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How To Layer Transitional Outerwear This Fall

Just because the weather is starting to cool down doesn’t mean you have to stop doing your favorite outdoor activities. A lot of outerwear for fall can serve as transitional activewear meant to help you dress for the cooler fall temperatures. 

Transitional outerwear for cold weather includes many fall must-haves, including essential layers and light coats with embedded technology designed to keep your body temperature regulated. Let’s take a look at some of the best transitional outerwear available at Finish Line. 

While a runner or hiker is typically told to start cold, it is also important that they’re comfortable in their clothing. An experienced runner can tell you about how their body temperature increases during a run, and common advice is to wear or bring one more layer than you think you’ll need.

Transitional Activewear in Fall 2022

While you’ll likely want to start with some leggings or some moisture-wicking joggers on the bottom, you have more options in tops, which should include a base layer, middle layer, and outer layer in order to keep your core temperature regulated during your exercise. 

How to Layer for Cooling Weather

To keep you comfortable during your fall fitness efforts, your transitional activewear for fall should focus on a three-layer approach. 

Base Layer

Your next-to-skin layer needs to be something that is either breathable or wicks moisture from your body. Synthetic fibers such as polyester or polyester blends will help wick sweat away from the body and dry quickly. Outside Magazine also advises staying away from cotton since it takes a long time for the fabric to dry and can be dangerous in the right conditions. 


A middle layer can be essential for adding warmth without bulk, especially if you tend to run cold. For this, we recommend adding an insulated long-sleeve t-shirt, such as the Performance Quarter-Zip Top from The North Face, or a hoodie, such as the Nike Tech Fleece Windrunner Hoodie. If you tend to run hotter, skip this layer and instead use a non-insulated hoodie or sweatshirt. 

Nike Tech Fleece and Nike Club Fleece product lines feature some of our favorite low-profile fleeces. Both lines are designed to provide warmth in a low profile and are perfect for a run or under a puffer jacket. Best of all, you can find this technology in sweatshirts, joggers, and shorts, making it ideal for any climate.

Outer Layer

This is where you start taking a look at your light or middle-weight jackets and coats. Depending on your body temperature and where you live, you may not need this layer, but it can still help you protect yourself against the elements. 

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Your outer layer can be as light as a windbreaker or as heavy as an insulated hoodie. In some extreme cases, you may want to consider a lightweight jacket, especially if you plan to continue running into the winter months. 

Are you staying active outdoors this fall?

Consider adding some new fall activewear to your wardrobe! Take a look at the transitional outerwear available at Finish Line, featuring brands such as Nike, The North Face, adidas, and more in our fall must-have collection. 
The post How To Layer Transitional Outerwear This Fall appeared first on The Fresh Press by Finish Line.

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