Running tights for the cold winter

Already this winter I've experienced temperatures down to minus 13.  I know some others have had it colder but what running tights are there to cope with these sort of cold?

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  • I put two pairs on when it was that cold - my normal Ron Hills with Endura cycling tights over them. Ran like that in -11 and felt just right.
  • Virtually all makes of tights come in "winter" mode - they're brushed fleecy stuff on the inside and are warmer.  I've just got a pair and they're image

  • Hi, I normally run just in tights but when it was around -5C my bum was really cold. I have had a groin injury so have to make sure this area is warm, apart from proper warm up of course, put short tights underneath normal running tights but only in sub zero temperatures. After a few runs in sub zero temperatures I had a pian so prefer to wear something additional to avoid it.
  • Skins Snow - expensive but I love the white camo!
  • Powerstretch tights. Several manufacturer's do them... Lowe Alpine , Mountain Equipment, Mountain Hardwear and Marmot spring to mind. Very stretchy, very warm and wind resistant. Good wicking. Available in male and female versions.

    http://www.lowealpine.com/eng/prod_app_det.php?catid=3&itemid=701&type=woman

    http://www.webtogs.co.uk/Mountain_Equipment_Powerstretch_Tights_102422.html

    http://www.mountainhardwear.com/Power-Stretch%C2%AE-Tight/OM3213,default,pd.html

  • KeirKeir ✭✭✭
    Cycling tights tend to be thicker and warmer due to increased wind chill factor. However many come as 'bib tights' (with built in braces) and I am not sure if they are cut in a slightly different way to suit the cycling position. Sorry, not much help really, but worth considering if all other options fail.
  • If you can put up with trousers rather than tights then i'd recommend a pair made for casual xc skiing such as Salomon or Craft. That's what I use under -10 anyway. Note I don't mean for downhill, which are too heavy.
  • Jeepers in a Winter Wonderland wrote (see)

    Virtually all makes of tights come in "winter" mode - they're brushed fleecy stuff on the inside and are warmer.  I've just got a pair and they're image

    Keir wrote (see)
    Cycling tights tend to be thicker and warmer due to increased wind chill factor. However many come as 'bib tights' (with built in braces) and I am not sure if they are cut in a slightly different way to suit the cycling position. Sorry, not much help really, but worth considering if all other options fail.


    'Jeepers'

    On the bike, that type of lycra is called 'Roubaix' (pr; 'roo-bay'), & is (normally) available in 2  grades (medium & thick)

    'Keir'

    I wear some of my cycling 'bib-tights' to run in when it's very cold, the high rear helps keep your back toasty warmimage

    http://sports.webshots.com/photo/2354089970047309372ckHBrd  (wrong choice on this day, they were too warm)

    http://sports.webshots.com/photo/2750344170047309372pEzADL  (bib-tights have the same top-design, but the legs are plain-black, with foot-loops)

    They are available with/without the chamois pad, & at a large range of prices... from perhaps £20, right up to the (ridiculously priced) 'ASSOS' brand at around £250 for essentially the same itemsimage

    http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-track-bike/Bib-Tights-Bib-Longs-Assos-Winter-LL-Bib-Tights-with-S5-pad/ASSOZBBT570  (my Club uses 'Giordana' as the supplier)

    With regard to the 'pads',  I've run fell-races, & 10K's, in my cycling shorts which bear the club name (before eventually joining a running club) under whose name i used to enter races

  • Richard A Thackeray wrote (see)

    I wear some of my cycling 'bib-tights' to run in when it's very cold, the high rear helps keep your back toasty warmimage


    I ran to work yesterday morning (@ 05:30), in thermal bib-tights (circa -8 C), & they were wonderfully warm... to the point of my back sweating by the end of the first mileimage 

  • hi just to join in...I got Craft thermal tights and top in the sale and they keep me lovely and toasty..
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