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REI Airflyte Running Tights - Women's

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  • Breathable stretch-woven fabric offers lightweight insulation, and 4-way stretch lets you move freely
  • Mesh insets behind knees vent heat, and ergonomic shaping offers a fit that conforms to your stride
  • Side-ankle zippers provide easy dressing over shoes; reflective details enhance visibility
  • Zippered lumbar pocket secures workout extras and centers them on your back to prevent jostling
  • Gusseted pants enhance flexibility, and flat seams reduce chafing
  • Fabric provides UPF 50+ sun protection, shielding skin from harmful ultraviolet rays


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REI Airflyte Running Tights - 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

REI Airflyte Running Tights - Women's

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Rated 4.1579/5 based on 19 reviews
Rated 1out of5
by fromDo not buy this product! I purchased the medium and I'm 5'4, 135 lbs. These tights fit well except for the zippered ankle which doesn't fit tight around my ankle. The bottom flops around and the zipper rubs just above my heel. I only used these for 3 runs (all of which were under 5 miles) and I developed a sore just above my heel where the zipper sits. I will definitely be returning these.
Date published: 2011-03-30
Rated 3out of5
by fromneeds improvements I went with the size small after returning the Petite size small. The petite was was too short in the legs and although the length on these is better, the ankle areas of these tights are loose and don't provide a snug fit there. I like the quality of the tights but not the lack of fitting around the ankles. Also, could have been better without the zipper. What was the point of the zipper? I'm still deciding if I return them or not.
Date published: 2011-04-14
Rated 4out of5
by fromNice Tights Nice, well made tights. I love the sleek fit provided by the ankle zippers. I use them for moderate temperatures when it is too cold for capris and too warm for fleece since I usually run cold. Anything below forty degrees I switch to tights with fleece panels which these do not have. Good wicking and ventilation My only caution with these would be that at 5'2" I selected these over the petite tights since those were too short, this does leave me with a little bunching at the ankles, but I found this to be better than the alternative of too short tights.
Date published: 2010-09-13
Rated 4out of5
by fromGreat Tights -- Size Issues These cool-weather performance tights come at a great price point, which is a huge draw for me. The craftsmanship is typically good (I would expect nothing less from REI) and I appreciate the nice-sized zippered pocket in the back, mesh panels behind the knees, and reflective detail at the ankles. My only word of caution -- I purchased a size small (I'm 5'7", ~130lbs) and although the fit is snug throughout the waist, butt, and legs, the ankles are way too loose. To be fair, I have pretty slim calves/ankles, but the cuffs are meant to be non-slip, and these don't even touch my skin. The roomy fit is probably fine for most people, but if you share my leg shape, you may want to consider a different style. Also note: I tried on an x-small to see if it made any difference, and although the ankles are noticeably smaller, the overall fit is too tight for my frame.
Date published: 2010-10-17
Rated 4out of5
by fromSurprisingly Great! I am in love with these running tights. I normally use Nike's Dry fit and have always been satisfied - but after trying REI's I will never go back. The REI brand has an amazing ability to wick sweat and dries very fast. They are very light weight but feel supportive after running for several miles and legs are a little tired. The tights feel almost tailored to fit nicely for a woman's shape. The fabric is cut in panels with the seaming to allow for the contours of your body giving a surprisingly flattering fit compared to just regular running tights. I highly recommend these!!!!
Date published: 2010-12-13
Rated 4out of5
by fromGood compression tight These are well-designed to support the leg muscles, and if you don't mind your tights hitting an inch above your ankles, these will be ideal for you. At 5' 8" and 130 pounds, I chose a size small because the medium felt too baggy. Also, the cut seems to be low-rise. These tights could use a key pocket in the front.
Date published: 2011-01-12
Rated 4out of5
by fromGood cold weather tights I am pleased with this purchase. I was a little hesitant to buy these after reading the reviews about the ankle zippers rubbing, but I did not have any of these issues. I got them right before an 8.4 mile race and wore them for the first time for that long run with no issues. I am also 130 pounds, but maybe a little shorter at 5' 6" and found the medium to be just the right size (tightness and length). The ankles are loose, but do not rub.
Date published: 2011-10-15
Rated 4out of5
by fromGreat fit but poor zipper I am 5' and 105 lbs and the petite was a great fit. I love them except for my right leg, the zipper scratches my skin. I looked at the zipper and they were just cut leaving a rough edge rather than a typical zipper end.
Date published: 2012-01-06

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