• Running Vest

    Running Vest

    Finding the right running vest can be the difference between your best run ever and a terrible one. There are lots of things to consider when choosing a new running vest, especially if you know you'll be spending a lot of time wearing it. Being comfortable during long runs is paramount, as worrying about chafing and overheating can distract you from your performance. We look at the features you should consider when shopping for a new running vest.

    Reflective

    Especially as the winter nights start to draw in, having reflective strips on your running vest can enhance your visibility and improve your safety. The Sundried La Singla Vest features stylish block colour strips which will cinch your waist and keep you visible in low light.

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    Stylish

    For ladies, one of the features we look at most closely is whether a running top is fashionable and looks good. If your running gear is stylish enough, you'll be able to wear it for more than just running and it'll translate to meals out and social settings too.

    Sundried running vest ladies running gear top

    The Sundried Tour Noir Tank features a stylish cut out at the back which acts as ventilation on runs in warmer weather, but also looks great and will flatter and enhance your figure. It comes in black and white and the subtle branding and colour palette lends itself to being paired with the Sundried Breithorn Bra peeking out from underneath.

    Black running vest top jogging

    Lightweight

    When it comes to running clothes for women, we want them to be lightweight and breathable. This is important as there is a good chance you'll be sweating heavily while running so you need technical sweat-wicking materials and premium fabrics to keep you comfortable. This jogging vest by Sundried is made from 100% recycled materials which give superior performance qualities. The fabric dries twice as fast as cotton meaning you will stay dry and comfortable throughout your run and you won't get unsightly sweat marks. It is super soft to the touch and will stay true to size even after several washes.

     

    Sundried recycled jogging vest

    Smart

    Finally, it's important that you look your best no matter what. If you look good, you'll feel good! A smart running vest will make you stand out from the crowd and will make you feel like the real deal. A well fitting, tapered athletic running vest like the Sundried Les Rouies Vest features a beautiful tapered fit which will flatter your figure without sticking to you. It sits well around the hips and will make you look like a real athlete. 

    Female Athlete Racing in Sundried Running Vest and Recycled 2 in 1 Shorts
    Athletes Racing in Sundried Running Vest and Recycled 2 in 1 Shorts
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  • Women's Running Clothes

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    Run with confidence in Sundried’s activewear collection, trialled by triathletes to provide style, comfort, and function during your run.

    Sports Bra

    The Breithorn Bra is perfect for building your running base. This sports bra features a functional racer design with a mesh back for extra ventilation and to distribute the weight of your chest across your back, as opposed to over your shoulders, leaving them free to move with ease throughout your run and reducing the amount of weight bearing on the shoulders, which can lead to running with an arched back or poor posture.

    The Breithorn bra has been ethically produced with Italian technical fabrics which allow your skin to breathe throughout your run, wick moisture and most importantly support your chest to lock down movement.

    Wearing a correctly fitting sports bra will help you run better, improving your technique and minimising breast tissue damage. Make sure you wear the best sports bra for your cup size.

    Sports Bra for Running

    Ladies Running Vest

    The Sundried Tour Noir ladies running vest makes the ultimate running partner for warmer weather. The unique design with a mesh back and ventilation zone allows for maximum skin breathing when you need it most. The soft, sweat wicking fabrics sit comfortably against the skin protecting from friction burn and chafing to support your run. No women's fitness clothing wardrobe is complete without the best ladies running vest. 

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    Women's Running Leggings

    The Sundried Ruinette women's running tights are made with technical performance in mind. Things to look for when buying women's running leggings that the Sundried leggings feature:

    • A mid-rise waist which is supported by both a smooth elastic waistline and a drawstring which fastens on the outside. The double securing ensures that your leggings don’t fall down during your run and allows for a completely personalised fit.
    • A large but discreet zip up back pocket, we’ve tested the back pocket of our tights and it is large enough to fit an iphone. The zip keeps it secure and provides confidence that your valuables are safe during your run.
    • Reflective trims line the tights, making you more visible during dark nights or early mornings.
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  • Triathlon Gear

    Female Athlete Running in Sundried Triathlon Suit Trisuit

    Whether you're a seasoned triathlete or a complete beginner, your gear can be the difference between a great race and a DNF. Sundried are here to guide you on what and what not to wear for a triathlon.

