Friday, 2 September 2011

Reviewed: Levante Airskin 150 opaque tights

Tights Please sent Hosiery for Men a pair of the Levante Airskin 150 denier opaque tights for review.

Materials and features

These Italian-made tights are very opaque, as you would expect with 150 denier, although the opacity was not as dense as the Falke Pure Matt 100 denier tights.

The fabric is 87% Polyamide, 10% Lycra and 3% Cotton and feels very soft and smooth.

The tights have flat seams and a cotton gusset. The X-Tall size does not have a back panel which is quite common in larger sizes.

The tights have a slight shine.

Although the tights are very opaque, they are made with what Levante call a 'unique double layered knitting technique.' I found the tights to be very warm but not excessively so. The material seems to allow the legs to breathe.

Fit and sizing

I tested the X-Tall which according to the sizing information is appropriate for height of up to 185cm (6'1"). I am 5' 10". The tights are also available in Medium and Tall sizes.

The X-Tall size fitted me perfectly and were very comfortable. There was plenty of room in the leg and I also liked the brief which also had plenty of room (and that is crucial for male buyers). The tights have a high percentage of Lycra and I found that this made them fit really well - they didn't need to be pulled up at all.

Colour range

I tested the Londra colour - a dark, charcoal grey that looks good under trousers and would be a good alternative to socks.

The tights are also available in three other colours:

Bluemarin - blue
Nero - Black
Mocca - dark brown

Price and availability

The Levante Airskin 150 denier opaque tights cost £12.00 from Tights Please. Having looked at other resellers, this is actually the best price available.

Conclusion

These tights are very good quality and made to a high standard. They will be excellent as an additional layer in cold weather. I am looking forward to wearing them this autumn and winter.

4 comments:

  1. Were these a control top version? I was wondering what the brief portion was like, as I've found the boxer briefs do not stay up remotely as well as those shaped anatomically, which can bend at the hip so much more effectively.

    The Airskin 80s come in both control and not versions, have you any experience with either?

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  2. No, these tights don't have a control top. The brief was similar to the rest of the tights. As I wrote in the review, the tights stayed up really well.

    I bought some Airskin 80s in the past and still have them. I feel these 150 denier tights are much better quality and a better fit also if you are taller.

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  3. In size XXL, these come with a back panel. I am 6' and 200lbs, with rather large muscular thighs. I found the fit OK, but not what I was looking for. The waist band is not supportive enough and I found I had to pull these up periodically. Also, bending at the knee had semi-opaque results.

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