Womens CW-X Stabilyx Ventilator Fitted Shorts

Women's CW-X Stabilyx Ventilator Short

Item #CWL112
MSRP:$79.99
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Women's CW-X® STABILYX VENTILATOR SHORT™ :: Run strong and run cool in the Women's CW-X® Stabilyx Ventilator Short™. This running tight short features ventilating panels in the quad area to allow excess heat to escape. At the same time, the CW-X® Stabilyx Ventilator Tight uses the ultimate advanced compression design to reduce muscle fatigue by supporting muscles, IT Band, and hip joints, and improving circulation.

Features & Benefits:

  • Support Web technology: Provides optimum support to lower back/core area and knee joint
  • UPF 40+: UVA/UVB protection
  • 80% CoolMax®/20% Lycra®: Keeps the body cool and dry
  • 4 way stretch mesh fabric
  • Flat seam construction: Eliminates abrasion
  • Abdominal support panel: Provides extra support to the lower abdominal muscles
  • Gusseted crotch liner: For comfort and ease of movement specifically designed for a women
  • Reflective logos: Safety for nighttime activities

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Womens CW-X Stabilyx Ventilator Fitted Shorts
 
4.6

(based on 17 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (16)
  • Breathable (14)
  • Allows free movement (12)
  • Dries quickly (12)
  • Durable (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Running (16)
    • Warm weather (7)
    • Competition (6)
      • Fit:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        100% 

        (17 reviews)

        Feels too big

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (13), Competitive athlete (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    CW-X Fan Tries Something New!

    By JB Runs 26.2

    from White Plains, NY

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Allows Free Movement
    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Dries Quickly
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Running

      Comments about Womens CW-X Stabilyx Ventilator Fitted Shorts:

      I run races from 5Ks to marathons. A friend turned me onto the CW-X running tights last year and I bought them in every weight. I have big thighs and I didn't like the 5" shorts (not flattering) but I love this 10" length. The mesh panels keep me cool which is good because I sweat like a 300 lb truck driver w/no air conditioning in his cab in July.

      Because the mesh is so open, there is not quite as much compression along the quads as the closed fabric provides, but I don't mind that. They don't ride up the thighs. They are very comfortable, though I wish the rise were a little lower on the hip. I get a little chafed on the sensitive skin around my navel. (I hope that's not TMI.)

      • Fit:
      • Feels true to size

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      I needed more quad support

      By racedog

      from NH

      About Me Competitive Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Dries Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Competition
        • Cycling
        • Gym
        • Running

        Comments about Womens CW-X Stabilyx Ventilator Fitted Shorts:

        I like a lot of support during running, and have used CW-X Stablyx tights when it's cold. The support in their products comes both from the elasticity and compression of the primary fabric and from re-enforcing bands over certain areas that need more support. I wanted longer shorts, but not capri length. This length is hard to find. The length of these is just right, as they are just above the knee area, but they also cover all the muscles of the thigh, which I find more comfortable and supportive than ending mid-quad. This garment provides adequate IT band support, but the support across the butt is not great. The posterior support is across the top of the buttocks, rather than underneath, holding the mass down rather than holding it up against impact. Seems to me that area should be supported to prevent sag in the same way a bra supports the bosom: from underneath. There is also not much circumferential support of the quads and hamstrings, as these shorts do not have much in the way of re-enforcing fabric that wraps around. The ventilating panel is more stretchy than the primary fabric, so the lower front of the quad is unsupported. The shorts seem true to size and I would have expected them to be comfortable based on how they felt. I did not keep the shorts because they did not offer me enough support of muscle groups.

        • Fit:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great for the long runs

        By KB

        from Wine Country, CA

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Allows Free Movement
        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Dries Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Running

          Comments about Womens CW-X Stabilyx Ventilator Fitted Shorts:

          The shorts appeared to be really small...but the fit was great. They stretched and fit very comfortably. Although the fabric is heavy, I stilled stayed cool. The compression seemed to work well on my aching, stressed out hips. I will use on my long run days.

