Thanks to reader Ms. D for putting in this request! I appreciate being able to help! On Monday, Lululemon uploaded last years Toasty Tech Tight II‘s to the Canadian site, but with a big hefty price increase, and more importantly, a big price difference with the competing Keep The Fleece Tights. The Keep The Fleece Tights sit at $128, and the Toasty Tech Tight II
For the Toasty Tech Tight II’s, I really love the quilting pattern at the side, and I love the matte purple color I have which Is black grape. I don’t love the contrasting waistband though so I would probably gravitate more to the new Cyber color. Comparing the fit to the Keep The Fleece, these feel less compressive and higher in the waist. They may be less compressive because they’ve stretched out after some wear over the years but I think the ribbed bands and seam details on the Keep The Fleece help retain shape as well. These are the same length as the Keep The Fleece but because there isn’t the zipper detailing at the hem and it’s a narrower cut it looks less obviously too long. There is less pooling and bunching at the hem.
I know a lot of people aren’t fans of the ribbed panels across the legs and they definitely can be visually less lengthening, but I love the edgy motto look to them. I really love the zipper at the ankle as well and generally gravitate to this pair over my other pair but that may be due to the color being more neutral. This just looks ‘outfit worthy’ for a big oversized slouchy sweater and scarf while the other pair looks like ‘I’m out for a
So there you have it! Both are equally suitable for winter running although neither