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These are really nice tights, but definitely size up. Two sizes up maybe. I usually take a small or even an extra small (5’4”, 115lbs). I ordered a medium, based on other reviews, and it is still tighter than I would like. I have nothing bad to say about the quality - the material and chamois are both good. I bought the grey which are lovely and a nice change from black.
I own other Pearl Sugar riding pants, longer length and a medium, fits very well. To say these are small is an understatement, I could get them on but I think that they would cut circulation off to my calves. Something maybe about the grey material, no give what so ever, I know other people said the same but I have had issues with ordering a large and the chamois not fitting correctly so I took the chance, I think someone knew tho because this size was the $17 price but when I checked the large, it changed the price to $35 so...these are going back.
I bought this in a couple colors because the price was great. I've kept the black and white pair and sent back the grey pair. Even though they're the same size, the grey ones were SO teeny tiny and didn't fit. The black pair with white accents have been great! I've tested them on a couple ~40ish mile rides and they've been great. No complaints so far!
Nice capris leggings, BUT: I am a petite woman, and typically wear XS-S. However, I ordered these in a medium, just to be sure. I had to double-check to make sure I wasn't accidentally sent an extra-small! SO tight.
If you are a bicycle rider for leisure or racing or exercising, you will appreciate these 3/4 tights. The saddle seat that is sewn in protects you and makes riding a much more softer experience. You also get compression and moisture transfer to keep skin dry. The tights also have true reflection so that you are seen. They also have 4-way stretch so that you have mobility and comfort. These can be machine washed in cold water on a gentle cycle and drip dried. Do not put in the dryer, iron or dry clean. The material is made of polyester, lycra and elastane so it is going to compress well.
Not as great as bibs, but these 3/4 tights are really nice. The chamois is great, as it is with most Pearl Izumi bike shorts. The material is lycra like (not sure it's 100% lycra), and it wicks really well as well as a good compressive fit.