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9 Best Mens Running Tights UK – Our 2020 Top Picks 

 November 16, 2020

by Michal
Title
Best Thermal Tights
Nike Mens Pro Therma Tights
Our Top Pick!
Sundried mens winter running tights
Best 3/4 Men's Tights
Karrimor mens running tights
Preview
Nike Men's Pro Dri-fit Therma Tight
Men's Running and Training Tights Compression Technology Made In Italy by Sundried, Black, S
Karrimor Mens X Lite Running Capris Breathable Zip Mesh Stretch Drawstring Black S
Material technology
Dri-Fit technology
EcoTech breathable fabric
DRX Moisture Management Technology
Stretch
Compression fit
Price
Price not available
£11.00
£20.69
Best Thermal Tights
Title
Nike Mens Pro Therma Tights
Preview
Nike Men's Pro Dri-fit Therma Tight
Material technology
Dri-Fit technology
Stretch
Compression fit
Price
Price not available
Our Top Pick!
Title
Sundried mens winter running tights
Preview
Men's Running and Training Tights Compression Technology Made In Italy by Sundried, Black, S
Material technology
EcoTech breathable fabric
Stretch
Compression fit
Price
£11.00
Best 3/4 Men's Tights
Title
Karrimor mens running tights
Preview
Karrimor Mens X Lite Running Capris Breathable Zip Mesh Stretch Drawstring Black S
Material technology
DRX Moisture Management Technology
Stretch
Compression fit
Price
£20.69

We all know that the best way to combat the winter blues is to get outside in the fresh air, and have a great run. But we also all know that running outside in the cold and dark can be a real challenge. That’s why we need to have our running clothing heroes to make it that teeny bit easier to lace up and head on out.

One essential piece of winter running clothing is running tights. Yes, that’s right, tights. The best mens running tights will keep you running throughout the winter, whatever the weather. While you may not be comfortable with the thought of the revealing nature of tights, the best mens running tights will really make a difference to your winter runs, whether that’s just a nippy morning, or you’re going hardcore into the snow!

best mens running tights

Mens winter running tights usually come in two different lengths – full length, and 3/4 or capri length. They will also come in different thicknesses and heat fabrics, from long, thermal running tights for runs in colder temperatures, to mens capri running tights for warmer weather. Consider which you need before you invest, but to make the decision making easier, here are some of the best mens running tights on the market.


Best mens running tights – full length tights

1. Nike Mens Pro Therma Tights

Nike Men's Pro Dri-fit Therma Tight

These mens Nike running tights are just what you need to get you out and running on a particularly cold day. The thermal material keeps you warm, but these mens Nike running tights are also made using Dri-Fit technology, which will wick away your sweat, keeping you comfortable, dry, and warm.

The compression fit will leave you feeling supported everywhere that matters. The comfortable waistband keeps these leggings in place, and the tight fit is perfect for leaving off your underwear and running with shorts on top instead.

So no excuses tomorrow morning, get these mens Nike running tights on, and get out there!

Nike Mens Pro Therma Tights
140 Reviews
Nike Mens Pro Therma Tights

  • Full length running tights
  • Thermal fabric for warmth
  • Dri-Fit technology 
  • Compression fit


2. ASICS Icon Running Tights

ASICS Icon Tight

Winterproof your run with these mens ASICS running tights. No matter how cold or dark it is out there, these mens ASICS running tights are equipped to make getting out there that little bit easier. The full length leggings will protect you from the cold, and reflective logos provide 360 degree reflectivity so that you can be seen in low-light conditions.

The mens ASICS running tights are made from D1 functional fabric, which is sweat wicking, which draws sweat away from your body and evaporates it quickly to keep you warm and comfortable as you run. They have an elastic waistband and drawcord for a secure fit, and stretchy material that moves with you as you run. Finally, keep your valuables safely with you as you run in the zipped side pocket.

In short, these mens ASICS running tights have everything you need to run outside this winter.

ASICS Icon Running Tights
16 Reviews
ASICS Icon Running Tights

  • Full length running tights
  • D1 functional fabric
  • Stretch material for easy movement
  • Side pocket
  • Reflective logos


3. Sundried mens winter running tights

Men's Running and Training Tights Compression Technology Made In Italy by Sundried, Black, S

If you are looking for cheap mens running tights that don’t feel cheap, look no further than the Sundried mens winter running tights. These mens thermal running tights are perfect for the cold weather – keeping you warm, but not sweaty.

Sundried is a British activewear brand, where athletes design active wear for athletes, so these compression running tights have everything you need for your run. The compression fit tights fit you like a second skin, with stretchy material that gives you the freedom of movement you get in your own skin. The EcoTech, lightweight, breathable fabric is seamless for added comfort and reduced chafing, and is sweat wicking to keep you dry and comfortable. The thick material isn’t see-through, so you can wear them on their own and without underwear.

These cheap mens running tights are perfect for wearing under shorts or on their own on your winter runs.

