Reviewed by CTR from N. VA on Monday, January 27, 2014
As another review stated, these are definitely loose around the waist. No real elastic. Have to crank down on the waist string to even hold them up. Otherwise, nice material. But, couldn't imagine running with these. Now, unless one has a little more girth around the waist. I'm 33-34".
Reviewed by Ephblum from Amherst, NY on Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Nice fitting tight all the way through for me except as others have noted waist is a bit less compressed-I can get a L to work fine by really cinching down on the drawstring (6'2" 180 lbs normally 36 waist). Really impressed with the warmth for the light weight. I generally wear them under a nylon jogging pant for really cold weather jogs (we had some wind chills in the -30 range recently) with just a boxer brief as extra layer and this setup has worked out great. The nylon Haglofs pants tend to be a bit less windproof than might be desired in this weather so the added windproofness of this inner layer is a plus. Could easily be worn as outer layer alone down to even 30s I would think if you are running in them.
Reviewed by Veloman from Wisconsin on Thursday, April 19, 2012
I am an avid road cyclist and purchased these for cold weather riding. I am used to tights fitting snugly and these do not. They are snug in the thighs as I would expect but baggy in the seat and waste and I have an ample seat for my waist size. I think this is due to the wind resistant fabric in the upper part of the tight witch doesn't seem to stretch like the lower part of the tight. I would prefer the wind resistance in the knees rather than the crotch. NOT WORTH THE MONEY.