Thursday, 29 May 2014

Reviewed: L'eggs Active Support Pantyhose (Tights)

Hosiery For Men recently interviewed the USA-based metal DJ and men's hosiery advocate Rob SpeedKing.

You can read Part 1 and Part 2 of the interview.

It's great to welcome Rob SpeedKing to Hosiery For Men as a guest reviewer.

It also means that readers can read reviews of some of the most common brands of pantyhose and tights in the USA that are not so readily available here in Europe.

We start with Rob's review of the L'eggs Sheer Energy Active Support pantyhose.

L'eggs pantyhose (tights in the UK) have been a major staple in the American hosiery market for decades. For years, they were known to be packaged in the well recognisable "egg" that they would come in. Buy the 1990's, this all changed and their pantyhose was packaged in the their current configuration.

Mostly geared towards women, more and more men are buying L'eggs products, especially their Sheer Energy Medium Support Sheer style, Sheer Energy Full Support (which is becoming more difficult to find in stores), and their popular Active Support Full Support pantyhose. They are an extremely affordable line of hosiery for people who are on a tight budget.

I personally buy the Active Support hosiery that was recommended to me by my physycian when I was diagnosed with Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS).

Materials and features

Panty/ Brief: 84% Nylon, 16% Spandex; Leg: 71% Nylon, 29% Spandex

These are thick pantyhose/tights (roughly 40 denier, but this is not stated on the package. This is an educated guess) and provide VERY good compression for full support.

They are very soft and smooth to the touch, have a sheer toe (they can come in reinforced toe, but it's rare to find them) and they have a noticable shine. The seems are not flat, but are not uncomfortable and they come with a cotten gusset for extra strength. The waistband is about roughly an inch wide and holds up rather well.

They are not boarded and and come stuffed in a small box, so do not expect them to look smooth at first.

They are VERY durable and can last a long time with multiple wearings and washing without any damage. With proper care, they can last up to 10-15 wearings/washings or more.

Fit and sizing

I'm 5ft-10in and roughly 220lbs with a size 38 waist, so I need to wear a size "Q" for perfect fit. I can fit in a size "B", but this would really push the limits.

When you first take them out of the package, they look all balled up and would seem a bit short. Once you put them on, they have A LOT of stretch with a good snug fit in the control top brief. Once on, they feel like they are an absolutely a perfect fit for you. That's how versitile they are!

Their sizes are "A", "B" and "Q".

In my opinion, for most men of average size, size "Q" is best.

Color range
L'eggs Active Support only come in two main colors, Suntan and Nude.

According to other sites, there is a jet black shade, but you will be hard pressed to ever find them in the stores.

Rob wearing L'eggs Active Support in Suntan.

Price and Availability

L'eggs Active Supports can be widely found all across the United States at most retails stores, drug stores and some convenience stores, for example: Wal-Mart, Krogers, CVS Pharmacy, Rite-Aid and many other retailers.

They are generally priced between $5.00-$7.00 depending on where you buy them from.


L'eggs Active Support by far has the best value for your bang. They provide great full support compression which will keep your legs envigorated all day while making them look fantastic!



  1. Hi i also has RLS as well. So wear support tights does help.. i also put tights on and sleep in bed that seem lots help, without it it kept my legs crazy and unable to sleep.. wear tights is the answer if you have RLS.. i have to wear tights all time to keep muscle smooth as i used wolford ind 50 or 100 that good one bit it much expensive, it take last longer.

  2. Thanks for sharing, I had found the same Bennetts in wearing support hose, many often wear under long pants to avoid the ridiculness, hopefully more and more can wear with shorts and any kind of foot wear with total except ness in public. better to shop around, what you can by on line as the active skin products for 12.99 up plus shipping, can be bought at Walmart for 5.50 to 7.50. in extending the life, keep toe nails trimmed and finger nails trimmed too as any snagging from any sharp objects will cause instant runs and thus ruined. They can be worn in any type of foot wear including steel toe by them selves. They can feel slippery when sweaty especially if one should wiggle their toes. Wear socks if don't like the slippery sansation or to help fill a slightly too big or losse of shoe

  3. It sucks though that if you want navy and coffee in size Q and active support, it's not available yet it's available in Size A and B. Pathetic !

    1. If you visit their website, you will find Active Support in more colors. They also have white, off black, coffee, and navy.

  4. shop on ebay or at

    better selection and better prices.