Running shirts - a must-have for jogging and trail running
Equipping yourself with functional running clothes is just as important as having a good pair of running shoes. Whether you prefer going on easy runs after work or conquering a tough trail in the mountains, a functional shirt is a must-have if you want to feel comfortable. There are special running shirts made for jogging and trail running on the market, so there are a few things you need to consider before buying one.
Stay dry whilst running
Whether it’s hot or cold out, avid runners will be out all year round and will even wear running gloves when they have to. In addition to a running jacket and trousers, a running shirt is a must-have. Running shirts are functional long sleeved or short sleeved shirts that can either be worn as a base or midlayer.
All models should first and foremost be functional, but they should also be breathable as to transport moisture away from your body. In other words, sweat should be absorbed by the fabric and transported to the outside. Specialized manufacturers, such as Pearl Izumi and adidas rely on modern functional materials that compress and that are form-fitting to ensure you remain agile and dry.
Functional shirts - an essential for every runner
Most running shirts are made of synthetic fibres. These fibres are lightweight, quick-drying, and great for running since they won’t stick to your skin. In addition, many models from Salomon and Dynafit have ventilation inserts, allowing the fresh air to circulate. Plus, most modern fabrics have UV protection, which is especially important whilst running in the mountains and in summer.
There are also high-quality merino shirts from Icebreaker on the market that are equipped with special antimicrobial treatments to stop sweat-decomposing bacteria from producing unpleasant odours for guaranteed comfort. Speaking of comfort, chafing can be super uncomfortable, so the shirt shouldn’t be restrictive. Many brands equip their shirts with non-abrasive flat seams and cuts that are optimized for running. Finally, the fit of a shirt can be further optimized by the use of stretchy materials.