Adventure World Magazine has a nice article up designed to be an intro on how to dress for adventure sports activities. The story has some good tips for mountain biking, paddling, and trail running as well.
Now, I’m sure plenty of you are thinking “No one needs to tell me how to dress!” and if you’re a veteran of these activities, with a gear closet full of clothes, I’m sure that’s the case. But for someone who is just getting into these sports, this is an excellent primer that explains exactly what you’ll need while you’re biking, paddling, or running. For instance, the section on paddling offers up advice on the differences on a wetsuit and a dry suit, and how each works to keep you warm.
The article also does a nice job of not recommending a specific brand or items, but instead keeps its recommendations neutral by suggesting features you should look for in your outdoor clothing. In today’s market, there are plenty of options for brands to purchase, and I’m sure we all have our favorites. It is important that you find the ones that you like, that meet your needs, and remain within your budget.
Since these three activities, mountain biking, paddling, and trail running, are the main disciplines in adventure racing, the story is also good for newbies to that sport too. Just be warned. Adventure racing is extremely addictive, and will have you buying gear you didn’t even know existed. 😉