Lightweight gear for summer sprints or thermal waterproofs for winter miles. This category has dedicated running clothing with technical features to help you run faster, longer or just in more comfort. Running apparel allows freedom of movement, moisture-wicking and comfort with flat stitching or even seamless garments. You can find high visibility garments in bright colours and reflective stripes for running at night or in poor conditions. Many running base-layers are also compression garments, which support muscles allowing for more power and reducing fatigue.
There is certainly no need for ‘high-end’ products if you just plan to run around the block. However, in the case of more frequent and prolonged training, you will notice relatively quickly that some materials contribute significantly to your running enjoyment, while others severely hamper them. Of course, every runner must decide for themselves what feels pleasant and what doesn’t. Addnature’s range of running gear includes:
Running shoes and running socks
Here are a few tips regarding which running apparel is best suited to your needs. The most important thing to remember is that your running gear should be made of cotton. When you sweat, the material begins to stick to the body and becomes heavy. Other material dries slowly and cools quickly, whereas cotton is much quicker to dry and retains heat. Running shorts can be distinguished between tight running shorts and wide-cut shorts – both styles are available as long trousers as well as shorts. Many athletes like to wear both – shorts are preferred during warmer weather whereas the trousers are more suits to lower temperatures faster runs. One advantage of the less tighter running clothing is that it can be used for many different purposes, such as football on weekends and general summer activities.
Good quality or small price?
Running clothes are available in many price categories, respective of their materials and how they were made. Of course, as is so often the case, the brand plays a decisive role here. Admittedly, products made by well-known manufacturers often last longer and are more comfortable to carry than no-name and low-priced products. For female runners, a sports bra is an important piece of kit. It can be very unpleasant, even painful if you wear a bra that does not fit well. Straight models with straps are impractical in sports. A good sports bra has a wide waistband, wide straps and is made of soft material.
Even if you have to invest a bit for the right jogging shoes and the right jogging outfit - in contrast to other equipment needed for sports such as ice hockey or even diving, it is still very cheap and can be customized for individual needs many other activities.