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
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.)
JB Runs 26.2
White Plains, NY
great thigh and low back support!
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!
Soda Springs, CA
Love these 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)
Mother of five
Comfortable and supportive compression
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.
Run the day away
I needed more quad support
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.
Great for the long runs
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.
Wine Country, CA
Outstanding Running 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.
Janet the Runner
Collingwood, Ontario Canada
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. :))
Worth the $
I bought these on sale since I wasn't sure if I would like them. I have very large muscular thighs and sometimes shorts just don't work for me. I'm 5' 3" and around 170ish give or take, and wear a 10/12 depending on the cut. I wear medium in Athleta, VSX, and Road Runner gear. I ordered a Large in these since they are compression shorts. I'm glad I did, they fit perfectly. The length came to the bottom of my knee which works since I'm in my 40's and my days of booty shorts are over. I will be buying more of these in the future.
North Dartmouth, MA
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!
Love, love these compression 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.
San Diego, CA
Great running short!
Keeps everything in alignment. Nice running shorts with great stability, lightweight also.
Great for long runs in warm weather.
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.
Worth the money
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
In love, would buy again!
On size selection: I'm 5'2" and based on size chart, I would be in between the xs and sm...I chose to go down in size and the fit is good.
Using these shorts on long runs has helped tremendously with recovery and the extra support the compression offers feels great during the run.
Hip and IT band approved
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.
Best compression shorts!
I love these shorts. I now have 3 pair of these shorts. Wear them primarily in the gym and running. Would highly recommend.
Overland Park, Ks.
Buy these shorts
I've done a few runs in these now and they are great. Did 20 miles yesterday and the support is wonderful.
Keep Those Leg Muscles Warm
Needed the extra support now that I am older and heavier which helps to prevent overuse injuries.
San Diego, CA
Love them! Excellent fit, very comfortable, excellent on hot weather!!!
San Juan, PR
i love This CWX shorts. Its just fabulous to run. Help my thigh with the pain
Womens CW-X Stabilyx Ventilator Fitted Shorts
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