10 Best Nike Running Tights Reviewed

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Nike is pretty much synonymous with sports. With Nike running tights, you know you are going to get good quality and comfort. There are so many different types of tights, that no matter what you are looking for, they have an awesome option for you. Some will keep you warm in cold weather, while others cool you down in hot weather. Most offer some degree of compression, whether you need just a snug fit, or serious muscle-mapped oscillation control. Check out our list of the best Nike tights, and find your fit.

Nike Power Essential
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Nike Pro Cool
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Nike Stay Warm Long
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1. Men's Power Essential Run

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Here is Nike’s best running tight for all around fit, comfort, and function. Not overly warm, and not oppressively tight, but still a great extra layer, and good squeeze to keep your muscles lovingly hugged.
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Fit/ Comfort
Most comfortable in cool but not too cold weather. For those of us who run especially hot though, they would be fine into freezing temperatures. The zippered bottom legs help to get these on easy, even before your morning coffee. For comfort, this is the top Nike running tight for men.

Performance/ design
Designed to vent extra heat, these won’t cause too much heat retention. You can use them for those crisp mornings, and not want to peel them off halfway through the run as the sun comes up. They still have the great Nike Dri-fit fabric that wicks moisture away to stop you from getting too wet, a perfect fabric in both comfort and function.

Cost/ Value
The price is low to mid range, because even though these are an awesome tight, they aren’t throwing technology at you every which way. They do what you would expect a tight to do, and they do it without all the fancy bells and whistles. Best option for the price, hands down.
Pros
  • Great quality

  • Huge value for price

     

Cons
  • Not for below freezing for most people
  • Not tons of compression

2. Women's Pro Cool Training

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Just because you like to wear tights doesn’t mean you run in cold weather! These ones keep you cool in hot weather, but still offer that squeeze that your muscles love.
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Fit/ Comfort
Silky and thin, these running tights have a ventilated panel in the back of the calf to keep the heat moving out. They stretch with your body, and can be worn as the perfect base layer with shorts over them.

Performance/ design
The dry-fit material wicks moisture away from the skin, and the ventilated panels make sure no heat is held in. Your muscles won’t be vibrating or oscillating in these tights, which cuts down on the risk of injury. The blood will stay flowing with just enough squeeze without restricting movement.

Cost/ Value
With the middle of the road price and customer satisfaction, this is a great value, which makes them the best option for a Nike women’s running tight.
Pros
  • Keeps you cool and dry

  • Keeps blood flowing and muscles in place

Cons
  • Almost see through when stretched

3. Men's Power Speed Compression

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The Nike Power Speed offers real support for the muscles while still delivering a comfortable flexible fit. It keeps the blood flowing without stopping you from flowing.
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Fit/ Comfort
These have a drawstring to make sure they fit as snug as you want, and a four way stretch fabric that lets your muscles move. The compression feels great for long runs, especially in the cold when your muscles already vulnerable. The comfort of the Dri-fit technology is hard to beat.

Performance/ design
Nike Dri-fit fabric wicks moisture away from the skin to dry quicker, so you won’t get wet and uncomfortable. The four way stretch fabric works with the compression to match to your muscles, and deliver that extra blood flow in the most important spots. The Nike Power Speed Compression even has a pocket in the back with a moisture barrier, so whatever you need to take with you won’t get wet.

Cost/ Value
They are expensive. But you get what you pay for with these. Comfort, performance, and longevity: they are all there. This is a tight you can invest in.
Pros
  • Moisture wicking

  • Targeted compression

     

Cons
  • Expensive

4. Women's Dri-Fit Elemental Thermal Run

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Perfect for the winter time, these will keep you warm and dry while running, while being surprisingly breathable. Flat seams also mean no chaffing!
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Fit/ Comfort
Very comfortable for the wintertime. These tights are form fitting but still enough stretch to let you move around. The seams are designed, so they don’t rub. And the elastic waist with drawstring ensures a snug fit.

Performance/ design
Ergonomic flat seam design means it doesn’t rub or chafe on the seams. Extra side and front panels further cushion and support the knees. The Dri-Fit technology wicks moisture and evaporates it quickly to keep you dry.

Cost/ Value
These are a more affordable tight which go right up against other brands. They won’t break the bank, but still give you the quality Nike product you expect.
Pros
  • Anti-chafe design

  • Very warm

Cons
  • Only for cold weather

5. Women's Pro Hyperwarm Limitless Waffle

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Another warm option from Nike, these are designed to retain more heat where you want it, without holding onto more sweat, and venting areas that would otherwise get too hot.
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Fit/ Comfort
The design of the waffle fabric gives you full range of motion as you stride forward for those wintertime runs. The waist fit can’t be beat, with elasticity but not restrictive. The Hyperwarm Limitless is one of the best Nike tights for comfort because of the specific design to hold onto heat where you need it, and let it go where you don’t

Performance/ design
The waffle design of the fabric helps them keep the heat in, while the perforated section behind the knee vents extra heat buildup. Also, the Dri-fit tech wicks the sweat away.

