Mizuno Breath Thermo Pant Review
While most of us running like to continue running through the winter season, not all runners like to wear tights to keep their legs warm. While I am indifferent about wearing running tights, I can sympathize with those that would rather run in a pair of running pants that aren’t so form fitting. The Mizuno Breath Thermo Pants are a great alternative for those not liking running tights as they aren’t form fitting, but they aren’t super baggy like wind pants.
The Mizuno Breath Thermo Pants are hands or legs down my favorite running pants I have tested for the season. The pants are mildly loose and allow runners to go through their stride without having any restriction. A lot of times with running pants, you will get extra fabric rubbing on the inside of the legs or elsewhere which takes away from the running experience and can cause severe chafage. The fit is the pants is close to skin going from the hits and thighs all the way down to the ankle. The fabric is close to the skin, but it does not sit against the skin. For a good fit around the ankle, there is a zipper that sits at the back of the Breath Thermo Pant that allows you to get either a tight fit or a loose fit.
One of the unique features of the Breath Thermo Pant is the fabric and technology used. The designers use a special fabric that pulls away the moisture from the body and into the fabric and uses that moisture to generate heat. I’ve run in these pants up to 14 miles a number of times in cold temperatures and while I was sweating, I felt the sweat stayed off my body and in the pants. At the same time, the pants were providing just enough warmth to keep my body temperature regulated. For pockets, if you need a place to stash a key, ID, gel, etc, there is a small zippered pocket on the rear of the pant. This is more of a no frills pant when it comes to pockets.
What I feel sets these pants apart from most of the pants on the market is the fit, Mizuno really nailed it on this pant. I highly suggest heading to the store and trying on a pair to get a true understanding of what I am talking about.