Summer is on its way and the days are becoming more suited to running, so our excuses should be depleting. We can’t use the weather as an excuse anymore and now, we can no longer use the excuse of not having the right running gear. Fortunately, or unfortunately depending on how you want to look at it, we’ve got a whole heap of great-looking, technical running clothing on site right now, so we may as well just embrace it. In that spirit, here’s how to make the best of the situation, with 6 key running essentials to get you going over the next couple of months.
Satisfy was founded in 2015 and it’s the running brand you need to know about. Originating in Paris as a team of creatives with a vision to change the perception of running, Satisfy set about creating some of the coolest running gear ever. Don’t be fooled by the streetwear-inspired style, the technology is second-to-none too. Take this pair of shorts for example: they look great, with creative touches like the ‘RUN AWAY’ logo on the reverse, and they’re made of super-lightweight water- and wind-repellant Italian ripstop. The interior layer is constructed of Justice® fabric featuring moisture control, fast dry, odour control and 4-way stretch technology. All finished with flat seams and no-sew bonded hems using framing technology to eliminate chafing.
Aren’t you a running cult member yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Grab your membership with this super-lightweight, reflective long-sleeve. Made of Deltapeak® fabric from Japan, this piece features moisture control, fast dry, door control and UV stop technology. Once again, you’ll only find flat seams and no-sew bonded hems for maximum comfort.
Who knew running tights could do so much. These men’s running tights from Soar benefit form targeted compression on the calf to improve venous return and performance wherever you run. Essentially, you can pound out the concrete miles or head for the trails as these Soar tights keep you comfortable and speed your recovery. What's more, the French-made fabric on the calf is woven, which gives it remarkable compressive qualities without added weight. A slightly thicker, warmer Italian fabric on the quad keeps the temperature just right. While silicone grippers at the ankle offer a comfortable fit and reflective details on the thigh and ankle zip keep you visible on dark runs.
For those who prefer to be more under-the-radar athletes, opt for some Aeance. The sustainable German technical brand focus on high-tech, lightweight running gear with minimal branding. We love this black jacket because of the level of execution. Made of New Zealand’s finest non-mulesed merino wool technical fabric blend. The jacket is OEKO-TEX® and ZQ merino certified and is manufactured in a bluesign® system partner mill. When it comes to technicalities, we’re talking bonded seams, an internal cable router for earphones, 2 invisible zipper pockets and laser-cut, embossed tonal branding on the arm.
It’s important to be bright when you’re running, firstly for safety, and secondly because Aeance can make it look this good. This ultra-light 4-way stretchable and breathable schoeller®-WB fabric features waterproof bionic c_change® membrane technology to keep you dry and at the ideal body temperature. It properly works too. The fabric bionically adapts the breathability of the fabric in response to weather conditions and body temperature, assuring a consistently ideal body climate come rain or shine.
It's got more to it than meets the eye this one. Made of a bespoke drirelease® micro-blend piqué and with Iffley Road’s trademark longer sleeves, this running top can really pass with flying colours as a regular white tee. This said, the lightweight fabric, in-seam pocket for valuables and unmatched comfort make it the ideal running top. Plus, into also has an almost invisible in-seam pocket that is the perfect size for storing keys, credit cards, cash or running gel.
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Looking for more ways to improve your wardrobe? Then you’ll want to read this: the 4 sustainable menswear brands to follow in 2019.
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