Many of us spent our youth running around our neighbourhoods in shorts and a t-shirt, freezing to death and diving in and out of our homes just to warm-up. The best running pants can help you run comfortably in all types of weather. A variety of designs offer characteristics that do everything from keeping your muscles warm and dry to compressing your lower body. Running pants can also be stylish and fun, with a wide range of colours and styles to select from. Available in several different lengths from short shorts to 3/4-length to full-length, they’re one of the greatest pieces of running gear you’ll ever own; whether you opt for a pair of the compression variety or not. Tights are perfect for cooler weather, and many brands also offer thermal tights for winter running. If you run trails, tights also provide extra protection for your legs from things like biting insects and skin irritating plants.