Cost/ Value
Expect to pay a little more for these since it is a cold weather tight and offers all the best technology to make sure you will be comfortable for those long winter runs. But don’t worry about the price, the value is there, and they will last.
Pros
  • Advanced design for heat and airflow

Cons
  • More expensive
  • Limited availability

6. Men's Stay Warm Long Running

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From the name, would you believe that these help you stay warm? It’s true. If you need a warm tight, go to the Nike Stay Warm running tight.
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Fit/ Comfort
A lovingly warm embrace, these Nike tights make your legs feel cozy on those brutal winter days. The bottom legs zipper for easy on and off, so you can steer your energy towards the workout instead of towards putting on your workout clothes.

Performance/ design
These keep you warm, and that is the most important part of the design. While keeping you warm with the mostly polyester fabric, they also hug nicely to your skin, and wick that sweat away to make it dry quicker. Wet tights mean cold runs, and these do the job to prevent that.

Cost/ Value
These are pretty typically priced for a cold weather tight. With that extra fabric and nice stretch, they are worth the slightly higher price than some of the thinner options.
Pros
  • Nice and warm

  • Very comfy

Cons
  • Limited Availability

7. Women's Pro Core Compression

7. Women's Pro Core Compression
They are listed as compression, and they do offer some great squeeze. But these are going to end up being your favorite go-to tight for comfort and casual wear as well!
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Fit/ Comfort
Everyone loves wearing these! They are very versatile with casual to intense activity being fine in them. They are not oppressively tight, but still hold in place while being very flexible. All the usual aspects of moisture wicking dry-fit fabric and stretch make these a great comfortable option.

Performance/ design
These tights are on the thinner side, and form the perfect base layer for working out and running. Alone, they won’t keep you warm enough for the winter runs, but they can be added under anything to give you that extra layer. Ergonomic construction means it fits where it should, and doesn’t rub.

Cost/ Value
You might find these a bit thin for the price, but don’t be fooled by the light fabric. They are durable and will last you a long time. That being said, they are not the least expensive choice for something that seems to fit a more casual category.
Pros
  •  Comfortable

  • Great stretchy fit

Cons
  •  A bit pricey

8. Pro Core Combat 2.0 Compression

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More for the compression than for warmth, the men’s Pro Core Combat Compression tights increase blood flow, getting much needed oxygen to the muscles to prevent injury, and repair muscles.
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Fit/ Comfort
The tight fit on these feels great with the thin fabric that still wicks moisture to keep you dry. The thin stretchy fabric gives you full range of motion, so go ahead and do those karate kick or can-can dancing - whatever you’re into.

Performance/ design
Perfect base layer that won’t let your muscles vibrate, and that is what prevents injury. The compression also keeps the blood flowing which gets oxygen where it’s needed. Too tight for knots to form in the muscles, but not restrictive, so you can move free.

Cost/ Value
There is a pretty large range of prices on these depending on size and style. The fabric and functionality can’t be matched, but some people might not like paying so much for something so thin. But if you can get your mind past how thin they are, you will the design and strong fabric is worth the cost.
Pros
  • Great compression

  • Unsurpassed comfort for this style

Cons
  • A bit pricey
  • Base layer only

9. Men's Dri-Fit

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The Dri-Fit tech tight is a versatile tight option which absorbs tons of moisture, and can be used indoors or outdoors. Yes, it will give you some extra warmth, but no, it won’t overheat you either.
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Fit/ Comfort
Everyone loves the fit and comfort of the Nike Dri-Fit tech tights. They keep you so dry, because they are able to absorb so much moisture while transferring to the outer layers to evaporate quicker.

Performance/ design
Here you have tons of movement while still giving you compression in targeted zones to keep your muscles happy and healthy. They can keep you warm, or take that extra sweat and wick it away.

Cost/ Value
Maybe these seem basic, but don’t confuse that for low quality. These will feel like new for a long time, and for the price, you will quickly realize the value.
Pros
  • Can be worn in almost any weather

  • Tons of absorption

Cons
  • Somewhat loose at ankles


10. Women's Legend 2.0

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These are a cotton blend, which is why they are on the bottom of the list. However, that doesn’t mean they aren’t for runners. Even though it’s not the best moisture wicking fabric, it can still work as a great tight for short runs or less strenuous activity.
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Fit/ Comfort
Don’t expect the same form fit as the polyester spandex blends, but do expect some great comfort and stretch. They come up a little higher on the stomach for a great fit that doesn’t slide down.

Performance/ design
No bells and whistles, but still great performance for those active wearers. They will move with your body, and are perfect for someone who doesn’t like too tight of a fit.

Cost/ Value
The price does vary, but only because there are so many options for different sizing. Mid range for the typical sizes, and more expensive for specific styles which offer longer legs for a better fit.
Pros
  • Not too tight

Cons
  • Cotton blend
  • Lose shape quicker

So what is it going to be? This should let you know which one to use for the gym, which tight will get the blood flowing, and which Nike tights are just overall super comfy! Or go ahead and get them all, then you will have the right tight for every occasion and weather.

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