|Logo on both legs... a little weird|
I love Zappos, they have free one day shipping, and free return! So these were $85, with free shipping, and no taxes! That's actually cheaper than most Lululemon tights that are $88 + 10% tax. But I must say the quality is definitely superior to Lululemon.
The available sizes for these were XS - L. I first ordered a size S which is what I normally wear. But they were very tight! The material is thicker and not very stretchy at all, so different from Lululemon's luxtreme that I'm used to. So they were very hard to put on. I was able to eventually put them on, but I thought they were just way too much compression for me, and cut in around the waist and leg opening. So I sent them back and ordered a size M. A day later, I received them. They definitely fit better than S. But they are still not as easy to put on as my Lulu tights. You kind of have to wear them like stockings, pull up little by little and adjust the fit.
I think these tights look pretty cool and make your legs look slimmer. I love that they have the bands all over the tights that mimic sports tape. I immediately felt the support that the bands offer when I put them on the first time. I did some test squads and things like that and I could definitely tell a difference. Today I wore them during my workout and they were awesome! I ran and did weights. They support the knees and quads really well, I can see why people say that their knee problems go away when they wear CW-X tights. I felt lighter with them on, like I could go faster and longer. They kept everything in place and my squads and lunges also felt a lot more stable. Can you believe tights can make your balance better? Lol. Must be all the criss cross taping around the knees. I also got lots of compliments at the gym from different people wanting to know where they were from.
Here are some detailed shots from Zappos where you can see the bands better:
So the logo is on both legs - on the front of the right leg and back of the left as well as back of the waist, to ensure that people can see what brand you are wearing from all directions. Lol.
The waist goes all the way up to my natural waist. This is the only thing I am not 100% happy with - I wish they had a wide waistband! The little thin waistband digs in very easily. I think you can see it on this closer up picture even though I have a tank over it. So if you are feeling bloaty one day, you better wear a loose tank with it! Haha.
And here's the picture of the almost non-existent waistband from Zappos:
There is a very very long tie on the waistband. Why? I don't know. These are tight enough that you won't need to tie it some more to keep them in place. So I took mine out and chucked it, it was a little ridiculous to try tucking them in. And the tights didn't move at all during my entire workout today.
There is also a little key pocket inside the waistband. But it is not built in like Lululemon pants. It's just a little pocket that hangs out there. So after you put on them on, you have to go in and tuck the pocket so it lays flat. But it's nice to have it in case you go running outside and need a pocket to store keys.
Overall I really like these tights! Like I said, they are much thicker than Lululemon's luxtreme. So I wonder if they will be hot to wear in the summer. It's pretty cold here today, so they didn't make me hot at all. They also wicked sweat pretty well and dried fast. I think they will become my new go-to tights for running or other high impact activities from now on.