Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by red_tom, 31 Mar 2008.

  1. red_tom

    red_tom New Member

    East London
    I don't like long cycling and running tights to go right down to my ankles but I do need to keep my creaky knees warm. You can get 3/4 length mens cycling tights fairly easily but finding 3/4 length mens running tights is a nightmare. There are loads available for women though (also known as capri tights).

    Anyone know why this is?
  2. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Colne, Lancs
    My dad's got some, I can ask him where he got them from if you want. Probably the specialist running shop in Watford. Or have you tried the Wiggle running section?
  3. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Colne, Lancs
    Oh yes, and 3/4 length tights are sometimes known as knickers, so you may get some more hits on google typing that in. You may of course also get some unwanted search results.
  4. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    'Cos they're poncy? ;) :tongue:
  5. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    Don't be shy Noodley, say what you mean!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. simonali

    simonali Guru

    Are they for running or cycling?

    If they're for running, you're asking in the wrong place, you want a running forum! If they're for on the bike, just get some kneewarmers.
  7. OP

    red_tom New Member

    East London
    Mais non! I'm not so interested in finding another pair, I've got some (Although additional sourcs are useful - cheers Sam).

    I was just rather interested in why there was a disparity in what was available for women compared to men. Seemed a good question for the worldly wise of CakeStop the cafe. Do women have hardier shins and so not need them keeping warm? Does the 3/4 length carry out some bum minimizing illusion?
  8. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    I got a pair for cycling from Wiggle and I rather like them. They seem to make me go faster - maybe because they keep my thigh muscles warmer in spring and autumn conditions? I dunno.
  9. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Just get some of these:

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/ProductDetail.aspx?Cat=cycle&ProdID=5300003925&N=Endura Thermal Knee Warmer

    just a little less poncy! :smile::smile:
  10. Danny

    Danny Legendary Member

    Personally I've never been able to understand the attraction of 3/4 tights. If it is cold surely you want all your leg to be covered - both from a comfort point of view and to avoid the risk of straining cold calf muscles.

    So what's the attraction - are they just a fashion statement?
  11. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Colne, Lancs
    I've got a pair, and I think that they're great, not a fashion thing at all (and lets face it: does anyone genuinely look good in Lycra? Even Chris Hoy looks like a member of the X-Men gold team); you get a nice breeze on your leg, but without the cold on the knees (which is around the area where you're most likely to strain); on hot days they also reduce the risk of getting sunburnt knees, which I've had before.
  12. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    If it's poss to get them for women, and they're also called knickers, why not go out running in your wife's knickers? :girl:
  13. Renard

    Renard Guest

    ...or her tights? :girl:
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