Thursday, 20 December 2012

Reviewed: Janira Panty Cotton 120 Tights

This is the last review of Janira tights in the current sequence. I have so far reviewed the following styles:

Janira Panty Wonder 70 Tights
Janira Panty Wonder 40 Tights
Janira Panty Wonder 100 Tights

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.

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

Materials and features 

The Panty Cotton 120 Tights are described as 'very opaque cotton tights that give the legs a casual, very modern look. Ideal for those looking for comfort, adaptability and strength without forsaking the advantages of a natural fibre like cotton. Recommended for the most sensitive skins types.'

They are made from 70% Cotton, 15% Polyamide and 15% Elastane.

The fabric is soft and quite stretchy. These are clearly warm, winter tights.

Overall appearance is matt with just a very slight shine when caught in light. Opacity is good but not total, as with most cotton tights the weave of the fabric is less dense.

The Panty Cotton 120 Tights are sheer to waist. Seams are flat and the GE (Extra Large) size that I tested has a rear comfort panel. The waistband is 3cm wide.

Fit and sizing

The Panty Cotton 120 Tights are available from Mercería Gari in three sizes: M , L and GE. I tested the GE size.

The GE size fits heights up to 183cm (6'0").

I have not reviewed a great many styles of cotton tights on Hosiery For Men. However, these are some of the best I have tried.

The fit was excellent. The high Elastane content in these tights means they fit really snugly. The fabric is very soft again the skin and provides a superb level of comfort.

The brief has plenty of room and can be stretched well above the waist if required.

Although these are warm tights, I found that breathability was very good.

Under jeans or trousers they look like black socks so can also be worn with confidence if you are worried that anyone will notice you are wearing tights.

Colour range

The Panty Cotton 120 Tights are available in seven shades according to the Janira website:

At Mercería Gari the following shades are currently available:

  • Anthracite 
  • Chocolat 
  • Negro
  • Petrol
  • Begonia
I tested a pair in Black.

Price and availability

The Panty Cotton 120 Tights are priced at €12.60.


As I mentioned in my previous Janira review, all the styles I have tried so far have been excellent quality and very reasonably priced.

The Panty Cotton 120 Tights are ideal for all kinds of outdoor activities: walking and hiking, fishing, climbing, skiing and other winter sports. They would provide a warm base layer under clothing, but being cotton would also be breathable.

I haven't seen Janira hosiery on sale in the UK yet, but the online service provided by Mercería Gari is efficient, friendly and items arrive promptly.

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  1. Not sure if any of these are for men though...although they may fit provided sizing is done carefully

  2. Thanks Hosiery Styles. The sizing of the Janira tights is very generous in the larger sizes. Of course careful sizing is really important and I hope Hosiery For Men helps to provide further information on that.