As a nordic brand, Salming knows a few things about cold weather running gear and how to design functional tech gear, that works. Of course each runner is different and can tolerate weather differently, some runners put tights on at 40f others at 30f etc. Myself like to put thin long tights on around 32f, which leads us in to:
Salming Core Tights .This is a basic pair of tights with that will hug your legs without out getting to sloppy. What I really like with Salming Core tights is the wide waist band that does not cut in to your waist while running. This tights are for late fall, when the winds and temps can get a bit brisk and chilly. I have not put any layers under these other then underwear/short tights.
Plus vs Minus
-Wide waist band
-Reflective logos in back and front
-Back pocket (Enough for a few gels and a key)
-Lack of zipper for ankles, a bit annoying to put on and off.
Salming Run Wind Tights
These are a pair of tights you wanna wear when the weather gets really tough and rough. Wind, snow, really cold, rain, you name it. These guys can handle it all. The big bonus on a really cold day is that you can layer up under these tights. They are tight enough to wear without base layer, but gives you enough space for your base layer,when you need it.
The windstopper protection and water repellent in the front blocks the wind and the chills and will keep you warm. I will take these tights on really windy day or a rainy day around 32f, just to block wind and rain. If you don't have the winds around these temps, the thermal layer makes them to warm.
Wind tights shines on the really cold days, layered up with base layer and wind proof under wear (the secret to a pain free and warm run). The thermal part of these tights makes you feel secured and warm during your run.
Same as the Core tights, the Wind has a really nice wide waist band, that does not cut in, and secures the fit. Add to this the preshaped knees for a better fit and a 4-way stretch fabric.
-Windstopper and water repellent
-Reflective logos, strategically placed
None (on a cool winter day)
Again, Swedes know how to do apparel for cooler and gnarly conditions, if you like their shoes, you will like the apparel.....