Disclaimer: I received 2XU Thermal Hyoptik tights to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!
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I am so happy to tell you that the 2XU Thermal Hyoptik tights delivered to just as high a standard as all their other products I have tried.
To start with, there is the compression. While I think it is a little less than in the 2XU Elite MCS Tights, it still provided a great amount of support for running and recovery! I was also a big fan of the mid rise and the wider waist band which prevented the compression from squeezing everything "up and over." I think we can all agree that it is not a good look ;)
The next awesome thing about these pants is the reflectivity. Hyoptik (pronounced High-Optic) products are made to keep you visible and the highly reflective marks on the pants do the trick. Since winter means not only cold weather but also shorter daylight hours, this is a great safety feature for all the after dark runs. Also: have you ever tried to take a picture of your own leg being reflective? Not. Easy. But I think you get the idea ;)
Finally, we get to the actual point of the pants: warmth. Now I know living in central Florida I am the last person you would think about taking winter wear advice from....but believe me when I tell you I am a total wimp when it comes to cold. If it is under 60 I am convinced the world is ending! Today I went for a run and I think it was maybe 40 degrees out (dear FL, please get your act together asap!) and I didn't get cold! It was amazing! Whatever these pants are made from is what I want my entire wardrobe to be made of. Perhaps the best part is that they did not get hot either. You know when it's cold outside and you workout so you sweat then get warm/hot then you stop and you are sweaty so you get cold? That is what happened on the upper half of my body today in my long sleeve athletic shirt from another brand that will remain nameless. By the powers of magic and science I never once flet like my lower half was getting cold or hot. The 2XU Thermal Hyoptik pants are just phenomenal at regulating your body temperature! Ok and they look fun and sassy in gym mirror selfies!
Overall I cannot recommend the 2XU Thermal Hyoptik tights enough! They are comfortable, warm, and make running in the cold bearable!
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