GRITYARD founders review the latest performance tights in the market
Product overview: Heat-retaining tights.
Athlete’s review: Aside from the striking design, Yao Peng likes its snug fit and functional pockets. The tights also deliver on its promise of efficiently retaining warmth. On that note, he doesn’t recommend it for outdoor training in a tropical climate like ours.
Ideal for: Training in cold climates as well as air-conditioned spaces.
Available from ASICS for $119
Product overview: Tights imbued with Dri-FIT Technology to keep the wearer dry and comfortable.
Athlete’s review: Yao Xiang affirms the moisture-wicking properties of the garment. He wore them during two back-to-back HIIT sessions at Grityard and found that the lightweight fabric was always dry despite profuse perspiration.
Ideal for: Anyone, especially those who sweat buckets.
Available at Nike for $49
Product overview: Designed for running, it features Lycra fibres for shape retention.
Athlete’s review: Yao Xiang likes how the lightweight material felt against his skin during HIIT workouts. He also notes that they didn’t slide around during dynamic movements, thanks to their snug fit. He pointed out that the tights might not be ideal for those with shorter and thicker legs though.
Ideal for: Those with a slimmer build.
Available at lululemon for $158
Product overview: Breathable running tights made from quick-drying polyester-blend material.
Athlete’s review: The ultra-light material feels like a second skin to Yao Peng. He also likes the strategic seam placement that he feels enhanced his performance. The tights also feature pockets, which he finds useful for keeping loose change for when he needs something from the vending machine.
Ideal for: Workouts in general.
Available from Adidas for $90