- more than 1 year(s)
I love these tights! They are flattering, comfortable and of course have all the pockets! My favorite shorts are the Pocket Joggers and these are the fancy-pants version of them. They're also decently thick, so they're great for drab mid-west runs in the 30s. I also really like wearing these at the gym. They always keep me looking and feeling strong and steady through hard strength sessions.
- fit, material, pockets
- more than 1 year(s)
A good buy
Overall, I'm quite happy with these tights. I bought them because I was in need of additional full-length leggings. I loveeeee pockets (so I can leave my waist belt at home!) and am looking to grow my arsenal of especially warm fabrics. These tights delivered on all those critical pieces for me. As a example of warmth, I wore them for a morning workout yesterday which was 23*F (feels like 13* including wind chill) and they kept me happy.
They get 4 stars from me though because some less-important features to me could use a little work. The tights are a bit loose at the very bottom for me, they bunch a bit over my knees, and they slide down from sitting above my hips to right about belly button height as soon as I start running. Those are all new issues for me to have with tights of any brand. These are my first Oiselle full-length tights, but I have capris and pocket joggers in this size so was surprised by the knee issue + waist fit, which is different in these tights for me than it is in Oiselle's other products.
Still, a solid purchase. I probably won't buy another pair of them, but I'm glad I have these and look forward to lots of runs in them.
- pockets, warmth
- mid-hip rather than high-waist, loose fit on ankles + knees
I bought these leggings in the hopes that I would be able to use the back pocket for my phone and not have to wear a running belt.
Unfortunately, as soon as I start moving, the waistband starts migrating down. I have to stop every mile or so to hike them up, or tie the drawstring uncomfortably tight just to keep them up. Neither option makes these comfortable for a long run. Putting anything in the back pocket makes the sagging worse, and the front pockets are not secure enough for a phone during a run, so I'm back to wearing a running belt or holding my phone anyway.
The color (Grounded), fabric, and style really is quite nice, so I will give these 3 stars for the quality alone. The fit is also perfect. These will be okay for going to the grocery store or whatever, but I'm pretty disappointed that I spent almost $100 on running tights that don't work to run in.
- color, fabric
- doesn't stay up!
I ordered a size 6, I'm 28 inch waist, and 37 hips. I'm 5 ft 4 and these fall just above my ankle which is awesome, hard to find the right length of leggings. Love the pockets and high waist.
But these are big around my calves and gape behind my knee. Maybe a size 4 would be better, though I'm never that small in any other brand, so I think Oiselle just runs big.
- Pockets, Length, High Waist
- Sizing, gape behind knees