Stay cool and still get great support.
- Built-in mesh panels that allow hot air to escape and cool air to enter reduce heat fatigue while improving circulation
- CW-X’s Kinesio Support Web supports your core, IT band, and hip flexor to improve stability and performance and reduce injuries
- Nylon-polyurethane stretch fabric provides targeted variable compressive support for your muscles and improves circulation, minimizing lactic acid buildup and speeding recovery
- Stretchy Coolmax-Lycra fabric and wicks moisture away from your skin to keep you comfortable
- Flat seam construction eliminates chafing
- Security pocket stows small essentials
- Item #CWX0100
- Q & A
Great look, very tight
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: medium
- Height: 5'5"
- Weight: 135lbs
Love the look of these, unfortunately they run smaller than I expected. I'm keeping them but will only use them on long runs/days when I'm geared up for very snug pants. I even sized up from a small to medium.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
These are comfortable and support my quads and groin muscles. The vents on the front are a great idea.
In reference to the underwear question, I don't wear underwear with these, and I've had no problems with chafing..
size chart for women's CW-X tights
I love CWX tights and I love Backcountry.com! These are high-compression shorts and seem to run a little smaller than my other CWX tights. I use these for running and gym work.
I LOVE these shorts!
I've been wearing these shorts for more than a year. I just bought 2 more on sale because I don't ever want to be without them. I love the strong compression and cooling vent. Take good care of them and they will last a long time.
CW-X is worth the investment.
Knee length and love them!!
I love the CW-X clothing line and i'm on my third pair of bottoms. These however, fit a bit different than the pants. I wear a medium usually, but large in this fabric fits nicer. They come just above the knee, which I love (great for large thighs, it prevents the dreaded overhang from the elastic grippers on the thigh). They don't have as much stretch as the pants, which have a thin fleece lining. They offer amazing compression, but the fabric is taking a while to get used to. It is not as soft as the pants which are lined with a small amount of fleece. Instead they are very breathable and made of a thick material that holds things tight. Overall, they get the job done. I am finding that getting through the break in period of washing and wearing over and over has softened up the fabric to make it a kick butt compression short!!! I love them! They are great summer running shorts, or to save a little money for the colder seasons, i may just use them under some fleece lined pants! You will not be disapointed if you are an avid runner looking for some compression shorts to help you go longer and reduce lactic acid build up! They really do make a difference for fighting fatigue. Try 'em, you will never run with out them. I have a pair for every season. Just invested in the sport bra too (basic sport model) and it is very soft and comfortable. The bra runs a bit big. If you are looking to smash your tatas to your chest, go smaller and wear two bras. This is the only combination that works for large c breasts and cross country running! Believe me, i have tried every bra and combination on the market. The best combo and best advice for avid runners with large c breasts would be; a nike pro fit sport bra under the cwx sport bra. It holds 'em thight to your chest and does not chaff your underarms or cause the under arm love handles from your bra ( I hate that!). Hope this helps. It took me many years of trying bras and pants to meet the demands, but here you go!!! Michigan offers so many seasons, the ever changing temps. really put a hole in your pocket book as far as having the right gear for the right temp. Good luck with your choices!!!
Do I need to wear underwear with these? I...
Do I need to wear underwear with these? I have always worn the nylon shorts with the mesh so I didn't have to wear underwear. I want to try these shorts out.
The CW-X Stabilyx Ventilator Short is plenty thick enough to provide both the warmth and coverage necessary for solo wear.
I am guessing you need underwear with these. They have a gusset which seems to me would irritate the lady parts. I am thinking about buying the tri version even though I want them for running, just so that I can go without underwear. The tri version has a thin chamois instead of the gusset with seams.
This underwear question is why I haven't bought these yet.