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I agree with the other positive reviews out there--these work as advertised. I am 41 years old and pretty fit, but my muscles don't recover quite as quickly as in my youth. These tights really do provide excellent support. I experience noticeably less soreness and fatigue after a run, and recovery time is shorter. It also seems like I am a little bit faster than when in shorts. The waist is quite high and does provide good lower-back support. I have run in them in the high 30's and find them to be adequately warm, but I will be purchasing the insulated version for wintertime.
These babies are snug, but they're supposed to fit that way. It takes a few minutes to put them on and to get all the "support webbing" adjusted, especially the knees. I am 5'10" and in the low 190's., and I went with a medium, as the company's website showed I was right on the edge between M and L. Their sizing chart seems accurate; I don't think I'll be able to eat too many donuts and still expect these to fit without cutting off my circulation. I'd say 190-195 is the realistic limit.
My only nitpicks are that the waist tends to fold over unless my compression shirt is tucked into it (though I suspect my, ahem, lack of a six-pack doesn't do me any favors there) and that the reflective strips are already cracking from being stretched out (maybe due, in part, to me bumping against the upper weight limit for my size). They also bunch up just a little bit behind the knees when running, but not enough to concern me, and in any case I don't know how that can be avoided.
These tights are excellent--it's not a gimmick. I intend to wear them on all but the hottest days now, and I can't recommend them highly enough.
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Initial post: Feb 26, 2015 6:27:07 AM PST
I am 5' 10", 175lbs., 33in. waist and the M fits me perfect. I too notice the waist tends to roll, but I consider that a very minor annoyance. These work.
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