What are peoples general thoughts on running tights? I happen to like them, they are comfy, stop chaffing, and keep my legs nice and warm.
But my 5 year old son told me I look like a girl and I do get the odd funny look when I'm wearing them!
So are they generally accepted? Do you wear shorts over the top or not? Can you wear them when it's not that cold for the comfort? I'd love to hear other runners thoughts.
Who gives a crap if they are "accepted" or what they look like, if you want to wear them, wear them.
I've worn tights in races before, and alot in training, I really couldn't care less what they look like, if you are worried about steven and the twins being on show, wear shorts over them.
Matthew Thompson 6 wrote (see)
What are peoples general thoughts on running tights? I happen to like them, they are comfy, stop chaffing, and keep my legs nice and warm. But my 5 year old son told me I look like a girl and I do get the odd funny look when I'm wearing them! So are they generally accepted? Do you wear shorts over the top or not? Can you wear them when it's not that cold for the comfort? I'd love to hear other runners thoughts. thanks
awww bless, is he calling you names too?
+1 on Dano and FB
Take heed from the Marathon ('Snickers') advert...........get some nuts
Points taken, even the sarcastic ones (Nick L)
Your son is right. Tights only make you look like Max Wall.
If you must wear something long on the legs in the darkest depths of winter, then Ron Hill tracksters are the only answer that are not effeminate or wussy.
If you're a real hairy-chested rufty-tufty chap like me, all you need is skimpy shorts and a good slathering of whale blubber.
glad to be of service.
Agree with muttley on the ron hills, they are less tight.....but they always make me think that i should be a PE teacher from the 70s or 80s.
Get some half-tights (i.e. cycling shorts length) ones for the warm...you get the chaff prevention and comfort.
I wear tights in the winter and even for races if its cold enough. That said I do get a few odd looks but personally I really don't care. If they feel good to run in then go for it and if anyone is offended by the sight of your bulge, then they probably shouldn't be looking anyway!
As for shorts, IMO only superheroes should wear anything over their tights
CHAFING, and CHAFE
There is only one 'F' in chafe.
And you should wear whatever you like (but please don't put shorts over your tights - it makes you look insecure).
How much advice from five-year-olds would you normally pay attention to?
CHAFING, and CHAFEThere is only one 'F' in chafe.
It may only be one F'in chafe but it doesn't half f'in hurt!
Mrs RWMS has just got me some more tights for my birthday (not often you'll hear that off a 41yo man in public) and I have no qualms in wearing them - although I'm not sure what this 'bulge' is that you are all going on about
(PS I have Ron Hils too )
My fairy godmother once asked me if I wanted a huge bulge or a good memory.
I can't remember what my reply was.
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