A Guide to the Best First Ascent Running Gear Essentials for Autumn

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Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just getting into it, having the proper running gear and clothing can make all the difference for a confident and comfortable run.

First Ascent is one of the leading local outdoor clothing brands that hold a lot of influence in the running industry thanks to its innovative designs and state-of-the-art materials. With a focus on the performance and durability of the fabric, they create clothing that is both weather-resistant, comfortable, and stylish.

We’ve narrowed down some great pieces you should consider investing in right now. From light and breathable vests and tees to everyday zip-up tops that are great for a jog and running errands around town. And once you’ve geared up, check out our best running trails in Cape Town for inspiration.

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A FITTED FLEECE FOR LADIES

 

 

The specs: 94% Polyester and 6% Spandex with Therma Pro technology

A versatile running zip up that gives you all of the warmth and comfort without the bulk of traditional fleece without the heaviness of a classic fleece. The shaped collar and grid design offers further protection front the elements.

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WATER-RESISTANT JACKET FOR ALL SEASONS

 

 

The specs: 100% Nylon Ripstop with 94% Polyester and 6% Spandex

The Kinetic Jacket is a prime example of their genius design in clothing. Made from a durable ripstop with four-way stretch woven to keep you moving comfortably. It is designed to help keep you warm and dry, with a volume control hood and zippered hand pockets.

 

LADIES TEMPO SHORT SLEEVE TEE

 

 

The specs: 63% Nylon, 25% Poly, and 12% Span

Run free and fast in this ultra-lightweight tee with activewear elements and a minimal back slit motif. The tee has been designed with sweat-wicking fabric to keep you cool and dry on power runs.

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COREFIT RUNNING TEE

 

 

The specs: 90% Polyester, and 10% Spandex

The Corefit Running Tee is the staple for most runners thanks to the game-changing fabric that draws sweat away from the skin and accelerates evaporation to keep you cooler for longer. Made with comfort in mind, this essential running tee with its loose fit and raglan sleeve construction will allow you to move freely, no matter where your run takes you.

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COREFIT 1/4 ZIP TOP

 

 

The specs: 92% Polyester, and 8% Spandex

An ideal warm layer to keep you insulated and comfortable for your trail run is the Kinetic 1/4 Zip Top for ladies and gents. The highly stretchable fabric allows you to move without restrictions, while the mesh underarm panels help to keep you cool when your route heats up.

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MEN’S COREFIT 5-INCH SHORTS

 

 

The specs: 90% Nylon and 10% Spandex, with Quik-Wic and Litespeed technology

One of their most technical pair of running shorts is the Men’s AR-X 6″ Running Shorts, made from durable, 4-way stretch Enduro fabric and Quik-Wik tech to ensure your shorts dry quickly while maintaining their lightweight properties.

LADIES COREFIT 4-INCH SHORTS

 

 

The specs: 90% Polyester, and 10% Spandex

The Corefit cropped shorts at First Ascent are functional and form-fitting, with a simplistic, supportive design. Further features include a slot for keys and shaped side seams for unrestricted leg movement.

 

KINETIC SHORT SLEEVE TEE

 

 

The specs: 90% Polyester, and 10% Spandex

This lightweight S’Cafe moisture management fabric comes with embedded coffee grounds into the yarns to help with odour control during lengthy runs. Design-wise, the side seam slit means you move with comfort and ease.

Tel: 021 180 4444
Email: info@firstascent.co.za
Website: firstascent.co.za
Instagram: @firstascentsa
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