Hadley Luxe Tights by SmartPak - Knee Patch is rated
Rated 4 out of
Good pockets and fabric is nice.
I bought them a month ago and I am happy with the way they wash (I bought two pairs). They are a little baggy in the back of the leg. Light weight for the summer. They are a little long, I always cut my pant legs shorter. I have not a a problem wit the pants unraveling. The pockets are just right.
Date published: 2022-04-21
Rated 2 out of
Looked Cute but Didn't Last
I was really hopeful when I saw that Smartpak was offering really affordable tights and that they had pockets, but I should have known it was too good to be true. They fit as expected and looked great when they arrived. The first red flag was that the pockets are too small to securely hold a phone while you ride. In addition to that, after only two rides the silicon is peeling off the tights. I had really high hopes for these tights, but they certainly did not deliver.
Date published: 2022-04-15
Rated 3 out of
Nice tights but useless pockets
First time trying these. Love the material but the pockets, though cute, are useless. iPhone X technically fits, but as soon as you bend your leg, it sticks out awkwardly due to the V shape & high location. The pockets could remain V shaped if they were a tad bigger AND most importantly, pushed down the thigh OR raised up (not on the hip crease).
Sending them back for this reason, as I keep my phone on me for safety reasons.
Date published: 2022-03-25
Rated 5 out of
These tights were a great find, especially at the current sale price. The are very comfortable and should be great in the warmer months. I liked the first pair enough to buy a second pair. The blue color is nice and not as loud as it appears on the website.
Date published: 2022-02-19
Rated 3 out of
American in Italy
Material is great, the redesign is not
The *original* Hadley tights are stellar and by far my very favorite riding tights. I own 7 pair and hardly touch my other 15 pair of regular breeches and tights. They're comfortable, durable and SOOO attractive.
When the *new* Luxe tights came out I was a bit skeptical based on the photos but ordered them anyway. I was worried about the waist as it seems to be quite pinchy in the photos. (Since I've lost a bit of weight I ordered the smalls as my mediums are slightly big.) When they arrived I was very happy with the material, it's incredibly soft and the mesh at the calves is also super soft but durable. The smalls fit perfect, however, the waist is so, so, tight. Not the whole waist, only the skinny, tight band at the very top. I'm 5'5", 143lbs and athletical. Pants don't pinch at my waist but these give me a stomach ache every time I wear them. My second issue is the new pocket design. I like that they've added a second pocket to the right leg but it now starts at the bottom of the waist band and is a sharp triangle. So, A: my Galaxy S10+ doesn't fit all the way inside (it fits perfectly in my original Hadley tights pocket) and B: it gets pushed out as soon as I'm in the saddle. It's so awkward and annoying that it's distracting from my ride.
I beg of you, Smartpak! Bring back the originals, add a second, rectangular, leg pocket and reinforce the seam edge at the top of the pockets!!!
Date published: 2021-04-25