Winter is here, and with it the biting temperatures that freeze your legs when you head out on your morning run. It becomes harder than ever to stick to your programme, but a pair of running leggings can keep you warm and protect you from pulling a muscle.

Check out these leggings for men, and consider filling your runner friend’s stocking this Christmas.

Under Armour ColdGear Run

These ultra tight leggings hug your legs for maximum compression to help circulation and for comfort. Reviewers said they were surprised just how warm they were, and one even tried them in temperatures as low as minus-20 degrees Celsius as a base layer for skiing. Others said the fit was nice and snug. You’ll still sweat when you run, but the material wicks away the moisture to ensure it does not keep you cold as you run in a wet leggings.

Montane Trail Series Long Tights

Though they’ll keep you warm, the Montane tights have a thinner mesh in the right places, like on the back of your knees, to make sure your sweat can still escape. Reviewers said they were comfortable, and have an adjustable draw string to fit the waist. They have a small zip pocket at the back to keep your phone or a pair of gloves safe if you’re heading out in really cold conditions.

Nike Pro

These leggings are great for keeping you warm, as reviewers proved by commenting on the range of sports and temperatures they wore them in, from football matches to long-distance runs. They wick away sweat effectively, have a tight fit but are still flexible enough that you can move naturally.

2XU Reflect Run Compression Tights

The design on the bottom of the leggings is not just for show, they are reflective – as the name suggests – to keep you safe on dark nights. You’ll show up better in front of car lights as shorter days force you to head out in the dark. Reviewers said they fit so well, they could feel the difference as soon as they put on their 2XU tights compared with other brands. One reviewer said the tights were great for temperature regulation on hot and cold days.

CompressionZ Baselayer

As with the 2XU, reviews praised how the CompressionZs kept them cool in the heat and warm in the cold. They are good enough to be your base layer in the snow, whether your running or taking on the slopes. Many said the fit is good and comfortable and that they don’t slip. But some reviewers mentioned that the sizing chart is a bit off, so it might be worth heading to the store to try them on first.