How to layer clothing for running

How to layer clothing for running

Running is one of the most low-maintenance sports out there, all you need is yourself and a good pair of shoes. That said, a sensible layered outfit can help you stay comfortable throughout your run – whether you’re hitting the trails or running laps in your local park.

Two People Running in FINDRA Activewear

Best layers for your run.

Feeling free and easy is essential when running, so be sure to choose lightweight fabrics that won’t make you feel weighed down. Clothing that can easily be folded down and packed in a pocket or rucksack is a good way to be prepared for all eventualities.

A high wicking base layer.

A vest or t-shirt made from a high wicking fabric is ideal for running. We love merino wool base layers because the natural fibres absorb moisture away from the skin, meaning you won’t get that horrible clammy feeling as you start to cool down.

Woman wearing FINDRA Activewear
Man wearing FINDRA Merino Activewear

A breathable mid-layer.

Choose mid-layers that are designed to move with you. Breathable fabrics are top priority, as they will help regulate your temperature no matter how hard you’re pushing yourself. On warmer days, a t-shirt is ideal. For cooler ones, pair with a gilet or long-sleeved top. Team with waist-tie leggings or shorts for full freedom of movement.

Two Paddle Boarders wearing FINDRA Activewear

A lightweight jacket.

Be prepared for unpredictable weather with a lightweight jacket. Look for a waterproof and wind resistant fabric that protects you from the elements while also allowing your skin to breathe. We love jackets that can also be packed away tightly, so you can easily bring one with you even when the sun is shining.

Smart accessories for runners.

A good pair of socks is a must-have for runners. Choose a soft yet durable fabric and a tight fit, to reduce friction. Merino socks are both high wicking and odour resistant, perfect for runners. Other great accessories to pack are neck warmers, light arm warmers and hats for cool days

FINDRA Merino Socks
Man wearing FINDRA Merino Activewear

FINDRA running gear.

There is nothing like the joy of being able to explore the outdoors at your own pace. FINDRA clothing has been designed to accompany you on all of your adventures, with base and mid-layers to keep you fresh on long distance runs. With complementary colours and stylish designs, our running collections fit seamlessly into your day to day too. Explore the FINDRA range of running clothing for women and men.