Running is an incredibly simple sport; there are no crowds, points to be scored, or plays to be made – it is just the athlete and the road. The best running gear helps facilitate that zen-like feeling of simplicity, while the worst encumbers that sensation. Nike’s new Gyakusou Collection endeavors to do the former.
Designed by the founder of UNDERCOVER, a Japanese streetwear label, the collection uses a fresh mix of high-tech fabrics and new cuts to give runners ann the temperature regulation and protection they want without anything extra. While the collection includes a number of different pieces – including a waist belt for holding a water bottle, a pair of high-grip socks, and running tights – its most stand-out item is the hooded jacket. The arms and hood can be easily taken off snaked through a back-loop on the Gyakusou running tights when a runner gets too warm. When the skies open up or the temperature is too shy to sneak upwards? It provides plenty of insulation and protection to keep a runner focused on shaving off those seconds. The whole collection is available now and ranges in price from just $28 to $300