The Best Sustainable Running Clothing 2021
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The Best Sustainable Running Clothing 2021

Twice a year we carefully choose the clothing range for our stores. We want you to fall in love with the products we love ourselves. It’s not only about the colour, or cut, or the lightness of the fabric – although we love all of that too! – we also care how each product has been made.

We ask the same questions as you: What’s the environmental impact of this jacket's production? How much water is needed for this T-shirt to be produced? What’s the carbon footprint of having these shorts on our hanger? Is this top made in a safe workplace, and in a socially responsible way? Is this material long-lasting and/or made from recycled materials?

Let’s choose our running gear by choosing positive change for the planet!

Lightweight Long SleevesThermal Long SleevesJacketsLeggingsUnderwear

WHAT DO WE ACTUALLY MEAN BY SUSTAINABLE?

  1. RENEWABLE MATERIALS
    Many brands are now using polyester made from recycled plastics. Others use natural fibres like merino wool.
  2. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
    Reducing carbon emissions, as well as responsible use of chemicals and packaging. Garments are durable to reduce waste.
  3. ETHICAL PRODUCTION
    Ensuring fair working practices throughout the supply chain. Some brands also have a commitment against animal cruelty.
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MOST SUSTAINABLE RUNNING BRANDS

Below we’ve selected the newest apparel that has fully transparent production, made with care for the natural environment and with fair working practices. (At the end of this article you can find links to the transparency of all the featured companies).

  • ADIDAS
    MISSION: reduce plastic waste • increase use of recycled materials • reduce carbon emissions • respect human rights
  • BROOKS
    MISSION: responsible sourcing • reduce emissions • increase use of recycled materials • 100% vegan friendly
  • HELLY HANSEN
    MISSION: sustainable materials • long-lasting garments from durable fabric • fair working practices
  • ODLO
    MISSION: reduce environmental impact throughout supply chain • durable materials • fair working practices
  • ON
    MISSION: reduce material usage & CO2 emissions • circular approach to design & production to reduce waste • prioritise fair and safe working conditions
  • RONHILL
    MISSION:  increase use of recycled materials • awarded 'Leader Status' by Fair Wear Foundation since 2016 based on 8 strict Code of Labour Practices.
  • WUKA
    MISSION: reusable product reduces waste • organic and GOTS standard materials • PETA and Vegan Society approved

Sustainable Lightweight Long Sleeves

Perfect option for more coverage and protection during chilly mornings or evenings, yet still very breathable and lightweight.

Shop Sustainable Lightweight Long Sleeve Running Tops

Women's ADIDAS Cooler Top

Women's On Performance Top
Black £70.00

Fast-drying with special antibacterial treatment integrated into the yarn for additional freshness.

Women's Ronhill Life Nightrunner Top
Grape £40.00

Reflective, lightweight and high-wicking, this tee will keep you warm, comfortable and visible as you fly past the streetlights.

Women's Adidas Cooler Top
Cabernet £30.00 £35.00

Thumbholes add a couple more inches of warmth, making it a great piece for layering in colder temperatures.

Men's On Performance Top
Dark £70.00

Designed to balance warmth with breathability and to keep your temperature in the comfort zone even when your training takes you out of it.

Men's Ronhill Life Nightrunner Top
Blue £40.00

Reflectivity is provided by iridescent strips and a screen print, giving 360° visibility when a jacket isn’t needed.

Men's Adidas Cooler Top
Olive £32.00 £38.00

This product is made with Primegreen, a series of high-performance recycled materials.
Men's ADIDAS Cooler Top

Sustainable Thermal Long Sleeves

There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes! Don’t let low temperature disturb your training plans. Just layer up and keep going.

Shop Sustainable Thermal Running Tops

Women's On Hoodie 2.0
Mulberry £120.00

Made using a technical blend of recycled fabrics, the fit is effortless and cosy.

Women's Ronhill Tech Thermal Top
Jade £45.00

This fabric is a super soft polyester with a really soft peached finish.

Women's Helly Hansen Lifa Merino Baselayer
Trooper £60.00

A unique 2-in-1 top with 100% Merino wool combined with Lifa® Stay Warm Technology in a 2-layer construction.

