Let me tell you about my NEW favorite product in running apparel: the CEP Compression Women's Dynamic+ Run Tights 2.0. In my opinion, these are a hidden gem and they need to be discovered by runners of all abilities. And for the record, these aren't new, I am just now discovering these beauties! You'll want to read on!
I was recently given a pair of these compression tights. I have the honor of being a two time brand ambassador for CEP compression. I saw these running tights on the CEP compression website awhile back, but dismissed them initially because of the price. I normally get my running tights/pants from other companies. I am not sure why I dismissed the pants based on their price, when they are equal in price to the high end brands Lululemon. A pair of full price Lululemon running tights might go for $120-148, which is comparable to the price of these compression tights. After I tried these tights on, I fell in love with them instantly. There are several reasons it was love at first sight, or feel! Allow me to tell you why I am such a fan of these tights. But, first let me take a step back and tell you briefly about the brand CEP compression, what makes them so great and why I started using their products.
"CEP compression is intelligent sporswear for the intelligent athlete. Designed by the global leader in medical compression, CEP socks, sleeves and compression wear are today's choice for top athletes", like Boston Marathon winner and Olympian Meb Keflezighi!
I started wearing CEP compression products in 2011. I was first introduced to their compression socks and calf sleeves after I injured my calf in a half marathon. I suffered a grade 3 calf strain (medial gastrocnemius tear). We all know the injury acronym RICE: Rest, ice compression and elevation. So when I was healing from this injury, I wanted a high quality compression sock. So I started out using CEP compression socks and calf sleeves. When I returned to running, I continued to use these products and haven't looked back since. I am a big fan of any product this company produces. I even recommend these products to my patients.
I work in Sports Medicine. So I am constantly treating sports related injuries, such as Achilles strains, or calf tears. Our orthotics department where I work uses the popular MEDI brand for all our compression products, sleeves (knee, calf, arm, etc.) MEDI is the global leader in medical compression. CEP is designed by MEDI. Their products are designed with an athlete in mind. So I know that this brand is trustworthy and many physicians recommend this product to their patients all over the world.
Enough with introductions, let me tell you about this pant!
Women's Dynamic+ 3/4 Run Tights 2.0
Here is a description of the product from the CEP website:
3/4 run tights give you more energy, greater endurance and enhanced performance. The benefits include improved blood circulation, injury prevention, muscle stabilization and increased coordination. For runners, endurance athletes and trail runners.
- Flat, no-chafe seams for ultimate comfort
- Perfect anatomical fit
- Highest quality materials and premium craftsmanship for extreme durability
- Seamless leg part with medi compression
- Anatomic knee part with soft zone
- Comfortable top band
- Optimum heat and moisture management
- Quick-drying fabric cools skin
- Elastic waistband with optional drawstring
- Back pocket with zipper
- Antibacterial, odor-reducing properties
- Integrated mesh in the knee for extra comfort
- Reflective logo prints
Why I Recommend these Tights
First of all, you can guarantee any product this company produces will be high quality and will provide extra benefits other running apparel might not. CEP and MEDI know compression. They know what sort of injuries runners might suffer from and they adjust their products to meet the needs of athletes. They also study shape and structure of the human body and will tailor their products to fit perfectly and serve a purpose. In addition, this product (like all of their products) is functional. Every stitch and seam serves a purpose. They also serve a purpose of injury prevention. Click on the up close images below to see for yourself how amazing the quality of this product is, and how there are so many little details to each seam and stitch (4 images).
When I started running in these, I fell even more in love. They are comfortable and useful. In my opinion, they are the best running tights on the market. I love the knee portion and the thigh compression. They are just so comfortable and reassuring. The top waist band is also my favorite. I love the extra back pocket. Also, reflective side print is a big plus for me. If I am running at a time when it is turning dark, I want to make sure I have extra reflection while running on the sidewalk to keep me safe. Take a look at the pictures above. You can see all the details up close. The moisture management is also top notch. Most running apparel promises moisture wicking properties, but don't deliver. These really do an amazing job with moisture management and heat control. I am hooked.
We put a lot of energy, time, blood, sweat and tears into our training runs, races and achieving our running goals. Why not buy a product that will reward all your hard work and effort, and keep you injury free? You don't skimp on shoes or your GPS watch, why skimp on your running clothes? This pant will last you for a long time; the quality is outstanding. If you're concerned about the price point for this product, you shouldn't be. This will be a product you have for life and will help you perform your best. I only recommend products I truly believe in, and I believe in this product and most anything CEP produces. Check them out now! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask away!
Disclaimer: I am a brand ambassador for CEP compression. I am not a paid employee. I received these tights as part of their ambassador program as a gift. I was not given any monetary reward for doing this review, nor was I asked or required to review this product. I believe in this product and would purchase them.