Early spring can be… let’s just say… a little deceptive. For months we wait for winter to be over so that we can step outside and run in the comforting warm weather. But when the snow melts and we leave January and February’s harsh chill behind, it still takes awhile before it actually warms up outside. While it may not be as cold as the middle of winter (hence, there’s less excuses not to run) it’s still quite brisk out. Here are a few of our favourite items to wear out on the run at this time of year:
This jacket looks nice without demanding too much attention. In charcoal black and grey, it will suit more splashy gear like shoes, hats, or brightly-coloured spring gloves. The New Balance Transit Track Jacket can be thrown on over any running outfit easily and worn on a cooler spring day or for a warm-up before intervals. It’s designed to keep runners as dry as possible– so don’t worry about that sweat-logged hoodie feel. Also, it’s made of a nice knit fabric that feels soft to the touch.
This top is ideal to pull on over a solid, sleeveless base layer or to wear on its own underneath a shell jacket on cooler days after winter. In the in-between weather or March and April, a runner can never have too many tops like this one. There are many details that we like about this purple Asics shirt. First of all, the striped printed panels just look great. It’s definitely not just a boring or basic top. Asics has also made this one reflective and by using mesh material, it won’t feel stuffy on warmer, sunny days.
What we like the most about this is how on-point it is style-wise. Finally running attire is getting to the point where there doesn’t have to be a huge shift between a runner’s taste for street style versus what they
wear during the workout. This top looks nice enough to wear out and about with jeans and adds fun to any spring outfit for a run with the group. The North Face points out that this one is made from abrasion-proof fabric and its also light and sweat-wicking. The stitching on this tee is also flatlocked to further avoid chafing or uncomfortable digging.
These Nike tights are designed to give runners support in key areas, namely the IT band muscles and the calves. Runners who like running in compression tights will love the way this pair hugs the legs to give support. The look is sleek, the fabric is even more so. They feel super soft and feel sturdy when fit properly. This is a design that will have runners feeling like a speedy super hero on the track. A back pocket gives these tights something extra — as runners know, whether it’s cash, lip balm or keys, there are always a couple small items that need to be carried along on the run.