Please note this is a working updating blog so only in draft stage - Not finished, edited or proof checked. I am mildly dyslexic so some of the below may not make sense yet :)
Please note these are all suggestions - We understand every person has their own person preference on what they like to wear, thickness, style and how their body adapts to certain items of clothing. (IE: Performance wise, over heating and comfortability; Waterproof vs breathing in clothes and trainers)
Head Torch and Hats with lights
Hats with lights ideas and deals we have found
Head Torches ideas
Energizer Vision Ultra LED Headlight | 450 Lumens | Batteries Included https://www.batterystation.co.uk/energizer-vision-ultra-led-headlight-450-lumens-batteries-included/
Look at Petzl, try get a head torch that points downwards to avoid lights going in other members eyes as well as helping you see the ground when running exercising
Other Head Torch ideas RS Website https://uk.rs-online.com/web/c/?pn=1&r=t&searchTerm=head%20torches%20&sortBy=price&sortOrder=asc&sra=oss
Running Bag / Fitness Belt for your belonging
We are now encouraging you to keep your own keys/ valuables on yourself when training to avoid the potential spread of covid.
Below are a few suggestions you could like at:
Eono Running Belt (My Preferred choice for bootcamp, light weight and does not move about) I used for Spartan Beast! Great to hold keys/ small items (Great for bootcamp)
Thermal base-layers in the winter can really help keep you warm in the winter, can help with absorbing sweat and be a great asset if you go walking in colder area / high mountains.
Performance Base-layers can aid with muscle movement and recovery (But less about warmth for the winter) They can absorb sweat, help with windy nights and provide an extra layer without you feeling too heavy, with extra clothing on. Personally in moderate to cold weather I warm up fast when exercising so go for Performance base layer. 2XU's and SKINS are my preferred choices
Mens Trespass Mens Timo Long Sleeve Active Top Medium thickness base layer which is also good for running and wearing in classes (Good with sweat - This is my go too for colder wether and performance)
Women's Dare 2b Womens In The Zone Wicking Quick Dry Base layer
Women's / Mens Campra Thermal Base Layers from Sports Direct (Male / Female) Good Value
Thinner Outdoors / Running (Not as water proof but good in cold dryer weather or for running)
Waterproofs/ Wind Jackets and Hi-Vis
Waterproof and windproof jackets are generally a personal choice! Some people like long sleeve and some prefer a Gillet style with no sleeves! A good lightweight waterproof will be good in the winter month. Remember if you get a full taped seam waterproof they can sweat a lot but will keep you drier from the rain! Below are some ideas but check out the sites at the bottom of the blog to do browse
KIPRUN LIGHT MEN'S RUNNING JACKET Lightweight for cold"ish" night, Keeps the main body warm but good if you overheat (not hi-viz) Personally tested - Good for running and bootcamp
MEN’S CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING SLEEVELESS - Good for the colder nights but good for movement and burpees!
Waterproofs have many different value ranges - Somes brands to look at are: Montane, Rab, Raidlight, Trespass, Dare2b, & Higher state. Make sure you look at the thickness and how you adapt when training so you do not over heat.
Hi-Viz tops and jackets > https://btrsports.co.uk/ Great Value and highly recommended. I use these a lot
Over the winter you may want to bring a mat to the session or if we use a harder surface to train on this will protect your back and hands when doing floor and core exercise.
See a few suggestions you might want to look at:
We have UK Outdoor Fitness Hoodies; If you sign up as a monthly member we will give you one; whist stocks last
Throughout the winter we advise that you have a hat / couple of hats to wear at bootcamp. We believe it better to be prepared and take layers off; than come get cold and be put off by the colder weather. You soon warm up and is a good asset to have for before and after a session if you do not like wearing one when exercising
Good Sites & Stores for Winter Gear
Trainers - See our Blog here on Trainers to help you in the winter >
Updated as for 14th November 2022 - On-going blog
- Lynne Tyson
I've been a member of UK outdoor fitness for around 10 years and love it. It is a great community, helps me push myself harder and the laughs we have keeps me young! It is great for all ages and I'd recommend it to anyone who likes being outdoors
- Julie Peers, Founding Member
I have been a UK outdoor fitness member for over 10 years! Love the variety of instructors and locations, it never gets boring. Paul did a fantastic job of moving online when COVID hit, the sessions have really helped to keep me sane during lockdowns. Here’s to the next 10 years!