Women's ROAD RUNNER SPORTS HIGH-SPEED COMPRESSION 19" CAPRI :: You'll love these sporty capri-length running tights with a back flap pocket for ID or keys. Stay cool in the women's High-Speed Compression 19" Capri thanks to breathable, mesh panels at the back of knees.
Features & Benefits:
Inseam XS (18") S (18.5") M (19") L (19.5") XL (20")
Mesh panels at sides and behind knees: Provides ventilation and moisture management
Reflective logo: Safer running at night
External back yoke mesh pocket: Keep valuables safe while running
Drawcord at waist: For a perfect fit
86% DRYROAD®/14% spandex: Provides moisture management with stretch-fit comfort
When I first received these in the mail and I took them out of the package I thought I wasn't going to like them and have to return them. I'm not a capri lover to begin with but wanted to give a pair a try. So I tried them on and still thought nah...these aren't for me. But the next day I decided to give them a fair shot and go for a run in them. Well, I ended up loving running in them! They felt great the entire run. They stay in place perfectly with no chaffing whatsoever. They are the perfect length and tightness without being too tight. I am so happy I kept them. These are now my favorite to run in!
Grand Rapids, MI
comfortable and good fit
I own two pairs of the capris. I started training for races about a year ago, and these are the best running tights I have found.
They have a mid-rise and the inside string ensures that they stay put throughout your whole run (I ran the Big Sur Marathon in these bad boys!).
I also like the ventilation at the back of the knees and the little mesh pocket in the back- perfect for ID/key/Ipod nano.
They are so comfortable that I even wore them hiking and they were great for the whole 9 hours. After almost a year, the first pair still looks like new.
What I've Been Looking For!
I looked everywhere for my "ideal" running tights: 3/4 length, mesh panels behind knees, a secure pocket, comfortable waist, not too thin...and I finally found them! But seriously, I almost gave up the search. All the stores I went to, all the big brands - nada. Hated. These are so great!! The one and only thing I am not fond of and what I'm going to have to deduct a star for is the waist drawstring; it is very scratchy against my skin. Oh, and I wish they had some kind of reflective panel/stictching - the info tag said it does, but I really don't see it. Anyways, other than that, I love them, I think I'll buy another pair.
I would buy this product again
I purchased 2 of these capri tights (different colors)and love them! I normally wear a size small, but I should have tried a medium first since my legs are muscular. I love using them to lift weight and do cardio, it has GREAT range of motion and wickers moisture perfectly. The only thing that I do not like is that the material its self is a little thin for my taste, thats why I gave it a 4 star and not a 5. All in all these are my favorite pair of Capri tights ever!
Abby the runner
I love these tights for runs on cold days. The fit is perfect and the drawstring is great for adjusting the waist to keep them in place(and I haven't had any problems with it rubbing against by skin when I run). I'm considering buying the longer length as well....you can't beat the price! The pocket on the back is nice but doesn't feel secure...I put my key in there during a run and it felt like it could've bounced out. Not a big deal for me since I usually run with a belt to hold my items.
Best workout gear!
I originally purchased these because I had purchased the Nike capris in the past and used them for spin classes. I found these at RRS and they were $20 less than Nike, so I figured I would try them out. They are far and away my favorite short/pants/capris to work out in. I run in them, walk my dogs in them, use them for Bar Method-and every time I wear them, I get compliments. They are comfortable and whisk away moisture. Perfect for spin and perfect for the gym!
San Diego, CA
The most comfortable running leg-wear
I have tried shorts of different lenghts, capris, crops, tights - compression and "performance" - and these are the only leg-wear that really work for me. They do not bunch up behind the knee. The compression is just right: nice and snug but not binding. I could do without the little pocket at the rear waistband. This bothered me at first, but I got used to it pretty quickly. Would have prefered elastic waist to the drawstring. The drawstring on the previous incarnation was not so great. This newer version has a better quality drawstring, which is a nice and welcome improvement.
Fits like a glove
These capri running pants are wonderful. I prefer to train on a treadmill most of the time and these pants are perfect for that. I use to prefer the running skort, but now I'm a capri convert. They fit like a glove and sit comfortably on the wasteline without cutting in. They have a very flattering yet functional cut and wick heat and moisture well - no panties needed with these capris.
Maggie skort to capri convert
My new favorite!
I just finished another workout in these and realized I never left a review for them. These capris are great for the gym and for running and walking. They're pretty true to size, but I sized down because I like a snug compression fit. The mesh panels on the lower leg are what separate these from other capris, they really help keep you cool. I only wish they came in navy blue!
San Diego, CA
Just the right fit
I use the Velocity Capri tights while working out or going on brisk walks. I am 5'11" and tights aren't usually adaptable to my height -- Either the crotch hangs too low or they ride down. This material really fits well and is completely comfortable. It continues to stay in place as I life weights, walk or run. This is a wonderful product!
