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Review: Wolford Satin Touch 20 Comfort Tights

      Wolford upgraded their bestseller Satin Touch 20 Tights last October.   The new one comes with extra wide waistband, and is branded as Satin Touch 20 Comfort Tights.  I finally got my hands on these, not one but two, in different sizes.  So without further ado, let’s check them out… 

      Due to unknown reasons, the style was not shown on Wolford’s website when I wrote this review.  Hence I relied on other online retailers for tights specs.

      For high resolution photos, please visit my Google Photo album here.

Strengths & Weaknesses

⊕ More sustainable packaging.
⊕ Relatively comfortable to wear.
⊕ Available in XXL size.
⊕ More affordable within Wolford hosiery. “3 for the price of 2” pack also available.

⊗ Significant quality issue.

Packaging & product description

      The difference is immediately felt when I received the item.  Instead of using a plastic sleeve, Wolford opted for an envelope-shaped cardboard box.  Once opened, the tights are placed inside a paper wrap.  Another thin piece of cardboard is used to hold the tights in place.  There is a small opening at the centre top of the rear cover.  It allows you to see the actual product.  The opening is covered using a translucent plastic sheet.  Basically, the packaging is paper-based (apart from the plastic sheet) and thus recyclable.

The specifications of the tights are given at the corner.
The small opening at the centre top is covered using a translucent plastic sheet.

      One will find the product description, size chart and composition on the rear side.  The tights’ specs are given on the top right corner, at the rear.  In addition, the seal of the opening is also the quality check sticker.

      The product description on the rear cover reads:

“Comfort and style every day.  Soft as satin, these sheer tights give the skin a graceful shimmer.”

  • Almost invisible reinforced toe
  • Soft & Wide comfortable waistband with logo

Appearance & texture

      The Satin Touch Comfort 20 is sheer tights (20 denier) in shiny fashion.  It is sheer-to-waist.  The total length of the tights is around 105cm on size S and 111cm on size M, when laid on a flat surface.  The tights have a relative soft and smooth texture.  The Wolford signature knitted waistband measures 5.5cm wide.  There is also a 5.5cm-wide fingerband.  The distance between the tip of the waistband and the crotch is approximately 25cm.  There is a gusset and the toe section is reinforced.

      The composition is 88% nylon and 12% elastane.

Size M is 3cm wider than Size S.
Compared to Satin Touch 20 Tights, the Comfort one is 2.5cm wider.
The legs are shaped.
Size M is 6cm longer than size S.

Size range

      The size ranges from XS to XXL.  Mind this is one of the very few Wolford styles that has size XXL.  I have included the size chart below.  I have bought size S and M for this review.

Wolford Satin Touch 20 Comfort Tights size chart.

Colour

      At the time of writing this review, I counted 11 colours.  They are: Cosmetic, Fairly Light, Gobi, Sand, Caramel, Honey, Coca, Steel, Admiral, Nearly Black and Black.  Black in size S and Sand in Size M is used for this review.

Impression

PACKAGING

      I welcome the change in packaging.  Getting rid of the plastic sleeve does sound more sustainable to me.  The minimalism of contents on the cover makes the item bright and classy.  Though some may say there is lack of info and the size chart is too small to read.

      The box does get squashed if no further protection is provided inside a parcel.  However, I don’t think this is an issue, as most people won’t keep the packaging anyway.

QUALITY ISSUE

      Snags were found on both pairs during unboxing.  The black-coloured tights were alright but I counted no fewer than 15 snags from waist to toe, on the nude-coloured one.  The image below is just a reference showing how bad the snags were.  I also found that the sticker on the box doesn’t stick well, as it has many hairs on it.  Thus, it could be that the item had been taken out from the box before or it somehow slipped through Wolford’s rigorous quality checks.  Anyhow, I didn’t expect this to happen on a Wolford product.

Above and Below: the yellow-coloured circles mark some of the snags visible in this image.
The sticker has hairs all over the place.
FIT

      I sit between size S and M.  In most cases, size S will fit, but sometimes size M gives a better fit.  Satin Touch 20 tights were one of such cases that Size S was marginally small for me.  Hence when Wolford introduced the Comfort ones, I bought both sizes for comparison.

Size S (Black)

      The fit was fairly good, but was marginally smaller than the size recommendation.  I could feel that the tights being stretched to its near maximum.  There is also a good envelopment, both on the legs and on the lower body.  In addition, there was sufficient room for the toes.

      Despite having a wider waistband, I had to place it around the bony part of the waist, so to avoid digging.  The 3cm between size S and M does make a difference (see below).

Size M (Sand)

      The fit was relatively loose, but was true to the size recommendation.  Likewise, the envelopment was relatively loose, especially on the legs.  It would eventually bag just below the knees.  My toes did have a bigger room to move around though.

      The waistband was indeed more comfortable to wear.  This was partly due to being extra wide, and partly because of being one size bigger.

      In summary,  The fit for both size S and M was pretty much the same as I had with Satin Touch 20 tights.  In other words, Wolford is very consistent with their sizing.

LOOK

      The appearance was indeed shiny, like glittering crystals.  I did find the nude colour being more shiny than the black one.  This maybe due to size M being less overstretched.  I should also mention that the look was exactly the same as the Satin Touch 20 Tights.

      For me, Gobi is a bit golden, slightly tanned, a warm colour.  Caramel on the other hand, is neutral and darker.  The Sand sort of sits in between these two colours.  It has become one of my favourite nude colours, as my skin colour is more tanned than it used to be.

      As I pointed out earlier, the Sand colour one I bought was snagged “all over the place”.  Fortunately, they were not clearly visible in nude colour.

FEEL

      There were slight differences depending on whether the tights are fully stretched or not (i.e., Size M vs. S).  For Size M, the tights felt more silky and smooth.  It caresses the legs with every step due to slight looseness.  The size S felt more synthetic as the hose was stretched more.

      For me, size M waistband obviously felt more comfy.  For size S, I had to place it on the bony part of the waist, so as to avoid digging.  When compared to Satin touch 20 Tights, I have to say the new ones give a slightly better comfortableness.

      Although being 20 denier, the style does trap heat.  Thus it felt warmer than ordinary sheer tights.

Final words

      Satin Touch 20 Comfort Tights are virtually the same as its predecessor.  The only difference is the extra wide waistband, which provides slightly better comfort on the waist.

      The style is available year-round for €19 or £19.  This is also the same as Satin Touch 20 Tights.  Satin Touch 20 Comfort Tights are also available in “3 for the price of 2” pack.

      You can also find my Satin Touch 20 Tights review here.

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