Best Running Tights for Men

Go the distance this fall and winter with these premium running tights

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As a runner, you can’t let the changing seasons and gradually dropping temperatures slow you down or cause you to miss a day of training. The first adjustment you need to make is in your gear: swap loose, highly breathable and lightweight summer gear for muscle-compressing running tights.

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Not only will these running tights help keep you warm, but they will also promote blood circulation, support hard-working muscles, minimize the risk of cramps and injuries and offer certain quality of life features, visibility bands reflective to the extra storage space, which make long-distance running less of a chore.

There’s no shortage of great options, but we’ve helped narrow the field by picking out some of the most popular and well-constructed men’s running tights available today, in a variety of budgets.

Patagonia Peak Mission Tights

Patagonia

With fall here and winter approaching, you’re going to need tights that can withstand the cold. We love this cozy nylon and polyester option from Patagonia. Reflective logos aid visibility at night, while the gusset construction gives you unrestricted mobility. There’s even a handy rear zippered pocket so you can stash your phone, credit card or house key without disrupting your stride.

$129 at Patagonia.com

New Balance Impact Run Tights

Made from a blend of polyester and spandex, the New Balance Impact Run Tights are both tough and flexible, giving you complete freedom of movement while you warm up or reach maximum stride length . They’re also treated with New Balance’s exclusive DRYx technology, for maximum sweat wicking. We especially love the endless storage options: hip drop-in pockets, a rear zipped pocket, and a grommet for bringing a spare towel or shirt.

$74.99 at NewBalance.com

Under Armor RUSH SmartForm Leggings

Under Armor RUSH SmartForm Leggingsunder protection

If you like to do sprint sessions, intervals, or HIIT workouts, you’ll need a pair of tights that are moisture-wicking, breathable, and supportive. Under Armor RUSH SmartForm leggings adapt to your every move, giving you total flexibility

$50.97 at UnderArmour.com

Miler Running Base Half Tight

Miler Running Base Half TightMile running

If you want the support of tights and the freedom of shorts, get a pair of Miler’s Base Half Tights. It’s made in Italy from a four-way stretch fabric that wicks away moisture and will have you feeling like a second skin minutes after your run. You can tell these tights were made for runners by runners with details like a reflective logo, internal drawstring and side pockets and a rear zip pocket.

$125 at MilerRunning.com

Tracksmith Allston Tights

Tracksmith Allston TightsBlack-smith

These stylish and eye-catching running tights from Tracksmith are made from a combination of compression nylon and spandex, resulting in a soft, form-fitting fabric that won’t lose its shape, even after long runs and multiple washes. Bonded seams and an elastic waistband add comfort, while a concealed zip pocket adds practicality.

From $138 at Tracksmith.com

Lululemon SenseKnit Running Tights, 71cm

Lululemon SenseKnit Running Tights, 28-inlululemon

If you think Lululemon is just a yoga company, think again. They’ve been branching out into training and sports for a while now, with great success, and their SenseKnit Running Tight shows why. It’s made from a blend of nylon and spandex, their exclusive SenseKnit technology, providing superior stretch and wicking while drying quickly. Practical details such as reflective design elements, drop-in pockets and a channeled pocket make life easier with these pants, even on longer runs or on the way to the grocery store.

$168 at Lululemon.com

ASICS Road Balance tights

ASICS Road Balance tightsASICS

ASICS is best known for making quality running shoes, but their running apparel is second to none as well. Case in point? The Road Balance Tight. Made from a blend of polyester and spandex, it dries quickly, supports and keeps muscles warm and uses rubber printed compression to minimize chafing. Plus, there’s a drawcord waistband for quick adjustments, reflective detailing to improve visibility, and a dedicated phone pocket with moisture-resistant lining.

$100 at ASICS.com

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