Running Legwear

Do you want to know more about running tights and shorts?

Running tights and shorts should be light, comfortable, breathable and must be the right size to allow you to run freely without being too tight or too loose.

Bottoms for running are usually made of breathable, ultralight, elastic and quick drying polyester for maximum comfort, with elastic and resistant flatlock seams. The inner support is made with a very breathable fabric. The waist is elastic with drawstring and they usually have a zip back pocket.

How to choose running tights or shorts.

There are three crucial points that we must consider when choosing clothes for running:
- It must insulate our bodies from the outside temperature and keep our body temperature stable, so it must have good insulation and moisture wicking properties.
- It should protect us from possible chafing, especially in the crotch; conventional clothes have seams that are too bulky.
- It must be as lightweight as possible and allow us to move as freely as possible.

In running, it must be taken into account that our legs do most of the work during a race, so what we wear on them should be as comfortable as possible. As a general rule, tight clothing will be the most comfortable to run in. Depending on the time of year, you can choose between long or short leggings, or shorts, ensuring they fit well and allow freedom of movement.

- Long and short leggings: they should be as tight as possible, so they move with you and minimise the risk of chafing. We recommend long leggings for really cold temperatures and short leggings for a milder weather. Cropped leggings are perfect for spring and autumn or even year-round in moderate climates. Cotton leggings can be used in summer, although they will not last long. Polyamide and elastane are the most versatile fabrics. For the cold, there are thicker models, or models with a thin thermal lining, keeping you warm while remaining comfortable.

- Shorts are ideal for long runs and hot or warm temperatures, as they have a thin inner lining, small seams to prevent chafing and a loose outer part with a sheer touch.

Opinions featured in Running Legwear

Dynafit Ultra 2 in 1 Shorts Black Green
Great shirts
Fully comfortable and another great product from dynafit
Salomon Agile 5" Shorts Navy Blue Grey Logo
Great quality running shorts
Love these shorts from Salomon, great price and great quality
Dynafit Alpine 2.0 3/4 Leggings Black Pink Grey Women
Dynafit Alpine 2.0 3/4 Leggings Black Pink Grey Women
Perfect product, great quality! Great on-line shop, i will definetely shop again.
Under Armour Rush Tight Grey
Under Armour Rush
Under Armour always a quality product. Recommended for all.
Salomon Agile Warm Training Tights Dark Blue
Salomon training
Good quality product, fits well in the size required. Recommended
RaidLight Trail Raider Shorts Dark Blue
good product
Very good quality
X-Bionic Effektor 4.0 Run Tight Black Green
Hi-tech fabric from X-Bionic
It feels like cotton. Hard compression but still ergonomic. Backpocket can fit my 5.5 inch phone. Excellent qualiy.
The North Face Winter Warm Tights Black Grey White
Exellent quality
I would definitely recommend!
Gore Wear R3 Thermo Tight Black Grey Women
Maybe not so special
Average quality, a little unflexible/tight at waist. Few reflexes for night visibility.
Under Armour MK-1 Shorts Grey
Perfect fit
Fantastic quality
X-Bionic Effektor G2 Run Short Tights Black White Women
Great make
Bought these for my sister. Have 3 pairs of these myself. Great quality shorts.
La Sportiva Auster Shorts Black
High quality garment.
Comfortable, lightweight and well priced.
RaidLight Trail Raider Shorts Dark Blue
My new shorts
Good quality well worth the money and the only shorts I’ve got with a rear pocket that’ll fit a iPhone
New Balance Accelerate 5IN Shorts Dark Blue
Worth this shorts
Mint quality!
X-Bionic Energy Accumulator 4.0 Patriot 3/4 Length Tights Red White
Great product
Expensive but worth it

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