View Full Version : Running/workout gear recommendations
05-21-2005, 04:32 PM
Has anyone ever tried any of those Nike Dri-Fit or Under Armour shirts? If so, do they work? And are there any kinds that aren't skin tight? I'm going to be running in the Florida summer heat, and since I'm running with a group of kids, I can't go shirtless. I'd also prefer not to go skin tight.
Also, anybody have a recommendation on where to find good running shorts? I have some great shorts that I bought many years ago, but now whenever I go to the stores, all I see are basketball shorts. If you know where I can find some decent, inexpensive running shorts (real running shorts will have a liner inside to, uh, keep the boys in check), let me know.
05-23-2005, 02:37 AM
I have the nike sphere shirt and I really like it, it helps keep me at the right temp. I'll ask my trainers at the gym about the under armour, they all wear them...
05-23-2005, 03:59 AM
I've used Nike Dri-Fit and the reebok version. They both work imho. Well too... i'd say it's worth $15 if u go to an outlet esp with the 30% off from reebok sometimes
05-23-2005, 11:45 AM
Are they the skin-tight ones that cling to you, though? I would just feel inappropriate wearing that around kids.
05-23-2005, 12:18 PM
I have the Reebok version of the Under Armour shirt, and it's not form fitting, it's cut like a regular t-shirt. Works VERY well, but if you're going on a really long run, you may still have to band-aid up the 'ol nips - once ANY material gets wet, you'll risk a pretty good chafing. DANG that hurts the next day!!
For the shorts, look for a specialized running store, or try Road Runner Sports (http://www.roadrunnersports.com/cgi-bin/rrs/rrs/rrHome.jsp) - not the cheapest, but they carry just about anything you'll need.
05-30-2005, 12:13 AM
Just so you know with these polypro garments you can't put them in the dryer or else they lose their mositure wicking ability. You wash and hang dry. Just follow the directions on the tag.
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