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Lightweight but substantial, these are soft, snappy, high rise and best of all they keep their shape and stay in place! No sagging, bagging or sliding!! These are not necessarily squat proof but are perfect for wearing under dresses in cool to warm weather. I am figuring on wearing them pretty much most of the year except for really hot "bare legs weather" and "bundle up in your warmest layers" weather! I will be buying multiples of these!!
These are exactly the lightweight leggings I needed to wear with dresses. I love a 7/8 legging anyway (more versatile than full length ones), but these are the perfect weight and fit. Seriously, if you want to wear dresses year round but still want some leg coverage, these just might be for you.
I wear skirts a lot, and I vastly prefer wearing footless wool leggings rather than synthetic tights - not just for comfort, perhaps, but perhaps also because I remember how my toes would always poke through tights when I was a child. :) I have two pairs of Axis leggings that I wear all through winter, and I wanted a lighter wool pair that would work for the shoulder months. These are them. They don't feel as stretchy as the wonderful Axis and they're (obviously) not as warm, but they fit the bill for what I wanted. I'd prefer a little more length in the inseam but with a pair of socks they'll be fine to wear in cooler (but not coldest) months. Further, these thinner wool tights work well for traveling when worn under a skirt (e.g., no dealing with the hems of pant legs hitting the floor when using public bathroom), and not only can they be worn multiple days, as they're footless it's easy to wash and dry thin wool socks in a hotel room to wear the next morning with the footless tights.
I knew from reviews that these leggings are very thin, so I wasn't surprised by the fabric when I opened the package and tried them on. I also knew what the pocket situation was, so no surprises there.
Pros: I wanted a pair of breathable lightweight leggings that I can wear when it's warm. These fit the bill. The cut is not too snug, nor are the leggings compressive. I like the 27" inseam. The seams are minimal and the wool is soft and comfortable.
Cons: Yes, the fabric is very, very thin and somewhat see-through. They're more like footless tights. I will only wear these with dresses and tunics anyway. I am concerned about these leggings ripping, but I'll be careful and will mend them as needed. The pocket situation is not good at all. The side-loading pocket in the waistband is large enough to hold a phone or passport, but 1) I do not want to pull up my dress and stick my hand inside my leggings any time I need to access the pocket, and 2) I am left-handed and the pocket loads from the right, which is awkward for me.
Suggestions for Wool&: 1) Make the fabric a smidge thicker. 2) Add hip pockets like the Summit shorts (but deeper; see my review about those). 3) Put the waistband pocket on the outside, add one that loads from the left, and close them both with a zipper for security.
Yes, I did decide to keep these leggings because they are so lightweight and breathable but that is the only reason. I will be adding hip pockets like the Summit shorts and, when the leggings inevitably rip, I'll mend them. I will not be buying more of this style. They are definitely not worth $98.
I went with a medium because I really can't stand tight waist bands. These mediums are perfect. These will be the spring/fall compliment to my dresses. I have Axis for the colder months. :)