Warm Pants or Warm Pants
Warm Pants or Warm Pants?
When I clicked on the "warm pants" link in the Idea Bank, I assumed that those two words were referring to long pants, perhaps made of heavy material meant to keep you toasty from your ankles to your waist. My mind immediately flashed back to high school, when my whale corduroy pants made whishing noises as I walked. Those were bad, they sometimes chaffed the inside of my thighs. Not something one ever spoke of with friends but I'm sure they must have all had the same problem.
Okay, I thought, this should be an easy and fun topic. I started to do some online searching, trying to figure out what types of information I would include in my hub. That's when I realized how out of touch I am. Turns out, there are other types of warm pants that in no way resemble those trendy yet uncomfortable ones of my past.
So, which one did they want a hub about?
Sports Specific Version of Warm Pants
Are These the Right Warm Pants?
Good question! Apparently, the phrase means different things to different people. Let's start with the sporty version of warm pants.
There is a product called Warm Pants. This is an industry specific item, mainly for football players and other athletic people. While I'm still a warm pants novice, after some research, I do know a few things for sure:
- Warm pants are not long. In fact, they're shorts, albeit long (knee-length) shorts
- They are made of neoprene
- Warm pants are very tight fitting
- They are popular with professional athletes
- Warm pants are worn to treat, prevent or protect injuries
- These are also known as compression pants
These warm pants have a flexible crotch, which allows for free movement while wearing them. They are popular with athletes who are suffering from groin, hamstring or pelvic injuries or hernias. The neoprene construction offers the type of support that helps prevent further injury and discomfort and is great to ward off such things in the first place.
Warm pants also keep you warm. They hold in body heat and keep out the wind and cold. That means that your muscles stay warm and relaxed. This alone, will decrease the number of injuries.
Update 2017: Does anyone know if this product is still available somewhere? I couldn't find it. Maybe these things are called something else now?
Are Leggings Really Pants?
Maybe This Is What They Meant
Hmmm, I wonder if that was the kind of warm pants that HubPages meant when they listed them in the Idea Bank. Well, just in case, here's another type.
These skin tight pants certainly would not be form flattering on me but then, that's probably not what they're for. In fact, if I'm not mistaken, they are meant to be worn beneath your pants to keep you nice and warm when it's cold outside and I'll bet they are excellent for that.
Another thought: if I wore these under my cords, I wouldn't have chaffed thighs.
Or Maybe This
Add the word, "up" and you get a different kind of warm pants. Warm up pants may be styled for the athletically inclined but anyone and everyone can wear them, from little ones to the 'more mature' adult.
Warm up pants (a.k.a. jogging pants and sweat pants) are very comfortable and as they usually have an elastic waist and drawstring, it doesn't much matter how big around you are. That's not to say that there are not people for whom warm up pants are less than flattering. Generally speaking though, they make great casual wear.
There are lots of different warm up pants. They are available in tons of sizes, colours and styles, including ones that are decorated with your favourite sports team's logo.
These Guys Wear Unique Warm Up Pants
I Just Can't Resist
I have to mention those corduroy pants again! Mine were brown but they're available in many colours and styles. In my day, they were hip huggers. I don't even know if you can get those anymore. Something I do know though, is that they are (or at least were) very warm pants. If only they hadn't chaffed! Do they still do that?
Hope I've Hit It
Well, I'm hoping that I've included at least one of the types of warm pants that the HubPages Idea Bank wanted. I'm honestly not sure.