Tempest Merino Tight
Further, as a chamois-less merino tight, the Tempest is as versatile as you are. Wear it over your favorite bib short, under a MTB short paired with a short liner, or stand alone. From running and yoga; to gravel and single track. The Tempest has you covered.
More choices, premium quality gear and the commitment of less waste, sounds pretty great, right? The trade-off is that it takes longer for us to make, but you get exactly what you want, and we never make apparel that isn’t wanted.
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- Choose between two ankle lengths to find a perfect fit
- Two integrated and secure compression hip pockets
- High compression merino to support leg muscles
- Merino blend for optimal temperature & quick moisture wicking
- Nylon-faced fabric resists abrasion
- No chamois for greater versatility
- Reflective logo for safety
- Silicone waist gripper keeps tight secure and in place
- Sewn in Old Fort, NC
|Inseam Length - Regular||28||28.5||29||29.5||30||30.5|
|Inseam Length - Short||25.5||26||26.5||27||27.5||28|
|Inseam Length - Regular||71.12||72.39||73.66||74.93||76.2||77.47|
|Inseam Length - Short||64.77||66.04||67.31||68.58||69.85||71.12|
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So luxurious...I'm wearing them now
These are absolutely the best tights I've ever worn. I have other tights for yoga, for running, for biking, for hiking which now seems crazy. The Tempest Merino Tight covers all activities including WFH (standing desk or sitting). I took them on vacation to Edisto Island State Park in South Carolina in January. I wore them for running three times and yoga twice and they performed throughout without sagging or stretching and, crazy I know, but without stinking. They are dreamy on the bike. I pair them with the Tsali short when riding for the perfect combo of comfort and coverage on late winter and early spring days in the woods. Recently, I joined a road/gravel ride when winds were gusting pretty hard (as they will do in March in western North Carolina) and they were perfect. I can't say that I don't notice wearing them, because they feel so dreamy against my skin that I often think of how cozy they feel. The waist band stays put and is higher in the back which is important to me. I have two pairs of Tempests and I will recommend them to all my friends.
Perfect for riding and other outdoor activities
I have worn these a few times riding and really loved the fit and functionality. I paired them with the Kitsbow liner shorts and these are one of those garments that you don’t need to fuss with, which is perfect when you are focused on the ride. I didn’t find the pocket to be very useful for rides, but absolutely love them when running, walking my pup, or running errands. I’m 5-9 and 158lbs and bought the large. The fit is perfect for biking and around town. I like a bit more support for running, so I would have sized down if that was my primary use.
Upon first receipt, I could feel the quality fabric, I love Kitsbow generally and was stoked for these... albeit apprehensive. If you're a regular legging wearer, you know they're not all created equal and some fits just aren't as good as others.... As soon as I put on the Tempest I knew it was a perfect match! I love the high rise of the waist in the back, with the gripper, the pocket placement and cut overall. Then I took them for 3 fast bike rides, wearing under my shell pants. They never lost shape, needed to be adjusted or picked up an odor. Hands down they are now my favorite legging and I look forward to seeing how they wear in other scenarios. Well done Kitsbow! (5'10", 180 lbs, 32" waist, 43" hip, size L)
These are awesome!
I LOVE these tights! They have been keeping my legs very warm during our Southeastern winter season. They do a good job of blocking out wind and keeping you cozy. Having these available in a "short" option is a total game changer. I am 5'6", but have very short legs and often find my leggings are too long. The short fit perfectly in length. The high waist is also very comfortable, and the pockets are great! They hold snacks and a phone with no issue. I have been doing rides on these without any bibs or chamois under them and have been very comfortable. They also work great off the bike too for errands, walks, yoga, etc. Overall, an awesome pair of tights. I am hoping to buy another soon!
warm for cold parkway ride
It fits well, high waisted legging so it's not sliding down while riding. Very flexible, warm enough to wear one layer for winter ride.