Running Tights/Base Layer for tall guy!

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30/01/2012 at 15:46


Can anyone recommend running tights/base layer for me? I'm 6'6"and XXL seems to often mean wider rather than longer when it comes to running tights/bottoms/base layer.

Any help very much appreciated!

30/01/2012 at 16:10

I'm 6'4" (on a good day) and have a pair of Gore 3/4 length windstopper tights.

Just checked the Gore site and they seem to have to have been discontinued but the other 3/4s should do the trick.

I think mine are a large so either these or the next one up should work I'da thought.

Edited: 30/01/2012 at 16:21
31/01/2012 at 12:28

Thanks for the tip!

Has anyone had any luck finding full length tights/leggings? 

31/01/2012 at 12:44

I am only about 6'4" but I find any in about size large will do. The fabric is not dimensionally stable, so if you need the length the diameter/girth will reduce a bit so that they fit. I find 3/4 length less satisfactory, because they tend to ride up more. I even have some size medium, and they give more compression, which is useful.


31/01/2012 at 15:11
I'm 6'2" I find large is ok for me. But I wear compression shorts (always have as my thighs rub) and calf guards so bottom half more or less covered bar the knees and have L leggings over the top. Top half I have a XL base layer from Canterbury that is a couple inches longer in the length than a nike one that I have.

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