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5 reasons you need to buy thermal

posted on Monday, 13th October 2014 | find under Fashion
If this morning’s cold, wet blast of air came as a shock, you were probably like Team SB in thinking the winter was never going to come around. Well, it’s finally time to put your summer wardrobe away and refresh your cold weather staples. Top of Team SB’s priority list is thermal clothing, and here are five reasons it makes a worthy investment, plus a word from Sweaty Betty designers on their favourite cold-weather products. 

Thermals for outdoor training
Mecia wears Fleece Earwarmer, Element Windproof Gloves, Orbital Down Gilet, Tension Training Top, Compression Distance Run Tights and ASICS Gel Fuji Trainers

1.    Thermal is a technical masterpiece, available in ultra-flattering designs. 
‘I love the Pulse Training Top. The merino fabric feels amazing and keeps me so warm while wicking away sweat so I don't overheat. As well as being technically impressive, its seam lines are really flattering.  I always feel confident when I put this on for an outdoor workout!’ Lisa, Outdoor Training designer 

2.    Thermal gives your everyday wardrobe an update, too. 
“The Competitor Run Hoody in Neon Peach Blossom is my favourite. This is a great all-day or pre-workout piece as it keeps me warm before my training and has a very soft, cocoon-like feel thanks to the brushed back fabric.” Mathilde, Workout Core buyer  

3.    Seasonal prints keep Sweaty Betty's thermal pieces as fashionable as they are functional. 
“I absolutely love the Body Map Thermal Run Tights, perfect for my early morning run now the autumn weather is here. The soft brushback fabric isn't too hot because mesh panels at the knee give just the right amount of ventilation, and the reflective piping and printed inserts give a nod to the seasonal Camo Floral print.” Charlotte, Sports Luxe and Dance buyer  

4.    Thermal symbolises the return of the hoody. 
“I really love the Escape Luxe Jumper in the Italian fleece, which keeps me warm for everything from my morning commute to before and after my workouts. We've been using this premium fabric for 16 years because it generates so much warmth without adding bulk. And it has an amazing slouchy hood/collar, which I can pull right up when it's extra cold! The contrast colour sleeves give it extra urban edge, too.” Laura, Yoga and Dance designer 

5.    Thermal delivers outerwear and hand warmers in one. 
"My favourite thermal item is the Orbital Down Gilet. Its lightweight down insulation is perfect to keep me warm on cold runs along the River Thames and early morning outside bootcamp sessions. The hood protects me from the elements and the zip pockets keep my hands warm on the walk home." Sally, Ski and Run Statement junior buyer 
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