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These target compression perfectly: they're tighter than other comp sox where you want it but not tight at all elsewhere, so your calf doesn't feel like it's been stuffed into a sausage casing. This is important because too much compression everywhere can mess up your gait and head you straight for tendonitis city. The ventilation works: you don't roast in very hot weather. And they wash fine in the sink and dry fast, so you don't need several pair to use them daily. I'm glad I shelled out for them.
Lately, it seems like the quality of Prana has declined some. But not these shorts. They're thin, light, and extremely comfortable, maybe the most comfortable shorts I've ever had--but also tough as nails. I've scraped them, dropped ash on them, swum in them, and no effects: they still look new. The fabric seems to slough off dirt somehow. And the elastic is still perfect. Just a great item. But Prana runs very small: size up.
It has quite a big face with a thick barrel but it's very comfortable. The leather band is good quality and the way that the bars attaching the band to the watch move fits the watch to your wrist nicely, unlike most big face watches. I got the black/gunmetal: the look is surprisingly classy and clean (much nicer than the pictures) despite the face size. Overall, high quality for the price; seems much better made than Nixon et. al. I really like it.
These have amazing support for their weight. Because they go up pretty far, a bit above the waist, they really hold your back steady and the crisscross seams stabilize your knees perfectly. But what really surprised me was how they managed to compress my hamstrings and quads while still being perfectly comfortable (as compared, say, to Under Armour compression tights, which I find uncomfortably tight, yet less supportive because the support's un-directed, just pressure). I'm fat-ass out of shape but these tights felt so good that I ran intervals in them, which normally would mean hobbling soreness for days. But with these, the next day, presto, I felt fine. For really hot weather, I like the ventilated stabilyx shorts, but the 3/4s aren't roasting--yesterday was in the low 80s and I didn't overheat. Oh, and I would recommend going a size smaller than you think you need: they're quite stretchy except in the target zones. The chart has me as a solid medium (5 9, 165) but trying them on at the Backcountry store in SLC I liked the tightness of the smalls and I'm glad I went that way.
Great stuff: so far I've used them for running intervals, jogging, and working out at gym. Like magic, no soreness (and I'm old and out of shape). Ventilation is surprisingly good: it's been in the 90s and I feel no warmer down there than in loose running shorts. Warm up the bank card, they're worth it. I'll be getting the full tights in the fall.