 2nd pair. I hope they will restock them so I can get the black ones!

>Rating: 5

I'm glad I discovered these pants

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
large
Height
5` 4"
Weight
150 lbs

This was my first purchase with Back country, so I didn't know what to expect. I orders these for cold weather cycling, and never quite sure about size from one brand to another. I ordered this in Large because I wanted to be able to add another layer under if necessary (I'm usually about at a size 10). Used them for the first time yesterday, and what a comfortable fit, not to mention they kept me nice and warm.

>Rating: 5

Best winter tights I own

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
xs
Height
5` 6"
Weight
120 lbs

I've been wanting these for a couple years, I finally got a pair the other day as a gift. I've been buying size small leggings for awhile but recently realized I'm probably a size xs, which is the size I got in these (hips 35" waist 28"). These fit me great, skin-tight as leggings ought to be but not too tight anywhere on me. There is a tiny tiny bit of extra fabric in the crotch, which I think is due to how thick the material is - these are not the skin-tight of a lulu legging, the fabric is just too thick and fleecy for that. The waistband is wide and compressive and the pockets are a great size for my hands and iphone 8. These might be a bit thicker and more structured than you want for lounging around the house (or they might not... I just prefer ultra comfort like sweatpants when I'm at home!), but I took these on a rough hike the other day and they performed great. It was only five or so miles but it was extremely humid - pouring sleet/rain at about 30F. The trail was pure ice and my yaktrax are semi-broken so I unfortunately fell a couple times. It took about 2 hours for the rain to really soak all the way through these because of how thick they are, and about 2-3 hours for them to dry out as I wore them around/in the car afterwards. They took no damage from my icy falls and kept me ultra warm until they were thoroughly drenched, if you're being active in these and the wind isn't insane, I figure these will keep me warm down into the single digits. The fabric itself is slightly different than I expected but I love it. The inside is fleecy and soft and the outside is a more slippery structured material. I wish I had a picture of me wearing them on the hike because I think they look great, but it was too wet and icky for pictures. My other best pair of fleece winter tights is from lululemon and these by far outperform those, and my lulu's were 50$ more. I'll update or write another review if these don't hold up well, but right now I think they are DEFINITELY worth the money. Buy a pair and be cozy.

>Rating: 3

New Waistband

Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
Sm
Height
5` 2"
Weight
137 lbs

I bought these previously in Feb 2020 - the new waistband is quite different so the fit was unexpected as the Small I bought previously fits perfect. Nothing wrong with having a more formal waistband - I just found it far too restrictive & uncomfortable for my choice so I will have to return and size up.

>Rating: 5

Soft and Warm!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 8"
Weight
130 lbs

This was my first pair of fleece-lined leggings, but now I’m hooked! I’ve worn them biking, hiking, running, and lounging, and I haven’t found any flaws! The fleece lining is soft and effective as an insulator, even when it’s windy. They’re thick but not bulky, and are form-fitting. The drawstring in the waist is effective at keeping these leggings on, but is also discrete and comfortable when it’s not being used. I recommend these to anyone recreating outside in the cold, or anyone who just wants their legs to be super cozy!

>Rating: 5

Your Go-to Winter Adventure Pant

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
XS
Height
5` 2"
Weight
108 lbs

Like an awesome yoga pant, but on wintry steroids. With a super soft fleece lining, serious stretch, and 2 stealthy thigh pockets, these pants have become my go-to for winter runs and hikes, and as a baselayer under snow pants on super cold days. They're also comfy enough to just wear around the house all day.

>Rating: 5

Stop Debating, Just Get These

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
S
Height
5` 3"
Weight
125 lbs

These have been on my mind and my wish list for over a year now and I am so thrilled they just arrived in my life this week! The are SO warm and cozy - perfect for working from home as temps are dropping, and I know they'll be great for cold weather hikes and shoulder season camping as well. They have a very soft fleece lining, are really thick, have a nice weather resistant finish, high waist, and a drawstring to dial in the fit. Plus a phone pocket! I am a small in most Backcountry bottoms but find myself between sizes per the size chart. I was a little worried about ordering a small, but they are super stretchy and I'm happy I sized down. I'm 5'3", 125 lbs, 28 in waist for reference.

>Rating: 5

Most comfortable leggings I own !

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
small
Height
5` 10"
Weight
140 lbs

I love these leggings. The material is thick and they have a thick waist band which I love with leggings so ya don't get those weird lumps and bumps. Super soft on the inside. PLUS they have pockets! These are all around great leggings and I will be ordering them in every color. I ordered a small and was a little worried they'd be too small, but they are very stretchy and fit great!