Sundried mens winter running tights
187 Reviews
Sundried mens winter running tights

  • Full length running tights
  • EcoTech breathable fabric
  • Stretch material for easy movement
  • Thick material
  • Compression fit


4. Adidas mens Alphaskin long tights

adidas Men AlphaSkin Sport Long Tights - Black, Small

Take charge of your running with these mens Adidas running tights. These mens winter running tights are an essential part of your kit as you head out on your run, whatever the conditions.

The snug, comfortable fit keeps you feeling secure and supported, while the stretchy fabric will move with your every step. The sweat wicking fabric will keep you dry and comfortable, and the drawstring waist ensures a perfect fit. Reflective material completes the winter package on these great long tights.

Make the most of your winter runs with these mens Adidas running tights.

Adidas mens Alphaskin long tights
663 Reviews
Adidas mens Alphaskin long tights

  • Full length running tights
  • Compression fit
  • Stretch material for easy movement
  • Sweat wicking fabric


5. Puma Ignite mens winter running tights

PUMA Ignite Long Men's Running Tights Puma Black XS

These Puma mens running tights are a running must-have this winter. These long length mens winter running tights combine style with running practicality, giving you a boost as you head off for your run, no matter how dark, cold, or wet (or all three) it is!

These mens running tights feature a tight, supportive fit, Puma’s dryCELL technology with its moisture-wicking fabric to keep you dry and comfortable, and flatlock stitching to reduce irritation and chafing along the seams. An integrated pocket in the back waistband provides safe storage for your essentials, and reflective elements on the Puma logo keep you visible in low light, giving you the confidence to run whenever you want.

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Puma Ignite mens winter running tights

  • Full length running tights
  • Compression fit
  • dryCELL fabric
  • Reflective elements


6. Ronhill Stride winter tights

Ronhill Stride Winter Tights - Large Black

Soft, warm, and comfortable, these Ronhill mens running tights are perfect for winter running and training.

Regulate technology helps keep your body temperature stable, ensuring you are warm and comfortable on cold winter runs. The breathable fabric allows hot air to escape, keeping you from getting too hot.

The skin tight compression fit supports your muscles, while moving with you every step of the way. Keep your valuables in the integrated pocket.

No matter the winter weather, these Ronhill mens running tights will be there with you.

Ronhill Stride winter tights
2 Reviews
Ronhill Stride winter tights

  • Full length running tights
  • Compression fit
  • Regulate technology for warmth and comfort
  • Reflective elements


Mens 3/4 running tights

7. FITTOO Mens 3/4 running tights

Men's Compression 3/4 Capri Shorts Cool Dry Baselayer Sports Tights Leggings, Black, S

These mens 3/4 running tights are great if you are looking for cheap mens running tights that will keep up with you!

The 3/4 length covers muscles that will benefit from the compression fit, while giving your legs breathing space if you prefer to leave a little bit uncovered. The Cool Dry fabric wicks sweat away helping you keep your body temperature stable and your skin dry. These mens capri running tights are comfortable enough to wear all day.

These tight-fitting mens winter running tights are a perfect base layer for wearing shorts on top as you run.

FITTOO Mens 3/4 running tights
142 Reviews
FITTOO Mens 3/4 running tights

  • Mens 3/4 running tights
  • Compression fit
  • Cool Dry fabric
  • Base layer – good with shorts on top


8. Karrimor mens running tights

Karrimor Mens X Lite Running Capris Breathable Zip Mesh Stretch Drawstring Black S

Karrimor X Lite running capris are perfect for your warmer winter runs. These mens 3/4 running tights will keep you cool and comfortable even as you clock up the miles.

These Karrimor mens running tights have everything you need for a successful winter run. The compression fit offers support as you run. These Karrimor mens running tights are made with DRX Moisture Management Technology, containing sweat wicking properties to keep you cool and comfortable throughout your run. The stretch-fit fabric won’t hold you back, and the elasticated waistband and drawstring will keep them in place even if you aren’t staying in one place. Finally, flatlock seams reduce chafing, and the rear pocket allows you to safely store your keys as you run.

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Karrimor mens running tights
3 Reviews
Karrimor mens running tights

  • Mens 3/4 running tights
  • Compression fit
  • DRX Moisture Management Technology
  • Base layer


9. Under Armour mens Run True HeatGear capri

Under Armour Run True Heatgear Men's Capri, Black / Black / Reflective (001), Small

These mens 3/4 running tights are perfect for runners who need compression to cover up to their calves and chins, but don’t want a full length, warm pair of mens winter running tights.

The compression, skin-tight fit supports you from the waist down, including the groin area, and key muscles in your legs. The tough, lightweight HeatGear fabric keeps you cool, dry and light. Perfect for warmer winter runs, or if you are prone to overheating.

The ergonomic design and stretchy fabric allow you to move with freedom, and without fear of chafing on the seams.

Run all year round in these mens capri running tights.

Under Armour mens Run True HeatGear capri
28 Reviews
Under Armour mens Run True HeatGear capri

  • Mens 3/4 running tights
  • Compression fit
  • HeatGear fabric for cool, dry, light runs
  • Base layer

Choosing the best mens running tights for you

Are compression tights the best mens running tights?

