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Titan Wind Block II Tight by Columbia
Materials: 85% Polyester, 15% Elastane
Pros: The fit is essentially perfect.
Cons: None. These are awesome tights!
Columbia’s Titan Wind Block II Tight features so many great specs, it’s hard to know where to start. First, the fit: the midrise waist provides enough coverage without overdoing it and will satisfy most bodies, no matter their waist-height preference. In addition, the wide waistband features a drawstring for a customized fit, is extremely comfortable and flattering.
The waistband features a back-zipper pocket, just the right size for a credit card, keys and a gel. The four-way comfort stretch fabric is just tight enough to make you feel fast, but not compressed.
Second, the fabric: the Titan Wind Block II Tight is made up of panels of two different fabrics. Columbia’s Omni Wind-Block makes up the panel on the front of the thighs keeping out wind and water and keeping in heat—perfect for wet, windy runs or even a few snowy skimo laps. The rest of the tight (the entire back and lower front of the legs) is made up of Columbia’s Omni-Wick material, a fantastic, comfortable fabric that wicks away sweat for quick evaporation—perfect for spicy workouts.
Last, but certainly not least, the versatility and look: these tights are great for running, skiing (Nordic and/or skimo), snowshoeing and hiking in practically any kind of weather. The design is sleek and might even be compared to Fjallraven’s trekking tights. These are a great addition to your wardrobe, especially if you’re expecting wintry or rainy runs in your future.
—Katie Stookesberry, a road runner in winter, budding skimo athlete, and trail runner by summer, resides in Colorado’s Elk Mountains.