Autumn is quite possibly one of the most beautiful times of year to hit the trails, but with a cold nip in the air and the potential for rainy showers, it is paramount that your kit delivers when you need it. At The Adventure Running Company, we know a thing or two about running kit and what's best to have with you when you're out for a day of adventure!
Patagonia has long been our choice of brand for all things outdoors. They deliver exceptional quality items while considering their environmental impact, designed with the most incredible detail in mind, equipping us for days in the mountains, no matter how long and cold.
Here are our top 6 items to take with us on such days!
Micro Puff Hoody: This jacket has been part of our armory for some time. Super-lightweight and stretchy for excellent mobility and packs away into a little pouch, making it easy to store. The best warmth for weight of any jacket we’ve ever worn. The Micro Puff delivers ultra lightweight, water-resistant, down-like warmth with PlumaFill synthetic insulation—a revolutionary feather light down alternative. The Micro Puff offers exceptional warmth and comfort for long old cold days on the trails.
Peak Mission Tights: Designed especially for those runs on the chilly side. Moisture-wicking, breathable tights, they have a handy pocket on the back to store a key, cash or mobile phone. The waistband is exceptionally comfortable with a drawstring to finish the final fit. These tights also feature a reflective logo and reflective strips on the back of the legs.
Houdini Jacket: The jacket to take with you anywhere. As its name suggests it is magic to see this jacket pack down into its integrated stuff sack so neatly and minimally. Weighing in at only 96g, this jacket has a durable water repellent coating that helps protect against the elements on those blustery runs and is great to have to hand for an extra layer of warmth.
Peak Mission Gloves: These gloves are hands down (no pun intended) the best running gloves I have ever owned. Warm and breathable gloves that, when the wind and rain comes in to batter you, they quickly convert into a water/wind-resistant mitt. The extended cuff on these gloves keeps your wrists warm and offers just that little bit more protection and warmth.
Capilene Cool Lightweight Shirt: Patagonia has a massive range of Capilene shirts designed for days with a slight nip in the air to the coldest of winter runs. This lightweight shirt offers exceptional comfort with a comfortable fit. As with most Patagonia garments, the Capilene shirt is made from a high content of recycled materials, a whopping 52% on this occasion, whilst offering excellent moisture-wicking and quick-drying abilities. Everything you need from a base layer for high output days on the trails, whatever the weather.
Powder Town Headband: A knit headband with a soft fleece lining for those truly chilly days out running. A great item that keeps your ears and forehead nice and warm, without overheating the rest of you. A stylish addition to any runner's wardrobe.
All of these excellent items are now available via Patagonia.com & Ellis-Brigham.com
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