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inov-8 Apparel: Check Out The Awards & Meet The Designer

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Launched in 2013, our running apparel range has grown from strength to strength over the past four years. Designed for committed runners who want to push boundaries, the range now features more than 50 garments, from waterproof jackets to base layers, tights and shorts.

Heavily tested and continually scrutinised by inov-8 athletes, ambassadors and team members across the world, the range is packed with lightweight, super-comfortable, protective options that are designed to work with the body, not against it. But don’t just take our word for it, check out some of the recent awards and reviews.

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“Soft, tailored, comfortable and stylish. 10/10. Best In Test” – AT/C TRI BLEND TEE, Trail Running Magazine, May 2017 (click on image above for more details).

“You’re getting a lot of bang for your buck with these tough shorts” – AT/C 5″ TRAIL SHORT, Runner’s World, May 2017.

“Excellent features, warmth and style make this a great option for colder runs. 9/10” – AT/C SOFTSHELL PRO, Outdoor Fitness, May 2017.

“A seriously impressive piece of kit. Expertly thought-through in every detail, it’s a perfect choice for running and adventuring throughout the cooler months as well as stashing in your pack for summer evenings” – AT/C THERMOSHELL, Wild Running, March 2017. Full review here. The AT/C THERMOSHELL was also a gold winner at the 2016/2017 ISPO event (world’s leading international sports business trade show). See the video above for more details.

“They genuinely feel like great value for money and I appreciate the extra warmth, the better storage and the reliability that tells me they’ll last for a while. 5 stars. Best Buy” – AT/C TIGHT, Run Ultra, February 2017. Full review here.

“The jacket for me is a real winner. I’d go as far as saying that it’s one of the best products of its type that I have tried and tested” – AT/C STORMSHELL, Ian Corless (Talk Ultra), October 2016. Full review here.

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The AT/C STORMSHELL in action during a winter test in the Lake District

Heading up our apparel team is Helen Stuart, a vastly-experienced trail runner who lives and breathes the sport within which she works. Hailing from rural Scotland where she grew up exploring and getting to grips with the country’s rugged mountains and trails, Helen is driven by a desire to innovate within the running apparel industry.

In a recent interview with the American Trail Running Association, our Apparel Product & Design Manager was interviewed on topics relating to female-specific running apparel. Read the full interview here.

Within the article, Helen says: “Fit and understanding of the human anatomy is essential to the athletic garments we design. Being a female technical outdoor apparel designer obsessed with running has its advantages. I have a natural insight and determination to drive home the importance of technical women-specific apparel in a heavily male dominated industry. Pinking and shrinking a male style to make it into a women’s garment is not a policy here at inov-8. In fact, the women’s style comes to life before the men’s equivalent.”

Jasmin Paris. UTMB 2016. inov-8 TrailTalon 275. Photo: James MacKeedie

Our apparel trusted by top athletes competing in the world’s biggest races. Here’s Jasmin Paris on her way to 6th place at the 2016 UTMB (Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc) in the new version of the AT/C BASE SS (to be released this summer) and the AT/C 2.5 RACER SHORT

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