The main topic for this article is, Layer up for optimization. We all temperature regulate differently, we train in different environment and we train with different intensity. We always have that in mind when we develop our products but looked even more into it, when we developed the Athlete running products.
When running, one of the worst feelings is to wear bulky and heavy clothes and because of that feel too warm and sweaty. We believe that you can avoid this feeling by dressing up in layers. In the autumn-winter season you would normally use a jacket to protect yourself from wind and water, and the insulation in the jacket or the products you have underneath will be your temperature control.
The all-new Jacket Athlete is a superlight running jacket made in a windproof and water repellent fabric with great stretch for optimal fit and feel. It does not provide any insulation except from that, so wearing this during colder days, you need to adjust for your personal requirements. If this is done the right way, you should feel temperature regulated and dry during your run.
The way we to do this is to find the optimal products to wear under the jacket. The range would go from short to long sleeve baselayers, adding a midlayer for extra insulation or even to add a vest during the coldest days. Use a technical baselayer if you sweat a lot or if you have a very intensive run, or use wool baselayer during the coldest days or when the intensity is lower. The important is that you try different layers to find what is optimal for you. But, if your one and only running jacket is a heavy, insulated jacket, you have no chance doing this.
Another tips from one of our runners, is to always except and feel a bit chilly when starting. If you feel warm the minute you step out of the door, we can guarantee that you`ll soon feel both too warm and sweaty, and probably not have the best feeling during your run.
Be functional – layer up and dress for success.