1279Bargain Hunt

Bargain Hunt

Times are hard, money is tight - passers by can nearly see the cheeks of your arse through those worn-out shorts and your top smells like somebody died in it. But, it doesn’t have to cost the earth to refresh your kit with proper technical gear from specialist running brands. MR empties the penny jar and has a rummage through four top online running retailers for their cheapest tops, shorts, socks and shoes.

Up & Running

Top

Ronhill Pursuit T-Shirt £12.00 bargain-huntFor your money: Lightweight breathable moisture transfer fabric. 100% Polyester. Also available in fluorescent yellow and white.

Shorts

Ronhill Pursuit Racer £17.00 For your money: A lightweight breathable wind resistant fabric, durable water repellent treatment , wrap over style Inner brief, reflective tape Bonidex waistband and draw cord and a back zip security pocket.

Socks

Technisox Ped Sock £6.00 For your money: Cushioned heel and toe, breathable panel, ribbed arch and cuff, Purista anti-odour treatment, cushioned sole and comfort toe seam.

Shoes

Mizuno Crusader £38.25 For your money: Durable, cushioned neutral shoe ideal for a new runner.

TOTAL: £73.25


Runner’s Need

Top

ASICS half-zip £15.39 For your money: Contrast coloured mesh inserts at front and back for extra breathability, reflective tape at front and back, front and back visibility by reflectivity, moisture management

Shorts

Nike 5 Inch Race Short £13.99 For your money: Dri-FIT fabric to wick sweat away, elastic waist with interior drawcord, built-in briefs with interior key pocket, contrast taping at side seams with perforations, mesh gusset, back zip-pocket

Socks

Thorlo Mini Crew £8.39 For your money: a high content of CoolMax® for dryness and coolness. Thin cushioning in the ball and heel to ward off blisters.

Shoes

K-Swiss Blade-Light Run £41.99 For your money: Rubber outsole for durability, SuperFoam footbed for comfort, Flow Cool for breathability and moisture management from heel-to-toe Blade-Light ultra-light cushioning technology, and Stay-tied laces.

TOTAL: £79.76


Wiggle

Top

Ronhill Pursuit plain Tee £9.00 For your money: Lightweight breathable moisture transfer fabric. 100% Polyester.

bargain-huntShorts

Ronhill Pursuit Racer £13.00 For your money: A lightweight breathable wind resistant fabric, durable water repellent treatment , wrap over style Inner brief, reflective tape Bonidex waistband and draw cord and a back zip security pocket.

Socks

Craft Pro Cool Run £5.00 Craft Climate control system which, depending on the weather and the intensity of exercise, either cools your feet down or keep them warm.

Shoes

Puma Faas 300 £39.00 Upper: Air mesh, synthetic nubuck, perfed EVA KMS Lite sockliner, midsole: BIORIDE construction for a smooth transition, CM-EVA, outsole: Evertrack high abrasion resistant rubber component, Everride blown rubber outsole for extra cushioning and weight saving, construction: Puma racing last with a responsive and direct feel for the ground.

TOTAL: £66.50


Sweatshop

Top

CRAFT Active Run Tee £7.00 For your money: Wicks moisture away from the skin, ventilation panels at key sweat zones, soft, lightweight fabric

Shorts

ASICS Eikoku Boxer £7.00 For your money: Lightweight, adjustable draw cord waist, inner mesh brief

bargain-huntSocks

Hilly Marathon Fresh Socks £7.50 For your money: Mid-weight cushioned anklet, Merino wool cushioning provides shock absorption, antimicrobial, air vents to upper to help keep feet cool, arch grip section and 'Y' heel for optimum fit, LYCRA® Sport for stretch and recovery, flat toe seam construction to help prevent blisters, 100% Nylon leg sheds water and does not flap

 

 

Shoes

ASICS Blackhawk 4 £30.00 For your money: Rearfoot ASICS GEL  cushioning system which attenuates shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance, compression molded EVA midsole for optimum comfort, rubberized Trusstic system to enhance stability, high abrasion resistance rubber placed in critical areas and a mesh upper for breathability   bargain-hunt

TOTAL: £50.50



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