When these knickers arrived in my mailbox, I was so excited to try them on. The Chatarunga knickers that I normally wear are made for Yoga and these guys are made for running. The differences between the 2 kinds of knickers are huge.
- The Bare to Runs are thinner. Therefore, you feel cooler when you run, but still have leg coverage. I almost felt "bare." I kept thinking these must be see through. Not made for cold outdoor runs.
- There is venting behind the knees.
- The waist sits a lot higher than the Chatarungas, so I don't pull up my pants all the time. There is also an invisible drawstring.
- It has a zippered pocket above your rear. Nice for races or to hold cash for a smoothie at the gym.
As far as sizing goes, I always go down a size in the bottoms. For tops, it depends if they are fitted or not. Athleta has a workout guarantee. Wear them and if you don't like them, you can return them. Just save all the tags and wrappers. These are $59. I also got a printed pair that was $5 more. Today I looked and they have some on clearance for $34.99. I usually only buy these if I have gift card, so they aren't so expensive.