Nothing should stop you from going for your daily run, not even a weather situation. However, figuring out what to wear on your run is a real struggle. The weather conditions can change in a glimpse and what you wear can impact your performance. The last thing you want to run into is the flu just because you wear shorts and a tank top when it’s windy.

Want to run comfortably in any weather conditions? Here’s how you can dress up.

How to dress for hot weather

The heat can get quite intense and humid in Malaysia’s climate. Hot temperature means greater heat surroundings and more sweat, and the smartest way to dress is to put on loose tops and shorts that are extremely breathable, lightweight and wicks away sweat quickly.

This will allow greater airflow around your body and your sweat can evaporate faster as well.

Remember to opt-out dark colours too as they tend to absorb more light. Which means more heat goes to your body! 

 JagaBall Asymmetrical Hem Cut Tank Top

JagaBall Asymmetrical Hem Cut Tank Top

Inflachi Nude Feeling Sports Shorts

Inflachi Nude Feeling Sports Shorts

How to dress for warm weather

Temperature around 30 degrees is perfect running weather. If you prefer more sun protection and skin coverage, a lightweight short-sleeve t-shirt with a pair of capri leggings can be your go-to combination.

The only thing to take note for capri is that the fabric is made of mesh for proper air ventilation. Shorts are fine too if you’d like a breezier run.

CURVVY Plus Size Mesh Asymmetrical Back Vent Short Sleeve Shirt

CURVVY Plus Size Mesh Asymmetrical Back Vent Short Sleeve Shirt

Inflachi High Waist Back Mesh Panel Capri Leggings

Inflachi High Waist Back Mesh Panel Capri Leggings

 

How to dress for windy weather

Your body loses heat faster as you run in the wind, so wearing full-length and close-fitting pieces is your best bet to reduce the effects of wind chill.

If it’s extra windy, put on a zip-up wind-resistant jacket. With that, you can unzip if the weather gets too hot. It’s all about layering.

EVS Reflective Fit Long Sleeve Shirt

EVS Reflective Fit Long Sleeve Shirt

JagaBall Seamless Side Pocket Inner Leggings

JagaBall Seamless Side Pocket Inner Leggings

OSYO Oversize Hooded Running Windbreaker

OSYO Oversize Hooded Running Windbreaker

How to dress for cool weather

When it’s cool weather especially after the rain or in the early morning, you’ll definitely need to wear two layers to start off with.

The golden rule is to avoid cotton at all costs for your base layer because it traps sweat against your skin. Instead of burning up energy to keep yourself warm, your energy should focus on running.

This time, you should also switch to full-length tights to protect your ankles and a zip-up jacket to cover up your neck. These help to keep your body warm.  

Hemp Chambray Sports Jacket

Hemp Chambray Sports Jacket

Fit+ Elastic Quick Dry Short Tight

Fit+ Elastic Quick Dry Short Tight

2 In 1 Compression Shorts With Tights

2 In 1 Compression Shorts With Tights

More smart tips and tricks

#1 Always go for tech-performance materials over cotton

The key to staying dry and cool in your run comes from the tech fabrics that you wear. They are designed with breathability in mind, and they work to evaporate your sweat, prevent chafing and regulate your body temperature in any weather condition.

#2 Protect your eyes and skin

It’s important to protect your eyes and skin if you’re running in hot, sunny weather.

Go with a cap that has a nice brim or visors and invest in a mineral sunscreen that is formulated for high UV protection and could withstand a sweaty workout. 

#3 Layer up

Wearing in layers helps a great deal when you experience a change of weather during your long run.

Imagine on a cold morning, putting on a lightweight jacket can keep you warm at the beginning of your run. When it gets heat up, you can tie it around your waist and keep running!

#4 Listen to your body to learn to quit

Above all else, listen to your body when you are running, regardless of weather conditions. It’s dangerous to run outdoor when the temperature gets too hot and humid above the normal condition. You’ll likely get overheated and dehydrated as a result of the lack of body awareness.

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