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Our hearts leap a little every time we see a fit guy wearing active tights to the gym. You’d be hard pressed to find a more flattering piece of sports apparel to cover your lower half (excluding those short running shorts with a slit in the leg). But what makes active tights a smart activewear choice – in addition to a sexy one – is that they keep you warm while allowing for ideal breathability. This is something every guy needs when working out during the fall and winter months (and something all of his admires want to see). They also offer plenty of support, whether you run, lift or both.
There are a few underwear brands out there that also design active collections, some of which include active tights. The Underwear Expert’s Top 3 Active Tights are listed below. Each is form-fitting to the max, yet stretchy enough to allow for the comfortable blend of compression and mobility. Two of our 3 picks are funky to boot, leaving the third dominate with a classic, athletic design.
Björn Borg Pristen Tights (Black, Blue)
We always looks to Swedish brand Björn Borg when we want some bold, funky designs – underwear and activewear included. Their Pristen Tights are made from 92% polyester and 8% elastane, giving them that aforementioned stretchy quality. This also gives their active tights that body-contouring fit you want in a pair of tights.
N2N USA Runners (Black, Red, Navy)
Of course N2N gives us a classic sense of athleticism with their USA Runners. They’re made with 83% nylon and 17% spandex for the ideal sexy fit. In terms of design, each of their active tights is color blocked with their colorways on the front half and contrasting grey on the rear. Each also has a slim contrasting waistband, drawstring and block-letter logo.
teamm8 T8 Tights
teamm8 recently got into the active tights game with their awesome T8 Tight. Made with a nylon/elastane blend, these tights earn major style points with an asymmetrical design. The T8 Tight gets its name from the T and 8 on the outside of either leg in contrasting white. The legs are also made with zip openings at the bottom. Should you choose to unzip, an inner rubber grips will keep them in place.
Are you one of those guys who dares to wear form-fitting active tights to the gym? Which of The Underwear Expert’s Top 3 active tights do you like the best? Let us know in the comments below or tweeting us @underwearexpert.
Photo Credit: Björn Borg, N2N, teamm8