          • Fit:
          • Feels true to size

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Comfortable and supportive compression

          By Run the day away

          from Pennsylvania

          About Me Competitive Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Allows Free Movement
          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Dries Quickly
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Competition
            • Running
            • Warm Weather

            Comments about Womens CW-X Stabilyx Ventilator Fitted Shorts:

            I've started using these for my longer runs now that the weather is warmer, and they are comfortable and supportive. A true compression fit so they feel snug going on, but are breathable and and suitable for any length run. They're also a little longer for more coverage and don't ride up or shift, even on lengthy runs. I've had great luck with the durability of CW-X products in the past and these look to be no exception.

            • Fit:
            • Feels true to size
             
            4.0

            Great Shorts

            By Tri Girl

            from Columbus, OH

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Allows Free Movement
            • Breathable
            • Comfortable

            Cons

            • Thin Fabric

            Best Uses

            • Competition
            • Running
            • Warm Weather

            Comments about Womens CW-X Stabilyx Ventilator Fitted Shorts:

            Love these shorts! Purchased for my long runs in hot weather. I have 3/4 and full length from them too. Chose my size based on the CW-X chart and it fits as expected. I have worn for two long runs (over 20 miles) already and only experienced slight chaffing at medial aspect of my left leg, just above my knee on both runs. I am still trouble-shooting that issue. Otherwise, they provide excellent support and help my legs feel strong to the end!

            • Fit:
            • Feels true to size
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Buy these shorts

            By Robyn

            from NJ

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Allows Free Movement
            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Dries Quickly
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Competition
              • Running
              • Warm Weather

              Comments about Womens CW-X Stabilyx Ventilator Fitted Shorts:

              I've done a few runs in these now and they are great. Did 20 miles yesterday and the support is wonderful.

              • Fit:
              • Feels true to size
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Love them!!!

              By Lilly

              from San Juan, PR

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Allows Free Movement
              • Breathable
              • Comfortable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Womens CW-X Stabilyx Ventilator Fitted Shorts:

                  Love them! Excellent fit, very comfortable, excellent on hot weather!!!

                  • Fit:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Hip and IT band approved

                  By T

                  from Orange County

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Dries Quickly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Competition
                    • Running

                    Comments about Womens CW-X Stabilyx Ventilator Fitted Shorts:

                    Bought them for compression on hip and IT band. Felt great. Even felt "cool" in warm CA temps. Only drawback is my running belt kept riding up with the material of the shorts... But that would be true for any non cotton type material.

                    • Fit:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Keep Those Leg Muscles Warm

                    By Boggieboardbabe

                    from San Diego, CA

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Allows Free Movement
                    • Comfortable
                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Running

                      Comments about Womens CW-X Stabilyx Ventilator Fitted Shorts:

                      Needed the extra support now that I am older and heavier which helps to prevent overuse injuries.

                      • Fit:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Worth the money

                      By Charlotte Runner

                      from Charlotte, NC

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Pros

                      • Allows Free Movement
                      • Comfortable
                      • Dries Quickly
                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Running

                        Comments about Womens CW-X Stabilyx Ventilator Fitted Shorts:

                        I just started training for a half marathon so was looking for new gear to help in the humidity and heat. When I received these shorts, I was concerned they looked and felt like Spanx-- didn't think they could possibly be comfortable in 85 degree weather. Ran 8 miles and loved them! Great support of very cooling. Ready to buy a 2nd pair

                        • Fit:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        4.0

                        great thigh and low back support!

                        By Lwood

                        from Donner Summit, CA

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Thin Fabric

                        Best Uses

                        • Competition
                        • Endurance
                        • Running
                        • Warm Weather

                        Comments about Womens CW-X Stabilyx Ventilator Fitted Shorts:

                        I bought these shorts to help me train for fast hiking the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim in two days. I wanted them to be very supportive and had to take into consideration the extreme heat we may encounter, so I was particularly pleased to see the mesh fronts for breathability. They are wonderful! I hike with them for hours and they keep my legs fresh. They also feel very supportive on my low back which has had issues in the past carrying a pack. The only (and I mean only!)issue comes as a result of the thin material. It keeps you cooler, but it also got a hole in it within two months. Otherwise, I fully recommend these shorts!

