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Spanx Active Shaping Compression Knee Pant Reviews

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July 3, 2013

Catherine

from Texas

Best. Pants. Ever. If I could wear these every day I'd be so happy. I feel snug, tucked-in, and so comfortable. I've never been a fan of the spandex pants, but I fully intend to start a collection of these. You won't regret spending the money. I was nervous about the price, but with the Zappos free shipping and free return policy, you just can't lose.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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June 19, 2012

Anonymous

from San Jose

These pants are so worth the money. I would buy one for each day of the week if I could. In my opinion I look 10 lbs slimmer which makes me want to hit up the gym so I can look this good all the time. Tight but comfortable...I feel supported in all the right places.

Brands I'd also recommend: Lucy, Under Armour

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June 13, 2012

Anonymous

 

These rock! I have been looking for pants like these for so long! First of all, I'm very active and I like things to stay in place when I run. Unlike most pants and shorts, which are way too low cut, these stay in place over my tummy. That's one of the other best parts, they stay in place! They are also extremely flattering. I get so many compliments. Thanks Spanx for once again being a woman's best friend.

Brands I'd also recommend: Champion

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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June 12, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

These pants are pretty darn slimming through the thighs. Smooth over all that needs to be smoothed over. My only complaint was that when I was trying them on, I could see my black and white stripped granny panties through the tush when I bent over. So they're a tiny bit see-through, but I think the problem is easily solved by not wearing those type of underwear under them. I tried on 3 other pairs of compression/slimming work out pants and these were the most flattering. Super comfy too.

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June 11, 2012

Anonymous

 

The most money I've ever spent for gym pants and ended up as the best pant I've ever spent most money on! Love it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 14, 2012

Anonymous

from Phoenix Arizona

Love these pants ran in them a few times. I am 5'2", wear a size 11 to 13 and bought these in an x-large and these pants have worked great. I also bought the more expensive Spanx power knee pant and when I tried them the waist kept rolling down not sure if it is because I am short. The Spanx active shaping have a shorter waist and I have not had any issues with the rolling. They are comfortable and dry fast as well.

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May 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Bend, Oregon

These Spanx are wonderful! They are true to size. I am 5'7" and the length is perfect. Highly recommend.

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April 1, 2012

Anonymous

from Houston, TX

This is my favorite workout pant to date. The smooth front makes it very comfortable and modest without underwear. The bonus is that you also look smooth without excessive compression. The only improvement I would prefer is a little lower waist.

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March 13, 2012

Anonymous

from Chicago IL

These pants were very comfortable, I ran a 1/2 marathon in them with no problems. Just the right amount of compression.

Brands I'd also recommend: CWX

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January 14, 2013

Anonymous

 

These are not for me. They are surprisingly comfortable despite the very tight fit. Actually they don't feel that tight but LOOK very tight on. I am not comfortable wearing such tight pants around others. But I did like the sleekness it gives you and my little tummy disappeared. I would recommend if you already like these types of tight workout pants. For reference, I am a size 10 in pants and the size Large was the right fit. I am also 5'11 and they hit below the knee.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike, Athleta

Overall Rated:4 stars!

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April 30, 2016

Anonymous

from Bowling Green, OH

I wanted some workout pants that really held me in but didn't feel constricting. These fit the bill. I tried a medium (my normal size) and a large and they both fit but I went with the large for a little more comfort. I really feel like they smooth out the bumps and I feel a little more confident with these over my other similar pants. I wish they would make these in a mid-calf length and I also wish they weren't so pricey but I'm keeping them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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January 21, 2016

Anonymous

from Denver

They are super soft and feels great on. I was debating between this one and the longer length one but preferred the seamless look so I went with this one. Really like it so far. It is on the thinner side but you can't see through it, just need to be mildly aware of underwear lines if you happen to wear a thicker pair. I'm about 130lbs, got a small and it fits fine.

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November 12, 2015

Rachel H

from Fountain Hills, Arizona

I LOVE these pants! I bought them to be a post-surgical compression garment and they worked perfectly, BUT they are SO much more that too! They have a great shaping effect and keep everything in the right place to really accentuate my curves (tummy, waist, rear, hips and thighs all around) and impart a huge slimming effect from my upper tummy down to my knees. I am 5'4" and about 128lb and the small fits me perfectly with a good amount of compression. The garment fits tight - but in the right places which is kind of the point - so it takes a little effort to get them on, but once they're on I find the pants to be very comfortable and supportive. I am still wearing them post surgery -- doctor ordered a compression garment for 6 weeks and I'm in week 4. I've really gotten so used to the feel of them -- the way they accentuate my shape and the support they provide -- that I know it is going to be hard to stop wearing them everyday under my work and other clothes. That said I actually do plan to wear these in the future as workout pants alone as well as under clothes that I want to have that special shaping and smoothing effect (e.g. Tight fitting pants, dresses, etc). I also wanted to compare these pants to other compression/shaping garments I have owned. I have 3 pairs of Spanx shorts - all are made of a thick nylon stalking type material. The shorts are nice and work OK but these pants slim, shape and compress so much better. They also stay put better where the shorts can sometimes roll up the thigh and down in the waste. The shorts can also create a visible line on your outer garmet in the thigh area and the fact that these pants run just below the knee helps eliminate and minimize that issue. In comparison to work out pants, these pants are my favorite compression style. The waist is high and comes above the belly button for complete waist shaping, but important to note as most workout pants these days fit low on the waste so these pants are a little different. I personally like the supportive feel they provide during a workout. I might have to buy another pair! Lastly, these pant seem to be very well made and are holing up nicely to repeated washes over the 4 weeks I have been wearing them. Granted, I have only been wearing them for 4 weeks but ALL day and night for 4 weeks. So far they are keeping their shape and no snags, loose threads, etc. and judging by the way they are made I think they are going to last a good long time. I Highly recommend these pants. They are a little costly, but I am so happy I went ahead and purchased them. They were a great investment in my opinion. One comment to Spanx and the manufacturer-- please make these in other colors. A nude would be great for wearing under lighter clothes. Gray and maybe some fun prints for wearing alone as athletic clothing. Thanks!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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August 28, 2015

