Important features of running clothing

  • Running gear needs to be close-fitting for improved aerodynamics.
  • Stitching needs to be carefully finished, with flat seams to prevent rubbing and friction burns.
  • Fabric needs to be sweat absorbent, with ventilation and dry-feel technology.
  • Look out for products that include ‘wicking’, which moves sweat away from the skin so that it can evaporate from the surface of the material.
  • Running gear needs to withstand washing at high temperatures to remove sweat and odour.
  • Reflective strips and panels are an important feature for running at night or in conditions of poor visibility.