Best Base-Layer Running Tights for Men

For runners and athletes, colder temperatures are not always a good thing, especially for outdoor training. Luckily, base-layer running and workout leggings for men are an easy trick to protect your muscles from strain by keeping them warm. FN rounded up the best base-layer running tights for all your athletic needs throughout the rest of the year. These tights offer tight compression, sweat-wicking fabric and more benefits you’ve been looking for in running tights.

1. Under Armour Men's ColdGear Leggings

Under Armour Men’s ColdGear leggings are made of 87% polyester and 13% elastane with dual-layer fabric with an ultra-warm, brushed interior and a quick-drying exterior.

Pros: The four-way construction of these tights allows for less restricted movement while still wicking sweat to keep you dry; anti-odor technology keeps you fresh. With smooth, chafe-free flatlock seam construction, you have rash protection as well.

Cons: Because they are tighter compression pants, they don’t stretch out easily, so the fit may vary from your usual Under Armour sizing.

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2. TSLA Men's Wintergear Baselayer Tights

TSLA Men’s Wintergear Baselayer tights come in 27 different colorways and are made of 87% polyester and 13% spandex. The material has two-way air circulation and is ideal for warmth with fleece lining.

Pros: These motion-sensing and quick-dry leggings offer high elasticity for a range of motions with TSLA’s Body Geometry Fit technology. Whether they’re for half-marathon or lounging around the house, the micro-fleece lining keeps your limbs from running cold.

Cons: The brand suggests if you prefer a looser fit to choose one size up.

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3. CompressionZ Men's Compression Pants

Made from a blend of 85% nylon and 15% spandex, CompressionZ’s pants provide proper compression across all muscle groups so you experience less muscle fatigue are soreness. The premium fabric and durable stitching make these leggings versatile for any use.

Pros: The nylon/spandex fabric is anti-itch, anti-odor, and sweat-wicking so you can keep your mind focused on your workout, not your irritation. The second-skin fit adds comfort and warmth as well as protection from cramps and strain on muscles.

Cons: The leggings tend to maintain their proper fit best when hung dry.

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