Are they long enough? You and I are the same measurements!

>Rating: 5

These will be a game changer

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
small
Height
5` 8"
Weight
125 lbs

I was given this product by Backcountry, but this review is my personal opinion. These leggings are great! They've been perfect for shoulder season in the northeast. I love how they are relatively thin compared to other fleece lined leggings I've had in the past but they are just as if not warmer and significantly more comfortable to wear as they aren't nearly as bulky as competitors. I've used these leggings on trail runs and hikes in a variety of conditions. I recently wore these leggings hiking the Fraconia Ridge loop hike in New Hampshire with ice and 50mph wind gusts. I was super impressed how they kept me incredibly warm and comfortable the entire time, even when I'd get warm while ascending, they kept me cool with how breathable they are. The material moves with you and has held up well to mud, ice, granite and Bernese Mountain dog paws and even after a few washes, still maintain its original fit. They fit true to size, although being on the longer legged spectrum, they are short on me but any sock I have worn with them, make up the difference but performance wise they are still 5 stars in my book. Looking forward to wearing these under some touring bibs this winter.

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>Rating: 5

Wearing every day in Fairbanks Alaska

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
L
Height
5` 8"
Weight
155 lbs

This legging rocks! I have two other brands but the fit and elasticity staying power far exceeds the two other popular brands. And the high waist stays put! I wear daily and put on a down skirt when going into town. I highly recommend if you like leggings and want more warmth.

>Rating: 3

Comfortable but not durable

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Height
5` 8"
Weight
150 lbs

Super comfortable, but started pilling on the first wear. I'm not sure what the problem is but hopefully they address it since I'd otherwise buy again!

>Rating: 5

Sundial Leggings

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 3"

I purchased these to use as a baselayer for cold-weather camping, but they were so warm I was able to wear them by themselves the next morning. They are soft and super comfortable, and definitely allow for a lot of movement. The fit is great - form-fitting but not too tight, and not binding at the top (despite them being higher waisted). I didn't have any issues with pilling just from wear the first day or initial washing like some others have had.

>Rating: 5

So comfy!!

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
L
Height
5` 7"
Weight
178 lbs

Purchased these to have for my early morning power walks, thought I needed something as it's starting to get colder. Fit close to body but not binding. Warm but very light weight feeling - which is strange. High waist, again not binding. So comfortable, I can see me wearing these around the house lounging in them as well - bought in two colors, wish I could get my size in the other color too!!! I can also see using these as a bae layer under my ski pants too - so versatile and on sale, bargain!!

>Rating: 4

Thick material

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
m
Height
5` 9"
Weight
155 lbs

Wasn't sure what to expect with these. The inside has a little drawstring, which is nice, but they're not super high waisted. Love that the side pockets are also fleece -lined. I haven't tried them out yet, but I'm nervous they'll slide down as I walk/run.

>Rating: 2

Pilling after one day of wear

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
medium
Weight
123 lbs

These were highly recommended by a "hiker blogger" on Pinterest; and the Backcountry reviews seemed like they were the right fleece lined pants for me. The day I got them in they didn't feel like quality fabric or insulated enough for a good base layer, but they fit perfect and were comfortable so I took them for a 2 hour hike the next day. I've never had a problem with pilling on any of my leggings or tights, but these pilled automatically- which was so disappointing! They look to shoddy to wear alone anymore due to the pilling all over the pants, but I don't want to pay the shipping cost so I'll keep them as "household cleaning" lounge pants. Wouldn't recommend at all. I'm 123lbs and 5'7".

>Rating: 5

Comfortable and Warm

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 6"
Weight
137 lbs

I bought these pants with the intent of using them for XC skiing and other winter adventures, but when quarantine hit, they became my go-to pant for work-from-home and just lounging around in the house. These came highly recommended from Gearhead, Kayla. She was very right. They are very comfortable yet not skin tight like typical leggings, but not as loose as a jogger. I wore them for a full week of (car) camping in Mammoth when it got cold at night and the full fleece lining kept me nice and warm. After two months, I am starting to notice some pilling, as other reviewers have mentioned, but that won't stop me from wearing them.

>Rating:

How do these differ from the Sundial Leggings (https://www.backcountry.com/backcountry-snapdragon-tight-womens-bcc00bn)? Are these just the 2020 version? Would the fit be the same between the two?

Hey Mimi! Backcountry Gearhead Marie here! I sent you a email.