                        • Fit:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Unbelievable

                        By Patti

                        from Chicago

                        About Me Competitive Athlete

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Allows Free Movement
                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Cool
                        • Dries Quickly
                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Running
                          • Warm Weather

                          Comments about Womens CW-X Stabilyx Ventilator Fitted Shorts:

                          Wow - I had to write a review, b/c I wore these today in 90 degree heat doing 1/4 mile repeats and they were FANTASTIC. First time ever wearing compression anything and I fell in love with these today. Not only do the look great on - they're cool, believe it or not. I bought them b/c I've been feeling some buildup in my quads lately and today...I didn't feel it - I just felt great. And seriously - they look phenomenal ON. I told everyone to go get a pair. Well worth it. I need more now. :))

                          • Fit:
                          • Feels true to size
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          Great for long runs in warm weather.

                          By Runner Girl

                          from Boston MA

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Breathable
                          • Comfortable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Running
                            • Warm Weather

                            Comments about Womens CW-X Stabilyx Ventilator Fitted Shorts:

                            I started wearing the CW-X Stabilyx tights about a year ago. I have them in a variety of lengths and weights. These are great for warm weather. I really like the longer length. Shorter length tights cut in on my thighs and are uncomfortable. The length of these are just right, falling right above the knee. The mesh panel works well to keep me cool in warm weather.

                            • Fit:
                            • Feels true to size
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            Love, love these compression shorts

                            By Alicia

                            from San Diego, CA

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Allows Free Movement
                            • Breathable
                            • Comfortable
                            • Dries Quickly
                            • Durable
                            • Flattering fit
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Running

                              Comments about Womens CW-X Stabilyx Ventilator Fitted Shorts:

                              These were my first pair of compression shorts and I bought a second pair as soon as I ran in them once. My quads and hamstrings felt wonderful until the end of the entire 7 miles (my usual length of run). They are nice and snug without binding or slipping. I am 5'9" and 140ish lbs and the med fit great. Definitely worth the price if you tend to push it a bit on your runs and sometimes wear out your legs.

                              • Fit:
                              • Feels true to size
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              Outstanding Running Shorts

                              By Janet the Runner

                              from Collingwood, Ontario Canada

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Allows Free Movement
                              • Breathable
                              • Comfortable
                              • Dries Quickly
                              • Durable
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Cool weather
                                • Gym
                                • Running
                                • Warm Weather

                                Comments about Womens CW-X Stabilyx Ventilator Fitted Shorts:

                                The shorts are great for running in hot and cool weather. The shorts are breathable and have good support for the IT band. It is my third pair and I love them.

                                • Fit:
                                • Feels true to size
                                 
                                5.0

                                Love these shorts!!!

                                By Mother of five

                                from Greenville,IL

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Allows Free Movement
                                • Breathable
                                • Comfortable
                                • Dries Quickly
                                • Durable
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Running

                                  Comments about Womens CW-X Stabilyx Ventilator Fitted Shorts:

                                  These shorts are wonderful! I can not say enough about the cw-x brand. I own almost every style they make. I wore the pro tights in the winter (trained and ran a marathon in them), the pro capris this spring and start of summer. They were a little too warm on the 90+ degree days, so I ordered these shorts. I am so glad I did! They give me the support I want, but are cool enough to run in the brutal heat of the day. I was experiencing some hip pains before I started running in the cw-x tights. I have not had any problems since. They are definitely worth the price (much cheaper than physical therapy)

                                  • Fit:
                                  • Feels true to size
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great running short!

                                  By Dee

                                  from Tacoma

                                  About Me Competitive Athlete

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Breathable
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Dries Quickly
                                  • Good Fit

                                  Cons

                                  • Drawstrings are long

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Running

                                  Comments about Womens CW-X Stabilyx Ventilator Fitted Shorts:

                                  Keeps everything in alignment. Nice running shorts with great stability, lightweight also.

                                  • Fit:
                                  • Feels true to size

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