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ELA Patrik Vital Activ Men's Support Tights
[ELA Patrik Men's Support Tights]


This new product from Czech manufacturer ELA is one of the best value, most interesting products to appear on the men's hosiery market for some time. ELA have been in the hosiery business for some years now, but these (plus the other two 'brother' products, David and Adam) are their first foray into men's hosiery. The quality fo the fabric is superb; they offer a level of fit and comfort way above their modest asking price. Physically, they are quite conventional, having a reinforced 'boxer' style brief section and toes, and a male centre panel (similar to that on the Evona range of men's tights) but with the added benefit of flat seams. The Beige colour is good, being not as deep as other Czech manufacturer Aries, but more like that of ComfiLon tights.

Although described as 'Support' tights, they offer only fairly mild support, more like ComfiLon 577's than the new 560's; they certainly don't come into the 'full support' category, but that is not to detract from them; they are an excellent product overall. They also seem to be pretty durable; the evaluation samples ELA sent us are still going strong after several wash/wear cycles, and don't seem to have suffered any obvious wear.

Overall, we are impressed with this product; at this price, it looks like the Chinese manufacturers actually may have some competition in the entry-level market!

An excellent product.
Date Added: 29/10/2009 by Legwear 4Men
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