Is there a suitable jumper for running?

(16 Posts)
Bounced Tue 23-Feb-16 14:05:20

I'm doing Couch to 5k, on to week 5, and I'm finding my ancient fleece (over a running top) is now too hot (as I build up to more running and less walking) but when I tried without it, I was freezing. Is there such a thing as a running jumper? I had a look, but could online see running waterproof jackets online, which I don't think will add much warmth.

I'm wearing tracksuit bottoms, so I can't really add anything to my legs.

I get really cold fast, so the five minute warm up / down are miserable if I don't have an extra layer.

maitaimojito Tue 23-Feb-16 14:06:58

I hate the shop itself but Sports Direct usually have some long sleeved Karrimor running tops that are ideal. If it's raining I just put a waterproof jacket over the top of mine.

longdiling Tue 23-Feb-16 14:07:43

Are you wearing just a t shirt under the fleece? Try putting a long sleeved thermal/under armour type top underneath the t shirt. They sell them in sports direct

SleepIsForTheWeakAnyway Tue 23-Feb-16 14:10:27

I brought a longline hoodie type top from asda which is thin enough for running but is a good other layer for the warm up/cool down. It was only £12. The only thing that would make it better would be if it was a zip up rather then pull on but it is really light and covers my generously proportioned bottom

CMOTDibbler Tue 23-Feb-16 14:10:58

I wear tops like this to run in. Or I layer a long sleeved t or base layer under a short sleeve.

Bounced Tue 23-Feb-16 14:16:37

I've got what I think off as a running top (long sleeves, thin nylony material, dries fast) under the fleece. I saw more like that (and the light jackets) in Sports Direct, but I think it wouldn't be warm enough. Though maybe I should try, I've never used a running jacket. I've got merino thermal underwear (for hiking) but presumably that's different to what you'd use for running?

Bounced Tue 23-Feb-16 14:17:23

CMOT That looks perfect, thanks! If you have one, what's the sizing like?

CMOTDibbler Tue 23-Feb-16 14:22:23

A merino base layer under your running top would be great. I hate those waterproof jackets - they are like being a boil in the bag meal

26milesofcbeebies Tue 23-Feb-16 14:27:51

I have a half zip from decathlon that I wear at the moment (like this www.decathlon.co.uk/techwinter-500-zip-mens-technical-t-shirt-red-long-sleeve-id_8343262.html) and a long sleeve waffle type one from under armour that is good when the weather is a bit warmer.

CMOTDibbler Tue 23-Feb-16 14:28:18

I have a few of the Hind tops (I like they are bum length, not waist) and they are true to size - not a skinny fit, but not baggy

Bounced Tue 23-Feb-16 14:33:11

Brilliant, thanks for all the advice, I just bought the Hind top and will investigate the others once I'm sure I'm going to keep on running.

I may also upgrade my ten year old jogging bottoms at some point...

magpie17 Tue 23-Feb-16 16:56:10

I have a merino long sleeved base layer that I wear under a long sleeved running top if it's really cold. It's rare I need it though as I am a hot person when running! I got a few good compression style base layers at Aldis of all places and they are pretty warm too.

magpie17 Tue 23-Feb-16 16:58:08

Oh, I also won a pair of Ronhill thermal running leggings in a sports shop raffle. They are amazing in cold weather, they look like normal running leggings on the outside but the inside is fleecy, they are so snuggly! They would be about £50 to buy but I wear them all the time in the winter so think they would have been worth it.

Bounced Tue 23-Feb-16 17:09:10

Leggings are a step too far at the moment for me, but I'll bear them in mind grin

Bounced Sun 28-Feb-16 09:39:34

CMOT It arrived yesterday and I ran with it on - much better! The very long sleeves were good as my hands usually freeze. Thanks for the recommendation.

CMOTDibbler Sun 28-Feb-16 18:53:13

Glad you like it! The turn over bits in the sleeves are great as I don't like wearing gloves but my hands are cold at the start.

When you feel up to leggings, the thermal ron hill ones really are great. I love the fleecyness

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