Winter Running Blog

22/12/14

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Winter has well and truly arrived and here at Kitbag we have the perfect range of new running products to help you battle the conditions.

With the dark days and harsher weather conditions it’s important that you consider a variety of factors: including frostbite, slipping and many more before getting out there. With our range we can help you combat this and ease your running experience.

1. Be Seen

If you are running in the winter then it’s likely you will be running in the dark. So it is absolutely necessary to be seen by traffic, pedestrians and other dangers. Our Hi-vis running range features fluorescent and reflective products which are ideal to be seen in the dark, with bright stylish clothes, footwear and accessories for both men and women.

The Nike Flash Pack is a specially designed range that focuses as much on visibility as it does on performance and features some great products that will ensure you are lit up like a Christmas tree.

2. Arm your Feet

For a winter running shoe, you need two things: enough traction so you won’t slip on icy surfaces, and fabric that’s extra water resistant in wet conditions. For many runners the battle to beat the elements begins with the feet.

To meet the challenges of running in harsh, unpredictable winter conditions, runners need footwear that will help keep them stay dry, warm and visible.

The Nike Flash Pack delivers water resistance and 360-degree reflectivity, our collection features some of the most popular running shoes including the new Nike Zoom Structure 18Nike Free 5.0 and the Nike Zoom Pegasus 31. Each shoe allows runners to experience the performance features they expect from a running shoe with added benefits of winterised protection. The uppers, made with tightly woven mesh and treated with durable water repellent coating, are constructed to help runners stay dry.

The adidas boost running shoe collection is another range of running shoes that you need to look at if you want to keep the wintry elements at bay. The boost range is designed to go no matter what the weather is like outside. The Boost range features a two-tone mesh upper riding above the legendary boost™ midsole that cushions every stride and returns energy with every step.

To see the whole running shoe collection then visit our running shoe page where you will find many more styles and brands including New balance, AsicsPuma and much more.

3. Keep Warm

As the weather gets colder it’s important to layer up, but it’s also important to wear light clothing so you don’t weigh yourself down.

The most important layer is the one that touches your skin, look no further than our vast range of Base layers which cater for Perfect body temperature control and feature moisture transport systems that wicks sweat away from the body, this makes them an essential in tackling the cold conditions. Our range of compression products come in a selection of colours giving you the choice of something functional and stylish.

Just like upper body compression layers you need a compression layer that covers your legs. A pair of running leggings are a must have in your running wardrobe if you want to keep warm during those cold evenings. Running leggings look great underneath running shorts.

The next layer you need to focus on is the mid layer. We have a vast range of Long sleeve tops that are ideal for running in Cold weather. One of our top picks is the adidas Supernova Long sleeve t-shirt, this top has built in clima cool ventilation technology which will ensure that you are ventilated, warm and dry. With reflective patches at various places on this top you will be seen from all angles, another great feature is the thumb less cuffs allowing you keep your hands dry and warm when the wind hits.

Another great pick is the Nike Element half Zip top,  which features in the Nike Flash Pack range. The Dri FIT fabric transports sweat away from the body assisting in keeping you comfortable and dry. With a mock neck the cold will be kept out allowing you stay warm and away from the icy conditions. Like the adidas supernova T this top is also made with elastane and offers a vast range of flexibility and movement.

For more information and to see the whole range then visit our long sleeve top range.

It is important that the outermost layer on the upper body protects against wind and water. Our range of running jackets provide protection against all the offerings winter running can throw at you as well as offering comfort and looking stylish. The pick of the jackets is the Nike Element shield full zip jacket which, we feel ticks all the boxes when it comes to a good looking running jacket. There is a reason why this jacket is called the element jacket, that’s because the jacket offers protection against all the elements. Built with sweat wicking fabric and a 3d interior to retain warm air this is a great jacket that keeps you dry and warm, completing your perfect winter running outfit.

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