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Title Nine x Polartec: <p> CRASH 2.0 POLARTEC® TIGHTS

Partner Product Release


Since its founding in 1989, the woman-owned outdoor performance wear company Title Nine has been committed to their mission of outfitting and inspiring women to take risks, lead in their communities, and seek their own adventures. Over the years, they’ve perfected the fine art of designing tights and leggings that feel amazing and perform flawlessly. We’re honored to be the fabric of choice for Title Nine’s recent Crash 2.0 cold-weather tights.

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The Crash 2.0 Polartec® Tights are Title Nine’s warmest leggings ever, helping women power through the cold months while feeling amazing in the process. These tights manage to do just about everything other than make your legs cold. They stretch easily, but don’t bag out and get loose. They’re thick and fleecy on the inside, but somehow svelte and wind-resistant on the outside. Crazy warm, but never hot or sweaty. And despite being locked-in and contouring, they’re as cozy as a pair of sweatpants.

This combination of virtues makes the Crash Tights remarkably versatile. Title Nine told us that they have diehard Crash Tights fans who wear them under ski pants on the slopes or double them up on super-cold days. Women who put them on first thing in the morning for a jog, then wear them all day at work before walking the dog in them at night. There’s even one rumor of an ambassador who wore hers 20 days in a row without washing them—and they still didn’t smell (that bad)!

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How do the Crash Tights manage to contort themselves to do all of these things? Polartec® Power Stretch® contouring fabric. Power Stretch is our performance-fit fabric, designed to raise the bar for stretch. The fabric employs super-strong elastic fibers that allow for four-way stretch that retains exceptional shape memory—springing back to its original form after stretching. This agile, dual-surface fabric absorbs moisture from the skin while continuously wicking it to the outer layer for fast evaporation. Power Stretch’s outer surface has a low-friction finish, so this versatile fabric can layer perfectly with others and resist abrasion on its own.



After years of playing college basketball and other sports in ill-fitting women’s athletic apparel, Missy Park had had enough. Keep in mind this was 1989—long before “athleisure” had come along and made women’s performance apparel ubiquitous. If nobody else was going to take female athletes seriously, Park would. She started Title Nine in 1989 with a few grand in savings and a couple friends as impromptu models. The goal was to make top-level performance apparel specifically for women. The brand’s sports bras, tights, and swimwear became a resounding success (eventually), and today Title Nine remains proudly women-owned by Park—still 100% focused on women.