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.
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.
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.
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.
It can be tough to find good new men's running clothes brands when you're on the hunt for new running clothes. Our handy guide will help you know what to look for in mens running clothes.
Working from the bottom up, a good pair of running trainers is crucial for a good run. The way you train and your running goals are important to consider when looking for a new pair of running trainers. Do you want more of a barefoot style or do you need sturdy trail running shoes? Look at your running style and location first before you start searching for a new pair of men's running trainers. It's also important to consider your goals; a very lightweight pair of running trainers like the Topo Men's Speed Trainer will help you to achieve the goal of a speedy new 5k PB, but a more robust pair with waterproof features will help you during a longer, more demanding run.
The next thing to consider in our run down of men's running clothes is running shorts. The Sundried Furgler Shorts are designed with you in mind. These relaxed jogger shorts are super comfortable and won't inhibit your running style. They are very much like gym shorts in that they feature a longer length for enhanced coverage and zip pockets to keep your valuables safe while you run. You want your sports shorts to complement your training, and you can always wear running tights underneath for extra protection during the colder months.
You want your running tights to keep up with you while you train hard and get results. The worst things are when your leggings slip down or ride up while you're trying to run. Look for running pants with a personalised, adjustable waistband like the Sundried Roteck Leggings which have a double drawstring so that you can tie them as tightly or as loosely as you find comfortable. You also want to decide if you just want your leggings to run in on their own, or to act as a base layer under a pair of shorts. The Sundried Roteck 2.0 Tights are compression-style and are perfect for adding coverage and protection in winter.
Finally, we come to running tops. There are plenty of styles to choose from such as sleeveless, t-shirt, tank etc. Think about which style you find the most comfortable and go for that. A long-sleeve top can be perfect for colder weather and provide compression to your workout.
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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.
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.
Women's Running Leggings
- 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.
In the winter, having the best running jacket for men or women is vital. We look at the features to look for, from waterproof to reflective and lightweight.
Waterproof running jacket
Your mens running jacket should be waterproof (or at least water resistant) to keep you dry and comfortable during bad weather. They say there's no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothes, and this is absolutely right when it comes to winter training. Make sure that your waterproof running jacket has you prepared for whatever the weather might throw at you during the winter months. This includes being windproof as having a windproof running jacket could be the difference between a bad run and a good one.
Winter running jacket
When it comes to activewear for winter running, a reflective winter running jacket should be a staple of your wardrobe. Being visible in low light could literally save your life, so make sure that you wear sportswear for men that has reflective trims to make sure people can see you when you're out.
You also want your winter running jacket to have pockets for valuables including your phone and keys so that you can have peace of mind while you're out there training.
Lightweight running gear
In the winter, it can be tempting to throw on as many clothes as possible and opt for heavy, cotton running clothes in order to stay warm. However, the real trick is to wear lightweight mens running clothes in layers so that you can take them off and put them back on as and when you need. The Sundried Grand Casse running jacket folds away into its own bag so you can stow it away when you don't need it, or even clip it to your bike, for ultimate convenience. It is made from 100% recycled materials which provide superior technical qualities, including sweat-wicking, so you won't end up too hot or sweaty while you train. Wear over a running vest for exceptional comfort and perfect temperature control.
As well as a good running jacket, your lightweight running gear for winter should include a great pair of men's running leggings. Opt for seamless running leggings to prevent chafing and wear under gym shorts for added coverage and protection.
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.
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.
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.
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. The Sundried Bristen Sports Bra is made with 4-way stretch material so that you can jump and sprint to your heart's desire without your clothing holding you back.
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.