My Tuesday order arrived late on Friday and my weekend was a bit too crazy to actually try these two pants on until this morning. I'm primarily looking for warm tights for watching my kids soccer since it is now frigidly cold with the wind chill and we are sometimes outside for two hours between both kids. I'm not planning on running in these (maybe the toasty tech tights though in January when I ramp up running) and I'd never use them for Crossfit at all - my purpose for these was only surviving soccer. Also, I ordered the Wind Runner Pants accidentally since I thought they were the Runderful Pants at first glance - and then I was disappointed to see I was wrong. I need those Runderfuls and I also need the Black Grape Base Runner Pants so I am more inclined to not keep these. Have you tried these two pants on? if so, let us know what you thought in the comments.
These are so fricken flattering on, and so slimming. I don't know how, but they are. I wasn't going to keep them but I'm sorely tempted to now that I've seen them on. The tech fleece on these is perfectly matte and opaque which I'd expected. I'd heard some reviews that the black Toasty Tech Tight II's had an unpleasant sheen to them so I was glad to see these are actually fully matte. The waist is nice and high and even though these look like 7/8th tights online they are full on pants on me and go right over my foot. Normally I'd prefer 7/8 length but for very cold weather the full length is better for me. My only negative observation about these is that all the pretty seam work you see on the front is something you definitely feel when you first put them. They are somewhat compressive so all those slimming seams are pressed into your leg a little bit. I only noticed that the first 5 minutes though and after a while it wasn't something I noticed at all so definitely not a deal breaker at all. The pants are also extremely soft, stretchy and cozy on the inside with that tech fleece and they are warm, but not overly hot. Thank goodness we now have the holiday return period so I don't feel like I need to make a decision on these right away. I definitely want to keep them but I'm not sure I can if I want the Runderful Pants and the Base Runners.
Wind Runner Pant Black Grape TTS 10
These pants have a ton of potential and if it wasn't for the other two pants I'm pining away over I may have liked them enough to keep. One thing that really bothered me on them is that the waist/hip area is a little loose fitting and so you get a weird fabric bunching in the gusset. It was an odd fit though because they are loose in the lower waist and hip area creating the pleating but the waistband nips in and feels tighter than the rest of the pant. The waist isn't exactly tight, it just ever so slightly digs in and are a higher rise Otherwise, I found these warm and cozy and I loved the narrower cut of the straight leg. I think the weird gusset bunching is a deal breaker for me.