Wear testers say they feel like a thick, warm glove for your legs. Made from our Flyout Compression fabric, these tights are both soft, stretchy, and compressive. Two large side pockets make these tights ideal for any kind of outdoor adventure. The leg opening includes a detailed, tulip cut, and are designed to stop just above the ankle.
- nylon / polyester / spandex
- pockets at both leg side panels - fits a phone
- interior drawcord
- 25" inseam
I really love these tights. They are surprisingly warm for a tight that isn't fleece-lined. The fabric feels supportive and soft, but not compressive. And the pockets are super handy and hold a lot of stuff. They also seem to make the bootie look nice as an added bonus! I've seen a lot of reviews saying they fall down. I don't have this problem - that being said, I have two tricks with Oiselle tights: 1) I order a size down. I am a 26" waist and a 35" hip and always get the 2. I find the size charts are off on bottoms, so if you are between sizes, you might want to try that. I also struggle with the proper way to tie infinity bands, so I just cut mine, knot the ends, and use it like a regular old drawstring. The tights don't slip, don't bunch at the knees. And feel great even on 6+ hour run. I'm have the black, and am hoping for a sale price on the Lapis to get a second pair. I highly recommend for a great all-around winter tight.
Pockets are big enough for a phone and other stuff, MAJOR downside - if you actually run with a phone in one of the pockets these tights just get lower and lower because the phone drags them down. Personally, I could do with another inch lengthwise. I’m 5’ 7” for reference, but I do have long thighs. I’m ok with the waistband and the seams, but since I’m between a size 8 and 10 I always size up for comfort. Warmthwise I was hoping for a bit more warmth, just a tad more. It’s an ok tight for short winter runs, but without a phone (mainly as a safety feature) I won’t be doing longer runs in these.
These are not the flyout tights I'm used to. I have two other pairs (empire and curfew colors) and they fit perfectly. The review below that said the waist is too big and the seams in the legs are too tight described it perfectly. Sadly, I would not recommend buying this seasons fly out tights, despite this style of tight usually being one of my favorite to run in for winter weather.
I really wanted to like these for winter running. First, like nearly all Oiselle tights of recent years, they are too short for me. I'm 5'8" and I don't consider myself that tall. Even though these are stretchy, the short length means I'll be battling these wanting to slide down. This was an issue for me with the seamless tights last year, which now have a hole and are not wearable for this very reason. I do think these tights will work for people who are shorter.
I also wanted something thicker for colder runs (for those below 25-degree runs). I am tempted to try the bad weather version of these tights, but fear I'll have the same length issue. Looks like I'll just keep sticking with my old pair of Tall Lesley tights. And may resist ordering any more tights from O until there are some longer inseam options.
Honestly, I would return these, but I threw away the tags and packaging yesterday when I received these a little prematurely. So I'm sure I'll find some use.
I already own a pair of these tights, which I bought in early 2019. I love them so much that I decided to order another pair. Unfortunately, these new ones didn't hit the mark. The seam along that runs along the hamstrings was too tight. And, they look cheap compared to my 2019 pair. You can see a lot of white fabric through the black seams. The waist band also feels a bit tighter. I sent back these 2021 tights and and I'll using mine from 2019.
I absolutely loved the previous flyout tights and was excited to get some more. The fabric on these new ones was different. It is thinner and doesn't stay up at all. I tied them as tight as I could and they still fell down while running. The thread is tighter than the fabric making it a weird fit and difficult to pull them up. I also wish they were a few inches longer. They seem even shorter than the old ones. I will not be purchasing these again. I want the old flyout tights!
I was really excited to purchase my first pair of Oiselle leggings and support this women-centric running company. I ran in the tights twice and unfortunately they slip down my waist/thighs while running. The tights have a thin ribbon-like waist loop that could be tied, but tying a knot in it did not solve my issue of the tights creeping down. I also don't want to tie/untie a special knot every time I take them on/off. I think I would've preferred a thicker, tighter waistband in hindsight. I also don't like the seam/stitching that goes all the way around the thigh because it squeezes my thighs too tightly. For reference, I ordered a size 4 and I am ~118 lbs, 5'2", with 26.5" waist, 36.5" hips. Some pros of these tights are that they're a good length for me, and the pockets are big enough to fit things like a face mask and phone (however, I didn't run with my phone in the side pocket because it made the tights slip down more). Overall I'm pretty bummed because these tights were quite an investment but now I don't think I'll be running in them very much. The tech-y feeling material and the too-tight seam around the thigh also means I probably won't be using them as leisure wear.
These would be amazing - two pockets, great for winter running when it's cold but not cold enough to warrant your thickest pair of leggings- except for one thing that the other reviews mentioned that is unfortunately true - they are SEE THROUGH! If you bend in any way, the fabric will show your skin underneath. I'm attaching a picture where I'm bending my knees sitting on my chair to show how you can see straight through to my knees. That's not the reflection of the light or anything - that's my skin underneath. At this price point that is extremely disappointing.