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Spanx Active Shaping Compression Knee Pant Reviews

39 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Additional 19 Shaping Compression Knee Pant Spanx Active Reviews

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April 3, 2014

Mm

 

By the reviews I thought these were going to be a winner. After trying these on and doing a once look over I couldn't believe how odd shaped the seaming was on the crotch area. Not pretty and seamless. There are much better styles and brands for less. I will stick to what I know and love.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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March 19, 2014

Heather

 

I was worried that this would be tight around the calves, so I wanted to let others know that it is NOT. It makes the thighs look firm and smooth, without causing pinching/discomfort or ugliness in the calves. I plan to wear this under thin maxi skirts, sheer pants, and on their own (to the gym). So cute. 5"5, 112, and the small was perfect.

Brands I'd also recommend: Wacoal

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 13, 2014

CORBIE K

from Bay Area, CA

Love these pants! They really are some of the more flattering workout pants I've worn (very smoothing, good support and compression, no center seam) and comfortable enough to make it through super-challenging kickboxing class or cardio circuit. I did not love them as running crops (no pockets and the waist did roll and migrate down a bit) but they're awesome for everything else, including everyday wear.

Brands I'd also recommend: Athleta, Lululemon, Nike

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 27, 2014

Anonymous

 

LOVE these! I purchased these because I needed a light compression garment post surgery. (Purchased several similar styles trying to find the right garment.) Anyway, the second I put these on I fell in love. So flattering, so soft and comfortable! They are pricey for workout pants but worth it. I've ordered more pairs and will order more. So nice!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 20, 2013

Anonymous

 

I've really enjoyed these pants. They are very supportive, comfortable, and light. I really love the high waist, it gives control but I don't feel like I'm being cinched in half. The high waist also creates a very flattering silhouette and I don't have to worry about constantly pulling up my pants mid-workout.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 19, 2013

Anonymous

from Baltimore, MD

I just got these in the mail and think they might be my new favorite yoga pants. They are already a wardrobe essential, these babies do an awesome job of tucking and smoothing. I am 5'4" and 180 pounds. The size large feels like a good fit. I wish they were just a little bit longer (long enough to tuck more easily into my Uggs), but they fall about an inch below my knees. I love these pants. If they wash well, I will definitely be buying another pair!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 12, 2013

Betty H

from Caruthersville, Mo

I was looking for something to wear to a zumba class that would hold the jiggling parts of me better than my regular work out shorts. These are perfect-hold me in without cutting me in half. So very comfortable that I hate to take them off. I believe they would work as a legging, as well. They are not that shiny spandex. Plus, I could not believe how fast they were delivered. I ordered them one afternoon and they were at my door the next day when I got off work-and I live in a very rural area. Thanks, Zappos, for a great product and wonderful service.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 19, 2013

Anonymous

 

These are my first Spanx pants and I am so impressed that I will be ordering more! They are beyond flattering, holding everything perfectly where it belongs. For the first time I own leggings I feel comfortable to wear as pants. Although these are advertised as active they look nice enough to be worn as everyday clothing. I absolutely love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Runs Large

 

April 20, 2013

Anonymous

from Iowa

Ladies these pants are super! Believe me nothing jiggles that shouldn't! Feels like they massage you as you run! You stay cool and they wash up great. A must have for the wardrobe!

Brands I'd also recommend: Na

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 16, 2013

Manju T

from United States

These are the best workout pants I have. I am 5' 1 and they fit perfectly. I wear size 2/4 and the small size fits live glove. I do kick boxing regularly and these are my go to pants for gym. I also use these for my biking and running! Love love these pants have 2 of them would be buying more. Wish they made more colors.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 11, 2013

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

My favorite running compression pants by far. I prefer these to Lululemon and others.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 30, 2013

Anonymous

 

I wanted to love these pants but I ended up having to return them. While I loved the fabric and the compression it provides, I did not like the way the waist band is cinched in. I assume the purpose for this is to nip in the waist, but unfortunately, this just ended up pushing my fat up and creating a huge fat roll at the top of the waist band. I think these pants could have worked if the waist band not been so tight.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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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!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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October 3, 2012

Dana S

from Goshen, IN

I love these! They are super comfortable and super flattering. They run a tad small though, so you might want to order a size up.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 16, 2012

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

I wear these under clothing not as clothing. The fit is a bit disappointing in the the waist is too big for me in the "medium" and the hips are too narrow in the "small." Granted I have a small waist in proportion to my hips, but this is supposed to be a stretch garment so I expected more in terms of fit for all figure types.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nancy Ganz

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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September 13, 2012

Anonymous

 

Didn't feel like this was a true compression pant. The fit was great though. The material is a little on the thin side and you could see through it which would be fine as an under layer. I wanted compression pants that I could wear for running.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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September 12, 2012

Sara

from Cincinnati, OH

These workout capris are amazing! I am 5'10" with junk in the trunk and a smaller waist. After having no luck with the Nike Filament Capri, Nike Pro Core II Compression Capri, Under Armour Heatgear Lunge Capri, and numerous others found in stores, I am tickled to have finally found these! They sit at the waist, so there is plenty of room for my junk. They suck in my love handles and saddlebags too. Everything looks smaller and smoother! The fabric is soft and feels incredible to the touch. Since I am taller, they do go just below my knees.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 31, 2012

Anonymous

 

This was not flattering to my shape. The hips were very loose where I needed them to be tight. The waist was nicely fitted.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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August 7, 2012

Anonymous

from Laguna, CA

Perfect fit. Incredibly comfortable. So slimming. My favorite workout pants. I bought two and will buy two more!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 1, 2012

Anonymous

 

I highly recommend these. I am 5'8" tall and 140 pounds and the medium fit perfectly. The small fit also, but it was tight in the stomach and so not very comfortable. They do not stretch at all, you can throw them in washer and dryer. I actually wear them as workout pants to go to Pilates or play tennis (wear them under a skirt) and it keeps everything nice and firm and no one knows they are Spanx.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 17, 2012

Anonymous

 

I love, love, love these pants! I am short (5'3"), and full figured (size 16), and carry a lot of extra skin and weight around my abdomen since giving birth to twins. I have been searching for an exercise pant that allows freedom of movement, but will control the jiggle of my stomach, as well as support my core and back. These pants do all of that and more!!!! The material is soft and breathable, the seams do not irritate, the length is perfect, the waist band does not roll or pinch. I love the high waist--it prevents the muffin top, and continues the support. I do not find there to be too much compression in the legs, which may or may not be appealing to some people. I was hoping for a tiny bit more support in the legs, but I can definitely over look that issue. Overall, I would HIGHLY recommend these pants, and will be buying more pairs!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 19, 2012

Anonymous

from Upstate New York

I love these! I usually wear CW-X compression tights and shorts. They are the best for long runs and recovery. However, these Spanx Active Compression Knee Pants are really great for my easy runs. I have worn them in the heat and was pleased with how breathable they are. Please do not change the high waist. It is nice core support. These Spanx tights are also very flattering. Looking good goes a long way when you are pushing yourself to the limits. This is my first Spanx purchase. The Zappos reviews really helped me to make an informed decision. I am buying another pair.

Brands I'd also recommend: CW-X, Mizuno, Nike

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style 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

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 16, 2012

Chananimal

from Alamogordo, NM

This pant was indeed comfortable and really held the gut in. The problem is that since it holds the gut in so well, every other squishy thing gets squished upwards, therefore emphasizing back fat and upper gut rolls. I looked worse after I put these on than before! If you aren't squishy like me and just have a little belly problem this pant is for you. Otherwise, believe me, a regular workout pant will look better!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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