Athletics Magazine

Running Pants H

By Nicoleao @momfever

goedkope hardloopkledingAlways on the lookout for running outfits that don’t scream ‘Look at me, I’m a runner!’ I bought myself a pair of breathable/quick dry sports pants at H&M.

I even forked out 35 USD which is a lot more than I usually pay for any running clothes. But I’d been eyeing these pants for a long time, and once I saw them in the shop I did a Speedy Gonzales and got them immediately.

I’m not sure they’re doing me any favors…

Today I wore them for the first time, and to tell you the truth, I’m not altogether convinced I like them. Mostly because I have this suspicion they make me look fat… Although running tights show every bulge, at least they don’t add any extra inches to your silhouette, and these pants unfortunately do. But as sports pants go, they do look very neutral, and you can very well do the school run in them for example.

tintinAbout the H&M sports pants

The waist band is is wide and elastic, and there’s also a drawstring to make them fit tighter. At both side there’s a pocket that closes with a zipper, that can easily contain your smart phone, some money and your house key. They’re capri pants, and just below the knee there’s a wide elastic part again, which makes the pants look slightly puffy. Though not too much, they made me feel like TinTin.

The pants themselves don’t contain any lycra, so make sure you get them in a generous size, because they don’t ‘give’.

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See the pockets?!
See the pockets?!
Hmmm, they don't do my butt any favors...
Hmmm, they don’t do my butt any favors…

Summing up

All in all I like the pants, but I think I may actually prefer my regular running tights! That being said, because these sports pants don’t look all that sport, I do feel they’re easier to walk into a restaurant in, to get yourself a cup of coffee halfway through your run.

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