Compression running tights are tight-fitting running leggings that provide support for your muscles as you run. 

Many runners from casual parkrunners to elite athletes wear compression running tights to improve their running performance. Compression running tights increase the flow of blood to muscles, and keep your legs and muscles warm and working at their optimal rate. Compression running tights also have benefits for recovery times because they protect the muscles during running and limit soft tissue damage as you run.

Compression running tights will feel tight, but that’s a sign that they are the correct fit.

What to look out for in the best mens running tights

When you are looking for your best mens running tights, you will want to take into account several factors including:

Moisture wicking materials – The best mens running tights are made from moisture wicking fabric which removes the sweat from your skin and allows it to evaporate. This is crucial even when running in the winter because thick, warm running tights will still make your skin sweat, and sweat on your skin will leave you cold, clammy and uncomfortable.

Freedom of movement – You need to be able to move your legs comfortably in order to run. The best mens running tights are made to fit like a second skin, and like your skin, they should be stretchy and move with your legs. Key places to watch out for include around the groin and knees as they need to bend and stretch with every step you take.

Comfortable fit – Self-consciousness aside, you need to be comfortable in your running tights. The best mens running tights will fit well around the waist and legs (not too tight or too loose). Some runners will deliberately buy their running tights a size smaller for compression benefits, so it is a matter of choice.

Thickness and warmth – The factors that determine how warm a pair of running tights you want include where you live, where you run, or how hot and sweaty a person you are. Some runners will want to wrap up warm in a pair of mens winter running tights every run, and others will run in a pair of shorts in the snow. There’s a pair of running tights available for every type of runner.

Protection from the elements – The best mens running tights provide some protection from wind and rain, but some running tights come with water resistant fabric to protect you from heavier rain. Look for running tights that fit your expected running climate.

Style up your mens winter running tights

The best mens running tights are form hugging running tights that leave little to the imagination, and they definitely aren’t for everyone. That’s why many runners will use their running tights as a base layer and wear a baggy pair of shorts on top.

When it comes to wearing underwear under running tights, the choice is yours. The compression fit should provide the support you need, but make sure that your running tights are thick enough to protect your modesty. If you wear baggy shorts on top, underwear will simply add another (unnecessary) layer, and could increase the risk of chafing.

Recommendations: The best mens running tights

Title
Best Thermal Tights
Nike Mens Pro Therma Tights
Our Top Pick!
Sundried mens winter running tights
Best 3/4 Men's Tights
Karrimor mens running tights
Preview
Nike Men's Pro Dri-fit Therma Tight
Men's Running and Training Tights Compression Technology Made In Italy by Sundried, Black, S
Karrimor Mens X Lite Running Capris Breathable Zip Mesh Stretch Drawstring Black S
Material technology
Dri-Fit technology
EcoTech breathable fabric
DRX Moisture Management Technology
Stretch
Compression fit
Price
Price not available
£11.00
£20.69
Best Thermal Tights
Title
Nike Mens Pro Therma Tights
Preview
Nike Men's Pro Dri-fit Therma Tight
Material technology
Dri-Fit technology
Stretch
Compression fit
Price
Price not available
Our Top Pick!
Title
Sundried mens winter running tights
Preview
Men's Running and Training Tights Compression Technology Made In Italy by Sundried, Black, S
Material technology
EcoTech breathable fabric
Stretch
Compression fit
Price
£11.00
Best 3/4 Men's Tights
Title
Karrimor mens running tights
Preview
Karrimor Mens X Lite Running Capris Breathable Zip Mesh Stretch Drawstring Black S
Material technology
DRX Moisture Management Technology
Stretch
Compression fit
Price
£20.69

The best mens running tights for cold runs: Nike Mens Pro Therma Tights

These running tights are the best mens running tights for runs on very cold days. The thermal material will keep your legs and muscles warm, but the Dri_fit technology ensures that you don’t overheat, and also remove the sweat keeping you dry and comfortable. The compression fit will help keep you on track for this run and recover in time to do it all again tomorrow.

The best cheap mens running tights: Sundried mens winter running tights

Sundried mens winter running tights are produced by Sundried, a boutique British activewear brand who produce great running gear that performs well above expectations for the prices they charge. These running tights are the best mens running tights on a budget as they keep you warm but not sweaty, and even better they won’t break the bank buying them.

The best mens 3/4 running tights: Karrimor mens running tights

These mens capri running tights are the all-round best mens running tights because they are versatile enough for running in the whole year round. They are light and comfortable for running in the spring, summer, or autumn, while providing a good compromise for runners who prefer wearing shorts in the snow, but need compression coverage for their lower legs.


Looking for the women’s section? Check out our favourite women’s running shorts and bras here!

References:
https://www.letsrun.com/forum/flat_read.php?thread=6870609
https://www.menshealth.com/fitness/a26066307/mens-leggings-tights/
https://www.livestrong.com/article/505691-the-advantages-of-running-in-tights/

Last update on 2020-12-01 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API


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