Running outside is one of the most liberating things a gentleman can do. But when the temperatures drop and you’re hitting the pavement first thing in the morning, it can be hard to muster up the energy to get going. The key, gentlemen, is the right kit. Layering up before you head out is all well and good, but if you haven’t taken the time to carefully consider the pieces that you’re pulling on, you’re going to end up overheating in five minutes. Here’s a round up of the best proven pieces that’ll make you – and keep you – the best temperature while you run.
If you get the jacket right, you’re guaranteed to have a much more comfortable and smooth-sailing run – without having to stop halfway through to take it off. Choosing something lightweight, such as this Ripstop shell jacket from Nike, will protect you from the elements without adding unwanted bulk to your outfit. If you’re heading out in the early hours, the reflective drip pattern with ensure added visibility, and the stretch fabric on the cuff will ensure zero chaffing and will dry up unwanted moisture whilst keeping the wind and rain out.
Whilst we would never advocate wearing leggings without shorts on top, you’re going to need the extra protection during the winter days. Again, the right material is key: you need something that’s going to keep you warm and dry whilst simultaneously being able to soak up and dry unwanted sweat. We turn to Nike once more to keep you protected from the great British elements – you can’t go wrong with a piece such as this that’s been developed with the best technology there is.
Perfectly complement your leggings of choice with a subtle and decent pair of shorts to go on top. This pair have been designed specially to give you all of the right movements and work in your favour, no matter what the climate chucks at you. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or starting out for the first time, you’ll appreciate the importance for perfect temperatures and impeccable movement, and that’s exactly what these shorts do for you.
The layer that you put closest to your skin is of utmost importance so no matter what kind of runner you are, you need to make sure you’re investing in a properly made piece of kit. This top from Nike is not only performance enhancing, but it also uses all of the right fabrics and technology that’ll ensure you stay cool and cold whenever and wherever you need to.
Ok, it’s not quite a jumper and it’s not quite a hoodie but if it’s sub-zero outside, you’re going to need something to wear between your underlayer and your jacket to ensure you don’t freeze up too much. This from Under Armour is made from the brand’s unique HeatGear® fabric which will provide lightweight and breathable coverage, whilst at the same time keeping the heat in and any unwanted moisture out.