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minn2010-05-01 12:35:08 +0000 #1
I'm looking for suggestions for the perfect pair of winter running tights. I currently have a pair of nike tights (very basic, black, no zippers, etc.). They're a perfect thickness and I love the fit around my legs, but the waist is CONSTANTLY slipping down! I have heard this same complaint from others. It makes it very difficult to run long distances.

Please help!!

Who makes your favorite pair of running tights?
ASammy12010-05-01 12:39:13 +0000 #2
I like Under Armor tights. If you are having trouble with them falling down, maybe you should try some that have the drawstring in the waist band.
michelem2010-05-01 13:20:26 +0000 #3

I wear the versatx in summer and the insulator stabilyx or pro in winter.

I am 5'2" and wear the extra smalls and they fit great. They also have a drawstring to make the waist tighter if needed (I haven't needed to use it).

P.S. Summer and winter I use these tights for cycling as well, over my padded shorts. I can be out in the sun for 6+ hours with these UPF 50 tights and my UPF 50 long-sleeve REI lightweight MTS zip shirt (alone, or under a regular cycling jersey or jacket), no sunscreen underneath, and nary a tan line!
Zen2010-05-01 13:26:58 +0000 #4
This place has a huge selection and good prices. If you can't find something here...

Kimmyt2010-05-01 12:55:47 +0000 #5
I have the same unfortunate problem with my nike tights, even though i use the ties. I do have a pair of under armour tights that i like the fit of.
Zen2010-05-01 13:01:32 +0000 #6

Originally Posted by minn

the waist is CONSTANTLY slipping down!

Urlea2010-05-01 14:32:50 +0000 #7
Funny you should ask. I'm sitting in my brand new (tags still on) running tights I just got tonight.

After the temps dipped down into the single digits last night I knew it was time to bite the bullet and get some warmer ones.

I ended up buying the Wanganui tight by Brooks. They feel awesome and fit well. Hopefully they will perform well too, but I'll find that out. I'm almost tempted to go run in them tonight yet.

To give you an idea these Brook tights tie at the waist and the waistband is fleece wrapped elastic so between those two things that should help them from slipping down.

I'll let you know what I think once I've tried them out though.

Hth for now!
Urlea2010-05-01 16:05:57 +0000 #8
Alright, I made it out for a 5miler tonight and the tights were great. It was about mid 20's while I was running and my legs weren't cold. I was actually a little to warm when I got home.

I liked the way the fabric moved and never found myself pulling the legs up like I have while running or cycling in my other tights (which are Nike). Not having to worry about the crotch sagging down leaving room for my upper thighs to chafe is nice too.

They were expensive $120 (I had a $25 discount though), but I think it will be worth it.



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