How To Pick A Men’s Winter Tracksuit
Tracksuits can be a great addition to your sportswear wardrobe, these everyday casuals yet powerful pieces of clothing are workout essentials and can be highly effective tools for everyday sessions.
The need of a tracksuit for men becomes especially vital in colder temperatures because, unlike a t-shirt or shorts, a tracksuit has enough features to help you deal better with winter climates. Ranging from full sleeves with tight ribbing to layers of fabric specially mixed to provide insulation or sweat vaporization, whichever is necessary, a winter tracksuit for men is a must. This is true not only for regular sportspersons but also for our every day Jack. Being a full-body coverage garment, it can serve as a good replacement to your denims or light woolen wear. Basically, its multifarious and hence indispensable. Be it training, walk-wear, gyming or casual, here are some things to consider before you pick the perfect piece. But how to choose winter tracksuit? And more specifically, how to know if it’s right enough for you?
Is it warm?
Track suits prevent rain and wind that seep through the skin making them effective in staving off colds and flu. A winter tracksuit for men with a hoodie and flexible drawcords around the neck can be especially helpful on windy days. An interesting utility design to look out for is one with thumbholes and partial gloves that give covering to the palm area for extra warmth. There’s another kind that has double hoods, yet another will have an undercoat of insulation and there are some that are designed especially keeping your winter needs in mind. Choose darker shades since they absorb more heat than reflect and opt for tracks with elastics or stretchable tie bands around your wrists and ankles. A jogger cum trackpant could be a good choice on a wintry day. Hybrid designs like this fit just right with all the unique requirements of a winter tracksuit.
Overall Fit – snug or loose, both work fine
A winter tracksuit is best when it grips the body well. When shopping online, to avoid the ill-fitted pants, opt for the one with an elasticated waistband. Another useful addition is the elasticated wrist band that gives the sleeves stability and home. Apart from these, a fit that falls comfortably between regular and slightly loose would surely provide better mobility, and can also be layered if it's very cold. This is however not to say that fluffy tracks are bad for winters. Provided the fabric of the suit you use is heat-conserving, your suit being loose will actually contribute to cold shielding. You must remember that air is an insulator. The air in this case between your suit and your body works in favour of you.
Easy Visibility – Vision is tricky in winters
The fog, especially in the mornings, is something to be wary of. In an outdoor setting, night reflectors on any clothing are lifesavers in darkness, and even more so in the foggy winters. The utility of illuminative reflectors in this scenario multiplies by several folds. If you are a morning jogger or walker, we recommend you choose suits with reflectors in the front, sides, back. Reflectors are markings that aid visibility of a person on the road, as they reflect light from the headlights of vehicles. Outfits with a sporty-look such as light tones, colourful prints, creative stitch, contrast panels etc. will positively impact one’s visibility. Our dida winter tracksuits are equipped with strategically placed illuminative reflectors to help with the same!
Does it have utility pockets,hoods and zippers?
While jogging and running, a tracksuit with zipper pockets is reliable to store keys, cash or any other valuables. Another important feature that can be useful is a front zip opening to regulate the temperature once the body is warmed up.
Say you started your jog at around 4pm and the sun was still throwing light rays around the cityscape. So you kept your zippers open. There are designs with zippers around the arms to ensure that temperature control is not compromised to the trunk and abdomen only. After your jog, you decided to peek into a café in the side curbs. You found an old friend and chatted for quite some time. When you got out of the café, you found that it’d been pretty late. The temp had steadily zoomed down and you felt the chills. At this point, the importance of a hood, seamless sippers, and warm pockets is realized. You pull up the zippers, raise your hood and slip your hands into your pockets and stroll back home. Do you now understand the significance of these features?
Material and Flexibility
Typically woven fabrics have a generous give, making them stretchable and ideal for exercising. Particularly for running, polyester is a popular choice for many reasons. It is durable, lightweight, easily washable, does not get wrinkled, shrink resistant, etc. Another advantage of using polyester is it’s relatively stable in most weather conditions and naturally resists microorganisms and insects. But because we are looking for a tracksuit that proves especially useful for winter, we might modify our criteria a bit. You should be looking for a suit that has tighter fabric around the possible openings for air entry. A good example is the dida winter tracksuit for men - it’s firmer around the edges to prevent chills from creeping in.
The fabric instead of being simple polyester could be an enhanced blend to improve insulation and provide warmth in cold times. It is true that as you work out or move, you won’t feel as colder as you normally do. But if the temperatures are too low, you want your tracksuit to play a part in the temperature control too. So, look for ones with insulation blends, tighter ends, and higher necks.
All in all, we are strong of the opinion that what you are looking for is also in fact, looking for you. There are hundreds of tracksuits in the market and finding your ideal winter fit is not a difficult job if you keep our directions in mind.