Depending on where you are in Canada, you could either be faced with winter advisories or smelling the newly-budding hyacinths (sorry rest of Canada, our rents are what they are for good reason!). In any case, we’re all headed into spring and that means getting fit for warmer weather (or a winter escape).
Helly Hansen recently sent me a pair of women’s Pace Winter Tights to wear on my workouts. These are available in black only with pink accents.
Through a unique body-mapped construction, these tights are super cozy, lightweight yet warm. I put them on this morning for a power walk and have yet to take them off! Thigh, knee, and rear areas contain a warmer fabric to keep the chill out. A sweat-proof pocket at the back has enough room for stowing an mp3 player or small cell phone (but not an iPhone).
An interior elastic at the ankles prevent the tights from riding up as you jog. I also like the hot pink accents that help get you noticed when the day begins to darken.
Helly Hansen’s come a long way since its humble 1877 beginning, when Norwegian captain Juell Hansen and his wife Maren Margarethe began producing oilskin jackets, trousers, sou’westers and tarpaulins made from coarse linen soaked in linseed oil for the fishing industry. Today, the company is best known for its waterproof, breathable high-activity gear.
A few key features of the Pace tights:
– Two-sided polyester with brushed inside and slick face outside
– Body mapped fabric for extra comfort
– Zippers at hem
– Sweat-proof waist pocket
– 360-degree reflectivity
– Draw cord at waist
– Articulated legs
I’d like to add that they fit on the small side so plan on going up a size for ‘insurance’. The tights also just went on sale online, so if you’re looking for comfort at a good price, now’s your chance while there’s still some in stock.
Want to win a pair of your own? There are three ways:
1. Leave a comment below stating your favourite outdoor workout
I’ll draw a winner at random on March 17 at 5 pm. Winner must be based in Canada (prize will be mailed directly to your door). Good luck to all entrants and thanks for entering! UPDATE: Congrats to Karin Adande aka @LooseLeafRunner ~ your name was chosen at random today to receive the tights!