10 Best Adidas Tights and Leggings Reviewed

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Whether you need them to offer compression to keep the blood flowing and knots from forming, or whether you just need to stay warm and like the tight fit, tights and leggings offer enormous benefits for runners. Tights are perfect for windier weather, when they do double duty to keep the cold out and stop the muscles from becoming too tight. Every runner needs a solid pair of tights or formed leggings in their running arsenal. Here we look at the top 10 best tights and leggings from Adidas.

10. Adidas Women's Performer Mid Rise Three Quarter Tight

10. Adidas Women's Performer Mid Rise Three Quarter Tight
Best option for the price! You can get a moisture wicking technical fiber tight for the price of sweatpants. Don’t expect crazy tight compression, but do expect crazy good comfort.
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Comfort/ Fit
The fit on these comes up a bit higher on the body to deliver a forming stretch that stays in place. The material feels great, and is not too restrictive.

Performance/ Function
With 89% polyester and 11% elastane, these offer enough stretch, and plenty of moisture wicking material. It will form fit, keep you dry, and prevent chafing.

Cost/ Value
Value tight, without sacrificing performance. You get all the benefits of an athletic tight without having to pay typical athletic material costs.
Pros
  • The price is right

  • Technical fabric that wicks moisture

     

Cons
  • Not the most flattering look
  • Some issues with waist area

9. Adidas Performance Men's Sequential Run Long Tights

9. Adidas Performance Men's Sequential Run Long Tights
Here’s the men’s version of the sequential tights, with all the benefits. They give a little extra warmth for those cold climates, but still offer ventilated material for when the heat starts to build up.
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Comfort/ Fit
Form fitting with 17% elastane mixed into the polyester to give it a nice stretch. These will keep you comfy and dry for your long runs, wicking moisture away. They move with you, but still offer a good compression to keep the blood flowing, and stop knots from forming in the muscles.

Performance/ Function
Moisture wicking technical fabric includes ventilated areas to let the heat escape. FORMOTION move with you since it is designed in 3d for your specific muscle groups. This tight includes a sweat proof pocket to keep your cash or ID dry, maybe even your phone.

Cost/ Value
Not a bad price at all for the excellent quality and top performance of these run tights. They leave nothing wanting, and deliver comfort and performance that you hope to get from a tight usually twice this price.
Pros
  • Moisture wicking

  • Technical fabric and ergonomic design

Cons
  • Sizing might not correspond to typical sizes


8. Adidas Performance Team Issue Solid Men's tights

8. Adidas Performance Team Issue Solid Men's tights
Here’s your 100% polyester tight that is great performance and not a high cost. It looks great, fits well, and has a nice thin comfortable material.
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Comfort/ Fit
The breathable fabric is a high quality comfortable material that will keep you dry, and free of chafing. You won’t overheat in this thin tight, it just gives you a little extra. A little looser than most tights, this is not for people who want serious compression. This is your basic, but high quality, tight.

Performance/ Function
Moisture wicking fabric keeps you dry and doesn’t overheat you. Tons of mobility in these tights, you won’t have to worry about restricted movement. They are tight enough to stay in place, especially in the waist area, but they don’t squeeze where you don’t want them to.

Cost/ Value
Low cost, high value. You are sacrificing nothing by going with these tights. They have the moisture wicking fabric, the stretch, and they stay in place. The quality for the price is a steal.
Pros
  • Extreme comfort

  • Tons of mobility

     

Cons
  • Not much compression

7. Adidas Original Women's Three Stripe Leggings

7. Adidas Original Women's Three Stripe Leggings
Think of these for recovery or warm-up. Since they 93% cotton, they aren’t ideal for the long runs or intense speed workouts. They do fit great, and offer the athletic comfort for when you need the sport look and just don’t feel like squeezing into a compression tight.
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Comfort/ Fit
Ideal for the less intense workouts, warm ups, and cooldowns. You can have style, look sporty, and still be comfortable. The waist is stretchy, and the rest is nice and form-fitting too. You won’t want to take these off!

Performance/ Function
If you don’t need all the extras of moisture wicking, ergonomic technical fibers, and just want comfort, these are for you. They don’t have the awesome tech sheet to go with them that other options have, but sometimes, you don’t need it. They are high quality, even though they are mostly cotton.

Cost/ Value
A little expensive for a mostly cotton option, but great long lasting quality that won’t rip after one wear. And if you pay for comfort, that tells you everything you need to know about the price.
Pros
  • Can’t beat the comfort

     

Cons
  • Cotton means not moisture wicking
  • Not the best for intense exercise

6 Adidas Women's Sequential Run Tights

6 Adidas Women's Sequential Run Tights
This is the full length version of the three quarter sequential from Adidas. If you live in the north, forget the three quarter, go with warmth. These extend past the calves as well, so you don’t have to worry about if they stay put, and you get calf compression at the same time.
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Comfort/ Fit
Great form fitting option if you are fed up with riding up, chafing, and bunching. The sequential run tight is designed using a 3d model to ensure the body fit is right, and that it forms properly to the muscles. They took into account the body shape to make sure these form to the body for athletics. Very comfortable!

Performance/ Function
A great feature of these tights is that they include a sweat guard pocket so you can carry what you need to bring with you without getting it wet or damaged. Excellent material for winter running.

