Friday 26 October 2012

In Focus: A866 Thermofabric Full Support Tights with Fly

Hi Creative and Fashionable people!

Here is my review on A866 Thermofabric Full Support Tights with Fly

I ordered this pair for myself and the A839 for my mum. At first look, I was kinda afraid that the tights would actually look like what it's on the picture shown above.. but thank God it was wrong! Well the fact is because I'm not the biggest fan of sheer hose.. but it is truly very opaque and what it shows on the picture is not at all accurate.. not as sheer as it is in real life! I ordered this pair specifically for running, but I suppose I would most likely be wearing them out anyways. I had a leggings kind of running tights but it wasn't sporting the compression I needed. Anyways as I pulled them up, it was kinda hard at first to put them on.. but it was kinda smooth as I slided them up my legs and also on the good side it was very stretchy, another good thing I realised was that these had the male fly, the fly seemed to have a lower denier content than throughout the parts of the hose(well I supposed no men wants it too warm down there either) I noticed that these lack a gusset.. well I'm pretty fine with gusset or sans gusset. It was very comfy when I got them on, adjustment was fine, I seem to prefer light support like the A857 than full support, due to the fact that it is easier to put them on.

The opacity coverage was pretty good, you would start to see stretch on the heels and the upper thighs, looking like 60 denier or so. These are more like 100 denier tights. I wore these out for a long jog and gosh did I get looks and some giggles. But meh I had the same looks when I was wearing my legging kind of running tights, besides.. I care for my legs and my fitness. Couldn't care what others think. I'm proud of what I wear! 

Sweater: ADIDAS Sports Vest: (Military Surplus) Shades: UNIQLO   Running Shorts: (Military Surplus) Tights: ACTIVSKIN Shoes: NEW BALANCE(Military Surplus)
  Model & Photographer: A. LUCIUS. KUNSTWERKE

Price: US$19.99

Material content: 80% nylon microfiber and 20% Lycra® spandex. No gusset.

Sizes offered: M to XL

Colours: Black

Pros: Stretchy, Smooth, Good opacity coverage. Male panel with Fly opening & Economical, Good compression catered for active men.


Cons: Not the easiest thing to put on.

Top down view

Overall I'm pretty pleased with the A866 Full SupportTights. I give it a rating of 4 out of 5 stars.

They also make very good replacement for work socks if you want to consider them for a change. However do be warned that it would most likely be suitable to wear them when the climate is slightly cooler.

Thanks for reading!
Andreas Lucius Loh


  1. Thanks,for the follow.^^
    Follow you back on gfc.

    1. Bitte und Vielen dank Fräulein! Haben sie eine Lookbook page? :)

  2. Hi Andreas, I added you with G+ and GFC now! I'm very happy if you do the same!!!
    I wish you good start for your blog!!!
    Have a nice day! and my G+ for your post!
    Besos, desde España, Marcela

    1. I added you on G+ too :) Thanks! You got an awesome blog too! :)

      By the way I'm just kinda curious.. how did you find out about my blog?


  3. First off, the A866's look great! As you know from our personal conversations, that I have to wear full support hosiery for my condition, the A866's, for full support tights, are awesome! I have never had a complaint about them and I want to order more! These are by far the best tights for men out there!