When you are buying tights there are some points you look into to ensure you getting the benefit of wearing those compressed tights. But how do you decide that? It’s always a good start to have a bit of knowledge about fabric and the contribution of that fabric towards your training or workout. Today, we can focus on 2 fabrics which are favourable when it comes to sports apparel wear.First is Spandex. A stretchy fabric that offers comfort, movement, and shape retention. It is also known by its brand name Lycra.

The advantages of wearing Spandex is:

  • Lightweight
  • Retains original shape
  • Abrasion Resistant
  • stronger than rubber
  • soft, supple and smooth
  • resists body oils, perspiration, lotions, detergents
  • no static or pilling

While Polyester fabrics and fibres have following advantages

  • Incredibly strong
  • Durable and resistant to most chemicals
  • They also resist wrinkles, shrinking, abrasion and mildew
  • This material is also hydrophobic in nature, which means it dries quickly. Easily dyed, strong, light weight, and resistant to shrinking, stretching, mildew and creasing.
  • Sun resistant

When the two are combined, it gives you reassurance that these tights are most durable to be worn.  But in saying that, how does this justify the price. This is another primary benefit that a quality base layer will provide for the wearer. Most base layers are manufactured from a mix of polyester or nylon, and elastane materials. The elastane (also known as spandex) usually makes up about 10-20% of the base layer, and is what creates the stretch in the fabric, keeping your muscles compressed. Polyester or nylon usually makes up the other 80-90% and this is what gives the base layer its moisture wicking properties. Polyester has particularly good wicking properties, and thus is often preferred to nylon in base layer manufacturing process. In addition to this, it is possible to apply special treatments to the fabric during manufacturing that increase the moisture wicking ability of the base layer. At base-layers.com our compression wear is always treated with these sweat wicking agents, which we call QUICKDRY.

Moisture wicking base layers work by drawing sweat away from the wearer’s body during exercise and allowing it to evaporate on the surface of the material, rather than sitting on the skin. With a good compression fit, almost all sweat that is produced is captured by the base layer and evaporates quickly. This provides several benefits, keeping the wearer dry and light during exercise. You want to perform at your peak at all times, but being drenched in sweat hinders performance by increasing body weight and causing discomfort for the athlete. Wearing a high quality base layer will draw sweat away from the body, increasing comfort and enhancing performance.

It all depends on the fabric cost. Zura focuses on the quality of the garment so that it justifies the amount spend on every product.

Then comes care of the product. How durable will these tights be if washed in washing machine without any wash bag. The fact to be noted here is that elastane does degrade over time and at a higher rate than the fibres that hold it such as polyester or spandex… so yes, it does pay to look after it. If you want your tights to keep looking amazing, and fit you perfect every time you wear them, then do look after them, a bit of TLC. Don’t leave your gym wear wet for long, don’t soak them in Napisan and avoid tumble drying.

With the continuous method as mentioned above and the point’s highlights, there is no stopping for you to own your best womens ¾ tights. This will definitely help you purchase the right product at the right price. Are you more confident to buy your best women’s tights now?