For the blokes in Winter

What do you wear?

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06/10/2009 at 20:11
Make your kit as functional and as ugly as possible.Lime green split shorts, reflective tights, headtorch, whatever. Remember we're the tough ones.
06/10/2009 at 21:53

Long sleeve top, gloves and shorts. (My legs never feel cold)

If you don't care what you look like, fine, go put on a pair of tights (full or 3/4). If you have one ounce of pride and dignity, avoid tights. Be under no illusion, you look very silly.  (Thats men and women btw)

Clothing is like furniture, a continual compromise between aesthetics and functionality.

06/10/2009 at 22:01

LOL @ Artie!!

I have pride and dignity, I also wear full length tights!! Put my shorts over the top though as the cold weather does'nt do much for your bits!!LOLOLOLOL

06/10/2009 at 23:49

I always wear shorts in winter. It's my upper body that gets cold, so at some point I start wearing a jacket, but almost never anything on my legs. I seem to remember a couple of occasions when there was a horizontal blizzard raging when I wore some loose, light tracksuit bottoms to lessen hailstone damage to my flesh. But that's it.

Tights are for ladies, and men seeking to establish contact with their feminine side.

06/10/2009 at 23:57
RunningCommentary wrote (see)

Tights are for ladies, and men seeking to establish contact with their feminine side.

 I wear skintight thermals

Aside from that, no different from what I normally wear. Hat and thin gloves, and I'm ready to go. 

07/10/2009 at 23:30

Tights for legwear for me in winter, mainly Decathlon's own brand gear.

I don't care if I look stupid, I'm out running, not on the pull

08/10/2009 at 07:53

tights for me in the winter, real men wear tights and have no problem with doing so.

long sleeve top, montane featherlite marathon jacket, gloves, but never wear a hat, always find them uncomfortable and too hot to wear.

RC and artie - you both need to take the plunge and 'tight up' , come on fellas liberate yourselves

08/10/2009 at 08:41

Shorts for me

Like FB after years of playing football on freezing pitches with frost on the ground I have acclimatised to cold weather exercise.

Man up you bunch of woosies!

08/10/2009 at 09:06

mr sj, I didn't get on with hat so I opted for a headband, quite thin but keeps protects the old lugs. I also use a thin lycra type scull cap, this fits under my cycle helemt too. Both look crap but I'm not there to look good! I also go for tights as mentioned before, keep the muscles warm and keep mud off, who cares what it looks like.

Also, who said tight look bad on ladies too? i disagree, it's what keeps me going through my bodypump class in the gym!

08/10/2009 at 10:17

i have a lusso skullcap too, i used to use when I went cycling, good for winter running. I'm not sure if the original poster is still reading this thread. But anyway for a reasonable priced pair of running tights sportsdirect do karrimor ones for a tenner. I have two pairs. Currently still in shorts, and the other day t shirt and gilet (6.30 am, it was frosty here). I have worn tracksters in the past and probably will do again this year for road running. I mostly run off road and think tights will be better in case I get wet. I hope I can still use shorts for a few weeks more but we'll see.

08/10/2009 at 11:51

Think I'll be moving into my 3/4 or full tights more often soon.  Ran home last night and my leg muscles felt a bit cold throughout. Time did limit my warmup, but took the first couple of miles steady to warm up and reduce muscle strain but they just never felt right throughout the run.

UHDD - i would have thought full tights would have been more of a problem off road as they will retain the wet throughout the run which your legs wouldn't, as they will dry naturally.

08/10/2009 at 12:09

The tights retaining mositure is a fair point, I think mine dry quickly, but this probably depends on the thickness and type of material.

08/10/2009 at 12:50
mine are pretty snug, tou can't pull them on, have to be zipped, so hopefully be ok, I'm not jumping through bogs and rivers either, more like fields and forest with occasional surfaces that look firm and turn out to be 8" deep mud.
08/10/2009 at 21:54
shorts unless it's below 2 degrees and then i tend to wear trackies over the top, long sleeve top and gillet - sometimes hat and gloves but has to be very cold for those.  not tried tights and don't think i will - just gives the wife something to take the pee over... )
10/10/2009 at 15:25

This is all quiet interesting as I always took runners to be the kind of people who couldnt give a flying Asics what anyone thought  they looked liked while on their runs. After all we are very much in the minority activity wise. Adults on the whole dont go rushing around in the street alone. Well it seems I was wrong..rather sad....

10/10/2009 at 16:46
In winter, I wear my Ron Hill running tights, long sleeve technical top and a beanie hat to keep the head warm. Oh and gloves too. I don`t go out in the winter wearing shorts unless racing.
I hate the cold and sometimes it best to have your body protected and insulated. When out running, your body warms up like central heating. Running outside wearing shorts is OK during spring and summer. But in the winter, for me, no. Unless you love the cold.
11/10/2009 at 23:28
Ron Hill tracksters, and thermal top for me. Tights are an absolute no no, unless of course you are cocky enough to shove an egg box down your front.
12/10/2009 at 07:50
or if infact you dont need the egg box
12/10/2009 at 10:10
Egg box? Wouldn't that just give you udders?
12/10/2009 at 12:38
lol

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