For winter 2015, Outdoor Research added the Essence Tights to their lineup of women’s base layers. As a merino wool fiend, I was extra stoked when they sent me a pair to test as a part of #ORInsightLab.
The Outdoor Research Essence Tights are a pair of lightweight leggings composed of 88% polyester and 12% merino wool, aka drirelease® Merino. The tights are quick drying, breathable and moisture wicking. Flat lock seam construction means there’s no fabric bits and bobs rubbing against you on long days out. An anti-odor FreshGuard® finish keeps you smelling fresh. An elastic waistband prevents the tights from hanging out around your ankles.