Legs energized & comfy on inbetween temp
I love these capris. Very comfortable and seem to be true to size. Like the compression feel so my legs feel more energized on longer runs over 10 miles. I'm a New Englander, so these were great as the weather went under 50 degrees, but I wasn't ready for the full tights yet. Love the back pocket for my keys so I don't have to wear my pouch on shorter runs. They stay put.
East Hampton, CT
Tights that multi task
I bought these tights for roller derby as well as running. I only got to wear them once before breaking my ankle. However they held up great - they didn't sag or bind, they wicked away the sweat and held up to 3 hours of practice. Perfect fit. I can't wait to get my cast off so I can try them out when I get to run again!
Great Fight. Great Feel
These are lightweight and feel great. I bought a medium because I wanted to be sure my back side, hips and thighs would fill and fit these capris. Wow! What a great fit for a curvy girl.
I was able to use the back pocket for my Android without fear of it falling out. The air vents are a great addition too.
Great value, go-to item
Good price, good features, reasonably durable. I have 3 of these, and wear them a lot. The compression is reasonable, mesh behind knees and lower back is great, pocket is appreciated, improved drawstring too. Also appreciate a color that isn't black or gaudy multi or pink.
Definitely a go-to item for me, will continue to buy & wear as long as they're around.
SUPER COMFORTABLE TIGHTS!
These are my first pair of running capris,& I thought they would be too tight & uncomfortable, but I needed a pair for training. I LOVE THESE and was so surprised at how comfortable they are. EASY to run in. My first thought was that I could easily live in the pants all day long! They fit true to size.
Yorba Linda, CA
Your new best capris!
I have always worn Nike's capris because of the back pockets to stick my Gu in the back.....these Roadrunner's Capris are just as good, lightweight with the right ventilation in the areas and perfect for those long runs....another plus it cost less than Nike and plus, plus it makes your butt look good!
Redondo Beach, CA
Stylish and Durable
I wore my RR tights through a Mud Buddy Race. Not only did they withstand me wrecking on my mountain bike but they also stayed cool while running trails and dried quickly after crawling through mud. In addition, I received several compliments from other racers admiring the meshing behind the knees.
One of the better tights I have found
I wear these tights for my cardio and conditioning classes. These are great because they stay in place and don't need constant adjustment. The mesh fabric on the back of the leg isn't quite stretchy enough, so the calf area is a little tight. If I go a size up the waist is too large. I also wish it was a lower rise.
Las Vegas, NV
Love these for their comfort even when worn for a long time. They stay put, don't ride up, they wash well and stay looking good.
Only con is the drawstrings that constantly get lost in the waistband if you don't tie them (especially when you're going to wash them make sure to tie them)
Buying my second pair!
I love these capris for running. I bought these about six months ago and they've been my favorite thing to run in. They work well for cool as well as warm weather, are comfortable, an have never caused any chafing. I'm buying my second pair tonight as a reward for staying on my training plan.
nice running pants
didn't fit quite as well as I expected. They are slightly saggy in the crotch. The way the bottom of the legs are, they squeeze your calf in two places which is weird. The material is great for running and comfortable. I wouldn't buy another pair but I see myself using these pants often in the cold running months.
I adore this product.The material on this product are very durable, lightweight and allow flexibilty. I would highly recommend this product for yoga too!!!Also they are very comfortable and have ample support for endurance running. I am definitely picking a few more up.=)
Great running tight!
I'm a runner who's slowing understanding the significance of good quality gear. These tights are comfortable and lightweight but provide support in a way that old shorts or cheap workout tights never have. Plus, they look great - very sleek and smooth on female curves.
Comfortable, warm running tights.
When I first tried them on I thought they were too small bit they are great. My only complaint is with some snarled strings in one seam that I'm afraid to cut because the seam may unravel. They look good otherwise and keep me warm during runs.
Capri Tights done right
I ran a half marathon in these capris and they were very comfortable from start to finish. I especially like the ventilation in the back of the knees. I wore them over my bike shorts on a cold ride over the past weekend and they were just right to keep me warm at the start but not too heavy to be too hot later on the ride.
I bought a pair when I was picking up a race packet at a RoadRunner store and they have quickly become my favorite capris for running or the gym. A great fit with no bagging. They do run slim, but for me this works great.
These tights are great for everyday running. They are extremely comfortable and flattering as well. They are a tad thin, could use a little more compression but for the price you can't beat them. Will buy another pair soon.
Central Coast California
I've recently purchased a number of tights and capris from several different companies. Many of them left me unimpressed, and they were anywhere from $25-$100 more than these.
Initially, I didn't think I would like them that much, but, like other reviewers, once you put them on and do something active, you realize there is really something to this capri!
The fabric is really wonderful and lightweight but still provides excellent coverage and superior compression. The colors also make put these ahead of many other company's versions, but it's really the performance and comfort that make these a winner.
The only downside is I did find that I needed to pull the waist up several times over an hour or so of pretty-constant movement. If the rise were slightly higher and the waist were a wider band in addition to the drawstring, these would really be superior in every way to all of the major brands (other than Skins, which I adore, but I prefer these for rougher wear). The price is extremely competitive as well and I look forward to purchasing more of these!
