Friday, 13 January 2017

Reviewed: Pamela Mann 80 Denier Plus Size Black Opaque Tights

Hosiery brand Pamela Mann recently sent us some tights from their Plus Size range to trial and review.



Pamela Mann was established in 1956, and are a well know British hosiery brand. Their legwear is manufactured in Europe but all final production phases - embellishing, printing and packing - take place in-house.

Alongside the Pamela Mann brand, they also offer a comprehensive range of 'own label' hosiery to many retailers on the UK high street.

We have previously reviewed the Pamela Mann Diamond Opaque Tights.

We now focus on the Pamela Mann 80 Denier Plus Size Black Opaque Tights.



Materials and features


The Pamela Mann 80 Denier Plus Size Black Opaque Tights are part of the Pamela Mann's extensive range of plus size tights and other legwear.

Pamela Mann describe these tights as follows:

80 denier tights give a dark thick leg coverage available in a variety of colours. Our opaque tights are a high quality due to the use of 3D yarn, knitted together to add extra endurance and elasticity of the tight.


The tights are packaged very simply. They are folded and then enclosed in a card clasp.

I was immediately surprised at the quality of the 3D yarn, which is made from 93% Nylon and 7% Elastane.

The finish is soft with a slight shine when caught in the light. As described by the brand, the tights have great stretch and elasticity.

The key features are:

  • 80 denier, providing smooth, even opaque coverage.
  • Deep panty/brief with a rear comfort panel in both sizes tried. Conventional seams.
  • Sheer to waist.
  • 3cm wide waistband.
  • Toe reinforcement.


Fit and sizing

The Pamela Mann 80 Denier Plus Size Black Opaque Tights are available in four sizes:
  • One size
  • 16-18
  • 20-26
  • 28-32 


I trialled the Pamela Mann 80 Denier Plus Size Black Opaque Tights in two different sizes: 20-26 and 28-32. According to the sizing information both of these sizes will fit heights of up to 5'10".

The fit was excellent with both sizes and this was helped with the wonderful stretch and elasticity that these tights have.

I couldn't really feel any significant difference between both sizes when worn.

The Elastane ensured that they moulded well to the legs without sagging or bunching. The brief is deep and comfortable.

These tights worked particularly well under pants as the slight sheen provides a nice glide.

The feel really good on the skin - soft and comfortable. The overall wearing experience was excellent.

Colour range

The Pamela Mann 80 Denier Plus Size Black Opaque Tights are available in Black, and also in White, Grey, Blue and Burgundy.

I tested a pair in the Black colour.

Price and availability

The Pamela Mann 80 Denier Plus Size Black Opaque Tights are priced at £6.99.

Conclusion

For just £6.99 the Pamela Mann 80 Denier Plus Size Black Opaque Tights are really a bargain.

Okay, you don't get flat seams or an advanced comfort waistband, or indeed other features that are seen in more expensive brands. But the yarn used is very good quality, and the tights provide a very comfortable wearing experience.

This plus size range from Pamela Mann works well for men. I feel this style would stretch to heights of more than 5'10" and they provide plenty of room for the calves, thighs and brief area.

Stay tuned for our forthcoming review of the Pamela Mann 120 Denier Plus Size 3D Navy Opaque Tights



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  2. J'aimerais trouver des essais de collants fins en mousse ou voile disons de 20-25 deniers, plus épais sous un pantalon je trouve pas ça confortable, merci

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