TOP 9 WOMEN'S RUNNING TIGHTS
ICYMI: Fall is here and winter is coming, which means it’s time to swap out those summer running shorts for some warmer winter threads. But with so many different tights and legging options, deciding what to wear can be exhausting before you even step outside.
We asked our expert team of lady runners what they wear to stay comfortable (and look good!) running in the winter. When the temperature dips, these options have you covered in the cold.
Voted overall best running tights for women, this staff favorite features a wide elastic waistband that hits right below your natural waist for a flattering, functional fit. Compression feels super supportive and they don’t stretch out, even after washing multiple times. Pro tip: get a pair in every color, they will not disappoint!
Reflective detailing in this full-length design keeps you covered but visible during colder, darker months. Plus, Nike Power fabric has just the right amount of stretch and support so these leggings won’t slide down during your run. #winning
Perfect for milder temps, these crop leggings hit right above the ankle and are super comfortable and supportive. The smooth PowerLuxe fabric fits like a second skin and there are even a few extra pockets to store your stuff on the run.
If you’re a distance runner looking for bottoms that will stay in place on long runs, these are perfect! They fit snug when you first put them on, but they mold to your body almost immediately. Warm enough for temps in the 20-40s, these tights are definitely a must-have for running in the winter.
These wide waistband compression tights can be worn on their own or as a base layer for any activity or post exercise recovery to activate muscles faster pre-exercise, oxygenate the blood for faster recovery and reduced long-term overuse injuries. Not only are they great for running, but also to wear when traveling on planes, long car rides, days at the office – you name it! They come at a higher price point but are worth every penny!
The breathable mesh panel behind the knee allows just enough ventilation to stay warm on long runs in the winter. Not to mention, #greyisthenewblack.
This is another one of Nike’s “epic” running tight options with high spandex count to keep your muscles supported – excellent when you need the extra support for an intense training session or for recovery.
For all you badass women out there braving the frigid elements, these are the running tights (or snow pants!) for you. Voted warmest tights for winter running, the insulated, fleece-lined interior will keep you comfortable while the smooth exterior sheds snow – perfect for winter road running when it’s downright freezing.
Onzie is a well-known yoga apparel brand, but these track leggings are great for everything from gym workouts to running around town. The color-blocked mesh creates slimming lines for a bright, bold and super fun athleisure look.
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