I’ve been using Breath Thermo winter running apparel and accessories for 10 years now. I’ve watched the evolution of this technology. I still own some of my original pieces because they are that good. Every year, the technology gets better making winter running a whole new experience.
What is Breath Thermo? It’s a fibre called Polyacrylate. This fibre exists in all Breath Thermo gear, just in various percentages. Since it’s actually part of the fabric, the heat generating function doesn’t disappear after a few uses. Like I said above, my tights from years ago still give off that warming technology.
The fabric works the second you starts to sweat. The moisture is absorbed into the fabric, and starts to immediately turn into heat. Depending on how Polyacrylate the fibre has will depend on how warm the piece will get. Since the moisture is being used to generate heat, the clothing doesn’t become dense with sweat. In fact while it’s keeping you warm, it’s also keeping you dry.
The new line of Breath Thermo is the best I’ve seen since my time with Mizuno. Body mapping, lets the garments breath where you naturally store heat, but uses the heat generating power of the Breath Thermo technology where you most need it. This turns your layers into temperature regulating system from heat to toe. (Click here to watch a video about the technology)
Layering has never been easier with this new line. With better choices for lightweight base layers, you can just add to your base, and create the perfect blend of function and warmth for any winter run. This applies as well to the accessories. Breath Thermo gloves come in different weights, some with wind blocks and other without. If you get too hot under hats, then opt for the Breath Thermo headband ensuring your ears are protected from the wind and cold.
As a runner who has Raynaud’s,the Breath Thermo socks have solved my winter running problems. The heat generating technology keeps my toes toasty warm and reduce the symptoms of this extremely annoying problem that affects so many runners.
My favourite combination these days are my BT zip hoody top paired with a season must have Breath Thermo full-length light. For warmer days, I simply cover up with the Mizuno weightless Katara shell but for extra warmth I throw on the Breath Thermo shell. BT sock is an absolute must have, as well as my BT gloves. For the head, I switch between wearing the headband and the hat. Will always depend on if I’m running early in the morning or in the warmer part of the day.