The 10 Best autumn running kit
A brisk jog through the newly crisp air is a great way to get over the end of summer, and here’s the gear you’ll need
Monday 23 September 2013
As the evenings get darker, you’ll need to see where you’re going. This advanced head torch generates an impressive 60 lumens of light, as well as boasting a new, advanced-focus system for uneven terrain, and an integrated dimmer switch for dusk.
If you don’t want to fork out on a high-visibility jacket, simply slip this bit of kit over your existing top and head off into the horizon in the knowledge that you’ll be spotted easily from quite a distance. Available in different sizes.
You may not find yourself drinking as much as on those summer runs, but you still need to rehydrate whatever the weather. This new bottle from Sigg has a drinking straw for easy access and doesn’t need to be tilted when drinking.
Running jackets don’t get better than this. With a full zip and a close, body-contoured performance fit, it has artic- ulated arms to offer maximum freedom of movement. Other nifty features making it ideal for colder weather, including layered windblock front panels.
These are expensive for gloves, but worth the investment. They are windproof, extremely water-repellent and highly breathable, as well as being comfortable and long-lasting.
T-shirts won’t cut it now that the weather’s getting colder. This toasty base layer is made of fabric that’s fantastically lightweight and it has open synthetic mesh in the back and under arms. There’s a chest zip and reflective details for early mornings and evenings.
For many people, it’s not enough to just get out and exercise. They want to monitor it all, too, if only for motivation purposes. This clever device tracks steps, distance and calories burnt and even works at night, tracking your sleep quality and waking you in the morning.
Kill two birds with one stone with this high-performance sports headphone set that doubles up as a high-visibility armband. Simply secure your smartphone or MP3 player in the armband, then slip in the secure, weather- and sweat-resistant ear tips.
Who would have thought a pair of socks could achieve so much? Besides keeping your feet warmer in colder weather, they increase circulation, help to reduce inflammation, regulate the temperature of your feet and keep them dry. If that’s not enough, they kill odour-causing bacteria and even prevent foot fatigue.
It’s the time of year when you realise your running shoes aren’t water- or mud-proof. These shoes, available for men and women, will help you get through the winter. Cushioned for longer runs and demanding terrain, they keep your feet warm but not sweaty.
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