Ariat Ascent Half Grip Tight is rated
Rated 5 out of
Ascent half grip tight.
Very comfortable, stay put when I am riding. I really like the fold over phone pocket.
Date published: 2022-05-10
Rated 4 out of
Brilliant Half Grip, Nice Tights
Why didn't someone make a half grip sooner? This is a brilliant design! It's just enough extra grip without the "diaper butt" of full seat tights.
Ariat claims the compression panel gives the benefit of athletic tape. I don't notice any difference in the fit between these and other tights however, the compression material is very flattering and little tough to pull on if you're sweaty. They don't breath as well as I expected. The mesh detail does not allow air to pass through. It's just for looks. I think that will make them last longer but it's important to know if you were expecting mesh sides. Personally, I'd rather have well-made tights that last for years than mesh panels that will easily get holes in them so I'm not complaining. It's just an observation worth noting.
There is a seam on the inside of the leg that has potential to rub. Ariat should consider updating this.
Pockets: the pockets are great! Easy to slip items in and out. Fit an iPhone 12 (not the plus). I just wish there was a zipper pocket on the back of the waist. You can never have too many pockets!
I'm 5'4" 125# wearing a small. LOVE that the branding is subtle. Well done, Ariat.
Date published: 2022-04-05