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Well its Wednesday so it must be time for anther gear review. (Working on making it a weekly topic)
Every year being a runner a triathlete becomes harder when the weather turns and the morning move from being crisp to being cold! I think its safe to say that the majority of runners, like myself, prefer to run outside rather than inside, either on a treadmill or a track. I am constantly looking for anything that can make running during those cold winter days any easier. I am looking to find any product that might keep my warm while still allowing my body to breathe after it gets warmed up after a mile or two.
I have not found many products that have impressed me as much as the Hyoptik tights from 2XU. These compression tights are meant to help you not just run better but also run warmer! I usually am one of those runners that just runs in the cold with shorts and short sleeves with some arm warmers and gloves. One the really cold days I might put on a sock hat. Something that I never wore before was pants or tights. The 2XU tights changed that.
I never wore tights before because when I had they did not make my run any better. They were uncomfortable, made my legs warmer and wear out faster. 2XU has designed these tights with that problem in mind. These tights keep your legs warm in during those early, windy, cold miles but gives your legs plenty of opportunity to breathe and remain cool.
Beyond the obvious advantages that these tights bring on those cold winter days, I have also found they work out great during other workouts. I wore them while on bike rides and they worked well to keep my legs warm during the cool morning rides. Also I wore them during a couple of gym workouts and the tights did not cause my legs to get any more warm during those indoor workouts.
I cannot recommend these tights enough. If anyone is needing a product to use during those cool runs where you want to remain comfortable at the beginning and throughout, then you should go out and purchase these immediately.
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