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REI Airflyte Running Capri Pants - Women's

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With plush new fabric and minimal style lines, REI Airflyte Running capris will add speed to your stride and let you push your training to the limit.

  • Breathable stretch-woven fabric offers lightweight insulation, and 4-way stretch lets you move freely
  • Flat elastic waistband features a wicking mesh interior
  • Mesh panels behind knees boost airflow
  • Zippered lumbar pocket
  • Compression fit supports muscles and boosts fabric performance
  • Fabric provides UPF 50 sun protection, shielding skin from harmful ultraviolet rays
  • Reflective detailing increases your visibility in low light


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REI Airflyte Running Capri Pants - Women's Specs
Best use
Nylon / nylon blend
69% nylon/19% polyester/12% spandex
Fabric type
Sun-protective fabric
Moisture wicking
Quick drying
Pant rise
Tights length
Inseam (in.)

REI Airflyte Running Capri Pants - Women's

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REI Airflyte Running Capri Pants - Women'sis rated5.0out of5by3.
Rated5out of5byfromExcellent Compression for RunningI am a runner and a triathlete, and I'm pretty picky about my clothing when it comes to exercise. These capris are excellent! I was hesitant to go with these over a name brand, but I'm so glad I did and saved the extra money! My running partner and I both have these capris and LOVE them! I love the zipper pocket in back (something I ALWAYS look for in running shorts/pants/skirts). They hit just below my knee, which is perfect (but I'm not very tall). Many capris are too long or too short. There are not any seams in weird places (like right on the knee). These are made of a compressive fabric. They don't really stress that in the description, so I thought I'd point that out. They are going to look small, but you can get them on, and they will hold you in and keep your muscles supported and warm. If you want a less compressive fit, I'd recommend you size up. I often have an issue with the waistband digging into my not-so-flat twin mommy belly, so I sized up, and they are perfect! I am 5'3" (or so), 120 lbs. and normally wear a size 4-6 (mostly 4) in pants and jeans. I wear a small in running shorts and skirts, BUT I ordered these in a medium, and I'm happy with how they fit. They are still compressive, but not overly so. The waist isn't too low, and you can actually pull it up or down to where you like it. In response to the reviewer who said they fall down: No, these do not have a drawstring, and I do find that they will fall down some when I first start running, but as soon as I've started to sweat, they stay in place nicely. I have the same issue with the shorts underneath my running skirts, but it's never a problem since it only takes about 5-10 minutes of running to work up a good sweat. I also like the reflective stripes on the legs for when I run in the dark. I would say the fabric is medium weight -- not super thin and not super thick. It wicks really well, though, so you can wear them in almost any weather. I wish someone could make some compressive shorts this good. ;)
Date published: 2012-11-18
Rated5out of5byfromMy favorite running caprisThese have quickly become my favorite running capris. I own two pairs and they are both heavily used in the rotation. Even so, they have held up amazingly well. They look as great today as when I bought them and are still super comfortable. Would recommend them to any runner!
Date published: 2012-09-08
Rated5out of5byfromWorth every penny!I ordered these to replace an earlier generation of OXT running capris I wore out after several years of use. When I placed my order online, these were on backorder for several weeks. The REI folks were super helpful (not knowing how long it would take to fill this order) and gave me suggestions for other capris I might like. Although I appreciated the service, I'm so glad I stuck it out and waited for these... they are even better than my old pair! The additional compression and the reflective piping, along with the zippered pocket in the back, are all improvements over the old version. I've found a new favorite pair of 3-season running bottoms.
Date published: 2012-09-01

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