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CW-X support tights

post #1 of 8
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Hi all;

Does anybody have experience with CW-X, (or similar), long u/w? Do they really help with leg fatigue? Are they warm?

Thanks

post #2 of 8

Hey C.B.

    They do work well, but they have to fit snugly to work best.  I definitely notice a difference then when I wear my lightweight thermals.  The Pro is very warm, I do believe they come in a couple of weights though. A little pricy but I feel they are worth it,see if Santa can bring you some.  I weigh 160lbs and wear a medium just for reference.  Hope this helps.       Dave

post #3 of 8

Used to use CW-X, but now use Skins.

With either you have to pay attention

to sizing.  Both have thermal versions,

though currently only in a 3/4 length for

Skins (Snow).

post #4 of 8

I bought a pair of CW-X 3/4 length Insulator Stabilyx tights last year and just ordered 2 more pair.  Do they help with leg fatigue?  I can't really say but my legs seem to feel somewhat better at the end of the day when I was wearing them.  My favorite ski pants are Outdoor Research Tremor soft shell pants which are not insulated and my legs were never cold, even on days when the wind chill was around 0F.  Their sizing chart if quite accurate.  I'm 5"8", weigh 140 pounds and a small is perfect.  And I really like that I can get them in 3/4 length since I wear compression ski socks and really don't want all that extra material from regular long underwear.  I don't know why more companies don't make 3/4 length.

 

My only complaint with the CW-X, and I imagine it's also true for Skins, is that if you're a guy, peeing is somewhat more difficult.

post #5 of 8

I was quite happy with the CW-X Stabilyx 3/4 Insulators last season.  I think they kept my knees from getting quite as sore.  Also, I was impressed with the temperature range that they worked in.  I wear a Gore-Tex shell over them and in Tahoe weather I was always able to stay comfortable.  A nice, if pricey, upgrade from my polypro tights.

 

I bought the non-insulated 3/4 version for my wife this year, as her ski pants are already insulated.

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So, my girlfirend is interested in the CW-X Stabilyx tights (either 3/4 or full length).  Not so much for the insulation, but for the supposed knee support.  Any reports on how well the knee is actually supported by a properly fitting pair of stabilyx tights?  I have my reservations about how much better they could be in comparison to a tight fitting pair of 3/4 length Skins, which she already has.

 

umm ... apart from Xela (above) that is.  Thanks for the report Xela - I have a bad habit of launching questions before reading all the way to the bottom of the page.

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Originally Posted by sinbad7 View Post

So, my girlfirend is interested in the CW-X Stabilyx tights (either 3/4 or full length).  Not so much for the insulation, but for the supposed knee support.  Any reports on how well the knee is actually supported by a properly fitting pair of stabilyx tights?  I have my reservations about how much better they could be in comparison to a tight fitting pair of 3/4 length Skins, which she already has.

 

umm ... apart from Xela (above) that is.  Thanks for the report Xela - I have a bad habit of launching questions before reading all the way to the bottom of the page.

My knees are beat from the trades.

I use knee supports over Skins.

 

post #8 of 8

A little more info:  I'd avoid the full-length for skiing; as tight as these are, there's no place to put the excess unless you stuff it in the boot and wreck the fit.  The way the "web" goes around the knee, I can see it holds the kneecap in place.  I know that's an issue for some people, especially women.  If you've never worn CW-X tights, you need to try a pair on.  They are very tight and take a while to get on correctly.  I can't imagine they're not doing something, even if it's just cutting off your circulation. 

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