When temperatures rise, greenery is abundant and the great outdoors beckon. Get inspired to lace up for the trails with high-quality, comfortable men’s running gear that stands up to the elements. From running shoes and tights, to t-shirts and jackets, see which gear we recommend for logging those trail miles in.
THESE TRAILS WERE MADE FOR RUNNING SHOES
Faced with mud, rocks, twists and steep switchbacks, accept off-road challenges in men’s running shoes designed specifically for uneven terrain. Choose a breathable upper for cooling comfort and extra cushioning for shock absorption as you explore somewhere new. Most importantly, look for trail running shoes with exceptional grip for solid traction to carry you through the end.
RUNNING TIGHTS OR SHORTS?
Tree branches, bushes and water splashes can cause cuts or distraction. Long tights offer extra coverage, but a wide variety of men’s running shorts and compression layers offer the protection needed for narrow trails. Whichever you choose, look for men’s running gear with a tech fabric like climacool®, which has ventilated mesh inserts to stay dry and comfortable and running shorts with a sweat-proof pocket to stash your stuff.
HOT WEATHER T-SHIRTS AND TANKS
For warm weather trail days, train longer in men’s running t-shirts or tanks made with climachill™ micro fiber tech fabric. The body heat regulating material holds strategically placed small aluminum spheres that conduct heat away from your body to give your skin a cooling sensation, so you can maintain your mileage as temperatures rise.
PACK A RUNNING JACKET
Chilly morning runs, especially in forested areas mean a lightweight windbreaker or running jacket will help you stay warm. Look for water-repellent fabrics for light drizzle and mesh ventilation inserts for air flow. A jacket with reflective details enhances your visibility to others when the sun’s not out. Pick one that packs easily into itself to stash when it heats up.
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