It can be hard to pick the perfect outfit for running outside, since you often start out much cooler than you end up. As you work your muscles and work up a sweat, you need to find ways to lower your body heat so you can maintain stamina. That’s why zip-up hoodies are an ideal addition to your running outfit; they can block out harsh winds and chills but also can be unzipped for more breathable wear when you get warm. Ahead, we rounded up some top-notch styles to choose from. They’re equipped with moisture-wicking materials and chafe-free designs to keep you comfortable while clocking in miles.
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1. Hanes Sport Hoodie
Hanes created a tag-free zip-up that prevents chafing and features thumbholes for customizable hand coverage.
Pros: The brand implements its Cool Comfort fabric that wicks away moisture and cools down the skin; the drawcord-free hood removes the need for any pesky strings hanging down during your run, too.
Cons: This may run large.
2. Three Sixty Six Dry Fit Sweatshirt
Three Sixty Six’s hoodie is made with a blend of soft cotton and special moisture-wicking fabric for a cool fit.
Pros: On top of being breathable, the special fabric used is also designed to be odor- and pill-resistant. The hood is adjustable as well so you can tie it tighter during breezier days.
Cons: The flaps near the collar may bounce while running, so best not to use this style for longer, intense runs.
3. Icyzone Workout Track Jacket
Icyzone’s hoodie has thumbholes to help sleeves from riding up and two oversize pockets to hold your wallet, keys and more on your route.
Pros: Flatlock stitches on the seams reduce chafing in this hoodie while an oversize hood zips up to right under the chin to keep your neck warm at all times. The relaxed fit allows you to layer tops under it without restricting mobility.
Cons: It may run on the smaller side.