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What Run Oregon is Wearing: ZYIA Light n Tight Leggings

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ZYIA Active:

  • Light n Tight Leggings, Black Stripe Hi-Rise Capri 20″
  • $65.00
  • Shop HERE
  • Facebook HERE

I have been an adult runner for 12 years now. I can’t believe I’m aging myself, but it’s the truth! A bit about myself, (it’ll help in understanding “the struggle is real.”) I’m a 43 year old female and Mother to 3 kids I gave birth naturally. I’ve worn about every different brand of running legging out there over the last 12 years. I have liked some, some I wore once and never again. I’ve had a difficult time finding leggings that had the right amount of “compression” and also look decent and are comfortable. Also, can I bring up chaffing?

Girls are you with me on this????

I was introduced to ZYIA Active by another fitness friend who I meet while running. She is a gym owner and fitness instructor so I trusted her insights on this new product she told me about, ZYIA! At the time I wasn’t willing to put out money for another pair of leggings but I did watch her post on facebook about this product and it was catching my attention. I finally decided to try the Light n Tight leggings. Out of all ZYIA products, this one is recommended for runners. ZYIA offers a 30 day return policy, so what the heck!?

I received #1088 Light n Tight Hi-Rise Capri 20″. I was able to get them for half off. They retail regular price for $65.00. I tried these leggings on and was immediately impressed. I first wore them to teach a gym class. I typically have to pull my leggings up several times during class from the bending and twisting we do. Not once did I need to adjust them. I was really excited about the supportive compression as well. I’ve had leggings (in the correct size) have so much compression they made my stomach hurt. The light n tight’s have enough that I feel supportive and I also felt I wasn’t “jiggly” I think you ladies will understand. The high waistband didn’t budge one bit doing squats and you can’t see through the fabric (a typical fear when squatting).

The next day, another test. A ten mile run! I slipped these sweet leggings on, admiring the print and glad to feel like they made me feel “slim.” No over flapping of the skin! Sometimes high wasted leggings push up the extra skin/fat up and there causing a tummy roll. “No tummy roll” The waist is so perfect. The light n tight’s have a double stitching in the waistband to hold them in place. I started my run in complete comfort with my phone in the side pocket. There are pockets deep enough for phones, keys, chap-stick, etc on both sides of the legs. My phone stayed in place with no worries. I have the pixel 4 with a wide case. It’s a larger phone. I also tested these pockets with a key fob and they didn’t even move. During this run it started raining, it rained harder and harder until I was in a complete downpour. I got home and pulled off the legging. No chaffing at all! Also, although completely water logged, the legging still stayed in place!  I couldn’t believe it.

I took these legging out for another long run in dry weather and still, completely satisfied. These light n tight leggings have moved to the top of my gym/running drawer and I am going to buy more colors. I can give these a five star rating and I highly recommend them for runners, walkers and the gym.

Although I was able to purchased these for half off, I would be willing to pay full price after wearing them. There are weekly sales on the light n tights if $65.00 is still too steep for your budget. Check out the sales HERE!

What is ZYIA Active?

ZYIA Active is an active lifestyle brand. It is also a culture that believes in embracing activity with excitement, vigor and delight. We feel that pushing your body and mind is easier and more fun with friends and family. Our mission is to inspire and uplift by making activity a fun and essential part of life.

This review pair of leggings were bought for half price by the reviewer. The reviewer and Run Oregon have not been paid for this review. Please read our transparency page for info on how we do our reviews.

About Julie Mullins (94 Articles)
I am a 41 year-old runner from Dallas, OR. I am married to Jerry (also a runner) and we have three kids (one who will run with us on occasion). I work full time at West Valley Hospital/Salem Health and run as often as I can. I ran in High school but as an adult, started running in 2008. Since then, I have completed 13 full marathons, numerous 5k, 10ks and 15k. I've run two Ultras and just completed my 31st half marathon. My goal is the get my BQ in 2018 at Eugene Marathon! (Pinch me, I DID IT!!!) I also organize a local running group called ZaoFit (on facebook). I LOVE running with others - it is what keeps me motivated to stay consistent, and to keep dreaming big.

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