If you are a winter runner, you need the Keep The Fleece Tights! I ordered these on Tuesday and received them Thursday and have been trying to photograph them ever since. The thing that I love most about these is exactly what makes them impossible to photograph. They are a completely matte black!!
I am not currently a winter runner, although I have been in the past so my review is with running requirements in mind, but I’m primarily wanting these as casual wear and for ice skating with my kids. I purchased these strictly as a cozy legging alternative for winter. I just love the edgy moto detailing with the ribbed contrasting and zipper pockets. Often with Lululemon tech fleece tights, I’ve loved them online but when I see them in person they have that cheap looking sheen to them and they don’t work well for casual wear. You also get a lot of sheerness with the more shiny tech fleece Somehow these are perfectly matte and dark black and opaque in a deep squat. These are the perfect combination of style and function.
The Keep The Fleece Tights are brushed soft technical fleece on the inside and they are incredibly cozy, but they have the stretch that regular leggings have, and good running compression. I believe last years tech fleece tights fit really small and lacked stretch. These fit TTS on me and I took my usual size 10 in them.
The one hesitation a lot of you had is that these are quite long at 28″, which is a full-length pant, but they have the zipper cuff detail at the bottom so you couldn’t hem them, and you get a little bit of pooling at the bottom. I don’t mind the look actually as it gives these more of a straight leg pant look. The zipper unzips so you get a wider hemline, but the opening is lined with material so you aren’t introducing cold air.
The warmth of these is great for my climate for full winter running, but Vancouver only gets to about -10*c at the coldest so I cannot speak to how it would do in brutally cold weather. They are also really nicely
I love these so much and great basic tech fleece tights only come around briefly once per year, and some years they haven’t been great, so I opted to go ahead and buy two pairs in these.
If you guys have tried these on or purchased them, please share your thoughts on them in the comments.