Stretch-Woven Compression Pants, Three-Quarter Length, Black
Handmade to order, in Newcastle, Australia, from stretch-woven fabric and with double-sewn seams.
Don't throw out your old gym pants. Keep them as lounge wear. However, for genuine workouts, you're going to want these. Medical-grade compression and a weave pattern that doesn't trap sweat, in a classic 3/4 length legging.
The elastane in a regular stretch garment doesn't begin to exert tension until it has been significantly stretched. That is because it is part of a looped (knitted) structure. Stretch woven fabric - developed for medical applications and now the choice of elite sports teams - exerts tension as effectively as pure rubber, while feeling as soft and breathable as any thin fabric that has been woven on a regular loom.
If the animal kingdom had evolved to wear leggings, only the terrestial creatures would wear ones that were knitted. The birds and the fish would be wearing stretch-woven.
It is simply that light!
Regular stretch fabric incorporates fine elastane fibres into a knit, leaving them largely exposed. In a stretch-woven garment, every fibre is elastane, with fluffy nylon spun all around it. Encasing elastane means it is much better protected, providing greater life to a garment.
People who really work out (meaning they sweat) know regular sports tights only disguise perspiration, by keeping it trapped. Even though they stretch, hug and compress you, these pants aren't much thicker than some muslin, and have exactly the same woven structure. That means they actually breathe.
Learn more about stretch-woven fabric on our French manufacturer's website.
The pants are worn in these photos with Pride's fast drying swimming bralette.
- stretch-woven fabric, milled for Pride, by Payen Sa, in Saint Julien en Saint Alban in France.
- 145gsm stretch-woven lining to waist band for added support.
- All seams 4-thread overlocked then cover-stitched flat, for comfort, smart looks and long life.
- 0.65mm x 12mm rubber through bagged-out waist seam
- Each piece hand cut and sewn in Newcastle East in Australia.
- Design and prototyping by Dr. Steven Fleming