The “Fusion” name come from the use of Lycra Fusion fibre which is designed to prevent runs forming. The prevention of runs is important in sheer summer tights like these intended to give a tanned bare leg look. More on that later.
Styling here is pretty typical of summer tights, sheer to waist with sandal toes and flat seams in the panty. Where things differ slightly is that CDR have shaped the heel slightly to I prove fit and put a comfort gusset in the XL size, size 5.
The shaped heel aside there is lot in common with Falke Shelina at first but the feel on the leg is quite different thanks to the fibre mix and the use of Fusion. There is a harder feel to the surface and lacking the polyurethane of the Falkes there is none of the cool feel either.
Fit is excellent as is the evenness of colour. The sizing is generous thanks to a huge amount of stretch, this is handy as it both means they will fit tall girls and those more full in the hips can stay with size 4 and a lined gusset rather than go for size 5. Sizes 4 and 5 are intended to fit similar height ranges up to a lofty 185cm or 190cm but size 5 caters for about 10kg more. Our test suggested that size 4 could cover the range of size 5, ideal if you don’t like the comfort gusset... but it has to be said that for once comfort gusset was quite comfortable.
So does fusion work? Our sample arrived with a hole in the foot so we will see what a day if wear does.
Well after a very comfortable day during which these tights were largely forgotten we are pleased to report that the tiny run at the site of the hole hadn’t moved at all so the Fusion fibre worked.
All together very good tights at a very sensible price and the first tights to fitr in two feature pages, Summer and Ladder Resisting.
30 August 2013