How to dress like a boss for obstacle-course racing

From head to toe, gear up the right way to gain the upper hand in the biggest fitness challenge of the year, the Reebok Spartan Race Singapore.

How to dress like a boss for obstacle-course racing
How to dress like a boss for obstacle-course racing
01 Oct 2015

How to dress like a boss for obstacle-course racing

So you’ve signed up for your first-ever Spartan Race, you’ve been training rigorously and you’ve even changed your diet to really get into the grind. As far as prep goes, you’ve covered almost all bases except for one last thing - what to wear to maximise your potential on race day.

A rule of thumb would be to dress according to the weather forecast. Below are some great race clothing options to suit any condition - just make sure not to wear cotton.

Hot weather
Hot weather
01 Oct 2015

Hot weather

If it’s going to be a scorcher, wear as little as possible. Remember, you can always take layers off but you can’t always add layers.

Spartan Race short sleeve tee, $49
Made with ultra-soft fabric for ultimate comfort and set-in sleeves for freedom of movement. Also features regular fit, perfect for all workouts.

Reebok One compress ion short, $109
Offers muscle support, breathable protection and a sweat-wicking design.

Hot weather
Hot weather
01 Oct 2015

Hot weather

If it’s going to be a scorcher, wear as little as possible. Remember, you can always take layers off but you can’t always add layers.

Spartan performance short sleeve tee, $75
This durable, lightweight high-performance tee is everything you need to conquer any obstacle.

Spartan Race compress ion short, $85
Compression fit provides maximum muscle support, while flat-lock stitching reduces rub and friction irritation.

Cold weather
Cold weather
01 Oct 2015

Cold weather

If it’s going to be a cold day, stick to long compression gear for additional protection.

Spartan Race tights, $129
Features nylon and elastene construction for ease of movement, and PlayDry technology that wicks away moisture to keep skin dry.

Muddy conditions
Muddy conditions
01 Oct 2015

Muddy conditions

If you want to be a Spartan, you’re going to have to embrace the mud. And if it’s really muddy, the more clothing you wear, the more extra weight you’ll have to carry to the finish line. Opt for lightweight gear instead.

Spartan Race short sleeve tee, $89
Ultra-lightweight top wears close to the body and is ideal for high-performance exercise. Incorporated PlayDry technology wicks moisture to help keep skin dry and comfortable.

Muddy conditions
Muddy conditions
01 Oct 2015

Muddy conditions

If you want to be a Spartan, you’re going to have to embrace the mud. And if it’s really muddy, the more clothing you wear, the more extra weight you’ll have to carry to the finish line. Opt for lightweight gear instead.

Spartan Race mud tee, $49
Battle the mud, grit and more with this polyester and cotton viscose blend, slim fit crew neck tee that provides freedom of motion and serious comfort.

Footwear
Footwear
01 Oct 2015

Footwear

Traction, protection and support are crucial when you’re doing a traditional Spartan Race. These trainers offer all that and more.

Reebok All Terrain Extreme, $189
Built for any terrain with Kevlar for protection and superior durability. H20 drain technology allows water to easily drain through sidewall, while smooth rubber between lugs prevents mud from clogging.

Footwear
Footwear
01 Oct 2015

Footwear

Traction, protection and support are crucial when you’re doing a traditional Spartan Race. These trainers offer all that and more.

Reebok One Guide 3.0, $159
Tri-foam midsole absorbs impact, stabilizes the arch, and propels at the toe while FoamFusion tech fuses the three foams seamlessly for smoother transitions. External heel counter improves torsional ridgidity and control.

Apparel and footwear from Royal Sporting House @ Causeway Point, Spartan Race roadshow venues, Race Entry Pack Collection venue and Race Day Reebok booth. The Reebok Spartan Race Singapore happens 15 Nov. To register, visit spartanrace.sg.

Related:
4 simple ways to injury-proof your body
How to conquer the Spartan Race like a true warrior
5 obstacle-race myths debunked

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