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Brooks Ghost Crop Running Tight Review

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Brooks Ghost Crop Running Tight

Brooks states that the Ghost Crop Running Tight is like wearing a second skin and I completely agree. I have been testing out the Ghost Crops in their latest multi-colored pattern. It appears that each pair has a unique placement of the various colors as no two images on the internet look alike or like mine. The tights are a mix of cranberry, black, light gray, violet/blue, and splashes of occasional yellow.

The Ghost Crops are stretchy, flattering, and fun to wear. On a recent trail run, 2 people commented on my “rad” tights. That is something I don’t typically hear while out in the woods. Besides looking fun, they are very functional. The crops are breathable, dry quickly, and provide coverage and weather protection when temperatures are variable. They are best suited for temperatures of 40-60F; any cooler and I felt like I needed to switch to my Brooks Greenlight Tights and any warmer I’d prefer shorts. In addition to wearing these for runs, they are great for yoga and trips to the gym.

Brooks Ghost Crop Running Tight

Ghost Crop Features

The Brooks Ghost Crop Running Tights feature 2 envelope style pockets along the waistband:

  • right-front hip pocket measures 5.5″ long x  3″ from top to bottom, great for stashing car or house keys
  • rear-center back is a water resistant stash pocket that can fit an iPhone 5/SE/6 and 7, with some stretching and stuffing

Between the rear pocket and the inside of the tights is a waterproof membrane to keep your phone from getting wet from sweat and the other side of the pocket features a double layer of the tight fabric. It isn’t a true waterproof pocket as it doesn’t have a zipper and is only protected from one side. I rarely used this for my phone, yet regularly stashed snacks, dog and human, for longer runs with my pups. Brooks also included one reflective accent on the front left lower leg for enhanced visibility.

Brooks Ghost Crop Running Tight

Note the small pocket along the top of the waistband


The Brooks Ghost Crop Running Tights are available in size XS to XL. I am 5’9″ and 135 lbs and the size medium fits great. I feel that these crops run true to size based on the Brooks Running size guide. These tights feature a crop length and the size medium inseam is 26″ and hits above the ankles.

These tights feature flatlock seams, which help to avoid any chaffing or rubbing and keep the weight down. The ankle seam keeps the crop in place, without being overly tight or restricting. The flat waistband is comfortable and sits on the low waist without any pinching or rubbing.

Final Impressions

While I love the fit, fashion, and function of the Ghost Crop Running Tights, I do not feel good about the price tag. These crops retail for $120, which is really high for what you get. The much warmer and practical Brooks Threshold Tight retail for $95 and I reviewed several merino wool mixed tights last fall that retailed below these tights, full reviews available here

If you can find the Ghost Crop on sale, then I fully support purchasing these crops as they are versatile for running, yoga, the gym, and look cute around town after your workout.


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About Shannon

Shannon, our fabulous female tester, takes gear testing to a new level for women. When not at work or school, she is most likely training for a marathon, climbing one of Colorado’s tallest peaks, riding her road bike, or skiing down a mountain slope. Like many women, Shannon gets cold easily, therefore, we try to test the best all weather gear to help her stay warm and dry during all day outdoor pursuits. In the warmer months, Shannon enjoys exploring the Colorado backcountry with her friends and dogs and attempts to escape for as many trail runs as her schedule allows. Shannon is a great women’s tester because she gives readers true insight into how a product may perform for an active woman.

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