What? Roxy running range: we love the frequency fit zip jacket
Why? Roxy have always been the cool kids on the market for outdoor wear and we couldn’t be more pleased to see their new running range. Technically, it’s brilliant with all the features you’d expect from flatlocked seams to zone mesh paneling. The zip jacket also has ruching from shoulders to hips, meaning it’s ultra slimming and flattering on the waist, plus it has as slightly longer cut which suits some women better. Other features include: thumb loops, zip pockets and reflective detailing. It’s ideal as a mid or outer layer on colder days, or alternatively wear it pre or post run to stay warm.
What? Activity monitor
Why? This is an activity monitor with a difference. The MisFit Shine is designed to be wearable in the long term: it’s small, discreet, aesthetically pleasing and wearable in a number of ways (such as the wrist as with traditional trackers, clipped onto the bra or hung around your neck – it’s that versatile.) It’s the size of 50 pence piece and available in grey. Tracking all activities from running to yoga enables a complete picture of your day. The MisFit Shine app enables you to sync and analyse data by laying it on the screen of your phone, clever hey. We were charmed by this monitor.
Maui Jim sunglasses
What? Honolua Bay editions
Why? These are ideal for the bright winter days that sometimes happen in this country, or are versatile for any snowy breaks you might be taking this winter. They are so lightweight you can barely feel them on your face and they stay on without you needed to fiddle with them. The lenses are infused with PolarizedPlus®2 lenses to enhance surrounding colours and block any winter blues from creeping in. Plus they look pretty cool.
What? Gymwise II women’s commuter backpack
Why? This super clever bag has thought of just about everything. The backpack is super comfortable and designed to fit to a woman’s body. It includes: a separate laundry bag compartment for sweaty kit, a wash bag and a section for your trainers. It has a 17 litre capacity, that’ll even fit a laptop in. Other highlights are: microfleece soft shoulder straps, reflective details, whistle attached, side pocked, exit hole for headphones and hidden security pockets for valuables – we told you they’d thought of everything.
Thoosa Slogan Tees
What? Christmas Slogan Tee
Why? Thoosa make brilliant, intuitive running apparel for women. Their slogan Tees are perfect for day or gym wear and we are charmed by the latest to come from them. ‘Joy, peace, run’ is the festive special and it comes in red. The Tees are super soft and made from a mix of bamboo and organic cotton, all eco friendly.
What? Long sleeved base layer
Why? This is so cosy you’ll want to wear it all day long. You can wear it as a base layer, for yoga or just under your regular clothes to stay snug. Bamboo clothing garments are made with 100% natural eco friendly fabrics and also tick all the technical bases from moisture wicking, anti bacterial and climate control fabrics to with thumb loop detailing. We like.
What? Auro belt
Why? Perfect stocking filler for safer nighttime running. These nifty gadgets are designed to keep you high vis. They are made up of LED lights and available in a number of colour options including shocking pink and electric blue. The belt radiates a glow around you for optimum safety on the streets. It can also be worn for cycling.
Shock Absorber Ultimate Run Bra
What? Shock Absorber Ultimate Run Bra
Why? If you only own one decent sports bra, this should be it. It’s super comfortable from the offset with wide, padded straps and a soft seam-free clasp. Most importantly however it’s brilliantly constructed and ultra supportive. For a little insight into how important a good sports bra is, take a look at this video. The ultimate run bra is available in several colour schemes including our favourite, a new standout turquoise and pink combo.