Improve your P.R.

The CW-X Women's Expert Conditioning Full-Length Tights use a patented Conditioning Web technology to help muscles and ligaments band together. This two-way stretch web encircles the knee joint and offers support in the calf area, so your muscles get less fatigued during your long-distance runs. The Expert Conditioning Tights' wicking fabric keeps you dry, and flat seams eliminate chafing. A Coolmax gusseted crotch liner provides a comfortable, women's-specific fit.

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Not great for Obstacle Course Racing

    I wore these pants for a Spartan Beast. First time wearing them for a race and did not make a difference. I had the most problems with my hips and knees and didn’t feel the support. They were tight to start but loosened up and ripped really easily.

    so fit in gym

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: small

    I love this pants when I was doing pound or running. so comfortable! recommend it if you wanna protect your knees when you work out.

    Tried and True

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small

    I purchased these several years ago, and they've pulled me through numerous cool-weather runs, 10ks, and half marathons. I love the compression in these tights, and the size is very forgiving. I was an XS when I bought them, now I'm almost a M, and I haven't had to purchase a new pair. I machine wash them and hang them to dry. Though the lettering has long since peeled off, they look fantastic and will last a couple more years.

    Great race tights

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    As someone that suffers tightness and cramping in my quads and hamstrings, CW-X capris have always been my life-saver. I decided to race a marathon in their tights to see if I will recover faster, and experience less tightness throughout my legs, and sure enough I did.

    Great compression tights

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XS

    True to size. It is tight enough to support the muscles. I used it for steps climbing and my legs are not tired at all.

    Great tights!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I ordered compression tights because I thought they might help with a chronic hamstring strain when running. I love the tights. They fit true to size. I am 5'2" and 107 pounds and ordered an XS. Even though they are a little harder to get on than non-compression tights, it is not a big deal. I'm not yet sure I will get any therapeutic benefit out of them, but I love the way they feel on. I would definitely order more.

    great pants!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size

    I'm 5'5", 140 lbs, athletic/ muscular legs and the small fits me perfectly. I typically wear an XS or S and didn't size up. They fit great and were very comfortable for a 3+ hour run in the heat.

    Unanswered Question

    5'5 110lbs and not beanpole skinny....

    5'5 110lbs and not beanpole skinny. Small?

    Size up

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small

    I have a pair of the crops and with the cold weather coming I had to have the full long pair too. I learned my lesson and sized up with this - they are still plenty snug (I'm 5.7", 135 lbs). The weave definitely hugs your muscles and is as flattering as anything skin tight could be.

    Awesome tights!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I normally wear a size XS so I sized up to the size SM in these compression tights and they are the perfect fit! I am a big fan of the support these expert tights provide, I have noticed the difference in muscle fatigue since wearing these tights running. Tip: put these on light panty hose, helps slide them on your body quickly. The fabric is very wicking and breathable. I love the fabric feel, it's very comfortable against my skin. A little pricy but worth the support!

    well made

      fits well, comfy and seems durable

      cw-x expert tight - women

        how can any one not like cw-x?
        Sit well, fit well and take moisture out!
        Without these I am a little lazy.

        Love em!

          These are the first running tights I have gotten and I am in love. For long runs they are great. The fabric is super breathable and the seam stitching doesn't cause any uncomfortable rubbing anywhere. I do notice a difference in muscle fatigue and from when I run with these on. You might be a little leery of their sizing chart- they know what they're talking about. I will definitely be checking out more CWX products.

          Great tights

            I use these for everything from running to hiking to mountaineering to skiing (fits great under a race suit) and even biking (when I need that extra layer). Definitely run a bit on the small side, but you want them to be compressive in fit, so this is alright.

            Like other reviewers are saying,I'm not sure how much these pants are actually stabilizing anyting, but the compression feels really good on long workouts.

            pretty awesome pants

              i thought it'll be too tight when i first got it . But man , this pant is really comfortable and warm.
              i used it to run mostly , I'm not sure how much the knee thing actually works.. i had knee surgery 6 months ago. it didn't feel like it actually making it more stabil but the compression feels good.

              If you've never tried them, you should

                I bought one pair of these for my wife before buying these from backcountry.com as she would get sore and tired after longer ski runs. After the first day, she skied stronger, faster, and didn't complain of the soreness she had felt the day before. I haven't used them for running, only for skiing and it does seem to decrease the lactic acid build up in the leg muscles. You can still get tired but not fatigued like you may without them.
                I won't say it makes me 10 years younger but I will say, I don't ever feel like I need to rest because of tired or sore legs.
                I also recommend if you're between sizes, go with the smaller as the tighter compression worked better for me.

                comfortable

                  Used for 10 mile trail run and didn't have the usual fatigue set in. Felt comfortable. I'm 5'4", 128ish and ordered an XS.

                  I am 5'7" at 130 lbs. a lot of height in...

                  I am 5'7" at 130 lbs. a lot of height in legs, do I go with a small or medium to accommodate leg length?

                  Hi Jennifer-

                  Did you already settle on a pair? You can actually go either way on the size. If you have strong legs and quads, I would recommend the medium. If your legs are skinny, then I would recommend the small. But honestly, either size would work for you. In the small, you would just have a slightly larger gap between your ankle and the bottom of the tights. Good luck!

                  I'm 5ft 125 lbs can you help with sizing? I have skinny legs and carry all my weight in my tummy. I had an xs in the ventilator and they are discontinued (sad - they were great) I can still wear them, but think they may be a little to snug after winter weight gain, but if I lose any weight I'm certain the xs is they way to go. Guidance on sizing would be helpful. The biggest difference I notice is length. They sit just above my ankle now at 125 lbs whereas they sat over my ankle at 117 lbs.

                  PS I need ventilator or this cut because stablyx cuts me off where I carry weight creating a muffin top.

                  Didn't work for me

                    I'm 5'9 and 135 lbs with longer thighs than calves (by a bit- think t-rex style) and the compression pattern just didn't line up for me in the medium size. They looked a bit like a 'short-pant' on me. I also had issues with the pants trying to slip down. They were returned.

                    Didn't work for me

                      I'm 5'9 and 135 lbs with longer thighs than calves (by a bit- think t-rex style) and the compression pattern just didn't line up for me in the medium size. They looked a bit like a 'short-pant' on me. I also had issues with the pants trying to slip down. They were returned.