What is usually named a “running shirt” is usually manufactured from modern fabrics and designed and manufactured especially for maximum comfort when someone is running. Some different sorts have been created so as to accommodate a range of varying weather conditions, types of running, and self-preferences. The price of a good running shirt can sometimes be up to two or even three times as much as that of a normal T-shirt, but, for those whose pleasure is in running, the added features are certainly worth the price.
Yes, there are still a number of runners who still wear the normal, cotton T-shirt whilst running, and mostly these are the type who run only occasionally or are just beginning to pick the sport up. A modern running shirt has a number of benefits over the plain T-shirt, especially in conditions of running those long distances or in extreme temperatures. Counting on the conditions that running shirts are created for, Skins clothing wicks sweat away from the skin, blocks harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, and traps in body heat, controls body odour and offers maximum flexibility.
Ideal for a Warm Hot Summer
In addition to shirts which have been designed only for running, shirts made for other athletic activities include many, if not all of the features found in a running shirt. Most running shirts that have been designed for warm hot summer months, highlight sweat-wicking and special odour-reducing fibres. There are fabrics that can also include silver or ceramic fibres that can offer both anti-sweat and anti-odour characteristics, and are known as “antimicrobial fabrics”. Coconut fragments are used in the manufacturing of some fabrics, which are also known to assist in reducing odours and provide excellent UV protection.
And Winter also
The major goal of winter running shirts is to remain both warm and lightweight. Some synthetic materials, like polyester and fibre blends, have usually been utilised for this purpose. If natural fibres are more your kind of thing and you feel better wearing, there are plenty of shirts being made with a lightweight cotton, wool or cotton and wool combined.
And there are also various winter running shirts that include hoods or thumb holes in the sleeves to cover the hands and keep one’s hands warm, rather than with the wearing of gloves. In very cold conditions, it is best to dress up in layers and include at least one running shirt and a lightweight jacket manufactured from nylon or any other wind-resistant material.
A Choice Selection
Along with the high tech features of good running shirts, other important considerations can include the design and the fit. All men’s and women’s running shirts are available in long and short sleeve, sleeveless, and in tank top style, plus women’s shirts are also made with a comfortable built-in sports bra. The fit and feel of these garments can vary from loose to very snugly fitting compression shirts.
There has to be something for everybody out there with such an available range and choice!