REI Powerflyte Tights - Women'sis rated3.4out of5by5.
Rated5out of5byNik the QuikfromSO warm!I'm a SoCal transpant and Seattle is very cold for me. I have never found outdoor workout pants that are warm enough for my legs and because I'm short and petite (5'1, 115 pounds) it's difficult to find proper fit and length. Lucy, Lulu and other high-priced brands don't compare to these REI Powerflytes. I ordered 2 pair in a small and am so grateful I found something that keeps me comfortable outside. They are great for running, walking, hiking, and hanging out around the house. They are also perfect with rainboots and look rather stylish. You cannot go wrong with these pants! The only nit is they pill up in certain areas which is probaby normal when you wear them as much as I do! I love the way they wash up - no shrinking. Sure hope REI keeps these around for a long time. Thanks REI!
Date published: 2013-01-23
Rated3out of5byFKWfromBring back the old Power StretchToo small on the thigh and too big on the hip & waist. Not keen on all the different panels on the tights.
Date published: 2013-01-02
Rated4out of5byUrbanAntelopefromWind Blocking wonderAs an avid runner blessed with curves, it is usually difficult to find a comfortable pair of winter running pants. In addition to the slightly higher than usual waist that works around the curves instead of cutting through them, these pants have definitely proven to be warm and incredibly wind blocking on the Chicago lakefront trail.
The fit is pretty true to size, although my thighs are a little larger than average for my height so a little breaking in was needed as they restricted movement a little bit. But after a few runs they're just about perfect.
The zip pocket in the back is convenient... when I remember it's there.
I would recommend washing on gentle in cold water and air-drying.
Date published: 2013-01-01
Rated1out of5byMVgirlfromSuper shortI was hoping to do some winter running in these, but at 5'9" they came half way up my calf and I would need to wear tall socks to make them work. There is not a lot of give in the fabric and I would prefer something with a little more stretch.
Date published: 2012-12-24
Rated4out of5bycvmesqfromGreat for cold weather running!Just wore these tights out for a 5 miler, and I'm impressed! I tried on several options in store, including the winterflyte tights, brooks utopia thermal pant and others. Although it was a close debate, these tights were very warm and seemed more breathable, without presenting any of the length problems that I had with the pants I tried. I am 5'0" & 115 lbs, and the small fit comfortably snug in the waist and thighs. Length was great for me, with only about an inch extra fabric that I bunched up at the ankles (no surprise there given my short legs).
While I've only run in these once, my legs were comfortably warm from beginning to end! It was around 40 degrees out with a mild breeze, but I'm thinking that these tights will work well anywhere from mid-20s to perhaps 50.
When I tried these on in the store I liked them so much that I contemplated buying both the tights and the pants for some warm and comfy everyday wear, and so far I haven't been disappointed. Very happy with my purchase :-)
Date published: 2012-11-18
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