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snapdragen2010-05-01 16:29:20 +0000 #1
So far I've been training in a pair of workout pants I bought at Lucy a million years ago. I want to get some capris, I can't decided on which ones. Has anyone tried any of these:

I have hinky knees, so the CW-X are really tempting.
BleeckerSt_Girl2010-05-01 16:45:31 +0000 #2
Do you need chamois or non-chamois?
teigyr2010-05-01 16:46:35 +0000 #3
I love my CW-X tights. I don't have the capri version but I can really tell the difference when I use the tights. I have the vented version for summer (they have a mesh fabric in some of the panels) and the regular or thermal ones for colder weather.

It's an expensive vice but well worth it
BleeckerSt_Girl2010-05-01 17:14:55 +0000 #4
For non-chamois capris, I have and really like these:

the screaming yellow calf panels keep me seen in traffic, so if you are jogging on the side of a road with traffic it can make you feel safer.
yellow2010-05-01 16:57:41 +0000 #5
I second the CW-X capris. I have a pair that I wear when it's kind of cold. I LOVE the support. They are not cheap, but they are nice. I have 2 pairs.

I don't know anything about the other two. If you have, uh, shall we say, shapely calves like I do, then the "gripper" around the calf will matter to you. That's my one complaint about the CW-X...a little too tight (but not unbearable). I have some Adidas running capris that I also love. They have a little slit at the bottom so I don't get any calf constriction. They are made for those of us with bigger legs.

CW-X seems to run small-ish. The Adidas ones are true to size.
OakLeaf2010-05-01 18:40:17 +0000 #6
partial hijack, on the CW-X fit. The guy at the LRS said they're supposed to fit "snug." I'm usually between a small and a medium in athletic wear - normally closer to a medium in the bottom . I tried on both sizes of the CW-X long tights. I didn't really feel much difference in the girth, only in the rise, and considering how "snug" they were, I bought the medium pair. Then I got home and looked at the sizing chart on the tag, and supposedly I should be on the *small* side of small. I haven't taken the tags off - was going to exchange them next time I'm in town.

Am I wrong? Do you think they run small as compared to their own height/weight chart?
colby2010-05-01 17:15:43 +0000 #7
I usually wear smalls in bike shorts/tri clothes, but I wear a medium in the cw-x tights.

I like them, but only wore out my first pair because my ginormous thighs rub the seams. Now I wear a pair of short compression shorts over the top of them.

I have a 3/4 pair for fall/spring and an insulator pair for snowboarding and winter running. My muscles feel more "springy" when I wear them.



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