Women’s Workout Leggings – Nimbus Tights from Hylete Review

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Leggings are great for your CrossFit workout – they are soft, comfortable, light-weight, and they don’t restrict your range of motion.

And let’s face it – they can be a very flattering item of clothing too.

You workout to feel good – so why not look good too?

We’ll be reviewing the Nimbus Tights performance leggings from Hylete.

We believe these are some of the best leggings for CrossFit WOD workouts – and we’ll explain why while we take a close look at the product.

Here’s the women’s workout tights we’ll be reviewing in this article:

Nimbus Tights (Black/Black) These are your basic black workout tights. They are made from a 90% polyester & 10% spandex blend - so they are soft and comfortable. Black is a great color - because it is flattering and is great for a modest option for your gym workout.

Nimbus Tights (Heather Navy/Navy) A "heathered" is a nice blend that looks fashionable. These tights have a built-in storage pocket - so you can easily keep your smartphone close by. Shown here is Heather Navy/Navy.

Nimbus Tights (Cool Gray) Cool Gray is a nice color and you can see all the great features of these workout tights. While these tights are NOT see-through (even in the squat test) a very light color like this should probably be worn by "show-offs" only. Flawless physique? You can probably rock these with no fears.

Nimbus Tights (Lagoon) Lagoon is a light and breezy color. The Nimbus tights offer a flattering fit and are built with 4-way stretch fabric. You'll get superior mobility while complementing a wide range of body types.

Nimbus High Waist Tights (Heather Navy/Navy) Nimbus Tights from Hylete are also available with a high waistband. The high waistband creates an elongated silhouette that will complement your hips and legs, for a universally flattering design. Shown here in Heather Navy.

Nimbus High Waist Tights (Black) For the ultimate in a sleek look, go with the High Waist Nimbus Tights in black.

Nimbus High Waist Tights (Orchid) The high waisted versions of the Nimbus workout tights for women have all the same great features as the regular version. These are also available in a variety of inseam lengths and sizes.

Ok, let’s look at what makes these great leggings for your functional fitness workout – or in the globogym.

Nimbus Workout Tights – Materials

First of all, these are all made with Hylete’s 4-way stretch fabric.

4-way stretch means it can stretch both vertically and horizontally.

This means a perfect fit – and no restriction on your range of motion or flexibility.

The material is a polyester (90%) and spandex (10%) blend.

Nimbus Workout Tights from Hylete - Orchid
The fabric used in the Nimbus tights is a 90/10 Polyester/Spandex blend. It offers "4-way" stretch for a perfect fit and wide range of motion. Shown here is the high-waisted version of the tights in Orchid color.

Synthetic materials are a necessity in performance wear – they are lighter, more breathable, and not as absorbent as cotton. They also dry much, much faster.

Do you want to walk around sopping wet? Neither do I…

Kettlebell swing with the Nimbus workout tights with high waist - black/black
Workout in style and comfort with the Nimbus Tights from Hylete. We think these are some of the best workout leggings for the CrossFit WOD.

Why spandex? That’s what give these tights their stretch – and still return to shape every time.

That’s what help makes for a perfect fit and it ensures there are no limitations to your range of motion when exercising.

Polyester is the other key component. Polyester is a synthetic material that is very resistant to shrinking and wrinkling.

But, more importantly it is thin and light (but durable) and it dries lightning fast.

Are these see-through?

NO – even when put to the “Squat Test” – you can’t see through these tights.

Nimbus Workout Tights from Hylete - Orchid
The Nimbus Tights are made from fabric that is not see-through. So squat in confidence in these great workout leggings for women.

Nimbus Workout Tights – Fit & Cut

Nimbus tights aren’t just made from super comfortable fabric – they have great styling too.

The flattering fit not only gives you superior mobility – it complements a wide range of body types.

Phone pocket of the Nimbus workout tights with high waist - black/black
Nimbus tights have a flattering cut and stretchy materials – perfect for working out

This will help highlight your natural curves with flattering lines.

These have pockets too.

Perfect for storing your phone during your workout.

The zippered pockets are strategically placed pockets to sit high on the hip. This both secures your belongings – and it helps to keep them out of the way.

We recommend you use the zippered side pockets to store smartphones, credit cards and keys.

Nimbus CrossFit Workout Tights from Hylete - have a zippered pocket
Pocket on your workout leggings? Yes please, because sometimes you have to carry your phone, keys, or credit card. There’s a mesh panel backed by solid fabric – for an element of style but the pocket contents won’t be visible.

Because they are placed high on the hip this also helps minimize content movement during active use.

Hylete has thoughtfully included a mesh outer layer to add an attractive style element while being backed with solid fabric to ensure pocket contents are not visible.

Zippers are a must-have – so you can lean back (or go inverted) without spilling your phone.

The Nimbus tights use YKK semi-auto lock zippers to guarantee nothing will fall out of pocket during training.

The Nimbus workout tights are available in several sizes and two inseam lengths (25″ and 27″).

And – they are available in a high-waisted version too.

Nimbus tights from Hylete with High Waistband option
The high waistband version of the Nimbus Tights from Hylete offer more midsection coverage – for an elongated silhouette – and for more confidence when you stretch and reach.

Why the high waist?

The highest waistband creates an elongated silhouette that will complement your hips and legs, for a universally flattering design.

And of course, these are made with that same comfortable, stretchy Nimbus fabric (90/10 polyester/spandex) to moves with you to deliver the freedom of flexibility.

The higher waistband and rise adds more coverage for your midsection while you move.

The high waist Nimbus tights have all the great features of the regular tights – zippered pockets, 4-way stretch fabric, and more.

Nimbus Workout Tights from Hylete - Orchid have pocket
Great style and features make the Nimbus tights a winner for your workout wardrobe.

Nimbus Workout Tights – In the Gym

Our favorite is the high-waisted version in black.

It’s a sleek and refined look – that let’s you be a little sexy – but not too much.

Nimbus Tights in the gym - work great for CrossFIt, HIIT, Yoga, Boot Camp , and more.
The Nimbus Tights work great in the gym. They are comfortable and non-restrictive. With high-waist available – and no see-through you can work out with confidence.

Remember these are not see-through – and the high waist gives you extra tummy coverage for those stretching moves.

Kettlebell swing with the Nimbus Workout Tights from Hylete in Black/Black
The high waisted version of the Nimbus tights are our favorite – because they offer more tummy coverage you can workout with confidence. Shown here is the black tights.

These are great for yoga, CrossFit, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), boot camp, and just about anything you do in the gym.

We’ll have some more thoughts soon when our long-term hands on review is complete.

Cobra yoga pose in the Hylete Nimbus Tights for your Workout - Heather Navy/Navy
The Hylete Nimbus Tights are great for Yoga.


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Nimbus workout tights from Hylete are great for a variety of workouts.
Nimbus workout tights from Hylete.

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1 Comment

  1. How about a 30 or 32 “ inseam , some of us don’t care for 7/8 length at all , thank you for the low waist , do not wear high waste anything , the pockets are awesome .

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