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Don’t let the chilly, rainy weather keep you from hitting your fitness goals. We’ve rounded up the best running kit to keep you warm and dry now that summer is over.
It’s safe to say that wet weather makes heading out for a run slightly undesirable. But the lacklustre autumn conditions and darker evenings need not hold us back from making progress, especially with October’s marathon season just around the corner.
Whether you’re in full training mode or simply want to continue to reap the benefits of outdoor exercise, it’s time to swap out your tank tops and gym shorts for something a little more high-coverage.
Diversifying your kit has never been easier thanks to the new weather-proof technology out there. You can now find adaptable materials that keep you warm now and cool come summer 2022, and trainers with expert non-slip soles that make road running safe in the rain. Here are some of those activewear heroes to add to your basket.
Nike Dri-Fit Run Division Jacket
Chuck this on for a short run in wet weather or roll it into the packable pocket to take with you on longer runs in unpredictable British weather. The lightweight material and vented back will keep you cool while the weather is on the warmer side.
Acai Outdoors Softshell Leggings
Designed for the outdoors, whether it’s running through trails or hiking up mountains, there’s not a lot these leggings don’t protect you from. Shower resistant material and sweat-wicking lining keep you dry no matter what the weather, while four-way stretch keeps you comfy during any sport.
Sweaty Betty Thermodynamic Running Top
This temperature regulating thermal fabric makes smart work of keeping you warm. Plus, the top features cosy thumbholes and a velvet trim for next level cosiness.
Gymshark Mesh Neckline Training Sports Bra
High-neck to keep us warm when running in colder months, well-placed cutouts to keep us cool without compromising on support, and mesh lining to limit cleavage sweat. Three things you didn’t know where possible from a sports bra, all on one brilliantly coloured product.
Lululemon Run For It All Earwarmer
The weather might not be cold enough to give us brain freeze, but it won’t be long before your ears will need protecting.. We recommend getting your headband now before they sell out – particularly this one from Lululemon which has a hole to thread your ponytail through, as well as a reflective strip.
Adidas Terrex Trail Running Wind.Rdy Windbreaker
This water-repellent jacket is what to throw on when gusty weather gets too much. Made from recycled Parley ocean plastics with reflective details so you can stand out in the gloomy weather.
On Running Comfort Long T
There is nothing more you could want from this simply designed long top: specially designed wool blend for anti-odour and temperature control, a loose fit that lets you move freely and well-placed, irritation-free seams. Ticks all round for this On number.
Brooks Ghost 14 GTX trainer
The inner support on our running shoes is crucial, but in the wet weather it’s just as important to think about the outside layer. Luckily, Brooks’ Ghost trainer offers grip, waterproof material and springy comfort.
Under Armour Heat Gear Leggings
Made from Under Armour’s original performance baselayer that stays tight to dry sweat quickly and keeps your temperature controlled. The four-way stretch means these leggings move with you for an invisible feel, but that pattern is sure to get you noticed.
Sweaty Betty Running Gloves
For the depths of winter, or simply if your circulation is bad, gloves are a game changer. These are sweat-wicking so you don’t get sticky and feature tech pads so you can skip songs on your running playlist without the hassle of taking them off.
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Chloe Gray is the senior writer for stylist.co.uk's fitness brand Strong Women. When she's not writing or lifting weights, she's most likely found practicing handstands, sipping a gin and tonic or eating peanut butter straight out of the jar (not all at the same time).