Are you prepared for your New Year training? Our Åsunden Collection has all the garments you will need to fulfil those resolutions to get outside and get running!
Of course we are in love with the collection, but it can never hurt to get a second opinion right? So we sent some gear to Ben Johnson at Believe in the Run for review.
Here’s what Ben had to say;
“The YMR Track Club Åsunden collection is a new line of winter running apparel that is meant to look great, feel great, and keep you warm when the weather turns cold. Their retro-classic styling hearkens back to the glory days of running”
” The Åsunden Hoodie is a sweatshirt for those winter runs. It has a slim fit and snug hood. The hood integrates with a high collar. The sleeve includes thumb holes to allow for wear ability as a half-glove. Again, this is made from a soft, moisture wicking fabric, that is made from recycled plastics. The hoodie has a large reflective logo on the lower back portion.
I wore this for workouts and easy run from temps around freezing, to a bit below that, and I also found that the sweatshirt adapted well across this range. The hood is very snug and the collar is quite high. This works great on the colder days as it limits any amount of air getting on the neck/throat”
Åsunden Winter Tights
” The Åsunden Winter Tights are a slim fitting pant that is made from a very soft and stretchy material (made from recycled PET bottles!). It includes an elastic waistband plus a drawstring. The rear of the tights feature a horizontal zipper pocket that can fit a moderately sized phone, or wallet/keys/gels. The ankle has a zipper to allow the tights to be easier to put on and remove. The YMR logo is on the left hip as well as dual logos on the back of the calf/knee area. The logos on the rear are printed in a reflective material – a nice touch when the days get short and almost all runs are done in the dark.
Due to the snug fit, and extremely soft material they work great when work with or without anything underneath. I wore these for workouts and easy runs from about 10°F to 32°F and they performed great. No movement concerns when running quickly and just right level of warmth for winter days. They’re breathable enough to help manage the heat, but the thickness helps keep them warm enough on the colder days”
” The Åsunden Beanie is a winter running hat that has a sleek fit. It’s also made from recycled materials, but it’s thinner than the tights or the sweatshirt. It is thinner than other winter hats that I own. It’s a stretchy fabric and the fit is snug on the head with no cuff or other features besides the logo.
The material is thin and has plenty of stretch so it doesn’t put the squeeze on my head. I find that it’s a good mix of breathability vs. warmth. I have thicker and warmer hats, but that’s not necessarily what I want when on a run. The other really nice benefit of this style of hat is that it will easily fit under even the most form fitting hoods”
“While most apparel companies (including Tracksmith) outsource their manufacturing to Asia, YMR Track Club stays true to its homeland, as its apparel is both designed and manufactured in Sweden using recycled materials”
You can read the full article from Believe in the Run here: