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.
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.
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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