Summer is officially here, which means high temperatures and sweaty workouts have arrived. Apparel companies have keeping you cool during the summer months on their mind when creating new technology for their fabrics—and every year more companies add cooling fabrics to their catalogs.
The Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC) reports that heat can not only affect your health, but also your comfort and performance. Not only do they recommend drinking plenty of fluids (before you feel thirsty) and running in early morning hours when it is coolest, but they also share, “Wear cooler, porous clothing that allows perspiration to escape and reflect the sun.”
We have gathered five pieces of apparel to keep you cool during the summer months—creating the perfect outfit for your next run or workout.
Ashley Lauretta is the freelance web editor for Women's Running. A freelance journalist, she is the assistant editor at LAVA Magazine and has written for espnW, ELLE, Men's Journal, VICE Sports, Health and more. Find her online at ashleylauretta.com and on Twitter at @ashley_lauretta.