All the gear we're getting excited about as we head into spring
The arrival of March has put a spring in our step, if you pardon the pun. We don’t know if it’s the warmer weather, the blossom on the trees or the mountain of glorious new running gear that’s been released, but we’re feeling fantastic!
Just kidding, we know it’s the gear. It’s always the gear. Take a look at this lot…
1. KALENJI Multipurpose Running Headband | £3.99
Keep those annoying wispy bits of hair out of your eyes with this handy headband from the ever reasonably-priced Kalenji. It can also be fashioned into a snood, a buff or a hat – just a brilliantly useful thing to have in your gear wardrobe, really.
2. UNDER ARMOUR Women’s Sport Hijab | £30
Under Armour join the ever-growing list of brands aiming to make sport more accessible with this sweat-wicking, 4-way stretch hijab. Modest, comfortable and with brilliant design features, like built-in easy headphone access, we hope this will encourage more women than ever to get out there and run.
3. UNDER ARMOUR Qualifier Out Run The Storm Jacket | £85
At last, a fitted running jacket that’s not too snug! The three-piece hood is really roomy and the fabric is wind and water-resistant, plus it’s stretchy enough that it won’t restrict movement. The fit is also super sleek with plenty of pockets for practicality.
4. UNDER ARMOUR Rush Short Sleeve Tee | £42
Yet another Under Armour offering: this lovely, simple technical tee. We love the range of colours and the flattering length, but the real joy here is the anti-chafe sleeve placement. The fit is super smart, but we’d recommend going for a slightly larger size if you prefer a loose-fitting top.
RUNDERWEAR Easy-On Runderbra | £50
This bra is a genuine game-changer. It’ll provide great support for even the most high-impact runs, but is still soft and stretchy – so you don’t need to be a contortionist to take it off. The best part: it’s available in sizes 28D-40H – boob support for all!
6. NEW BALANCE Printed Accelerate Tights | £20
Tights that work brilliantly for both running and cross-training in a stylish print we couldn’t resist, these have got that all-important drawstring waistband and are designed to keep you nice and dry.
7. SWEATY BETTY Hipster Pants | £16
As female runners, we don’t talk about pants enough. Newsflash: they can make all the difference to your run! Lightweight, breathable and completely seam-free, your body will thank you for buying these knickers.
8. KALENJI Running Socks with Fine Straps
While we’re talking underwear – these socks from Decathlon’s running brand have pressure points in all the right places, which will help to keep your ankles steady and prevent injury. They’re also wonderfully soft, with anti-chafing yarns at the heel and toe, so you can avoid that painful rubbing on a long run.
9. ENERTOR Insoles | £14.99-£29.99
We came across these at the National Running Show in January and had our minds blown. They really do help to improve the alignment of your lower body, making you less prone to injury. With four designs to suit different foot types, we’d highly recommend giving these insoles a go.
10. BROOKS Hyperion Elite | £210
Brooks’ answer to the carbon racing shoe trend focusses more on stability than recent offerings from other brands. It’s feather light and the carbon plate keeps you solid as you spring along. These aren’t your parkrun pair, though – with just 50-100 miles in them, you’ll want to save these babies for race day.
Coming 1 March