- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: medium
The materials and construction of this tight is top notch as you should expect from Gore. However the fit is WAY off for me (5'9", 145 lbs.). Medium is way too large. For comparison, I have never been able to fit into any tights from Castelli in size medium (for Castelli--medium tights might fit someone 6' to 6'4" at or less than 140 lbs.) So there is a gapping hole in available tights in someone my size. Yet as these Gore tights have omitted the fairly standard lower leg zippers, I am certain that my size 10 feet will not fit thru the oversized (read flappy in wind) ankle openings that hardly stretch at all (if I were to try a size small). If it had the zippers, it could be snug at the ankle while still being possible to put on and remove (a necessary quality Gore, come on. Does Fabian have little feet? Obviously he has big legs, but are you only producing these for him?)
These in size medium might fit someone 6' or taller, 160lbs+ who has little feet and large ankles. Or if you want to spend more money, maybe a seamster (going gender-neutral with this term) could take-in the ankles while adding zippers--just remember to SIZE DOWN vs Italian sizing.