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Pace Compression Leggings - Original

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After extensive research and development, we’ve created a world first and totally unique fabric that combines all the benefits you expect from our high-performance merino fabrics, with the high performance of compression garments. Now you don’t have to choose between the breathability, temperature-regulation, moisture wicking and the odour resistant qualities of Merino or the fit, feel and performance of a compression garment - you can have both.

The sleek design and firm, contoured fit feels like a second skin, keeping you warm and comfortable, plus helping you to feel and perform at your best in the outdoors. 

Importantly, these are merino-rich so they are fully temperature-regulating which means they’ll not only keep you warm when it’s cold, but they will breathe and insulate like all our garments do to help prevent overheating when you warm up.  

The difference between these and the new Pace Compression Leggings is the tri logo, reflective trim on the reverse calf for safety, and does not have pockets.

Wide waistband and sleek high-rise style create a smooth, comfortable fit and prevent the leggings sagging or falling down while you’re on the go.

Tag-free labels and flatlock stitching eliminates any chafe. 

Designed to be a firm, ‘contact fit’ layer.

True to size. Model wears size small.

Size Guide. Contact Fit.



Snow Sports

Midweight 280gsm 

76% superfine Australian Merino Wool

15% Elastane for compression, lift and support

9% Nylon for added durability










Customer Reviews

Based on 81 reviews
Irene O'Daly (Adelaide, AU)
Good Fit

Met expectations as advertised.


The best ever!

I.B. (Melbourne, AU)

I've recently returned from the Overland Trail. After hiking across Tasmanian rugged wilderness for 65km+ with about 20kg pack, I can honestly say that these leggings, in partnership with some other well-chosen gear, have saved my legs from a lot of pain. I have other merino leggings, but decided to invest in Pace compression leggings for that extra support. And I'm so glad I did! I highly recommend them to anyone who is on their feet a lot, or has varicose veins. Now I'm on a hunt for another pair that's suitable for warmer months. They need to be a little thinner and in light-grey colour to reflect rather than absorb direct sunlight. I hope ioMerino designers will take that into consideration :-)

Samantha (Fort Wayne, US)

I have stopped wearing leggings under my skirts for awhile now because of all the synthetic fibers and I decided to get these after a very long search to find the best. After about 1.5 months of searching and reading reviews I decided to get these. I followed the size guide and I found a perfect fit, I never want to take them off. Now I wear long, mostly ankle length skirts and I run in them so I sweat and I sweat a lot but these are amazing. I also have very stretched out skin from having children and these really hold things tight so my skin doesn't hurt when I run or itch. So pleased! I'm super excited to get a second pair but I need to save a bit for them. They also keep their shape after a couple days. I'm so thankful!

Good but could be so much better

These tights are brilliant in terms of temperature comfort in different seasons, and in their anti-sweat/anti-odour properties. They are also hard-wearing - I wore them running most mornings for a year or so and they lasted pretty well. They would be so much better, though, if they didn't have the large imposing logo at the front, and if they had more flattering seam lines (the seam line is too straight and low on the bum). There are so many flattering tight out there that have nailed the seam lines, so it would be great if IO's designers could look at them for inspo, so we can have flattering tights that are better for the environment! Also, after a year they weren't squat-proof, so perhaps slightly thicker fabric would be beneficial.

D.S. (Washington, US)
Comfortable and supportive

I was looking for a pair of lightweight merino wool tights I could use to work out in indoors especially in the summertime. There are a lot of merino leggings out there, but so many are too thick or merino blended w synthetics. These are the perfect weight - thin but still supportive. I don’t have to pull them up constantly during workouts. For reference I ordered the Small. I am 135 lbs and 5’ 6” - 36 hips.