The 12 Best Thermal Leggings to Add to Your Winter Wardrobe

There’s nothing like a brisk windchill that bites every part of your body to keep you from doing an outdoor activity (pretty much sums up winter, no?). But there’s a solution to this, and it starts with investing in a pair of thermal leggings that will keep your legs warm and toasty, regardless of the below-zero temperatures. If you haven’t yet tried out a pair of these insulated tights, then you’re seriously missing out. And if you have, now’s the time to invest in a few more as we near winter’s official arrival date (December 21, in case you were wondering). Thermal leggings are, well, just what you think. They’re designed out of high-performance insulation that traps heat and thus, keeps your legs warm. Some feature a fleece-lined interior while others are made out of a cotton-polyester blend that is both moisture-wicking and breathable. In other words, they’re a must-have come cold-weather season and are guaranteed to be your new go-to bottoms for all your outdoor adventures, whether a snowy hike or chilly morning run along the lake. These leggings have MCS mapping targeted to quads, which helps to reduce strain and soreness t...

10 best men’s thermal base layers and trousers, from Mountain Warehouse and Patagonia to Kathmandu

This article contains affiliate links. We may earn a small commission on purchases made through one of these links but this never influences our experts’ opinions. Products are tested and reviewed independently of commercial initiatives. Find out more here. Whatever time of year it is, packing the right gear on your outdoor adventures will make the whole experience more enjoyable. Naturally, as the seasons change, you’ll be layering up or down, and base layers are an excellent example of something you can easily add to your kit to keep you a lot more comfortable whatever the temperature outside. It’s important to look for base layers that are fairly tightfitting and stretchy. You want to keep as much heat as close to your body as possible. Test if any base layer is going to be restrictive by giving it a good stretch as soon as it is first worn. Base layers are lightweight so look for a good synthetic material blend. Often, they’re made out of polyester and can dry in next to no time. If you’re wanting to spend a little more money, try Merino wool, as it is superbly quick-drying too and, as it’s a natural material, it needs washing less frequently. It also feels comfortable next ...