BIRD HUG REVERSIBLE TIGHTS
These tights. A smooth design with minimal seams. A convertible inseam - where you can simply fold the hem to desired length. An insanely soft, micro-peached knit (bird hug!). And a reversible design that can be worn both ways. Plus versatility: these tights seamlessly move from running to yoga to lounging.
- Bird Hug Fabric (polyester / spandex)
- reversible design
- large rear waist pocket fits an IPhone
- 25.5" inseam (size 4)
I have two pairs of these tights - the first I got ~2 years ago when they first came out; the second I got last winter. I wasn't sure the high price point would be worth it, but right out of the bag they are soft like no material I have ever felt. The older pair has lost its softness a little bit after very frequent wear, but is still much nicer than any of my other tights. They fit me quite well - I'm 5'9", 145lbs with a 28" waist and the high waist is comfy without being constricting. The rear pocket doesn't have a clasp, but I've put gloves, keys, etc., in for 10+ mile runs without anything falling out. Neither pair has any pulls or tears on them, which is remarkable. They are on the thicker side of tights; I prefer them for running in colder temperatures (or hiking and lounging around the house).
Okay, they're soft, they're flattering, I don't even run in them because I need them to last forever and (since nobody I work with sees how I'm dressed below the waist anymore), they're basically my favorite work pants. I definitely like them a lot more than any leggings I have from any other purveyor of athletic or loungewear.
A lot of people make soft flattering leggings. What NOBODY ELSE HAS MANAGED TO DO, but Oiselle has done here, is make soft flattering leggings that SHED DOG HAIR LIKE THAT'S THEIR JOB. I got these in black. I have a tan/yellow husky mix (see photo) who sheds like it's his primary hobby. In the morning when he is sluggish and less independent than usual, we have a morning snuggle. If I did this in any other pair of leggings I would look until I changed like a person who has given up entirely on human norms, company, and social expectations. I would look like an unrepentant crazy dog lady. (I have a pair of leggings that were gifted to me— basically the equivalent of these from a well-known yoga wear company to which I do not like to give my personal money because of their creepyness, sizism, and weird affection for Ayn Rand, among other things— and if I hit those tights with a sticky roller post-dog-cuddle, four roller sheets will only get about 60% of the shed. There is a plateau of hair removal beyond which nothing is effective except a run through the washer and dryer.) IN THESE LEGGINGS, SOMEHOW, I can cuddle my dog and when I get up and walk away I only have a few hairs on me, which easily brush off.
I feel like this is a seriously undersold dimension of bird hug fabric. It should probably be called "dog hug" instead, because it allows for unchecked dog hugging. Like, unless this is somehow a feature of how my particular dog's particular hairs interact with this particular textile, Oiselle has made an enormous innovation that could change the lives of dog-owning leggings-wearers the world over.
These are the BEST tights! I was worried about running in them and having them fall down, but they could not be more perfect! I did all my long runs in them last winter and not only are they beyond soft and warm, but they also stayed put the entire time. And they are perfect for lounging too. My favorite Oiselle right of all times!
These are my favorite tights for everyday life - I don't wear them for running. I like the very simple design, and OMG the fabric. They're thicker, feel very sturdy and are so, so soft. The fabric looks a little velvety (peachy) in some colors. By some sort of magic, while they are thick, they are not hot - I was wearing them (inside at home) this summer and never felt like it was too much.
I have the fall 2019 version (woman symbol / black) and couldn't resist getting another pair in Douglas Fir since I wear them so often now, and douglas fir is my kryptonite. It's especially beautiful in this fabric. The fall 2020 version does seem to be a little tighter than last year's, but maybe it's because they're new. I'm still wearing the same size and they're still super comfy and don't fall down. The waist band is a little tighter but doesn't pinch at all. It's actually very flattering. I feel held in and wrapped in softness.
They have an open pocket in the back that fits a my iphone 11, but I don't normally use it so I can't say how secure it would be.
I wish I could fold the ankle as the pictures show, but they're just barely long enough for my long legs.
I love the feel of these leggings. They are super soft. Crazy soft. Want to wrap my entire body in them soft. They walk the line of being PJs. But I’ve done yoga and HIIT workouts in them with great success. I wouldn’t run in them, but if there was a short shorts version, I would definitely give that a try.
I only wish they had side-thigh pockets. Even if only on one color-side, or even one thigh. They can’t be all-day everyday leggings for me without a place to stick my phone :-(
I have these in black and am obsessed. They have to be my favorite tights. They are so thick, but not hot, the pocket in the back is great. It fits my big samsung phone and doesn't pull down with it in there. They are the perfect length for my long 5'11" legs. The material is so great and soft. I love these!
These leggings have ruined all other pants for me. These are the only things I ever want to run in. So smooth and comfortable, I’ve never had an issue with them. I own several pairs in all colors. Seriously the best leggings to exist. 🖤
I have two pairs of these tights: one I've had for ~1.5 years and the other for a few months. The tights are buttery soft out of the bag, like nothing I've felt before. The softness has worn away a bit on my older pair but they otherwise have no signs of wear despite very regular use (running, hiking, and lounging!) and they remain my second favorite pair of tights - only behind my newer pair :) The pocket in the back is pretty large (could fit a phone); I was nervous to use it at first because it doesn't have a closing mechanism but I've stuffed keys, gloves, etc. in there for many miles without a problem. They're thicker than many of the tights I run in (from Oiselle or other companies), which makes them excellent for lounging or for colder winters (I wear them between about 20F and 30F when running). They're also very flattering!