Whether you're training intensively for a marathon, simply running to relax, want to improve your physical fitness or work off the pounds: nothing can stop you with the right clothing. Special running clothing for men provides added comfort while running and can help you to improve performance since they are specially tailored for the needs of runners and will have your back on those long runs. If you enjoy running all-year-round then you'll need the right clothing for every season.
The onion principle applies to running clothing: if you're likely to be out in weather other than hot summer days then your running clothing should be multilayered. This ensures better insulation and if you get too hot you can quickly remove a layer. Running shorts and a short-sleeved or sleeveless running top can be worn as base clothes in summer. In cooler weather you're best off choosing long running trousers or leggings and a long-sleeved top. A water and wind-resistant running jacket will equip you perfectly in the cold and rain. In winter you can complete your men's running outfit with a warming running jacket and insulating running vest.
What do good running clothes for men need to do?
In addition to good insulation, low weight is crucial since high-quality winter running clothes for men are warm yet light. Clothes should be breathable and quickly transport sweat away from the body. This prevents sweaty clothes from sticking to your body and freezing in wet gear. Summer running clothes should also be fast-drying. Flat stitching prevents unwanted chafing during intensive workouts. In order to increase blood circulation in key parts of the body you can opt for compression gear. Running jackets and trousers with reflectors are designed for running in the dark making sure you are visible to motorists. Comfortable designs and zips make clothes easy to put on and take off.
Running wear material
Whereas simple cotton clothing used to be worn for running, the trend is now focussing more and more on synthetic materials with high-tech functions. The advantage over cotton is that the fibres do not absorb sweat and so provide optimum moisture management. Polyamide, polyester and elastane synthetic fibres are particularly popular since they combine comfort and low weight and viscous is also used. The material often includes special moisture regulation or UV protection.
Little extra features for a better running experience
Men's running wear is often fitted with various extra features. Pockets are now a standard feature of jackets and a hood integrated into the collar protects your head from wind and rain. Waterproof clothes contain waterproof zips and often include special pockets for smartphones and headphones. Ventilation slits, mesh inserts or very fine perforations provide even better ventilation.
Advantages and disadvantages of men's running wear
High-quality running wear for men is visually appealing and comes with a whole host of benefits.
specially tailored to the requirements of runners
breathable and fast-drying
often not waterproof
different weather conditions require special clothing
Men's running wear - time for top performance!
You'll find men's running wear for every season in the Keller Sports online shop. This functional wear available in a variety of designs keeps you well-protected from cold, wind and rain while letting you enjoy your run to the max in summer temperatures too.