Looking at running tights. Ron Hills don’t seem to be the latest in fashion any more. Had a look at the AlpKit website and theirs seem good. Also had a look at Decathlon. I don’t really want to have to wear shorts over them, and don’t won’t everything on show like Linford Christie swinging down the 100m’s. Then we have the full length and 3/4 length problem also. Choices, choices.
I’ve got 3 or 4 ageing pairs of Nike capri tights that I’ll rotate most of the winter. When it was bitterly cold over the weekend I wore a pair of them with a pair of the Alpkit Koulin over them…I also had a pair of Sugoi windbreaker briefs on. All was toasty.
I’m approaching 6ft with a 32" leg & the mediums are a bit long on me.
Nike Dry Fit’s are the only ones I’ve had that last, and don’t turn into horrible baggy things after just a few runs. I’ve kept an eye out over the years, and occasionally have found a pair in SportsDirect at a sensible price (although I do have to hold my nose while spending any money there). The Nike outlet store in Norwich has proved fruitful too… but that shop frightens me, and I have to leave my wallet behind when I go in.
Had to go and check, but my current faves are karimor (is that spelt right?) and quite possibly from Sports Direct.
Quite tight and supportive
Reflectors on the calf/ankles
Feel quite robust
UK medium fits well @ just over 180cm / just under 70kg
Can’t comment on the Linford Christie issue, but let’s just say I haven’t been challenged to a fight while wearing them
I’ve only got one full length pair so not much to compare with. I have the OMM ones, they are very comfy. I think there is a thicker version but the ones I have are plenty warm enough.
I only went with them because I won a voucher at one of their events for coming 5th overall in a trail marathon*
- There were only 37 entrants
I have the 3/4 of the fusion tights;
Started panic buying as I thought the main supplier was stopping producing them.
Pretty much the only thing Ive worn below 10 degrees for a number of years and first pair only just starting to not be comfy (material just hardening up a bit). I find the mesh pockets are great on side of legs for carrying gels, key, arm warmers, gloves. Kept shape perfectly.
I have the Alpkit ones, they’re pretty good and aren’t that expensive. The pockets are useful and well designed
This… uncomplicated but the pockets are super useful for stashing phone / gel / map in.
I use the Kalenji ones. No complaints, except perhaps sizing on a short arse like me.
You would wear shorts over just for the wind/cold protection though. It;s risking a frost bitten wang otherwise.
I’ve had the same pair of DHB tights for, blimey, could be best part of 10 years. So long, I couldn’t promise the current ones are as good. Use them for running and cycling. Arse seam is going to go soon (think I’ve beefed it up once) but pretty impressive longevity. I do wear shorts over them for running, though. And they’re not warm enough for really cold days on the bike. Plenty long enough to avoid a gap at the ankle. Very stretchy. Good, high waist.