Five running tights that will keep you warm this winter

26 October 2017 by
First published: 24 December 2017

Five running tights that will keep you warm this winter

Going for a run? Not without our top picks of winter running tights to keep out the cold.

The British winter is notoriously cruel, but it cannot keep the avid runner at bay. Make sure you are kitted out to brave the worst that this season can throw at you by getting your hands on some of the best new running tights. We have selected five pieces which promise to keep you warm during the harsh weather, so you have no excuse to skip that morning run. Whether you’re doing it for fun or prepping for a marathon in the New Year, don’t let the cold get in the way of your training.

Nike Pro Hyperwarm

Not only do these leggings look incredibly cool, which is a must for us, they are also made specifically to keep you warm during outdoor workouts. They have a soft thermal fabric which is designed to ward off the chill of winter, with areas of mesh which allow breathability, ensuring that you do not overheat during exercise. Nike’s Dri-FIT technology is designed specifically to keep you comfortable and dry, while the body hugging material and elastic waistband give you both a secure fit and sleek silhouette. These tights prove you don’t have to suffocate yourself in layers in order to stay toasty this winter.

£64.95, Nike

MCS Run Compression Tight

2XU is well-known for its state of the arc compression wear, and these tights showcase this technology perfectly. The anatomical mapping around the quad and calf supports muscles and reduces soreness and the reflective logos are particularly helpful when running in the dim winter weather conditions, providing greater visibility during your run. Workout essentials can be stored in the rear zip pocket, while the flat lock seams reduce chafing during your run. The compression technology is perfect for the dedicated athlete, as it helps to improve circulation, with the increased blood flow allowing you to warm up and recover more effectively. Reduced muscle swelling and swifter repair? Sign us up.

£99, 2XU

Salomon Trail Runner Tight

We definitely have our eye on these gorgeous blue tights, made with Gore-tex Windstopper Softshell material which offers high duty wind protection, essential against blustery winter mornings. Despite this feature the front panels are very lightweight and the tights are breathable, enabling easy movement for outdoor workouts. The soft-shell technology ensures a soft mid-layer, alongside a water resistant shell, so you can leave the house feeling snug in the face of changing weather conditions throughout your run. They also feature a drawcord to make them easily adjustable and flat lock seams to ensure that you are comfortable throughout your workout, with a back pocket to store essentials.

£85, Salomon

Roxy Keep It Warm Running Pants

Bring a pop of colour to your workout wardrobe with these Roxy running leggings. The soft and stretchy fabric means that you will stay comfortable and warm throughout your run, even in the cold of winter. An elasticated waistband ensures that you can feel supported during your workouts, while the inside pocket is perfect for storing cards or a small snack and the loop at the front is made to hang your keys on. The leggings have a special antimicrobial treatment, which is perfect for avoiding odours whatever your workout.

£55, Roxy

Reebok Compression Leggings

We cannot wait to get our hands on this gorgeous burnt sienna pattern. These leggings are designed for cold weather workouts, and promote muscle recovery while providing support throughout your run. The compression feature promises to hug your legs and ease muscle stiffness, meaning that you are able to cut down on recovery time between workouts. Plus, Speedwick technology wicks sweat away from the body to help you stay dry and comfortable – after all, no one wants to be cold and sweaty. In the rare event that the sun emerges during winter, these leggings will give you extra protection due to their UPF 50+ feature.

£29.95, Reebok

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