Warm tights in tan?
October 9, 2007 4:51 AM   Subscribe

Where can I find extremely warm tights for outdoor wear? In tan?

My daughter wears a band uniform with a skirt. It's getting cold (it can get down to the low 20s at night in the late fall around here), and she needs tights - but they have to be tan-colored. My original thought was to get her some Under Armour type of thing, but I can't seem to find anything like that in tan. Does anyone know of a brand/type that she can wear that's available in that color? I was thinking that if there's nothing available, she could layer tan tights over white Under Armour as a last resort.
posted by Flakypastry to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (13 answers total)
Best answer: You might want to try ballet tights. I haven't done ballet since elementary school, but I seem to remember them being very thick.
posted by whoaali at 5:07 AM on October 9, 2007

Best answer: If you have a dance supply store near you, you can find them there (in multiple skin tones, even!). That's where I used to buy them when I was in the high school marching unit.

Danskin also sells them online.
posted by xsquared-1 at 5:10 AM on October 9, 2007

Best answer: I just ordered some socks and tights from Sock Dreams. I haven't received them yet so I can't speak to quality, but wow, they have one of the biggest selections I've seen of tights & socks, and lots in wool and cotton. Check out these heather cotton in tan, these ribbed cotton in brown heather or merino wool in espresso. Over the knees might work too, depending on her uniform.
posted by cocoagirl at 5:28 AM on October 9, 2007 [1 favorite]

Thirding good quality dance tights. I wear them for skating and they're thick and hardwearing.
posted by corvine at 5:41 AM on October 9, 2007

I'm surprised her band coordinator doesn't supply these, or at least help you get them. Anyway, I'm here to second Sock Dreams — they have a great selection and their cotton and wool tights are of the utmost quality.
posted by Brittanie at 5:49 AM on October 9, 2007

I'm seconding/thirding Danskin. That's what we always wore in colorguard in high school. I think their ice skating tights are particularly heavy-duty.
posted by stefnet at 6:19 AM on October 9, 2007

I'm not sure if this is the right color, or what you want to pay, but Patagonia is a great brand and will last forever. Wool tights in "natural."
posted by desjardins at 6:21 AM on October 9, 2007

Maybe wintersilks would work? In a small enough size, they are very form fitting and they come in "mocha" which is a tan color. Very warm.
posted by crush-onastick at 8:25 AM on October 9, 2007

Third Sock Dreams. Love Sock Dreams.
posted by Evangeline at 9:05 AM on October 9, 2007

Best answer: skating tights. try http://www.rainbosports.com/ double layer (one footed, one footless) is really warm.
posted by nax at 12:29 PM on October 9, 2007

posted by MaxK at 2:33 PM on October 9, 2007

Best answer: Silk longjohns under regular tights. They are thin but very warm and won't show.
posted by starfish at 4:30 PM on October 9, 2007

Response by poster: Thank you all. I found a dance shop nearby that sold two brands of skating tights, and went to my local ski shop for thin long johns. She tried on the combo, and gave me a big "thumbs up." Just in time, too, as she's going to a band show this weekend, and it will be in the 30s at night.

Brittanie, I was surprised that the Band Director didn't recommend something too. His expertise seems to stop at the "official gear."
posted by Flakypastry at 5:00 AM on October 10, 2007

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