The temperature in Charlotte finally dipped low enough for me to pack up the shorts and invest in some cold weather pants. The most popular options are:
1. Running Tights
2. Cold Weather Compression Tights
3. Running Pants
When purchasing cold weather pants, the three most important things for me are:
– Just like buying jeans or slacks, I want my pants to fit in the thighs and have enough room for the junk in the trunk. I also like brands that have various lengths.
–According to Trails.com, you should avoid Lycra running tights. I will also suggest avoiding cotton and picking pants that have your favorite wicking fabric, for example Nike's DriFit.
3. PriceTop 5 Running Pants for Winter
1. C9 by Champion Relaxed Fit Woven Running Pant With Side Ankle Zipper Price:
I admit, they weren’t the perfect fit that I was looking for – a little tight in the behind. Other than that, the pants were loose and warm and ankle zip makes the pants easy to slip off over your shoes. Although I won't wear them on long runs, they are perfect for short runs (2 miles), walks and wearing to the gym.
2. Reebok Women's Cold Compress TightPrice:
Fabric Content: 61% nylon, 23% polyester, 16% spandexFit:
Surprisingly, these were the best fitting compression tights that I tried on! They fit like a glove over my curves and I love how they stretch. They are also one of the least expensive pair of compression tights that I found.
3. Nike Cold-Weather Women's Running Pants
They are made with Nike’s DriFit technology, which is my favorite wicking material.Fit:
Like most Nike products, my first move was to roll down the waist of the pants, which was too big. Overall, I think these pants provide a great alternative to wearing tights - which I only really wear on long runs. They are also comfortable, warm and stylish.
4. Under Armour Women's ColdGear® Frostwork Pant
Fabric: Under Armor’s cold gear technology, which is wicking and also has ordor control.
Fit: In my opinion, Under Armor runs small, so these pants were a little snug. Overall, I love the weight of the fabric and the warmth.
5. Asics Thermopolis XP Tight
Polyester and SpandexFit:
I am slowly growing to love Asics. These tights were a great fit, and I love that they have a key pocket and zip ankles.Other Tips:
1. For long distances, I recommend wearing compression tights. Compression tights apply pressure to core muscles, increase circulation and help you have a smoother run.
2. The temperature here in Charlotte will only dip below the thirty degree mark a few days in February. But for those of you in colder climates, you may want to try SportsHill
. They specialize in creating tights for much colder climates.
What other cold weather pants to you guys recommend?
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