First Look: Titan Wind Block II Tight

Heading out the door? Read this article on the new Outside+ app available now on iOS devices for members! Download the app.

Titan Wind Block II Tight by Columbia
85% Polyester, 15% Elastane

Price: $56
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.

Want to Know What It Takes to Finish at Western States? Just Ask Hellah Sidibe.

Find out what happened when this six-year run streaker and HOKA Global Athlete Ambassador took on an iconic ultramarathon in California's Sierra Nevada