HOW TO FIND THE PERFECT TIGHTS
Although at first sight they may all look the same, tights are not just tights. There are tights designed for specific training styles, and tights with practical details and technical features designed to help you make the most of your workouts.
We’ll guide you on how to find the perfect hummel tights to fit your exact needs.
WHICH TIGHTS ARE BEST FOR YOUR WORKOUT?
For running and walking
Running often places very specific demands on the choice of tights. The right pair will often be designed with material that contributes to a sturdier sensation and boasts a sleek finish to minimise the possibility of pilling during high-friction activity.
The smart runner should opt for polyester tights with compression and a stable, structured fit, ensruing the tights always stay in place (even during high levels of movement), all while continuosly supporting the muscles.
Go for classic high-waisted tights, for example hmlLIZZY or hmlPENELOPE, and steer clear of seamless tights with high levels of elastane, which may slip down during longer runs.
For yoga, pilates and stretching
If you’re a dedicated yogi, you should go for a pair of high-waisted, seamless tights with a flexible design such as our popular CLEA or CI. In addition to a comfortable fit and high freedom of movement, these models also offer innovative BEECOOL technology and an antibacterial treatment, keeping you dry, fresh and completely odour-free - even when you’re practising intense Bikram yoga.
A good rule of thumb is also to avoid tights with zip details and low-rise waistlines, which more than often end up being more trouble than it’s worth.
For fitness classes and CrossFit
Are squats, dumbbells and deadlift a regular part of your fitness routine? Then you should opt for tights with a high-waist fit in a flexible, functional material with a lot of stretch. This will keep your tights from ripping or sliding down during HIIT workouts or while you’re lifting heavy weights.
Steer clear of classic cotton tights and instead go for hmlLIZZY or hmlLILLY, which will stay in place during all sorts of jumps, squats and burpees.
WHICH TIGHTS SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?
A true favourite. And not without reason. hmlCLEA have a tight fit, high waist and a comfortable seamless design, ensuring high flexibility and great freedom of movement.
The hummel CLEA tights feature functional mesh details in carefully selected areas and our unique BeeCool technology, keeping you dry and fresh even during a hot yoga class. And, of course, the tights’ antibacterial coating will also keep you completely odour-free through every single workout.
The perfect tights for yoga, but also ideal for fitness and group training.
CLASSIC BEE CI
CI are our classic seamless tights, which have indeed captured the attention of Danish fashion bloggers. These beautiful tights are stretchy with an extra tight fit, providing you with ease of movement alongside a flexible, body-hugging seamless design. Perfect for both yoga and fitness classes.
The model also features classic hummel chevrons and bees in mesh adding increased ventilation in selected areas. With our BeeCool technology and the antibacterial coating, hummel CI tights will keep you fresh, cool and dry throughout all your workouts.
A classic pair of seamless tights with fashionable details. hmlELLA tights feature a high waist and an extra tight, shaping fit.
Similar to the hummel CI model, hummel ELLA tights have breathable mesh paneling strategically placed where you're most likely to break a sweat. A classic choice perfectly suited for both yoga, fitness classes and weight training. All while making you stand out from the crowd.
hmlLILLY are our traditional training tights.
This model features a normal waist and a flexible, tight fit that stays in place – no matter whether today’s training consists of deep squats, classic gymnastics or a brisk jog outside. An obvious choice if you are looking for a pair of comfortable, basic tights that function just as well on long runs as during classic strength training.
Style and functionality can easily go hand in hand. hmlPENELOPE are high quality, functional tights with a flexible fit, designed especially for running and fitness.
This model has a firming, shaping effect with a high waist and an even higher fit at the back. Making you feel completely safe even in the deepest squats.
A fashionable pair of tights with cooling BEECOOL technology, and comfortable flatlock seams, designed for athletes who place (extra) high demands on their workout clothes.
Is look and feel super important to you? And are you completely addicted to your weekly running schedule? Then there’s no doubt: Go for hmlLIZZY!
hummel LIZZY tights are designed with airy mesh panels on both thighs improving the breathability of the tights and cooling BEECOOL technology that will keep you fresh and dry even on long runs.
The model also features a high waist and a body-hugging fit, supporting and shaping exactly where you need it to.
LOOK AFTER YOUR NEW TIGHTS
When you have finally found your perfect pair of tights, it goes without saying that you need to take good care of them. How you wash your tights is particularly important.
Regardless of which type of tights you choose to exercise in, you should avoid chucking them in a sweaty pile on the floor when you’ve finished your workout. Instead, we recommend hanging them up straight after you’re done working out, so that they can dry quickly.
Whether you wash your tights after every workout or not is really a question of personal taste.
However, when you do decide to wash your tights, make sure to keep temperature below 40 degrees and completely avoid using fabric softener. Fabric softener clogs the material’s stitching and the natural ventilation of your tights.
Finally, you should avoid putting your tights in the tumble dryer and instead let them air dry in order to make sure they don’t lose their cooling and antibacterial properties.