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 ordered these as part of my first-ever purchase with Oiselle...they looked so cute and the bird print/solid blue was on sale in my size (big bonus). I am 5’1”, middle-aged, a mom, and athletically built. The size 4 tights are perfect for me. They do come up really high - practically to the sports bra, but in this cold New England winter, I’m happy for more coverage. I can fold it down once things warm up here. These do not droop down on me as other reviewers noted; they stay up and hold up for runs, as well as snowshoe hikes and skiing under my snow pants. I even wore them to work with a tunic top all day and then changed my top to go out and sweat on the trail - comfortable for hours! These tights are buttery soft and my daughter (6th grade) has already tried to snag them...no way! Let mom be fashionable for once, right?!
These tights are my new favorites. I’m not a runner, but they are great for my HIIT and weight lifting routines. They stay in place and aren’t too tight around the waist. The fabric is soooooo soft and warm. I also love that they’re reversible. I’m recommending them to everyone I know! Would love to see even more patterns!
Can’t rave enough about these, treat yourself - you won’t regret it. Crazy soft fabric, love the reversible option, love the seamless ankle (no more struggling to take off tight-ankle sweaty running tights), love the pattern, love the back pocket. I have to add a layer underneath on cold days (35 deg or less), no big deal.
These are legitimately the softest things I have ever put on my body. They have almost a velvety feel, like sliding your legs in a soft frosting. Or like the soft skin of a fresh peach. I'm getting weird here... They stay in place while running, doing yoga, chasing the dog, etc. The little back pocket is handy for keys, but I'd be hesitant to put anything larger in it. Highly, highly recommend.
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.