Olympic Peninsula, WA
The RRSV capri is comfortable to run in.
I wear this capri for running and at the gym.
Just throw in the washer and dryer and the capri
come out looking brand new.
Haven't tried running in the winter in this capri.
Minnesota can be very cold in the winter.
Saint Paul, MN
Perfect for short distance Tri
I purchased these capri tights to wear for my first triathlon; I swam, biked and ran in them and they were perfect; extremely comfortable throughout the whole race(water & air temps were right around 70F). The inner drawstring is nice to customize fit; they were snug enough to swim in with no feeling of drag. Quick drying/moisture wicking meant I was dry and comfortable during the bike/run, and the length was perfect- I appreciated the support on my knees during the run. These are NOT cycling pants so no padding; they would not be suitable for longer bike rides, but for a sprint distance (10-15 miles) they were just fine. I wish the pocket was bigger; it's designed to hold a couple gel packs and is perfect for that, but it would be nice if it had a zipper and was big enough for a smartphone- the design/size is kind of pushing the limits for that. Overall I think these capri tights are great and a great value; I tried on a similar pair by a big name brand and besides fitting better (Im 5'6" 120# and small was perfect) these were also quite a bit less expensive.
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Anonymous rated this product
5 stars Mon, December 28,2009:
These are the best pants I have ever run in!
Juanita rated this product
5 stars Tue, December 01,2009:
I absolutely love these tights. They fit true to size and do not sag. The mesh is great for cooling.
deborah rated this product
5 stars Wed, November 18,2009:
I love these capris for working out at the gym. The mesh panels keeps me from getting too hot. Great product at a great price.
Terri rated this product
5 stars Fri, October 09,2009:
These pants fit me true to size and didn't sag like some of my other tights do.
A.S. rated this product
5 stars Fri, October 09,2009:
I looked everywhere for an affordable capri tight and finally found it.
kj rated this product
1 star Wed, July 15,2009:
This item was recommended to me by a Roadrunner Sports salesperson as a replacement for the old RRS capris they no longer carry that were light weight and virtually seamless. Unfortunately, it's not even remotely similar. There are heavy, uncomfortable seams everywhere: down the legs, across the thighs in the front and back, & across the buttocks. The vented area behind the knees is made of a scratchy material that's irritating when you sweat. I'd give it a 0 if I could.
SG rated this product
5 stars Fri, May 15,2009:
Terrific product. The back flap and mesh panels are really great touches. Perfect for spring running/jogging.
danna rated this product
2 stars Sun, May 10,2009:
why don't companies start making larger sizes? ever heard of "the biggest loser"?
Sarah rated this product
5 stars Wed, April 01,2009:
beautiful, minimal design, flattering and functional. I"m a solid, 5' 102 lbs long legs....these fit perfectly,not tight or particularly compressive, but very comfortable.
emily Hansen rated this product
2 stars Sun, March 15,2009:
I ordered these thinking they were the same as the ultra tights, just in a capri version. I was so disappointed to discover they did not have the low rise waistband. They cut into my waist and are unflattering, sending back.
Elizabeth rated this product
5 stars Fri, March 06,2009:
I am NOT a capri wearer and I LOVE these pants. They looked like the elusive capri of my dreams so I figured I would try them and they are great. The waistband is comfortable and they are just capri length tights without being flared at the bottom, which I like. The mesh around the leg bottoms is discreet but airy. I have big hips and smaller quads and then big calves and these are SO flattering, whereas most capris leave my legs looking shapeless. 5 stars for sure.
mo rated this product
5 stars Sun, September 21,2008:
fit is great - not too hot - no seams in the crotch which is GREAT! would definately buy these again! if they could only make the tag printed on the fabric instead of sewn in.
Laurie rated this product
5 stars Mon, September 15,2008:
BUY THESE PANTS! They are great. I first wore them for a 20 miler- super comfortable- no rubbing- no rising up. Provided just enough compression w/out being too hot. Nice draw string.
asicsrun228 rated this product
5 stars Tue, March 18,2008:
LOVE these!! They fit very well and are not too tight in the stomach area. They stay in place while running and are comfy as well. I would buy them again in a second!
kris rated this product
5 stars Mon, September 17,2007:
I love them! They fit well and does not ride up. They are very comfy and it just became my favorite capris to work out in. I would definitely buy a second one.
Shelley rated this product
5 stars Fri, April 13,2007:
Really nice fit. Moderate compression. Nice hidden key pocket in the back. I love the mesh panels near the bottom of the capris. They're great for warmer weather. Definitely a keeper. I'm buing a second pair.
Courtney rated this product
5 stars Tue, April 03,2007:
These are my new favorites. Very flattering fit. They are snug, but not too tight and the drawstring waist allows a perfect fit. The fabric gives you support and it is not shiny like some workout pants, which can be unflattering. I am a size 4 and the small fit well.