Cost/ Value
Only a touch more expensive than their three quarter counterpart, you should expect about the same value from these. It is a great tight while it lasts, but you shouldn’t plan to still own them years down the road.
Pros
  • Extremely comfortable

  • Form fitting design

Cons
  • Quality nothing special

5. Adidas Performance Women's Sequencials Running Three Quarter Tights

5. Adidas Performance Women's Sequencials Running Three Quarter Tights
Keep your ankles free with the three quarter tight that still gives you some extra warmth on those cold, cold mornings. These stay in place, are durable, and of course offer all the typical moisture wicking anti-odor capabilities of a tech fabric.
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Comfort/ Fit
Anyone who has trouble with riding up, bunching, or sliding in their tights should try this one out. It is form fitting with a double stitch and a drawstring for extra grip around the hips, and offer adidas’ own FORMOTION design so the tight moves with you, contouring to your muscles.

Performance/ Function
If you want one more layer of skin, go this route. Adidas did a great job with their ergonomic design to fit the muscles where it needs to, offering compression but not restricting, and snugness without rubbing.

Cost/ Value
Great price for a tight like this, but it seems you do get what you pay for. If you want an extremely durable option, you might want to spend a little more money. But if you are looking for that bargain, go here, and you will still get quality running gear.
Pros
  • Doesn’t ride up on the calves

  • Moves with your body naturally

Cons
  • Fabric could be better
  • Not super durable

4. Adidas Men’s Training Techfit Base Short

4. Adidas Men’s Training Techfit Base Short
Sometimes you want the tight feel and thigh compression, but it is too hot out to wear the full tight. For those hot days running, you have the Techfit tight short to deliver the moisture wicking compression without heating you up.
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Comfort/ Fit
Snug, but not too tight, these are legitimate compression without crushing... anything. They stretch to fit perfectly around your muscles, and move with you on those runs, like an extra layer of skin. Comfortable enough to wear casually, tight enough for performance.

Performance/ Function
Moisture wicking, technical materials bring sweat away from the skin, keep you cool and dry, and cut down on chafing and rubbing. The design of the short gives extra compression in your muscles that need it, so these can keep you going for your long run.

Cost/ Value
If you think of these as underwear, the price might seem a touch high, but if you think of these as the short compression tight they are, you are getting a killer deal! Moisture wicking material alone is expensive, and combine that with targeted compression, you might expect to pay an arm and a leg. Not with these though. They are a cheaper option than longer tights.
Pros
  • Moisture wicking

  • Anti-odor, Anti-chafe

     

Cons
  • Not very durable

3. Adidas Men's Baselayer Climacool UPF Pants

3. Adidas Men's Baselayer Climacool UPF Pants
Meant to go under your athletic wear, this base layer regulates your body heat to release heat when you get too hot, but keeps you comfortable before you warm up.
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Comfort/ Fit
If you often find compression too tight, these are a great option that still hugs snug, but won’t overdo the squeeze. They are relatively thin, but can still add a little extra warmth for those cold morning runs. Include a good stretch with the spandex added to the polyester.

Performance/ Function
This is your workhorse under-gear for any athletic activity you are doing. It is a great base layer because it offers the adidas climacool and moisture management. You can’t beat the breathability. They stay in place without bunching up, and wick the sweat away from the skin.

Cost/ Value: These are a great inexpensive option for a base layer. You won’t find a lower price for what these are giving you.
Pros
  • Ultimate comfort

  • Moisture wicking

  • Regulates temperature well

Cons
  • Not as much compression
  • Pretty thin material

2. Adidas Men's Training Techfit Long Tights

2. Adidas Men's Training Techfit Long Tights
These are the top performance men’s tight with all the technology you would expect. And even with all the fancy functions, these tights are still a nice middle of the road to low price.
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Comfort/ Fit
Can’t beat the fit on these since they are tight and offer compression. The fit around the waist is snug without constricting, meaning it won’t move or chafe, but doesn’t move around your internal organs.

Performance/ Function
The silver salt fibers in the lining cut down on smells that tend to build up in other athletic clothes, and control odour. The material is all moisture wicking, getting you dry faster, and regulating your body temperature. Compression reduces muscle vibration and keeps the blood flowing, cutting down on the risk of injury.

Cost/ Value: You cannot beat the value of these tights, as a comparable running tight can easily be double the price at typical retail. Based on the comfort of these, it is a safe bet that won’t break the bank.
Pros
  • Moisture wicking

  • Controls odor

  • Muscle compression

Cons
  • Think material

1. Adidas Women’s Tiro 15 Training Pant

1. Adidas Women’s Tiro 15 Training Pant
One of the most popular kind of Adidas running leggings are actually a soccer pant. With moisture wicking materials, and a snug waist band, it’s not surprising that these are popular for every sport, including running.
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Comfort/ Fit
These pants are for the person who doesn’t like their leggings too tight. They are 100% polyester which means they will wick moisture, and keep you dry. Great for when workouts start out in the cold, since these will keep you warm but not suffocate you.

Performance/ Function
The ventilation is specifically designed to keep you cool while running hot. Adidas designs the fabric to give off more heat where it would generally build up, to make sure to cut down on sweat and rubbing. The tapered bottoms mean you won’t be walking on your pants or tripping over them.

Cost/ Value
The price on these depends on the style and size; expect to pay a fairly typical price for athletic gear. But you just might be the right size, and select the right style to get yourself a real good deal! Either way, the price is right for the value of performance leggings.
Pros
  • Moisture wicking

  • Form fitted waist and ankles

Cons
  • Loose fit on most of the legs
  • Sizing runs big

Everyone’s needs are different. You might only need a thin layer for comfort, or you might need a hardcore moisture wicking compression tight. Either way, Adidas has what you are looking for, and everything in between. It’s no wonder they have been the standard for athletic bottoms for so long.