According to Running USA, the popularity of running decreased by 1% from 2017 to 2018. Something tells us that 2020 is going to see an increase in popularity, and in no small part due to social isolation.

Runners can, and many do, run alone. In fact, 55% of the running population prefers to run alone. With 56M estimated runners in the United States, 55% is an impressive number, and one that's about to grow.

It's our belief that not only will former runners return to running; but never-before runners and frustrated athletes will give the activity serious consideration.

If you're concerned about losing your usual workout routine, it might be time to pound the pavement. If you're new to the game, studies have shown that slow and steady wins the day. 

Some surprising running facts:

  • Improves bone health and increases bone density (University of Michigan)
  • Helps prevent demential (Washington Univesity)
  • Can burn as much as 606 calories per hour (based on 5mph / 160lb person)
  • Prevents heart disease when practiced only 75 minutes per week (American Heart Association) 
  • Former athletes are 50% less likely to suffer from running injuries
  • In hot weather, the body can lose 3 to 4 pints of fluid in only one hour
  • The runners high is real! So says a study conducted by The Oxford Journal 
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I’m a 28 year old woman from Brisbane, Australia who suffers from Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) and practices ballet. The combination of Brisbane weather and serious heat intolerance means a hot day can be absolutely debilitating for me. I found the Oro sports vest because I was looking for something that wasn’t too bulky and would not embarrass me if I wore it in public or at ballet class. This product is really good, not only does it look great and is really well made structurally but the gel inserts keep me cool for hours, even without aircon.
If I had to find fault with the vest it would be that it is designed as unisex and does not take a woman’s chest into account. On me it does not cool my entire front uniformly as my chest distorts the shape. But this is just nitpicking, the vest still works great. The only cool vests available in Australia are made for construction workers so I was really excited to see something designed specifically for sport (the freedom of movement is great!)

Ultra Runner

"The Oro Sports Maximo Cool vest has been a great resource for me on my recovery runs in Savannah, GA. The vest keeps me cool while training directly on my skin below my HOKA ONE ONE training gear without chafing. Topical cooling is very important in long ultraraces. I would recommend using this vest for the hottest parts of the day in events like Western States 100 and Javelina Jundred."

Patrick Reagan
HOKA ONE ONE and GU Energy Labs Professional Ultrarunner

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with the heat waves in cali, compounded with all the wild fires and heavy smoke.. its hard to keep cool! The headband got my whole body to cool off in just a few minutes.. im blown away.. i can think of so many people that could benefit! Great product!