Men's On Hoodie 2.0
Navy £120.00

Made using a technical blend of recycled fabrics, the fit is effortless and cosy.

Men's Ronhill Tech Thermal Top
Navy/Yellow £45.00

Designed to be worn next to the skin and ideal worn on cooler days or as a layering piece

Men's Helly Hansen Lifa Merino Baselayer
Charcoal £60.00

Super soft merino wool without itchiness provides warmth even if it gets wet or damp.
Women's Ronhill Tech Hyperchill Gilet

Sustainable Running Jackets

A good technical running jacket is a must-have for autumn-winter. Check out our newest range and choose what you need the most – warmth, high visibility or water protection.

Shop Sustainable Running Jackets

Women's Adidas Own The Run Jacket
Blue £38.00 £45.00

A water-repellent finish so you can keep running through stiff breezes and light drizzle.

Women's On Weather Jacket
Black/Navy £190.00

Thanks to the lightweight 4-way stretch and tearproof Japanese fabrics, this running jacket offers 360° ventilation.

Women's Ronhill Tech Hyperchill Gilet
Khaki £75.00

The side panels and centre back are made with 100% recycled Prism fabric: one way moisture transfer with superb thermal properties.

Men's Adidas Own The Run Jacket
Blue £38.00 £45.00

Made with recycled polyester to save resources and decrease emissions.

Men's Odlo Zeroweight Warm Vest
Black £80.00

Combines softshell protection with a high stretch jersey back panel.

Men's Ronhill Tech Tornado Jacket
Navy/Yellow £75.00

Suitable for cool, windy, and drizzly days, this will keep you protected during the gustiest of great British winds.
Men's Ronhill Tech Winter Tights

Sustainable Running Leggings & Trousers

Tackle wind and low temperatures with some cosy options in running legwear. Do you need warm fleece fabric, wind protection or water repellent properties? We’ve got you covered from head to toe.

Shop Sustainable Running Leggings / Shop Sustainable Running Trousers

Women's Ronhill Life Spacedye Pants
Black/White £60.00

A stylish hybrid that rests in the sweet spot between the comfort of a trouser and the practicality of a tight.

Women's Ronhill Tech Winter Tights
Black £60.00

Features our highest front and back rise, making it super cosy on cold days.

Women's Odlo Run Easy 365 Pants
Black Melange £70.00

These semi-loose pants combine ultra-soft skin feel and excellent moisture management in a cut that's optimised for freedom-of-movement.

Men's On Running Pants
Black £135.00

The front upper panel is a tear-proof, wind- and water-resistant, super-soft and stretchy fabric to keep you comfortable and dry.

Men's Ronhill Tech Winter Tights
Black £60.00

Features high front and back rise making it super cosy on cold days.

Men's Odlo Run Easy 365 Pants
Black Melange £70.00

These versatile modern joggers are perfect for all-season, all-purpose training duty.

Sustainable Running Underwear

Out of sight, out of mind? Not this time. If running gear should be technical and breathable, why not your underwear? For longer distance it’s an absolute must. Chafe-free and antibacterial underwear and high supporting bras can seriously change your running life.

Shop Sustainable Running Underwear / Shop Sustainable Running Bras

Women's Brooks Drive Underwire Run Bra
Black £55.00

Underwire design supports each breast individually for a locked-in feel without digging into your skin.

Women's Wuka Perform Seamless Light Flow Period Pants
Black £20.00

Made from recycled nylon, so you can free flow and stay active on your period.

Women's Ronhill Life Run Bra
Black/Grey £28.00

The fabric is knitted differently to provide moisture management where necessary and has a higher density finish where support is needed the most.

Men's Odlo Performance Light Bottom Boxers
Grey £26.00

When you’re performing intense activities you can count on these to move with you without restriction, giving you excellent freedom-of-movement.

Men's Ronhill Briefs
Black £16.00

Constructed with high-wicking, eco-concious fabric, made from recycled yarn.

Men's Ronhill Boxers 4.5in
Black £18.00

Ventilated for comfort and the technical construction of the pouch offers the greatest support you’ll get in a race.

Transparency of these Sustainable Running Brands:

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