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Long sports leggings / trousers

(37 Posts)
darkness Fri 12-Jun-15 19:07:19

I need some not full length sports trousers / gym pants
not tights - no "fashion" cuffs at the bottom - no yoga foldovers at the top - in Long
oh not made of jersy so the go out of shape...

and not half hearted long - but actually long 35" inside leg
I thought this was a basic...but I cant find anything
so far Ive tried:
all the supermarkets
long tall awful
Sports direct
ebay !
Jd sport
M&M direct
and all of the standard high street stores - I'm seriously considering mens ones - but really they look just awful on me
Please can someone point me towards some ?

Glitteryfrog Fri 12-Jun-15 19:33:14

Have you tried DW sports, sweaty Betty, a proper running shop - the ones which sell trainers which you can run in rather than pose?

Glitteryfrog Fri 12-Jun-15 19:35:26

John Lewis?

Runningupthathill82 Fri 12-Jun-15 19:45:34

Ok - what do you want them for? Running? Or something lower impact like yoga?

darkness Fri 12-Jun-15 20:22:54

They are for running ..
Thanks for thectry glittery ..although they are tights.. And too shortgrin
Sweaty Betty are too short and our only local running shop had nothing that wasn't tights and too short...tights just descend blush when they are too short..and I have a strapped up ankle which speeds up the effect

nothingwittyhere Sat 13-Jun-15 10:37:26

Lululemon? Pricey though.

FestiveRoad Sat 13-Jun-15 11:26:51

Lands End?

Straight Leg Workout Pants (Tall = 34")

darkness Sat 13-Jun-15 15:28:17

Thanks for the ideas here , I was buzzed about the lands end ones..until I realised they don't have my size sad
And I can't justify the lululemon ones ..oh well , looks like "this girl can, but only if she shrinks a bit..." Maybe I,ll buy some brightly coloured strapping for my leg and just wear'll be a bit of a horror show - but what the hell grin

TobikkoRoll Sat 13-Jun-15 15:38:36

Last year TK Maxx had Runhill running leggings, full and 3/4 length ones. Even though I'm short, I thought the long ones are very long. Proper thick stretchy non-see through material, with tie cords inside to keep them up.

thenightsky Sat 13-Jun-15 16:00:58

Proper long running trousers are an endless search for me too OP sad

I've been looking for 15 years now. Many years ago M&S used to a brand called 'View-From'. They came in short, regular, long and extra-long. Extra-long was 36in. I had some. I've been looking ever since. View-From brand can be found by googling, but they no longer seem to make anything above 32in.

AllPizzasGreatAndSmall Sat 13-Jun-15 16:28:02

Sorry but I am confused, in the OP you say you don't want full length but then talk about some being too short.
So you want loose fitting bottoms that are suitable for running, that are cropped but not too short? How tall are you?

addictedtosugar Sat 13-Jun-15 16:43:24

these seem to come up long

darkness Sat 13-Jun-15 18:14:10

the word not has crept into my first post making it make no sense whatsoever
yes I want full length
I'm not surprised those criteria would be difficult to find

AngelinaCongleton Sat 13-Jun-15 18:19:30

long tall sally active wear?

AngelinaCongleton Sat 13-Jun-15 18:20:25

oops see longtallawful grin

AngelinaCongleton Sat 13-Jun-15 18:24:45

Runningupthathill82 Sat 13-Jun-15 23:06:52

I don't really know what you're after I'm afraid. When you say full length running bottoms but not tights, did you have something more loose fitting in mind? As I can't see those working over any sort of distance?
What do you mean by tights "descend"? Mine are all tie-waist ones and certainly never fall down. I have ron hill, decathlon, Gore, Freya...Have tried most of them out there and don't know what you mean by "descend"?

darkness Mon 15-Jun-15 06:47:40

grin ERM..when they grip too tightly around your calf the waistband fails to stay in place and you end up either constantly pulling at them ..or with your arse hanginging out.and a penguin crotch...its like wearing tights that are too short...I appreciate that something that flaps around would be poor...
I feel I'm rather having to defend myself here..whereas I posted assuming that there would be taller women on here...
And that there would be at least one company making longer sports gear for women...I am only 5' 11" . a 35" inside leg does not make me a mutant..
I guess its just something I've avoided buy wearing shorter / cropped gear.
Actually I'm properly annoyed angry

Runningupthathill82 Mon 15-Jun-15 07:23:14

Not sure why you're annoyed.
If I were you I'd start with the absolute classic of running tights - the Ron hill trackster. They're technically men's but it doesn't make a difference.
Usuually less than £20, comfortable, light, and the tie-waist means they don't fall down.

If you've only had running tights that grip your calves or fall down, I think you've only had crappy running tights! A decent pair of Ron Hills will do none of those things and are fit for any terrain.

They are, however, not stylish, despite the fact that just about every serious runner has a pair.

Link here, though you can prob find cheaper:

Runningupthathill82 Mon 15-Jun-15 07:38:34

Alternatively, these are my favourite running capris ever - no falling down here, though they are pricey:

Runningupthathill82 Mon 15-Jun-15 07:42:14

And these are very similar capris, though cheaper. I ran a marathon on mountain trails in these and they were comfortable and in place the whole time, so anything less than that and you'll be fine!
AND they're on sale at Sportshoes for an extremely bargainous price, so I may even get a third pair:

hugoagogo Mon 15-Jun-15 08:16:40

I find gap long and they do tall, but not in their sports stuff something like this might work for you?

TealFanClub Mon 15-Jun-15 08:22:29

What they now call tights are just leggings

dynevoran Mon 15-Jun-15 08:39:26

I always run in Nike epic fit running tights. Nothing else stays up as well. I'm short as anything but have pretty long turnups at the bottom due to this - and it seems that its the falling down factor that bothers you about the length rather than the length itself. I put my phone in the back pocket with music and that's quite a weight and still doesn't drag them down.

flanjabelle Mon 15-Jun-15 08:43:56

You say you have tried the supermarkets, but I got mine from Tesco and they are really good. they are dark grey, fitted at the top, but normal leg rather than super tight, come up quite high with no foldover bit. I'm really pleased with them. They stay up and don't feel like I need a skirt over the top!grin

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