It's getting cooler and soon will be cold out there, but it can change from day to day, even hour to hour.
Stay comfortable in any running conditions by choosing the correct apparel.
Keeping comfortable in warm or cold conditions is key to your enjoyment of running through the fall and winter. The right wicking fabrics and colors of apparel will help you stay comfortable and let you focus on your run instead on the tempurature. Keep avoiding cotton apparel because it can get heavy with moisture acting like an evaporative cooler and can be abrasive against your skin.
For all conditions you will want breathable fabrics, waffle-like outer fabric for warm conditions, and tighter weave for cooler conditions. Layering works well for colder conditions and zippers offer ventilation.
Remember, don't overdress. If you feel comfortable just standing outside you are going to warm up after a mile or two of running or walking, and that jacket or long-sleeve top may end up around your waist. You will learn with a little experience what to wear for any weather conditions. Covering or exposing head, neck, and hands helps in regulating your temperature. Half-zip tops and zip vests also make it easier to let out excess heat.
For most cool weather running you will be fine with a good long-sleeve top and shorts, or add a light vest and tights/pants on colder mornings. A hat or headband with gloves will keep you comfortable as tempuratures drop. On a cool morning with a breeze an extra layer or a shell will keep the chill out.
For colder conditions wear more or thicker layers. Visors and sun glasses will help keep the sun out of your eyes, reducing squinting, helping you relax. Hi-Viz apparel and bands and lights will keep you safe and seen in low-viz conditions.
We have a great selection of both men's and women's apparel. We hope that our selection is varied enough that you will be able to find what you are looking for. Let us know if there is anything else you would like us to carry.
We have the following brands of apparel:
- Moving Comfort
- Pearl Izumi
- The North Face
We are happy to make a special order if we don't have your size or a unique item you'd like.