FIRECRACKER 3/4 TIGHTS
The length (3/4), the convenience (two side pockets), the safety (reflective Lightning or Steam Punk Birds Print), and the tried and true body fabric (Plya Interlock) makes the Firecracker Tights a fun, fierce, fiery staple for fall and winter running. The reflectivity, in a premium all-over print, is bright and long lasting! So leap, jump, run into those dark hours. You will be seen.
- Plya Interlock fabric (polyester / spandex)
- allover highly reflective print
- internal infinity drawcord
- side pockets at each side leg that fit a phone
- 23" inseam (size 4)
I mostly got these tights for the reflectivity factor to be better seen in the dark, which they work well for. I love the BB blue color, the lightening bolts, and the side pockets are also nice to have. The fit on these is a little weird though (I got my usual size). I like that they are higher rise, but the waist is on the tighter side and the legs are looser, especially in the knee area. Overall, this not a huge deal to me, they are still comfortable, look fine, and I got them more for their function not fit. But the main issue I have is with the fabric. It is soft to the touch and feels nice, but doesn't work well with the reflective detailing, which is a bit abrasive. After one wear (and without even washing them), they had some pretty noticeable pilling on the inner thigh. I have never had this happen before and don't usually have to deal with pilling on any of my bottoms, O or otherwise. It doesn't seem like these will hold up very long and I am a bit afraid to keep wearing them and have the pilling get worse. It also seems like the reflective detailing is fraying the seams a bit.
The color is beautiful and the pattern is awesome... but I went on one run with these tights and the fabric in between the legs is already breaking down. The stitching is too abrasive on the rest of the fabric. I love other products from oiselle but these just did not do it for me.
and pockets! Perfect for phone. great reflective pattern, very bright, gives me confidence running at night
These crops are SUPER reflective and so pretty. I got the paisley design and they are cute even in daylight. The fit is great - nice high rise. Not as compressive as I would prefer, but still a good fit.
These pants are a lot softer and quieter than I anticipated. They are not the most flattering or warm pants, but the pattern is really cute and when I don't make it home to run before dark in my very urban neighborhood, these help get me out the door. The BB color is so fun and I love knowing that I'm seen and safe, especially around rush hour. I have very big leg muscles, and these are the only tights I own that bunch behind my knees, but that makes it easier to fit these over other leggings when it's really cold out. I'm very grateful to have these when I would consider skipping my run and I tell myself that I bought 'em, so I better use 'em!! If you run in the dark a lot, they are a good investment and are much cuter than a safety vest! :)
When I first got these in the mail, I thought they felt really light. I even considered sending them back. I would have really missed out if I had. The "lightness" has kept me from overheating. They have become my preferred tights during the cold winter nights running the lake. So comfortable! And durable....I unfortunately fell running today and skinned up.my knee. Not so much as a snag on the tights. The steampunk graphic is cool too.
I love the fit- the first pair of running tights I've ever bought that fit my small waist and runner thighs. They don't fall down! The reflectivity is wonderful too. I bought the tights with the long sleeve crop, and am definitely visible to cars during my 5am runs. I agree with another reviewer that the seams are probably a bit scratchy for long runs, but have suited me fine for 5 milers.
The length is perfect and the material is soft. I love the fun color (blue), reflectivity and pockets! There does seem to be a little room in the knee/calf area but not so much that it feels loose. Love running in the dark with them and knowing I'll be seen and safer!