Champion Shape&reg; Fitted Women's Knee Pants
I love these
I love these capris, though there is always room to improve :)
There is a little pocket sewn into the lining of the waistband in the front. This is great for a key or some cash, but it has no zipper or flap, so I'm always concerned things will fall out.
They are high waisted and come to my natural waist (I'm 5'5", 140# ordered medium) This prevents muffin topping without being too loose or too low.
I like that they don't ride up and are wicking so they help to keep you cool. They are a thicker material so they're not going to be super-cool in the summer, but they're great for spring runs.
I think that the bottoms around the calf could be improved. I feel they're a little tight, but that will vary with the size of your calves. (I'd say mine are average - no prob with knee boots, skinny jeans, etc)
I don't think I would buy another pair of these at the regular price point. If the pocket were moved to the lumbar region with a zipper and contrast stitching or reflective piping, I would reconsider.
May 23, 2012
No Muffin Top!!
I had been so frustrated with exercise pants that hit below the waist. I was constantly hiking them up to avoid "mooning" and my midriff is not my best feature!! These pants actually come up to my waist and I'm so much happier. They're also comfortable and somewhat slimming. I'm a happy camper!!!
May 15, 2012
Liking these pants!
I have been hesitant to buy knee-lenght pants because I'm not that fond of the look of the ones that are not fitted and didn't want my "excesses" to show in a fitted pant. These are true to their name "shape". They look great and are very comfortable. The quality is obvious, as well. I suspect I'll own this pair for quite some time!
May 5, 2012
Great for curvy runners
For months I've been shopping all over the web for new running capris, rejecting much more expensive versions. I'm so relieved to have found these capris. They fit absolutely true to size (I wear a Champion size XL, with larger hips and a smaller waist) and are my new favorites. They stay in place (no riding up or wiggling down), they don't chafe, and they are very flattering. I love the wide, thick waistband; it doesn't roll over or cut into my stomach. Two minor quibbles: the hems do ride up behind my knees after a mile or so, and I wish the fabric was a bit thicker, to cover bumps/lumps on my hips. I give myself a little more coverage by wearing these under a sport skirt, and am one very happy runner. I just bought two more pairs.
April 24, 2012