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The Saysky Running Clothing Guide

, by TriathlonWorld, 3 min reading time


Are you one of those runners who doesn't let the weather stop you? Then you probably recognize the struggle of finding the right outfit for winter running.

Are you one of those runners who doesn't let the weather stop you?

Then you probably recognize the struggle of finding the right outfit for winter running.

SAYSKY LAYERS GUIDE

The problem is that you either wear too much clothing and overheat, or you don't wear enough, and you risk getting cold. So what to do?

The key word is layering when dressing for winter running. You've probably heard this before, but there is a method to this madness.

We are happy to explain it to you in more detail to help you choose the right clothing:

It goes without saying that the most important thing is your outfit. The reason why layering works so well is that when you wear multiple layers of clothing, warm air is trapped between the different garments, which acts as natural insulation.

Layering also gives you the ability to customize your outfit while running.

Saysky Layers for sportswear

HOW MANY LAYERS SHOULD YOU WEAR?

If you are going for a run, you should divide your outfit into three different layers (of course, also look at the temperature and weather conditions, if it is a warm winter day there is no reason to dress for a polar expedition). We go through the 3 layers below:

Base layer: moisture regulating
Middle layer: insulating
Outer layer: protection against weather influences

1. BASE LAYER: MOISTURE REGULATION

The base is the first layer and is not actually intended to keep you warm, but to keep you dry because it is the layer closest to your skin. When you sweat, evaporation cools you down if you don't wear anything that wicks sweat away from your body.

That's why it's important to wear something moisture-wicking to keep you dry and comfortable. Check out our base layers , where you'll find both mesh and merino styles to help you regulate your body temperature. In the summer, it can even be a good idea to use mesh layers as this will prevent your body from overheating.

2. MIDDLE LAYER: INSULATING

After you've applied your base, it's time to add a middle coat. This is the insulating part, which is intended to retain your body heat and actually provide you with warmth while removing moisture. Unlike base and outer layers, you may need to wear more than one midlayer when temperatures drop sharply – or none as the weather warms up.

Midlayer tops should be adjustable, lightweight, and have a variety of ventilation options. We have taken this factor into account in our styles and that is why our SAYSKY fleeces or t-shirts work great as a midlayer.

Saysky Middle layer

3. OUTER LAYER: WEATHER PROTECTION

After you've put on your middle layer, it's time to add something that will protect you from nature's harsh elements. The outer layer forms a barrier against these forces by being waterproof, windproof and breathable.

When running, a softshell jacket is optimal because it offers flexibility, windproof and breathability. A breathable jacket means everything during high-intensity activities, as this feature allows sweat vapors to escape and provides ultimate comfort. Luckily, we have lots of great breathable, windproof and waterproof jackets to choose from.

Saysky Outer Layer

WEATHER IS NOT EVERYTHING

When choosing the layers you must of course take the weather into account. But also think about the purpose of your run. If you jog slowly, your body won't generate as much heat as it would when running at high intensity. For quiet training it makes sense to add an extra middle layer.

IS THAT ALL?

No – because don't forget your hands, feet, neck and head. Your icy fingers and ears will thank us if you equip yourself with some of the essential Saysky winter accessories . We have a wide range of gloves, hats/scarves, hats, underwear and socks.

Saysky Gloves & Beanies

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The Saysky Running Clothing Guide