Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Reviewed: Comfort4Men 80 Denier Opaque Men's Tights



I have written two previous reviews of Comfort4Men tights for men on Hosiery For Men. They have both received a huge number of page views, so it looks like they have been useful to readers.

Comfort4Men men's tights are made in Germany. If you look at the background information on their website you will see that immense care and considerable time has gone into designing and developing a high quality product that provides an extraordinary level of comfort and fit for the male anatomy. These tights are genuinely tights made specifically for men; not women's tights repackaged for men nor unisex tights.

I have been extremely impressed with the Comfort4Men men's tights that I have tested so far. You can read my reviews of 60 Denier Luxury Men's Tights and the 70 Denier Opaque Tights.

Comfort4Men have sent me a further style for review: the 80 Denier Opaque Tights. These are part of the Comfort4Men range of men's opaque tights.

Choosing Comfort4Men tights

As I have previously written, choosing tights from Comfort4Men is always a different experience compared with buying tights online elsewhere. Each pair of Comfort4Men tights have different features that need to be considered.

For example, when choosing the 80 Denier Opaque Tights the first choice is whether they will be in high waist or low waist styles.



Then there is a choice of four colours: Black, Anthracite, Jeans or Natur.

The tights are also available with or without a fly opening. Theere is also a choice of gusset colour: Black of Skin.

Finally, there is a choice of sizes: 4, 5, or 6.

That makes a total of 96 possible combinations for the 80 Denier Opaque Tights!

The final choice I made was:

  • Style: C404M (80 Denier Opaque Tights)
  • High waist
  • Colour: nature
  • Gusset colour: Black
  • Fly opening
  • Size: 6



Materials and features

The 80 Denier Opaque Tights come in a cellophane sealed bag with cardstock liner.



The 80 denier opaque style is made from 90% Nylon and 10% Elastane (3D Lycra).

The overall appearance of the fabric is opaque, although somewhat less so where the material is stretched slightly more, such as on the thigh. The tights are completely matt with no shine at all.

The material is much less soft to the touch than the 60 Denier Luxury Men's Tights and 70 Denier Opaque Tights that have been reviewed previously.

There is a decent amount of stretch but again, perhaps less so than the previously reviewed styles.

As with all Comfort4Men tights, the waistband is very comfortable. The brief, which has a rear comfort panel, has plenty of room.

The crotch/gusset is constructed from different materials as can be seen in the picture above: a satiny fabric at the top and an extremely soft, stretchy material called Oeko-Tex. The fly opening, as in all Comfort4Men tights is extremely well-designed and provides easy access when required.

Fit and sizing

The 80 Denier Opaque Tights come in three sizes 4, 5, and 6.

I tested these tights in size 6 and the fit was very good. However, while these tights are an excellent product, I actually prefer the two styles I reviewed previously. In terms of sizing, I am not sure the 80 denier opaques would have stretched a great deal more than my 5'10" (178cm). The very soft and satiny textures of the 60 Denier Luxury Men's Tights and 70 Denier Opaque Tights also felt much more comfortable on the skin than the 80 denier style.

Colour range

The 80 Denier Opaque Tights are available in four colours: Black, Anthracite, Jeans or Natur.

The Natur shade that I tested is a creamy beige colour.

Price and availability

The 80 Denier Opaque Tights cost €37.70 plus shipping. Shipping rates vary depending on the destination.

Conclusion
I previously suggested that the Comfort4Men 60 Denier Luxury Men's Tights deserved a five star rating, if I provided a such a system on this blog (maybe I should - let me know readers). I would award the 80 Denier Opaque Tights slightly less at four and a half stars.

The plus points are the excellent overall design and styling for men, comfortable fit and the matt appearance which makes them suitable for 'stealth' wear under trousers or jeans.

However, I preferred the softer fabrics used in the 60 Denier Luxury Men's Tights and 70 Denier Opaque Tights and personally found these styles more comfortable. But the 80 denier opaques are great tights for men all the same.

I can only recommend readers to visit the Comfort4Men website and shop. The range of products there is very wide and you are sure to find something that meets your needs.

5 comments:

  1. Personally own a pair! C4Men sent me a sample. I wanted to try them. I tried them on and was surprised! Great fit, high quality 80 Den. fabric, footed, with fly, and nice waistband. Size 5 for me - 5'7" 155 lb male. Enough room to fit. Great male support and durable male panel with fly. Overall the best among three brands tried (1. C4Men, 2. Aristoc 120, 3. Activskin / Comfilon). - Twitter: CaCyclist - Richard S., California USA

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  2. I received a pair of the 80 denier C404M in Jeans blue. I was impressed! Great quality! The feel is supportive. They fit very well. Ordered size 5. Fit to my anatomy. Front male panel fit with fly. Well constructed and durable quality fabric. Gusset is made well and is made for men. High quality product! Of the brands I own, this is the best!

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  3. Richard S. - Twitter:TheCaCyclist26 June 2012 at 15:25

    I received a pair of Comfort4men Men's Compression Pantyhose. I was impressed! 40 denier graded compression yarn, flat seems, and male crotch panel with fly. Style C401 high waist, color skin, size 5. They offer graded compression massaging effect, fly, comfort male panel, reinforced toes, and smooth feel. Quality product with support you will appreciate.

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  4. I received a pair of C401 pantyhose. I was impressed when I worn them. I worn for road cycling along the beach. Fit well. Compression graded. Smooth and durable. Worn with cycling shorts. It has durable yarn and male opening (if requested). Size 5 (5'7" 157 lbs). Fit about as needed (since compression style). Great support and very durable. Reinforced toe. Very happy with quality. Best pairs owned of all pairs purchased from several retailers. These are great quality!

    Richard S.

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  5. I have worn ladies tights for many years, C4M tights are just great very comfortable and warm. Look great on and my girlfriend loves me in them round the house with a nice skirt.

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