    Tri Suit

    Your main investment will be a high quality triathlon suit. During your race you'll be swimming, biking, and running so you'll need an outfit that is suitable for all three. Mens tri suits are waterproof and quick drying so that you don't chafe on the bike, and feature minimalist padding so that you're comfortable in the saddle but not inhibited on the run. The Sundried men's tri suit is chlorine resistant so it won't deteriorate after pool-use and it is made with premium Italian fabrics to add a touch of quality. The women's tri suit is ergonomically designed for women with a hypoallergenic chamois pad to keep you as comfortable as possible without chafing. When looking for a good triathlon suit, be sure to read tri suit reviews so that you can compare and contrast the details and qualities. 

    Female Athlete wearing Sundried Triathlon Suit Trisuit

    Cycling Gloves

    Especially if you are doing a longer distance like an Olympic or even half iron, you will want to invest in a premium pair of cycling gloves. Any ride over 25 miles can start to put strain on the body, and this includes the hands. You will be leaning a lot of weight onto your handlebars and the palms of your hands can suffer. A good pair of cycling gloves like the Sundried cycling gloves will be well padded to prevent bruising on your palms. They also need to be wind- and waterproof for cold weather rides and inclement weather. They will have anti-slip qualities to stop your hands slipping on wet handlebars and will insulate your hands without making them sweaty.

    Female Athlete Cyclist wearing Sundried Cycle and Triathlon Activewear

    Cycling Socks

    Your socks will make a big difference on race day, especially on longer duration events. The Sundried cycling socks are specifically designed for cycling with you in mind. They won't slip down as you ride and are made with super soft ventilated materials so that your foot don't get sweaty and stay comfortable throughout the bike and the run. The Sundried running socks are also perfect for triathlon as they are anti-blister with extra padding on high-wear areas like the toes and heels so you can run uninhibited and pain-free throughout the race.  

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  • What To Look For When Buying Sportswear

    Female Athlete wearing Sundried Activewear vest sports bra and leggings

    When buying new sportswear, you are making an investment. That's why it's important to know what to look out for in quality gear. Sundried is here to fill you in on the best qualities your women's fitness wear should feature, and what to look for to make sure you're getting the most for your money.

    Chafing

    Being comfortable is paramount when it comes to training and getting active. If your clothes are chafing, that will be all you can focus on and you won't be able to get the most out of your workout. Anti-chafe materials should be soft and seamless for maximum comfort, while recycled materials are even better. The Sundried Grivola 2.0 T-Shirt is made from recycled coffee grounds making for a super soft fabric which won't chafe and will feel amazing against your skin. The Sundried Grand Combin Long Sleeve is seamless and is made from premium Merino wool which means no itching and no chafing. Look out for the fabric your activewear is made from and feel it against your skin to see if it might chafe when you move in it.

    Female Athlete wearing Sundried Activewear Recycled Training Top

    Odour

    We all sweat when we exercise, it's just a part of life, but you don't have to have bad odour as a result. Fabrics that are too heavy and not sweat-wicking like polyester or cotton will be heavy against your skin as you get sweaty and will cling to your underarms, leading to a higher risk of having bad odour. Light, recycled fabrics like the ones used in the Sundried Olperer T-Shirt have natural anti-odour qualities and wick sweat away from the body meaning you will stay drier and cleaner throughout your workout, leaving you feeling more fresh afterwards.

    Stretch

    One of the worst feelings when putting on new clothes is feeling the seams split as they stretch over your body. As you exercise, you will be putting not only your body under immense strain but your clothes, too. Most sportswear is made with 2-way stretch material which means it stretches in 2 directions. High quality activewear will be made with 4-way stretch materials which will lead to less wear and tear, longer lasting quality, and better freedom of movement as you train. Sundried's Sports Bras are made with 4-way stretch material so that you can jump and sprint to your heart's desire without your clothing holding you back.

