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Ronhill Commuter Vest

With 50 years of retrospect, Ronhill has benefited from the experiential learning and change that has occurred within running – from its sporting roots, to a lifestyle and universal culture.

Our purpose now is to make a better future for today’s runner by sustainably developing the elements of our past.

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OUR FOUNDER, OUR PURPOSE, OUR HERITAGE

Dr Ron Hill MBE founded the brand in September 1970, five months after becoming the first Briton to win the Boston Marathon in a record time of 2:10:30. His sole purpose: to produce kit that kept him winning.

Dr Ron gained a PhD in Textile Chemistry, from the University of Manchester and through alchemy and his art as a runner, began to rethink the fly-by-night running kit of the time. After winning the Commonwealth Games in 1970 he developed the ‘side-split short’ which famously become the Freedom Short and the Mesh Vest - both having accompanied him to his greatest victories on the road.

Ronhill is proud of our founder and the heritage he has allowed. His lifelong passion of running and improvement is shared within the team and products we produce today. With 50 years of retrospect, Ronhill has benefited from the experiential learning and change that has occurred within running – from its sporting roots, to a lifestyle and universal culture.

Our purpose now is to make a better future for today’s runner by sustainably developing the elements of our past.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Get the most out of your kit

Who is Ron Hill?

Dr. Ron Hill M.B.E. is one of the world-class distance runners of his generation. Ron excelled at marathon distance running and was the first Briton to win the Boston Marathon, setting a course record time of 2:10:30. Later in the same year (1970) Ron went on to win Gold in the Commonwealth Games staged in Edinburgh.

Ron had a unique combination of first hand running knowledge and a career as a textile chemist. Ron was the first person to use synthetic fabrics in sportswear and invented a lot of the fabrics that today’s latest products are modern generations of.

This passion and enthusiasm to improve sportswear lead Ron to set up Ron Hill Sports on 9th September 1970.

Today, Ron has completed over 155,000 miles since he started his training log in 1956 and has run every day since December 20th 1964, quite an amazing feat of human endurance and passion for running.

What is "wicking"?

Wicking is the process of drawing moisture away from the body, through the fabric to the outer surface. At the outer surface the moisture evaporates into the air helping to keep you dry. This enhances comfort whilst running.

What is "wind resistant"?

A product that states it is wind resistant has a fabric that protects you from the cooling effect of the wind.

Why use synthetic fibres instead of cotton?

Synthetic fibres are man made and are better than cotton at transferring moisture away from the skin onto the outer surface of the fabric for evaporation. Cotton will hold moisture and can lead to you feeling cold and wet, which over prolonged periods is not good for your body during exercise.

What is elastane or Lycra?

Lycra and elastane are synthetic fibres known for their exceptional elasticity. Lycra is a branded fibre, whilst elastane is non-branded. Ronhill uses both Lycra and elastane in its Powerlite family of fabrics. Powerlite fabrics offer great freedom of movement due to their inherent stretch capability and importantly recover to their original form after being stretched.

  • Ronhill Belt Stretch Arm Pocket XMiles
    Ronhill Belt Stretch Arm Pocket XMiles
    Ronhill

    Stretch Arm Pocket

    €15,79

    Store your phone, gels or other essentials in this envelope style pocket whilst on your run. It's also made from recycled yarns. Fits snugly over y...

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  • Ronhill Gloves S / Black/BrWhite/Rflct Afterhours Glove XMiles
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    Afterhours Glove

    €32,90

    Keep your hands protected from the winter elements with these reflective and thermal gloves. The Afterhours series of products provide high-tech pe...

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  • Ronhill Headwear S/M / All Black Sun Cap XMiles
    Ronhill Headwear Sun Cap XMiles
    Ronhill

    Sun Cap

    €26,31

    Certified to sun protection factor UPF 50, the Sun Cap from Ronhill is a lightweight, breathable hat which can be folded up for easy storage.Made f...

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  • Ronhill Headwear Black/Charcoal Classic Beanie XMiles
    Ronhill

    Classic Beanie

    €17,11

    Soft and thermal to keep your head warm when the cold weather arrives. Ideal beanie for most seasons for when the temperature drops and you need to...

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  • Ronhill Headwear S/M / Black/Flame Air-Lite Split Cap XMiles
    Ronhill Headwear Air-Lite Split Cap XMiles
    Ronhill

    Air-Lite Split Cap

    €26,31

    Made from recycled yarns. Lightweight and breathable to keep your eyes shielded from the sun and your head cool on sunny days. The split peak for c...

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  • Ronhill Headwear All Black Sun Visor XMiles
    Ronhill Headwear Sun Visor XMiles
    Ronhill

    Sun Visor

    €21,05

    Lightweight, breathable running vizor helps keep sun off your eyes with a secure adjustable strap.Made of Supplex® nylon for high strength and dura...

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  • Ronhill Headwear Lightweight Headband XMiles
    Ronhill Headwear Lightweight Headband XMiles
    Ronhill

    Lightweight Headband

    €26,31

    Lightweight headband is ideal for cool days. Our lightest and most breathable headband to ensure you stay as cool as possible while running in war...

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  • Ronhill Belt Black/Cyan OTM Belt XMiles
    Ronhill Belt Black/Cyan OTM Belt XMiles
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    OTM Belt

    €46,05

    The ultra sleek, extremely versatile belt that fits as one with the runner. Quick and comfortable storage for any run or context. The 'V' strap fro...

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  • Ronhill Vest \ Bags Black/Cyan OTM Vest XMiles
    Ronhill Vest \ Bags Black/Cyan OTM Vest XMiles
    Ronhill

    OTM Vest

    €78,94

    The ultra minimalist runners hydration vest for unparalleled comfort, simplicity and versatility. The OTM Vest offers a second skin fit that goes u...

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  • Ronhill Headwear S/M / Black/BrWhite/Rflct Afterhours Headband XMiles
    Ronhill

    Afterhours Headband

    €26,31

    Protect your ears from the winter elements with this reflective and thermal headband. The Afterhours series of products provide high-tech performan...

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