What is your favourite low(er)-cost running tight?

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10/02/2013 at 15:30
Hello, As I was changing after my run today I noticed that a ladder has appeared in the seat of my running tights, which surely bodes ill for my decency on a run in the near future! I'm currently running in Skins A400 compression tights. Aside from the fact that I have to hold them up for the first mile or so, I really like them. They were a gift, however, so now that it's time for a replacement I am ideally looking for something with a slightly lower price tag. I was just wondering if anyone out there had any favourite lower cost options?
10/02/2013 at 16:22

Neither and both.

10/02/2013 at 16:25

Lower cost option: mend the tights!


10/02/2013 at 16:27

Any advice on mending them? My wife is a seamstress and suggested that they would not be mendable.

10/02/2013 at 16:29

Ron Hills. You can get em for about 10-15 quid. They not all fancy pants compression shit, but they will last years and years and years.


10/02/2013 at 16:47

If it's just a simple ladder, I'd just sew it up.  You'll have a 'scar', but that shouldn't matter.

Maybe it's a more complex damage, if your wife thinks it can't be done?


10/02/2013 at 17:23
I've got a pair of those skins a400, and tbh I don't really like them.

My other ones are some cheap Ronhills and some New balance tights and they're much better ive been using the same two pairs for two winters.
10/02/2013 at 17:37

the supermarket lidls often do a week when they have running gear for sale......i bought running tights very very cheap but perfectly durable about 5 or 6 quid. they even had a bit of reflector on and a very small non zipped pocket, anyway i lost a pair to my daughter so bought another pair for myself .......great for running around the countryside as i frequently ladder mine on brambles etc while out so have had to stop buying expensive models. they did mens version too

11/02/2013 at 08:36

I run in Skins A200s for long runs and adidas Supernovas (non-compression) on shorter ones.

11/02/2013 at 10:18
12/02/2013 at 07:06
Thanks for the useful advice! Perhaps ,y main issue is that I wear my Skins for every single run; perhaps a cheaper pair and a compression pair might be a good idea this time round!
12/02/2013 at 12:41

I got some more mile compression tights for about £12 last year. Spot on, except no key pocket. Lasting very well.

13/02/2013 at 10:08

Ron Hill tracksters for me. Good prices on Amazon and tough as old boots. I have a pair that are still going strong after 10 years. I use them for running, cycle touring, 5-a-side and more.  And not everyone can carry off wearing tights. Still a very popular choice for fellrunners.

13/02/2013 at 13:31

Sub Sports compression available on Amazon.

13/02/2013 at 18:02
Nick L wrote (see)

Ron Hills. You can get em for about 10-15 quid. They not all fancy pants compression shit, but they will last years and years and years.


yup, love my tracksters, super comfy for lounging about too.

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