Monday, 1 October 2012

Reviewed: Janira Panty Wonder 40 Tights

Janira are a Spanish hosiery brand that I have started to check out.

You can read my recent review of the Janira Panty Wonder 70 Tights. I also have some other styles to test and more Janira reviews will appear soon.

Janira tights were recommended to me by Mercería Gari, a hosiery store based in Zaragoza, Spain. All hosiery sold by Mercería Gari can be ordered online and their service is first class.

You can read the Hosiery For Men feature on Merceria Gari.

Materials and features 

The Panty Wonder 40 Tights are described by Janira as 'Opaque pantyhose with highly resistant matt finish, and a soft touch that will surprise you. Extremely opaque 40 denier pantyhose, very resistant and adaptable with a smooth satin finish.'

I am not sure about description that they are 'extremely opaque' given that they are 40 denier; however they certainly are more opaque than some other 40 denier styles.

These tights are made from 88% Polyamide, 11% Elastane and 1% Cotton. The fabric is very soft indeed, but also seems quite robust. They are mainly matt in appearance, although there is a touch of shine if caught in the light.

They are completely sheer to waist. Seams are flat and toes are not reinforced.

The waistband is 3cm wide and has a deeper 4cm reinforcement band below.

Sizes P (Small), M and L have a cotton gusset. The ME (Extra Medium) and GE (Extra Large) sizes both have a rear comfort panel.

Opacity is not total - I would say these are very much a semi-opaque style.

Fit and sizing

The Panty Wonder 40 Tights are available in five sizes: P (Small), M (Medium), ME (Extra Medium), G-L (Large) and GE (Extra Large). I tested the GE size.

The GE size fits heights up to 178cm 5' 9"). As with the Panty Wonder 70 opaque tights, the Panty Wonder 40 looked quite small when removed from the packet but they have an impressive amount of stretch. The fit for me was very good indeed, although I am not sure that they would stretch to a greater height than my 5'10". 

The sizing information on the packaging does however indicate that G-L (Large size) reaches to 183cm (6'0"), so that might be a better choice for a taller man or woman. I might try a G-L size next time and compare it with the GE size.

The brief has is deep and very comfortable. The waistband stretched comfortably over my waist.

I found these tights to be very, very comfortable indeed. The high Elastane content ensure that they adapt perfectly to your shape, with no sagging or bunching. They stayed in place really well.

The satiny texture of the Panty Wonder 40 also made for excellent glide under trousers.

Colour range

The Panty Wonder 40 Tights are available in thirteen shades according to the Janira website:

At Mercería Gari the following shades are currently available:

  • Anthracite 
  • Burgundy
  • Brun
  • Cappuccino
  • Chocolat 
  • Cuir 
  • Marino 
  • Navale 
  • Negro
  • Petrol
  • Prune 
  • Slate 
I tested a pair in the Navale (Blue) shade.

Price and availability

The Panty Wonder 40 Tights are priced at €8.87. At current exchange rates that works out at:


This is second style of Janira tights that I have tried and my impressions again are positive.

The luxuriously smooth fabric is a plus point. The fabric is also clearly quite strong, meaning these tights will wear well.

The high Elastane content provides a very close and comfortable fit.

For a semi-opaque style for the autumn season these are an excellent choice. The price is also reasonable for the level of quality.

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