Essential Bird 7/8 Tights


Color: Empire
6 in stock

Streamlined. Minimal seams. The new Essential Bird Collection is all about building a solid running wardrobe you can always count on. Our Essential Bird Tights fit much like the Lux Life Tights (high-rise, wide-fit waistband with a 2-in-1 pocket) but in a high compression fabric (made of 82% recycled polyester and 18% spandex).

Looking for a little less length? Try the Essential Bird 3/4 Tights.


• Center back waist pocket with drop-in, hidden zip pocket
• High rise silhouette
• 25" inseam (all sizes)


• Essential Bird fabric (recycled polyester / spandex)

Learn more on our Fabrics page.

Tights that go the distance and keep you comfortable. From soft and technical, to compressive and moisture-wicking, topped with ample storage and a stay-put fit. Our tights are designed with a spectrum of run needs in mind. Stride out for any adventure in any weather.

Our new polyester-based fabric feeds into our sustainability story in the best way possible. Essential Bird fabric is both bluesign approved and also made from recycled content. While mostly used as a solid, this fabric is also great in print form. Not only is Essential Bird compressive and high-performing, but it also has an incredibly soft handfeel, making it a must-have in your closet.

Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
Soft but not for running

These leggings so smooth and soft! They are like a second skin. There no cutting into the waist either. But I found on my run that they kept sliding down and I had to keep stopping and adjusting. 5/5 for comfort but do not recommend for high impact activities like running.

For me they are a big win!

Reading some other reviews I was afraid these tights weren't going to be compressive enough. I typically run 70 miles a week and durability is a top concern. However, these tights are absolutely my new favorites! They are compressive but incredibly soft and comfortable. They don't slide down in even my hardest workouts. Bonus is that they are so comfortable and simple I can where them out and about when I'm not running as well. Now approaching 20 weeks pregnant these are THE BEST. The waistband has effortlessly handled my new bump... still no sliding down.

Terrible placement

I think this may be my first "unhappy" review with Oiselle and it pains me to write it but for the cost of these tights, I am frustrated. Like a lot of other reviews, these have very little compression at all but I was okay with that. The frustrating part is the placement of the price tag with the little plastic "string" that you normally just cut off. The end of the plastic piece was sewn into the seam and it is impossible to get to it. Wearing it you constantly feel the jab of a little plastic piece in my hip. I am going to get some tweezers to try and dig it out but I do fear ruining the seam/fabric. Just disappointing.

Soft but saggy - not for running

I bought these with so much hope to have them be my favorite running tights, but sadly I wish I could return them. They loosened so much after one or two wears that I can’t wear them for a run now without getting annoyed with how much they sag and ride down on a run. This is complicated by how high waist they are, which is comfy but ends up not being very functional on a long run. Good for lounging tho.