Men's Athletic Tights
Athletic tights, also known as running tights or sports tights, are the single most useful legwear product for men. While nominally for sports, they have many applications:
- for warmth playing sports and other activities in cold weather
- for compression during sports and afterwards for recovery
- as a base layer under pants in cold weather
Under Armour Men's ColdGear® Tights
- as a fashion item layered with shorts or worn alone
- as comfortable clothes in a non-social setting
With so many uses, almost any man will appreciate a gift of athletic tights once he experiences their benefits. They're also available in youth sizes for boys.
Buying Athletic Tights
Athletic tights are made by well-known sports gear companies, such as Under Armour, Nike, and Adidas. Under Armour ColdGear® products are among the most popular, including the tights shown above. Athletic tights are available in sporting goods and department stores, and some discount stores sell less expensive brands. They're also widely-available online. An online site with a good selection is Eastbay, which sells name brands and their own brand, such as these tights that are available in black and a range colors.
Men's Opaque Tights
Men's opaque tights are similar to women's fashion tights, and have sometimes been described as mantyhose. Like athletic tights, they are a product for men, and provide warmth and compression. However they are much thinner. They complement athletic tights in a man's wardrobe, providing an alternative when less warmth is needed or thinness is a benefit. They excel in two applications:
- all-day wear under pants in the winter
- as a layer for extra warmth that works under skinny jeans
|Activskin® A866 Men's|
For most men, men's tights provide the best and most reliable fit. Men's tights are also most appropriate as a gift. However, in some cases women's opaque tights may work as a more readily-available alternative, especially for men who don't require larger sizes. Women's 80-100 denier tights are roughly comparable to the men's tights. An example would be these ASOS 80 Denier Black Tights. When buying women's tights, the size charts usually work for men, but if sizes overlap or a size is close to not fitting, it's safest to buy the next larger size.