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The best training hoodies and jackets for men

Upgrade your workout wardrobe and make a statement of intent on your next run or gym session with these high-end training tops, says New Body Plan’s Joe Warner

The perfect training top doesn’t just have to have style; it needs to back it up with substance. So choosing the best training top, hoodie or jacket is important for a couple of key reasons.

Firstly, they provide warmth and comfort before, during and after your session. This is especially important during the winter, when getting cold before you’ve got started can zap your focus, determination and motivation. Even more so if you’re training outside.

The right tops can also wick away sweat and moisture to keep you feeling fresh and dry, even when the going gets tough. And let’s not forgot that if you look good you’re far more likely to feel good and push that extra bit harder to get the results you want.

Here’s our guide to the best new training hoodies and jackets for men so you can upgrade your workout wardrobe!

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Castore Garcia hoodie


Castore hoodie

An ultra high-end hoodie from industry-disrupting performance athleisure wear brand Castore. The innovate ultra-soft fabric is lightweight and water-resistant, with a high-stretch, athletic fit. The kangaroo pocket will keep your hands warm and the toggles adjust the hood to keep the warm air in and the cold air out. It’s not cheap, but you’re worth it.

Under Armour Storm OutRun The Cold jacket


Under Armour storm jacket
If you need to run whatever the weather this is the jacket for you. It ticks all the boxes for lightness, comfort, breathability, water-proofness and visibility – the reflective ribbed binding on the cuffs and hood will keep you seen even in the darkest conditions. Raglan sleeves keeps arm movement true and natural without chaffing, even on longer runs, and the zipped pockets can tuck away keys, phone and other essentials. It’s the ultimate runner’s jacket, but what else would you expect from the pioneers of performance wear?

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The North Face Lightriser FutureLight Jacket

The North Face jacket

The North Face collaborated with its trail running ambassadors to create and design a high-end performance jacket that allows the very best athletes to compete in the very toughest of conditions. The results is a lightweight, waterproof and breathable off-road running jacket that will keep you warm and dry as well as highly visible. It’s also made from recycled materials so tickets the eco-friendly box to boot.

MP Dynamic training hoodie


MyProtein hoodie

A nice compromise between style and design, this hoodie is super-soft for ultimate comfort but with under-arm gussets for complete freedom of movement, not only when warming up but also during the most intense weight-lifting workout. It’s available in five colours, all 100% cotton, and with stitch-detailing designs. It won’t break the bank but it will transform your training.

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