FALL RUN­NING AP­PAREL

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - TRANSITION GEAR -

The fall can be the best time of year to train. Even though many triath­letes are slow­ing down a bit from their busy race-sea­son train­ing sched­ules, it’s still a great time to get out for some epic runs and en­joy the cooler weather. The right clothes make all the dif­fer­ence when en­joy­ing these fall run­ning ex­pe­ri­ences. We’ve got some great sug­ges­tions for stylish, com­fort­able and prac­ti­cal fall run­ning wear that is sure to make your fall runs that much more fun.

Inov-8 Ther­moshell Pro

$240 This light­weight, breath­able jacket comes with an ad­justable hood that of­fers a crazy amount of warmth and still packs down into its in­te­grated pocket. De­signed for cold wet days in north­ern Eng­land’s Lake Dis­trict, this high-tech jacket is su­per-soft and comfy thanks to the nat­u­ral goose down. It even keeps the el­e­ments at bay thanks to the wa­ter-re­sis­tant fin­ish. Weigh­ing just 447 g you’ll be amazed at how warm this jacket keeps you.

Oak­ley En­hance Tech Fleece Jacket

$95 The per­for­mance fit and soft, fleece ma­te­rial means you’ll move freely and feel ex­tremely com­fort­able in this tech­ni­cal jacket from Oak­ley. In ad­di­tion to look­ing good, you’ll stay warm as the tem­per­a­tures drop through the fall with­out feel­ing like you’re too bun­dled up. The quick-dry­ing ma­te­rial does a great job of wick­ing mois­ture away, so you’ll re­main com­fort­able as the ef­fort ramps up. It’s also re­flec­tive, so you’ll be seen on those early morn­ing or late evening ef­forts.

New Bal­ance An­tic­i­pate Half Zip, Pre­mium Printed Im­pact Tight

$80, TOP; $85, BOT­TOM The An­tic­i­pate pullover uses soft, space-dye knit fab­ric for a com­fort­able feel, while the mesh piece in the back pro­vides some wel­come air flow. The high col­lar will keep the wind and el­e­ments out as the con­di­tions be­come more chal­leng­ing, while the hid­den thumb­holes en­sure the sleeves won’t ride up.

The ath­letic fit of the Im­pact tight is en­hanced by the new mesh com­fort waist­band. There’s a flat draw­cord, so you can cus­tom­ize the fit around your waist and two pock­ets for keys or cash, while two out­side thigh pock­ets are per­fect for a phone or MP3 player. The mesh be­hind the knees pro­vides some wel­come cool­ing as your work­out pro­gresses.

Asics Fin­ish Seam­less Long Sleeve, Fin­ish Ad­van­tage Tight

$70, TOP; $150, BOT­TOM With a spe­cially de­signed blend of fab­rics, Asics of­fers this stylish and func­tional combo. The Seam­less Long Sleeve wicks per­spi­ra­tion away in a flash and, thanks to the lack of seams, pro­vides an ex­tremely com­fort­able, snug and chafe-free run­ning ex­pe­ri­ence.

The Fin­ish Ad­van­tage tight is ev­ery bit as com­fort­able, of­fer­ing the same mois­ture-wick­ing prop­er­ties in a stylish, form-fit­ting tight that will look good at the track, gym, trails or out on the roads whether you’re train­ing or rac­ing.

Sau­cony Free­dom Long Sleeve, Fast Track Tight

$60, TOP; $100, BOT­TOM Us­ing Sau­cony’s drire­lease tech­nol­ogy, the Free­dom Long Sleeve wicks mois­ture away from your body as you start to work harder and dries in a flash. The ma­te­rial even re­pels wa­ter, so you’ll be just fine if you get caught in a bit of rain dur­ing your run, too. The mesh back panel helps keep you cool, too, as you pick up the pace, while the shaped fit is long and lean so you won’t have is­sues with the shirt rid­ing up.

The Fast Track Tight uses Power Knit Plus fab­ric that of­fers four-way com­pres­sive stretch to en­sure you’ll get chafe-free sup­port. This com­fort­able high-tech tight will keep you warm while en­hanc­ing your run per­for­mance.

Nike Tech Fleece Win­drun­ner, Speed Run­ning Tights

$150, TOP; $105, BOT­TOM The Nike Sports­wear Tech Fleece Win­drun­ner Women’s Full-Zip Hoodie looks great as a fash­ion piece but will serve you well while train­ing, too. The soft fleece of­fers lots of warmth, while the er­gonomic fit makes it great for fast run­ning, too. The elas­tic waist­band has a draw cord to cus­tom­ize the fit and a cou­ple of side pock­ets of­fer some ex­tra stor­age, too.

The Nike Speed Women’s Run­ning Tights use Nike’s power fab­ric that pro­vides com­pres­sion and sup­port and uses Dri-Fit tech­nol­ogy to wick mois­ture away from your body, too. The draw­cord in the waist­band al­lows you to dial in the fit and there are a cou­ple of side pock­ets, too.

Un­der Ar­mour Tech Hoodie, Fly Fast Tights

$50, TOP; $70, BOT­TOM With a loose, re­laxed fit, the UA Tech Hoodie is made with soft, quick-dry­ing ma­te­rial for a nat­u­ral feel that per­forms when you need it, wick­ing mois­ture away as you ramp up the ef­fort. The hood has ad­justable draw­cords so you can pull things tight as the tem­per­a­ture drops or the wind picks up.

The com­pres­sion pro­vided by the Fly Fast Tights pro­vide a sec­ond-skin fit that helps these stylish tights live up to their name. The light­weight HeatGear fab­ric will keep you warm and wicks sweat away, while dry­ing very quickly. With four-way stretch your move­ment won’t be im­peded at all, while the mesh pan­els help keep things cool as you ramp up the ef­fort. There’s a se­cure zip stor­age pocket for keys or cash, too.—KM

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