FOR RUNNING AND WALKING
Running often places very specific demands on the choice of tights. The right pair will often be designed with material that contributes to a sturdier sensation and boasts a sleek finish to minimise the possibility of pilling during high-friction activity.
The smart runner should opt for polyester tights with compression and a stable, structured fit, ensruing the tights always stay in place (even during high levels of movement), all while continuosly supporting the muscles.
Go for classic high-waisted tights, for example hmlALTHEA or hmlLILY, and steer clear of seamless tights with high levels of elastane, which may slip down during longer runs.
FOR YOGA, PILATES AND STRETCHING
If you’re a dedicated yogi, you should go for a pair of high-waisted, seamless tights with a flexible design such as our popular CLEA or CI. In addition to a comfortable fit and high freedom of movement, these models also offer innovative BEECOOL technology and an antibacterial treatment, keeping you dry, fresh and completely odour-free - even when you’re practising intense Bikram yoga.
A good rule of thumb is also to avoid tights with zip details and low-rise waistlines, which more than often end up being more trouble than it’s worth.
FOR FITNESS CLASSES AND CROSSFIT
Are squats, dumbbells and deadlift a regular part of your fitness routine? Then you should opt for tights with a high-waist fit in a flexible, functional material with a lot of stretch. This will keep your tights from ripping or sliding down during HIIT workouts or while you’re lifting heavy weights.
Steer clear of classic cotton tights and instead go for hmlSKY or hmlCLEA, which will stay in place during all sorts of jumps, squats and burpees.