The fall can be the best time of year to train. Even though many triathletes are slowing down a bit from their busy race-season training schedules, it’s still a great time to get out for some epic runs and enjoy the cooler weather. The right clothes make all the difference when enjoying these fall running experiences. We’ve got some great suggestions for stylish, comfortable and practical fall running wear that is sure to make your fall runs that much more fun.
Inov-8 Thermoshell Pro $240
This lightweight, breathable jacket comes with an adjustable hood that offers a crazy amount of warmth and still packs down into its integrated pocket. Designed for cold wet days in northern England’s Lake District, this high-tech jacket is super-soft and comfy thanks to the natural goose down. It even keeps the elements at bay thanks to the water-resistant finish. Weighing just 447 g you’ll be amazed at how warm this jacket keeps you.
Oakley Enhance Tech Fleece Jacket $95
The performance fit and soft, fleece material means you’ll move freely and feel extremely comfortable in this technical jacket from Oakley. In addition to look- ing good, you’ll stay warm as the temperatures drop through the fall without feeling like you’re too bundled up. The quick-drying material does a great job of wicking moisture away, so you’ll remain comfortable as the effort ramps up. It’s also reflective, so you’ll be seen on those early mornings or late evening efforts.
New Balance Anticipate Half Zip $80 and Premium Printed Impact Tights $85
Anticipate Half Zip $80
Premium Printed Impact Tights $85
The Anticipate pullover uses soft, space-dye knit fabric for a comfortable feel, while the mesh piece in the back provides some welcome air flow. The high collar will keep the wind and elements out as the conditions become more challenging, while the hidden thumbholes ensure the sleeves won’t ride up.
The athletic fit of the Impact tight is enhanced by the new mesh comfort waistband. There’s a flat drawcord, so you can customize the fit around your waist and two pockets for keys or cash, while two outside thigh pockets are perfect for
a phone or MP3 player. The mesh behind the knees provides some welcome cooling as your workout progresses.
Asics Finish Seamless Long Sleeve $70 and Finish Advantage Tights $150
With a specially designed blend of fabrics, Asics offers this stylish and functional combo. The Seamless Long Sleeve wicks perspiration away in a flash and, thanks to the lack of seams, provides an extremely comfortable, snug and chafe-free running experience.
The Finish Advantage tights are every bit as comfortable, offering the same moisture-wicking properties in a stylish, form-fitting tight that will look good at the track, gym, trails or out on the roads whether you’re training or racing.
Saucony Freedom Long Sleeve $60, Fast Track Tights $100
Using Saucony’s drirelease technology, the Freedom Long Sleeve wicks moisture away from your body as you start to work harder and dries in a flash. The material even repels water, so you’ll be just fine if you get caught in a bit of rain during your run, too. The mesh back panel helps keep you cool, too, as you pick up the pace, while the shaped fit is long and lean so you won’t have issues with the shirt riding up.
The Fast Track Tights uses Power Knit Plus fabric that offers four-way compressive stretch to ensure you’ll get chafe-free support. This comfortable high-tech tight will keep you warm while enhancing your run performance.
Nike Tech Fleece Windrunner $150 and Speed Running Tights $105
Tech Fleece Windrunner $150
Speed Running Tights $105
The Nike Sportswear Tech Fleece Windrunner Women’s Full-Zip Hoodie looks great as a fashion piece but will serve you well while training, too. The soft fleece offers lots of warmth, while the ergonomic fit makes it great for fast running, too. The elastic waistband has a drawcord to customize the fit and a couple of side pockets offer some extra storage, too.
The Nike Speed Women’s Running Tights use Nike’s power fabric that provides compression and support and uses Dri-Fit technology to wick moisture away from your body, too. The drawcord in the waistband allows you to dial in the fit and there are a couple of side pockets, too.
Under Armour Tech Hoodie $50 and Fly Fast Tights $70
Tech Hoodie $50
Fly Fast Tights $70
With a loose, relaxed fit, the UA Tech Hoodie is made with soft, quick-drying material for a natural feel that performs when you need it, wicking moisture away as you ramp up the effort. The hood has adjustable drawcords so you can pull things tight as the temperature drops or the wind picks up.
The compression provided by the Fly Fast Tights provide a second-skin fit that helps these stylish tights live up to their name. The lightweight HeatGear fabric will keep you warm and wicks sweat away while drying very quickly. With four-way stretch, your movement won’t be impeded at all, while the mesh panels help keep things cool as you ramp up the effort. There’s a secure zip storage pocket for keys or cash, too.