Anonymous

from NE

Smooth fit. No roll at the waist. I feel tucked in not squished. The material is smooth. There is a seam over the hips that longer tops will cover. I don't see it as a problem, but they are not seamless (because of the great support) like most yoga pants.

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July 30, 2015

Davia D

from NYC

Great pants. When I first saw them out of the package I assumed I was going to hate them but they turned out to be fantastic for summer. They look great and keep me cool.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 9, 2015

Marina H

from Houston, TX

I love these! Now in my mid-fifties, I am still slim but some unwanted bumps and bulges have crept up around the waistline and inner thighs. These pants make me look like I did before! They smoothed everything out and made the bulges disappear without feeling too thick or heavy on! I am going back for a second pair. Thank you, Spanx!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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February 14, 2015

Lugene F

from Virginia

Very comfortable. Lightweight, but gives excellent compression (i.e., smooths out the lumps and bumps) without being bulky or heavy. My favorite to wear to work out.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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October 15, 2014

Anonymous

from Minnesota

These are the only leggings I will wear - and I've tried them all! I wear them for Pilates, barre, and running. They comfortably support me while exercising, though I often find myself wearing them the rest of the day. They are high waisted to nicely suck in my middle and also offer a nice overall compression while running. For reference, I am a size 8-10 in jeans, athletic build, medium frame, and I wear an XL in these leggings. I tried a large but felt uncomfortably constricted through the waist (and I think the reason why there's a few complaints about the top rolling down- I think they're just wearing them too small).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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October 14, 2014

KK

from Las Vegas, Nevada

Apparently I am the only woman in America who does not wear Spanx on a regular basis, but my friend was raving about these capris for running, so I thought that I would give them a try. And guess what? I am so pleased with these compression capris by Spanx. I have several pairs of compression capris for running because I find that they hold my knees in place and therefore have less knee pain following a long run. The nice thing about the Spanx version is that they hold your tummy in place, too. These capris are comfortable, friendly on the knees and core during a run, and make me look more svelte in the process. What's not to love?! I also should mention that they are easier on and off than other compression capris. Thank you, Spanx. I was a little skeptical of your brand and the price point, but I am a firm believer now (pun intended).

Brands I'd also recommend: CRX

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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September 29, 2014

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

Great, comfortable, slimming knee pant. I found it ran true to size. I ordered a medium and I usual wear a 6 or 8 in jeans. I broke my leg, and the bottom of these pants can stretch nicely to fit over a below the knee cast. I'm now in a boot and again these pants make up for the ugliness of a cast or boot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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August 10, 2014

Lynn D

from Portand, Oregon

These fit my needs perfectly. I'm 5'6" tall and 128 lbs. I bought them in size med.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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July 25, 2014

Anonymous

 

Wow. I'm just starting to work out again after having a baby and my flabby belly makes me self conscious. These pants change all that! I just got them today so I haven't actually worked out in them, but they suck everything in and eliminate camel toe! Amazing! I want to wear them all the time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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July 17, 2014

Louann P

from Herrin,IL

These pants are absolutely fantastic! I am going to buy another pair. Ladies, I have terrible varicose veins and these have helped me almost as much as my support hose. I highly recommend them!

Brands I'd also recommend: none

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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June 11, 2014

Michele

from Tuscaloosa

These are by far my favorite workout pant/Capri! The price is high & was my main reason for not ordering sooner. I decided based on Spanx reputation & Zappos service that I would give them a try! I'm really glad I did! They make you look a size smaller & are so comfortable! I wash & dry them on the delicate cycle. I now own 5 pair! I highly recommend!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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June 5, 2014

Anonymous

from North Florida

I was loathe to spend so much on workout gear, but got them based on the advice of a trusted friend. She was not wrong! (Plus I knew that I could always return them if they weren't all that was promised...and a LOT was promised). In my almost 40 years of life, these are the first and ONLY yoga/tights that I have ever worn outside of the house. My lower half (hips/thighs/rear) is my "problem area", but these pants really flattered. They are nice and tight (in a good way) but comfy enough that I have no problem during yoga or aerial silk (tissu) classes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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