Make sure you stay warm when running this winter with a pair of good running tights.
With a brushed interior, these were hands-down the snugliest tights on test, but still managed to feel light and breathable. Our mediums were a good, close fit (for a UK12 tester) and other features included an adjustable waist elastic, zippy rear pocket and ankle zips, all of which added brownie points. There were also a couple of reflective stripes for low-light safety. While running they were comfy (if a little warm in late summer testing!).
Verdict: warm and practical leggings for winter training 92%
On Running describe these as insulating tights for cold conditions, but we didn’t notice the fabric being much warmer than a regular pair. Yet we did like the feel of them, and the concertina-effect above the knees is designed for warmth, but also aided movement. Waist elastic and ankle zips feature, and there are three decent-sized tuck pockets in the waistband, yet sadly without zips. The internal central crotch seam is a bit of a shame as well!
Verdict: stylish design but expensive, sizes come up large, 79%
Launched in 2016 by an artist keen to bring her designs to sportswear, Famara are named after the surf village in Lanza. We loved the vibrant design and our capri-length pair (full-length also available) were very soft and comfortable, with a wide and high waistband. The sizing is generous and stretchy – a size small fit our size 12 tester with plenty of room. There are no pockets, though, and they wouldn’t be toasty enough when winter truly bites. famaraonline.com
Verdict: nice capris, but not for cold runs. Our new yoga staples! 70%
Billed as ‘squat-proof leggings’ we immediately loved the comfortable feel of these camo/flower leggings from this new women’s brand. With a similar high, wide waist to the Famaras, these felt similarly smooth on the skin, but with a slightly thicker fabric and the addition of a waist elastic and a well-sized zippy pocket on the rear (hurray!). They felt good to run in and other prints are available, plus matching crop tops and shorts for summer. elementkarbon.co.uk
Verdict: quality & value tights with snazzy features, 87%