Review: PUMA Runner ID Range
Indoor and outdoor training continues for amateur and professional athletes worldwide despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. We have been doing so in some of the latest training gear from PUMA’s Spring / Summer 2020 collection. Here is our World Exclusive look at some of the must haves from the sportswear and shoes experts.
Runner ID Thermo R+ Men’s Tee
PUMA has released a Runner ID training collection geared towards nighttime training. While visibility is the dark is a core element of the range it also includes some of the latest in moisture-wicking and cooling fabric technology.
The Thermo R+ Tee epitomizes the Runner ID collection. It is a cleverly designed crewneck shirt suited for a multitude of activities. Although ultralightweight, the Thermo R+ Tee is designed to last thanks to flatlock double stitching throughout. It is extremely smooth and comfortable on the skin and is the type of shirt that you do not want to take off.
PUMA used its famed dryCell material for the shirt to wick moisture quickly from it. The new Thermo R+ print is applied to the upper to middle back area along the spine for an extra cooling effect. It also creates a cool raised effect seen on the outside of the shirt. We have seen this also done on some of PUMA Football’s professional grade soccer jerseys. The combination works remarkably well as the body heats up during exercise. You remain cool and your sweat is gone seemingly within seconds!
PUMA’s Runner ID reflective strips are placed on the sleeves, upper back, and lower front right of the Thermo R+ Men’s Tee. The brands iconic Big Cat logo is also reflective. The strips are subtle and add a cool daytime accent to the shirt. However, they are all business at night and reflect car lights so brightly that drivers cannot miss you even in total darkness.
Runner ID Men’s Jacket
The PUMA Runner ID Men’s Jacket is the perfect complement to the Runner ID Thermo R+ Men’s Tee on cooler or rainy training days outside.
PUMA’s designers have included reflective taping on the front, back and sleeves of the jacket to ensure that your body is seen in motion in low light conditions.
Its functionality does not end there however! The PUMA Runner ID Men’s Jacket will keep you dry as your sweat thanks to its dryCELL moisture-wicking fabric. It also has well-placed mesh ventilation openings across its back and chest via subtle horizontal slits.
The jacket has a stellar hood with a zipper that comes up to the chin area to keep your head warm and dry in colder conditions. Fitted cuffs and a matching waistband with embossed PUMA logos keep the top in place and snug on the moving body.
The PUMA Runner ID Men’s Jacket is completed with well-placed side pockets for keeping valuables and / or your hands warm when needed.
All the very functional elements of the jacket are put together in an eye-catching design and brilliant black and neon yellow colorway gathers admirers anywhere it is worn. It may very well be the quintessential training jacket of 2020 so far.