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What to wear when running

Are you on the hunt for some new running gear? At Rebel Sport, we have an unbeatable range of running gear to help support you wherever you are in your fitness journey. Whether you’re an avid runner or considering picking it up as a new hobby, we’ve got you covered. We’re proud to stock all your favourite brands so you can get all your running gear in one place.  But, before you start adding to cart, you’ll want to know what you should be wearing when running. So, we’ve put together this guide to help you; let’s get started.

Why it’s important to wear the right running gear?  

You might be asking yourself why you need specific workout clothing for running. We’re not saying you need to splurge on the top-of-the-line running gear if you’re just starting out. But, ensuring you are running in comfortable clothing and a pair of supportive running shoes can make a big difference to your workout. Similarly to any form of exercise, wearing the right clothing and footwear can make or break your experience. Here are the top reasons why it’s important to wear the right running gear. 

It can maximise your performance 

One of the most common reasons why runners invest in good running gear is to maximise their performance. We’ve probably all experienced exercising in uncomfortable clothing, and it’s not a pleasant experience. What you wear while running has the potential to impact how fast you run and how comfortable you are. Everything from the running shoes you choose to the workout tights you wear can help you to up your game. So, If you’re trying to hit a personal best, you will want to do everything you can to improve your performance.

It could prevent injury

Wearing appropriate running gear can help to prevent injury. When you’re shopping for running gear, shop for the type of running you will be doing. For example, If you’re a trail runner, you’ll want appropriate running shoes that will offer stability on challenging terrain. There’s a big difference between running on a treadmill and trail running. So, if you’re someone who likes to mix it up, you should consider investing in running gear that’s suitable for all the different types of running you do. This will ensure that your running gear is supporting you as it should, so you can get the most out of your workout.

It will make your runs more enjoyable

Wearing specialised running gear can also make your run more enjoyable. You should prioritise your comfort when you’re looking for running clothing. So, ensure your clothing fits well and doesn’t dig in anywhere it shouldn’t. Say goodbye to chafing and hello to dependable running gear. Explore our range of men’s tights and women’s tights.


Buy running gear that suits your running needs 

When it comes to choosing new running gear, you should buy whatever suits your individual needs. To do this, you should consider where you’ll be running. Ask yourself where you usually run, and then it will be easier for you to shop. Here are some of the common types of running:

How to choose the right running gear for you 

It’s important to find running gear that works for you. To do this, you’ll want to consider several things; body type, fabrication, quality and fit. To get you started, you can explore our wide range of running gear for men and women. Here’s more information on the specifics you can look out for when shopping for running clothing. 

Consider your fabrics 

Take the time to find workout clothing that is made from the right fabrics. When you’re working up a sweat, the material of your running gear will make a world of difference. Firstly, look for something lightweight and comfortable. Then check the label to see if it’s made from a sweat-wicking or quick-drying fabric. This is the best material for running clothes, as it quickly moves sweat away from your body keeping you cool and dry. 

Opt for lightweight, breathable shirts and tees when running. Items that use technical fabrics  help to quickly absorb sweat, so you feel nice and dry as you focus on your run. 

Check your fit

Comfort is key while exercising, so you want to ensure that your running gear fits well. When it comes to choosing running gear, you’ll want to find something that gives you a full range of motion. So, ensure that your workout clothing doesn’t restrict your movement. This is particularly important when shopping for the right running shoes, sports bras and running tights. Don’t compromise on these items! Check out our tights buying guide and sports bra buying guide for advice on fit and sizing. 

Top tip: Ensure a great fit when trying items on in-store or at home by doing a variety of movements in your chosen items. Stretch, twist, bend and even go for a little jog around the changing room or living room to ensure the fit is comfortable and supportive. 

Choose quality activewear

Similarly to shopping for any other clothing, quality is important. This is even more important when it comes to finding activewear. Running gear should be durable and dependable. At Rebel Sport, we believe that quality activewear shouldn’t break the bank. That’s why we stock all of the leading sports brands at an affordable price. Buying from reputable brands means you’re typically getting a higher quality item that's designed for the purpose and will last longer and feel more comfortable. When shopping for quality running gear at Rebel Sport, you can easily shop by brand or by sport.


Must-have gear for running 

Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a seasoned runner, there are some must-haves for running. 

Here are our top picks: 

Running gear for Juniors

Running should be enjoyed by all ages. That’s why we have a selection of running gear for juniors. Explore our range of Girls Clothing, Boys Clothing and Junior Running Shoes.

Must-have running accessories

At Rebel Sport, we’ve got everything you need to run with everything you need in tow. Whether you want to track your fitness goals on a sports watch or stay hydrated on those long-distance runs, we’ve got you covered. Here are our top picks of running accessories: 

Dress for the conditions you’ll be running in 

Don’t let the weather stop you from hitting your fitness goals. Be sure you’re dressing for the weather conditions. At Rebel Sport, we’ve got running gear for all weather conditions, from women’s running jackets and men’s running jackets to women's running shorts and men’s running shorts. For more information, head to Nike for more tips on what to wear running in different temperatures

What to wear when running in hot weather 

If you’re running in hot weather, you should try and keep yourself as cool as possible. Make the most of your run in a pair of stylish running shorts. Running shorts from specialist brands are made with Aeroready technology to keep you dry, perfect for running in the heat. A tank is another staple for running in warmer weather. 

At Rebel Sport, we also have a wide range of running accessories for additional sun protection. Shop Hydration Packs, Visors and Sun Hats. And most importantly, remember to put on your sunscreen and be sun smart when heading out for a run in hot weather. 

What to wear when running at night

If you’re running at night, ensure you’re wearing reflective running gear and that you are visible to vehicles and other road users. Reflective safety vests are a great option for those who prefer running under the cover of darkness. These  ultra-lightweight safety vests ensures you are bright and visible to all. This is a great safety measure to protect yourself when running at night.


Best gear for running in the rain 

Don’t let the rain stop you from working out! If you enjoy running in the rain, go for it, but ensure you’ve dressed appropriately. The best clothing for running in the rain will be warm and waterproof. When it comes to your running shoes, ensure they have a good grip to avoid slips and trips in the wet weather. Generally, you can’t go wrong with a good running jacket, thermals and gloves. Our mates at Nike have more tips on what to wear when running in the rain.

Ready to shop our unbeatable range of running gear? 

So, there you have it, everything you need to know about what to wear when running. There are lots of factors to consider when buying new workout gear. Get the most out of your run by wearing appropriate workout clothing and good running shoes. Browse our unbeatable range of running gear online or pop into your local Rebel Sport store.