1. The Long-T
Warm but light, protective but breathable, casual in look but high in performance. A good long-sleeved top can be one of the most versatile pieces in a runner’s arsenal of apparel.
When to wear: When you want to face a drop in temperature without reducing performance. A long-sleeved top offers greater warmth than a short-sleeved equivalent but should still allow you to push the pace without overheating. It’s a must-have when temperature can vary, like on long runs that start on cool mornings, trail training that takes you up to cooler climates or stop-start interval training, as you can see in the video below. It’s also a great under layer for wet or winter training, with a weather-resistant vest or jacket as an outer shield.
What to look for: Lightweight, breathable material is a must. That’s why a high-tech Japanese knitted fabric was chosen for the new On Long-T. Plus, long sleeves mean a smarter look, so for added adaptability choose a piece you can pair with casual wear for comfort before, during and after your run.
2. The Weather Vest
When the conditions can’t be trusted, a high-quality reflective running vest offers predictable protection. It’s a lightweight shield that means you don’t have to head back if the weather turns.
When to wear: Changeable conditions. A weather-resistant vest is perfect in the transition phase between seasons when the elements are anything but elementary. A vest is also great when starting your run on a chilly morning before the world warms up or for evening training when the temperature drops as the sun goes down. Can be worn over a long-sleeved top for added warmth, or with short sleeves for a lighter look and feel.
What to look for: Protection, not restriction. A running vest should be heavy in features but light in weight, so you can forget it’s on when conditions are good, but are happy it’s there if dark clouds appear. The new On Weather Vest is made using featherweight Japanese stretch fabrics that perfectly combine function with form. Its water-repellant coating on the front means you’re ready if you run into rain, while waterproof-zippered pockets help keep your valuables safe and dry. Reflective elements help you stay seen if you’re training before dawn or after dark.
3. The Weather Jacket
Unless you’re happy to stay a fair-weather runner, a protective running jacket is a must. It’s the absolute essential for training in winter, and for making sure you never need to take a rain-check on a run.
When to wear: This is for when things get wild. A high-protection, water-repellant jacket is your suit of armor in the battle against adverse weather. It allows you to face down the wind and train in the rain. In winter time, layer up against the cold with a long-sleeved top underneath. A light jacket can also be good choice even when the sun is shining, supporting gradual changes to body temperature in warm-up or cool-down sessions, for example.
What to look for: Your jacket should offer premium protection in all conditions without weighing you down. Water-repellant properties are key. A windproof running jacket with full ventilation might sound like a paradox, but the ultralight On Weather Jacket proves it’s possible. What’s more, its uniquely engineered hood adjusts for perfect fit and field of vision, allowing you to stay focused on your run even in the wet.
4. The Weather Shirt
A true essential in a trail-runner’s kit collection, a high-performance weather shirt is like year-round climate control for runners.
When to wear: For lightweight warmth in cooler climates. The Weather-Shirt is a firm favorite in the trail-running community. If you’re setting out early on a fresh summer morning or tackling the changing body temperatures that come with uphill training efforts followed by a downhill chill, a Weather-Shirt is exactly what you need.
What to look for: Soft-touch technical fabrics and excellent breathability. Ventilation is crucial for comfort, especially if you’re getting warm tackling tough slopes but in cool conditions. The On Weather-Shirt is made with engineered yarns. Combine this with the micro-ventilation and moisture-transport system and you have a running shirt that offers just the right amount of warmth. In addition, laser-cut ventilation in the back and an adjustable V-neck collar make Weather-Shirt into a year-round midlayer, able to instantly adapt to whatever your run needs.
5. The Performance-T
As the name suggests, a Performance-T is the choice when your goal is to be at your best. An absolute must-have if you’re serious about speed.
When to wear: Whenever you’re pushing yourself. Whether short, fast sessions on the track or delivering over long-distances, top performance demands a performance top. The Performance-T is the essential item for when you want to look and feel unstoppable.
What to look for: In a Performance-T, the formula for success is low weight, high breathability. For additional comfort, you should also demand a tee that’s quick to dry after a fast run. The On Performance-T ticks all the boxes. Its tear-proof front has been engineered with fast-dry, high-tech fabrics that shield, dry and protect, so you can focus on pushing yourself to new limits.