Running leggings reviewed

The best running tights for men and women to keep you warm this winter

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Badass Mother Runner Activewear Leggings (women)

Badass Mother Runner Activewear Leggings (women)

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Designed by mums for mums, these are available in a kaleidoscope of funky designs in capri and 7/8 lengths, in sizes 6-20. Combining super soft, stretchy fabric with a high, supportive waistband and a handy smartphone-sized zipped pocket on the back, theyu2019re incredibly comfortable to wear and stay put on the go. Weight: 240g (size S) Verdict: Comfy, supportive and funky. Perfect for badass runners! (9/10)

Designed By Sports Pure Grit Capri (women's)

Designed By Sports Pure Grit Capri (women's)

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These high quality capris have a snug, supportive fit (size up if youu2019re between sizes) with a wide, high waistband and the useful option of a removable drawcord. Thereu2019s a small, zipped pocket on the back and a smartphone-sized thigh pocket. Available in a range of funky but stylish designs. Weight: 165g (size S) Verdict: Quality capris with great looks, superb fit and useful features. 9/10

Proviz Classic Core Running Leggings 7/8 (women's)

Proviz Classic Core  Running Leggings 7/8 (women's)

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A great choice for long winter runs, these tights are breathable, stretchy and unrestrictive with a high, supportive waistband. The bright side panel adds visibility on grey days, although thereu2019s no reflective detailing. On the back is a small zipped pocket, with a large smartphone/waterbottle-sized pocket on the thigh. Weight: 285g (size UK 10) Verdict: High-viz, breathable and well featured cool-weather tights. 8/10

Flanci Day of the Dead Leggings (men's)

Flanci Day of the Dead Leggings (men's)

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By far the u2018funkiestu2019 legwear in the menu2019s review, these polyester/elastane mix tights are comfortable and well cut. The fabric feels soft and stretchy but not restrictive and the wide waistband holds them in place. The new thigh pocket holds a phone snuggly, freeing up the rear zip pocket for keys and cash. Weight: 240g (size M) Verdict: Funky design in a practical, everyday pair of leggings. 8/10

Tribe Sports Endure Tights (men's)

Tribe

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Admittedly black, but these stand out from the crowd with reflective piping, a subtle hexagonal design and use of Econyl. The durable recycled polyamide/elastane mix fabric is made in Italy and, combined with careful design, offers supportive, light compression and superb comfort when running. A zipped rear pocket fits a phone. Weight: 220g (size M) Verdict: Responsibly produced. Well suited to longer runs. 9/10

Gore R5 GTX Infinium Tights (men)

Gore R5 GTX Infinium  Tights (men)

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Offering full-length weather protection, these tights are made with windproof and water-resistant GTX Infinium. A close fit and venting side panels keep them comfortable, while colourful and reflective details add good visibility in poor light. Well-featured with a stretch thigh pocket, rear zip pocket and calf zips. Sized slightly small. Weight: 255g (size L) Verdict: Brilliant in really bad weather; good fit and well made. 9/10

On Lightweight Pants (women's)

On Lightweight Pants (women's)
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No crazy colours or patterns here... A looser cut than standard tights, these combine incredibly lightweight fabric with stretch for unrestricted movement. Features include a supportive waistband with hidden drawcord, two zipped handwarmer pockets, zipped ankles for easy on/off, and reflective details. Weight: 185g (size S) Verdict: Stylish, superlight, versatile pants for winter running. 10/10

Findra Tiree Printed Leggings (women's)

Findra Tiree Printed Leggings (women's)

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Designed as multi-activity wear, these leggings are made from a heavier weight fabric best suited to colder conditions. The soft feel and multi-panel construction are comfortable and unrestrictive, while two good-sized thigh pockets add handy storage. The fit could be improved around the waist to keep them in place better. Weight: 275g (size S) Verdict: Comfy, durable, cold weather tights for multi-activity use. 8/10

Salewa Cristallo Warm Merino Responsive 3/4 (women)

Salewa Cristallo Warm Merino Responsive 3/4 (women)

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Made from a blend of 78% responsibly-sourced Merino wool/22% polyamide, these super-soft, light and breathable capris work brilliantly as a cosy baselayer in really cold weather, or on their own for year-round running, yoga or relaxing. The geometric pattern and contrast waistband look great and thereu2019s even a top to match. Weight: 120g Verdict: Comfy and versatile. Ideal for underwear or everyday wear. 9/10

BAM Balance Running Tights (men's)

BAM Balance Running  Tights (men's)

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These tights combine 86% fast-growing, soft-feeling, naturally odour resistant bamboo with recycled polyamide for added durability and quicker drying time, and elastane for stretch. Although theyu2019re a bit heavier than some others, the breathable, soft-feel fabric, excellent fit and seamless construction guarantees high comfort. Weight: 220g (size M) Verdict: Comfy, responsibly produced. Best for cold, dry weather. 8/10

Zone 3 RX3 Medical Grade Compression Tights (men's)

Zone 3 RX3 Medical Grade Compression Tights (men's)

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Graduated compression claims to improve performance and aid recovery by supporting the muscles and aiding blood circulation. Itu2019s hard to test this, but in use these feel comfortable and supportive with a good fit. The polyamide/elastane mix fabric is lightweight and durable and features a handy zipped rear pocket. Weight: 200g (size M) Verdict: Lightweight, funky, technical: great for faster running. 9/10

OMM Flash Tight 0.75 (men's)

OMM Flash Tight 0.75 (men's)

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These tights are made from a durable polyamide/elastane mix fabric, which feels soft and unrestrictive, dries quickly, and offers a bit of protection from the elements. Flatlock seams and a well-cut multi panel design mean theyu2019re chafe-free and stay comfortably in place all day. Useful thigh pocket and secure key pocket. Weight: 180g (size M) Verdict: Practical, good value: ideal for cold weather or mountains. 9/10

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