    Male Athlete wearing Sundried Activewear Outdoor Photoshoot

    Thermal

    You will really feel the difference between premium activewear and cheaper garments when the weather starts to turn. There's nothing worse than feeling freezing cold before a race or training session but then heating up as you move and becoming a sweat box trapped in your heavy jumper. That's why you need to make sure your outerwear is properly thermal and sweat-wicking so that you are nice and warm before you start and can stay comfortable throughout. A good thermal outer layer will be thin and light enough to train in but still keep you super warm. The Sundried Grand Tournalin Hoody is made with insulating premium fabric Merino wool but is thin enough to workout in. It will keep you warm while you wait to start and then will wick away sweat as you start to move so you don't feel like ripping it off. 

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  • Activewear for Winter Running

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    Finding motivation in winter can be tough, but with the right winter running gear your training should be able to carry on through the cold season. Avoid getting into a winter rut with activewear for winter running.

    Insulating Socks

    Start with socks which are going to keep your feet dry and warm and prevent blisters. You want your socks to be thick without rubbing, so opt for ones with extra cushioning in key areas like the toes and heels like the Sundried running socks. These socks also feature superior sweat-wicking capabilities which prevent chafing and soggy feet. 

    Bottom Layers

    Sweatpants may be a great option while relaxing at home, but they are not really suitable for winter running. With the right womens running leggings and mens tights, you will be comfortable, warm, and unrestricted on your run. Women may opt for capri leggings in the summer as their cropped style allows is great for warmer temperatures, but you'll need a full length pair for winter.

    The Sundried Ruinette 2.0 womens running leggings are made with seamless materials which will stay comfortable after countless miles, and are made with luxury materials which will insulate you and keep you warm. For men, the Roteck 2.0 mens tights are perfect worn as a base layer under a pair of shorts for extra protection.

    Mens tights running leggings winter training

    Another issue with your bottom layer is visibility. Whilst in the summer, it’s easy to spot runners in the sunshine, during darker winter months visibility becomes more of an issue. Sundried running bottoms have reflective linings which help to emphasise your visibility and keep you safe during lower light conditions, however it’s essential to keep visible with multiple visibility enhancing garments from vests to head torches and wristbands. Safety is crucial.

    Winter months are also perfect for layering for that extra level of protection, try pairing shorts over tights to work as a windshield for more sensitive areas. 

    Top Layers

    Wearing multiple layers is the best way to stay protected and warm on a long winter run. You may well start your run feeling very chilly, but as your heart rate increases so does your basal body temperature and you'll soon start to feel pretty toasty and perhaps even break a sweat! However, if you need to stop or walk for a moment, you temperature will soon drop again and you'll start to feel cold again. This is why wearing layers is essential. Start with a running vest or training t-shirt as your base layer, and then wear a long sleeve training top or lightweight hoodie over the top. Then, additional to this, you could wear a more heavyweight hoodie or sweatshirt over that which you could take off and put back on as needed. 

    Some people may ask, "do you burn more fat wearing a sweatshirt?" This is a common thought because it makes you sweat more, but the most important thing is to stay warm and comfortable while training outdoors in winter, so dress smart.

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    Accessories

    In the summer months, it’s all about wearing as little as possible, but when winter hits you can afford an accessory or two, as long as it doesn't weigh you down too much.

    Although your hands and feet will warm up as you run, it's still an idea to invest in a pair of winter gloves for your colder training sessions. The Sundried bamboo gloves have silicone grippers to the palms so you won't drop your phone if it's wet or slippery, and they are touch screen sensitive so you can still use your smart phone while you're wearing them.

    A lightweight hat will keep your head warm at the start of your run without giving you a sweaty head when you start to heat up. Keeping your hat lightweight also means it can easily be removed and folded into a pocket if necessary.

    Make sure you're comfortable and warm no matter what so that the winter miles can roll by without any issue. Your womens fitness clothing needs to be winter-specific and make sure it has superior technical qualities. Your mens gym clothes should be stylish but also practical.

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