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Men in Tights – Running Tights a Review

Posted by Tubby Paul on October 30, 2012

Well the weather has changed, that’s for sure, and it has made me want to wear tights! Not in a Superman or Robin Hood style, but running tights to stop the wind from chilling my legs so bad!

I opted for a pair  Karrimor Mens Running Tights, this is the official blurb…

Tights“Run further and faster than before in the Karrimor Running Tights designed with an elasticated, inner draw pull waistband for a secure and comfortable fit coupled with a 2 mesh panels for breathability and a reflective strip on each side to provide low light visibility. The mens full length running tights also feature zipped up bottoms with reflective strips and a small zipped back pocket with the Karrimor logo for small essentials.

> Mens running tights
> Reflective strips
> Karrimor logos
> Elasticated draw pull waistband
> Zipped bottoms
> 2 mesh panels
> Small zipped back pocket
> 93% polyester / 7% elastane
> Machine washable”

Now this is my first pair of running tights, so I have nothing to compare them too, but I will tell you what I think! The first thing I noticed, (as did my better half,) these tights leave NOTHING to the imagination! These are not a clothes choice for the self conscious, that said, they are not quite obscene, however I wouldn’t wear them on the school run!
I have worn these for a couple of runs now, the first one was on a very cold and windy day, as I came out of the cover onto the river bank, the cold wind came across the fields, and yes I could feel the sweat being wicked away from my legs, and a definite cooling effect, but, my legs did not get cold! Had I been in my shorts, I know I would have had stinging thighs at that point!

Another advantage of these tights, well, if like me you are carrying a little too much weight, there might not be a great deal of breathing space between your inner thighs, now vaseline is my usual fix, but with these tights, as I guess with any long and tight-fitting leg wear, there has been no need! That is a very big plus as far as I’m concerned!

The small pocket sits just at the top of your bum, and fits a smart phone and your key easily and securely, and lets face it what more do you need to take with you?

Overall I would say these are a comfortable and practical solution to my winter running needs, and as such they get a belly rating of 4 out of 5!

See you in the gym,

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