Sustainable Running Tops From bodytek
Sustainable running tops from bodytek are the perfect choice for all runners. You can exercise AND look after the planet with our high-performance sustainable running tops. Let us tell you why the bodytek range is the perfect choice for you.
Running remains massive - it's one of the biggest fitness activities practiced in the UK today, with over 160,000 runners attending regional ParkRuns alone! That figure doesn't include the thousands of people who are running but not recording it, heading outside to get their miles in. It's a pretty great workout - it's a low barrier to entry, you can do it anywhere and it's free!
Hardly a surprise it's so popular when you look at it like that.
If you start to take your running slightly more seriously, you need to invest in decent equipment. I know that might sound strange - surely you only need a t-shirt/vest and some trainers? You'd be right, but as we've discussed elsewhere on this blog, not all t-shirts are created equal! Some cheaper cotton tops can be heavy, some are rough, some smell. Other t-shirts, made from polyester/nylon can cause excess sweating - not ideal when you're running!
When you think of a running top, you think of a few requirements...
4. Well designed
5. Soft on the skin
7. Looks great
The bodytek range ticks all of those boxes and more. Being made from bamboo and boasting all of its unique properties, the bodytek range makes for perfect sustainable running tops.
bodytek Clothes are Lightweight
A fantastic property of bamboo fabric is that it's really light weight, despite being incredibly strong. On first glance, you could be forgiven for thinking it's a man-made fibre, given it's so soft and light weight. It's not though, it's a totally natural material and the lightweight nature of it makes it's perfect for running in!
bodytek Clothes are Breathable
As well as being lightweight, bamboo is also a breathable fabric. This means that unlike man-made fibres that can keep moisture locked up inside (ever worn cheaper waterproof trousers?!), bamboo fabric allows your skin to breathe. It won't stop you sweating by any stretch, but it certainly won't make you uncomfortable.
bodytek Clothes are Flexible
At bodytek we make our bamboo fabric running tops with 5% elastine, which gives them that level of flexibility and mobility around the torso and shoulders that enables good running form. It's a level of attention to detail that cheaper mass-market running tops just don't match.
bodytek Clothes are Well Designed
How many times have you used a product, any product and thought "if only they'd thought of.... it would be perfect"? We have, so the bodytek t-shirt was designed with the runner and gym user in mind. The great fit and sustainable material aside, we've also included a discreet but useful pocket hidden into the seam, so you have somewhere to put your keys and bank card whilst running outside. A small detail, but a big deal!
bodytek Clothes are Soft on the Skin
Bamboo fabric makes the ideal fitness wear material because it is so soft on the skin. Don't think that matters much? Tell that to someone who has suffered from 'joggers nipple' (yes, it's a real thing), where the friction of the rough material has rubbed the nipples raw, causing irritation and bleeding. You'll be glad you're running in bamboo running clothes if you're a sufferer! By the way, this is what a bad case of joggers nipple looks like...
bodytek Clothes are Sweat-Wicking
One of the problems with wearing cotton for exercising is that is absorbs sweat and sticks to the skin, which can cause irritation. With bamboo fabric running tops, this doesn't happen. They are more breathable than other tops, so the sweat is much less of a problem.
bodytek Clothes Look Great
We don't be big, bright and brash. Our colour palettes are more muted, less conspicuous. We've gone for a timeless design and a great fit - perfect for you to feel comfortable exercising in and look great whilst doing so! This new brand of 'athlesiure' wear means you can wear it wherever you like and it still looks the part. It's more versatile that traditional workout wear.
Where Can I Buy a Sustainable Running Top?
We have our range in our shop here - take a look and pick out what you like!
Oh and by the way, if you want to pick up an eco-friendly water bottle whilst you're at it, take a look at the bodytek bottle.