Whether you’re strolling, striding or sprinting into the new year, whatever your goals are, this easy-to-wear kit has got your back
Whether you’ve resolved to get out in the fresh air or have something more energetic in mind, having the right kit will make it so much easier. Lightweight layers () are a good place to start – ours feature moisture-wicking technology that moves sweat away from your skin, essential for keeping you warm on a winter walk. Going outside inevitably means getting caught in a shower or two but fear not, our cap and jacket have a water-repellent coating to keep the rain off. Your feet are the hardest-working part of your body – handy, then, that these knitted trainers () are supportive and comfortable, allowing you to walk, run or train for longer. (Wear no-show trainer socks to stop sweaty feet.)
Allow us to introduce your new secret weapon: the compression top. At first glance it’s a regular, if snugly fitting, T-shirt, but on closer inspection this top is something special. Ergonomically designed panels in some aid posture and support muscles during exercise while others helpfully smooth over problem areas caused by mince pies/roast potatoes/chocolates (delete as appropriate). Supremely breathable, they’re ideal for under your normal kit as a base layer – slip on the shorts for a similarly supported bottom half. Stay seen while out for a run by wearing a deliberately retina-burning hi-vis fluoro colour over the top.
Upgrade your accessories to the same tech spec as your clothing. Start with clip-on lights to ensure you’re safe and seen when out and about, then move on to a very handy water bottle. Once you’ve quenched your thirst, this silicone bottle collapses down so it doesn’t take up a lot of room in your bag. Speaking of bags, we’ve used Cordura fabric, which is scuff-resistant, making for a lightweight yet durable piece. This rucksack has the added benefits of a cushioned back panel, shaped shoulder straps and padded internal compartments – it’s a great all-rounder.
If you’ve warmed up to the idea of pushing yourself a little harder, ensuring you’re comfortable when you’re working up a sweat is vital. Lycra is your friend here – most of our sportswear features built-in stretch, so whatever your exercise of choice, the clothes will move with you. One of our favourite new additions is this pair of leggings – designed to be worn either on their own or under running shorts, the panels are cut to give you freedom of movement. As with much of the collection, small details – such as magnetic zip pulls on the pockets, meaning no annoying flapping noises during exercise – make a big difference.