Men's Hyper Dry Tights
- Light Weight 5.65 Oz.
- Hyperdry wicking Jersey fabric
- Flat Seamed
- Seamless hip and waist prevent chaffing
Reviewed by Garuch
Overall rating out of 10: 9.8
The alarm went off and the chill of my nose told me that I did not want to get out of bed. Snug and warm, there was simply no good reason to venture forth into the blackness. Being barely clad I simply did not wish to endure the inevitable assault of the cold upon my body. With Heating oil at all time highs here in the northeast, we pretty much shut down the heat overnight and getting out of bed becomes a sick extreme sport.
But there were places to go and people to meet, and I had piled the bike gear at the foot of the bed so I could dress in the dark. There was product to review and I had committed. So, I slid out from under the comforter and blankets and the icy chill of the floor rapidly spread its way upward tensing all of my appendages as it rose.
Hastened on by the air which condensed my breath, the chill had me wishing for release from my assigned task, and longing only for the solace of the womb like warmth of the bed I had just departed.
In the dark I reached out to the pile of Bike togs. Arranged in order of layers, I knew that the first garment was the Mountain Hardwear HyperDry Baselayer Tights. My hands touched their silky smoothness, and the slippery fabric immediately warmed to my touch. Fumbling in the dark for the proper orientation, I stepped into the tights, or more correctly the tights embraced my legs as I slid them sensuously up my body. As I did so it was like slipping into a warm silky tub, and in an instant the tights disappeared replaced with a cozy warm embrace!
I finished dressing the lower half of my body. After the Mountain Hardwear tights, I donned a set of Cannondale tights and over it all, a Domino set of knickers. And on that very chilly, breezy morning, I ventured forth for a romp through the singletrack out at Bethpage. We drove to the park and while I was driving the outfit was just fine. I experienced no over heating in spite of the car heater being on and I began to wonder if my layers would be warm enough for an extended time outside.
I needn't have worried. Riding or stopping to chat and catch our breath the outfit was always comfortable. No overheating while working, perfect wicking, and yet no chilling or wind chill while standing. I assign this performance to the Mountain Hardwear under layer. I have worn all the other garments in other configurations with other underlayers and this was the best combo yet in terms of comfort.
Lightweight, very subtle, stretching perfectly to fit without tightness, wicking beautifully, they really performed.