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Men's Running Pants that Defy the Elements
Your running pants have a tough job. They need to ensure your body can move without interference while keeping you warm and dry even in cold or damp weather. They also must withstand the stress of intense runs over the long term because you don’t want to replace your running pants repeatedly.
That’s a challenge that Gore Wear is happy to accept. Our premium running gear for men is designed to go the extra mile, working just as hard as you.
What Material is Best for Running in Cold Weather?
The best running pants for cold weather are made from polyester and spandex. Synthetic materials are better at wicking away moisture than 100% cotton. That’s important because you don’t want sweat soaking into your pants and leaving you cold or at risk for hypothermia.
Cold weather running pants are also lightweight and easy to layer. A good pair of men's running tights will help hold warmth in whether worn alone or underneath another pair of pants or even shorts. Some tights are thicker than others. You can even find lined tights that are perfect for extremely cold temperatures.
When temperatures really start to drop, look for thermal pants. Make sure to select a design that fits your body well and doesn’t feel bulky. You don’t want your pants to weigh you down.
At What Temperature Should You Wear Running Pants?
This is a personal decision that depends on your own comfort level. Some runners feel more comfortable wearing shorts in chilly weather than others. Remember that your body heat will rise naturally as you get into a run, so you might start with light warmup pants that are easy to remove once your body is warm.
In general, runners tend to break out the pants when temperatures reach 30°F or 40°F. Once you get into the 20s, you will see many trading in their men's lightweight running pants for heavier men's cold weather running pants.
If you aren’t sure that you need pants for an entire run, layering is a great idea. You can remove or add a layer as needed.
Gore Wear stocks a variety of men's running pants crafted from high-quality fabrics that wick away moisture, block wind, and hold up through the most intense runs. Whether you’re hitting the tracks, the trails, or the mountain roads, you can count on Gore Wear to keep your legs warm and dry.