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Tights for Tall guys (Read 121 times)


Interval Junkie --Nobby

    Can anyone recommend some leggings (tights) for a 6' 3" guy?  I got some from Nike while in Boston.  They aren't really long enough.  No, it's not that I want them to come down to my ankles or anything -- but I'd like them to stay above my butt.  I got a Large, which fits well for tightness, but slips down past my waist because -- well it's made for a 5' 8" guy or something.

     

    Any recommendations?

    2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon 

    Current Status 08/28: Slowly working back up from a pelvic stress fracture.  4mil distance PR w00t!

      Do you tuck in your shirt?  I have a couple pair that slide down if I tuck in a tech shirt.  Other than that, I got nothing.


      Interval Junkie --Nobby

        Do you tuck in your shirt?

         

        Do people actually do that?  I mean, the shirt is the only thing preventing people from viewing my religion in those things.

        2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon 

        Current Status 08/28: Slowly working back up from a pelvic stress fracture.  4mil distance PR w00t!

        Tizwonk


          Buy tights with a tie-string.

          spinach


            Get some suspenders to hold the tights up.


            just a simple cat


            Interval Junkie --Nobby

              http://www.roadrunnersports.com/rrs/products/RRM893/mens-rgear-highspeed-compression-tight/

               

              Ooh, nice that they put the inseam comparison.  34/35 is about where I fall.  Need to find these to try them on.  Thanks.

              2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon 

              Current Status 08/28: Slowly working back up from a pelvic stress fracture.  4mil distance PR w00t!

                Sugoi Subzero and Midzero are generously long. I'm 6' and 170 and wear their medium size.


                Gang Name "Pound Cake"

                  I'm 6'3" and I bought a pair of Gore Mythos Windstopper Soft Shell Tights. They are made for both runners and bicyclers so they are higher waist-ed than most and stay up well. But they are rated as the warmest tights out there because of the Windstopper layer. I'd only use them when it is below freezing or of course when cycling in colder weather with the increased windchill. I used them on the day this winter when it was 40 below zero with the windchill (with a under layer of merino wool). They did an amazing job of keeping out the wind and keeping me warm. For winter running, Windstopper clothing is worth the cost.

                   

                  The also run long for tights and are plenty long for us taller folks.

                   

                  http://www.amazon.com/RUNNING-Mythos-Windstopper-Shell-Tights/dp/B00B35PBTG

                  - Scott

                  2014 Goals: First Marathon - BQ2016 <3:40 (3:25:18) - 1/2M <1:45 - 5K <22:00

                  2014 Marathons: 05/04 Flying Pig (3:49:02) - 09/20 Air Force (BQ 3:25:18) - 11/01 Indianapolis Monumental

                  Julia1971


                    Sugoi Subzero and Midzero are generously long. I'm 6' and 170 and wear their medium size.

                     

                    +2.

                     

                    1)  I love these tights.

                     

                    2)  I've met YMMV and he's pretty tall.

                    You're too strong not to keep on keepin' on. - The Pips
                    Yes, I am! - Gladys Knight


                    Interval Junkie --Nobby

                      I'm 6'3", 160lbs and the medium tall work great for me.

                      6' 3" and 168lbs - 172lbs usually.  You know, sizes are now difficult that I'm more trim.  I used to buy large everything because of height, but now t-shirts are like garbage bags on me.  I have rather thick thighs (and no butt), so pants are often a problem; I wonder if a medium would work for me.  I do like the Nike leggins I picked up -- too bad their so short.  Looks like they offer one pair that have a "Tall" version.

                       

                      http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/pd/swift-running-tights/pid-726541

                       

                      $140?  Sheesh.  I picked up my ill-fitting ones for $30.  Bah, short people.

                      2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon 

                      Current Status 08/28: Slowly working back up from a pelvic stress fracture.  4mil distance PR w00t!

                        I'm 6'6" tall and about 180 lbs. I don't even think about buying tights. In everyday life I only buy pants that have specified inseem length, like Levi's jeans or Dockers pants.

                         

                        One day I checked out the tights and they were all too short for me if they fit at the waist. No surprise there. They tights that would fit someone with my waist size, 34, are made for people who are like 5'10" I would guess. I need 36" inseem.

                         

                         

                        For winter running I have baggy gear made for people bigger than me.

                         

                        So sorry, I don't have an answer for you.

                           

                          Do people actually do that?  I mean, the shirt is the only thing preventing people from viewing my religion in those things.

                           

                          When I'm wearing multiple layers, I will often tuck in the base layer, usually a tank top.  While I don't have to worry about "my religion showing," I never tuck in the top/only layer.

                            I am short and thin.even i bought the small, the waist is still too big for me. I just sewed a little on the side to fit my waist.

                            5k - 20:56 (09/12), 7k - 28:40 (11/12), 10k trial - 43:08  (03/13), 42:05 (05/13), FM - 3:09:28 (05/13), HM - 1:28:20 (05/14), Failed 10K trial - 6:10/mi for 4mi (08/14), FM - 3:03 (09/14)

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