THE GUIDE TO WINTER RUNNING APPAREL
Got the running bug? No need to let a little cold weather stop you when there are so many great jackets, tights, tops, hats and gloves to keep you warm, happy and running outdoors this winter. With the right gear, winter can be one of the most beautiful times of the year to run. Wind resistant, waterproof, warm, wicking and breathable layers are all you need. Here are some our favorite pieces from top to bottom. All are available for both men and women unless otherwise indicated.
PUT A LID ON IT: WARM HEAD EQUALS WARM BODY
NIKE THERMA-FIT REVERSIBLE RUNNING HAT $22. Total warmth with two looks in one, this reversible hat is made with microfiber fleece that provides maximum insulation with minimal weight and bulk.
SMARTWOOL TRAINING BEANIE $22. This merino wool beanie features a four-panel design and contoured double layer ear band to ensure a snug fit that stays in place during all high-intensity activities.
ICEBREAKER POCKET HAT $26.99. Lightweight and also made from warm merino wool, this stylish little hat is reversible and available in an array of great colors.
THE OUTER LAYER THAT PROTECTS FROM THE ELEMENTS
PATAGONIA HOUDINI JACKET $99. Paper thin and light as a feather, this little shell offers big protection from the elements. It is made of a highly wind-resistant ripstop nylon with a Deluge® DWR finish, and conveniently packs away into its own palm sized zipper chest pocket.
NIKE ELEMENT SHIELD MAX RUNNING JACKET $250. This slim-fitting jacket offers lightweight wind and water resistance without sacrificing freedom of movement. It features breathable stretch Dri-FIT jersey with strategically placed stretch panels, DWR finish, and an adjustable hood with removable face gaiter for extra warmth and protection.
MOUNTAIN HARDWARE GHOST WHISPERER HOODED JACKET $165. Another featherweight shell weighing in at a mind-bending 2 oz, this jacket is a super wind, water and element resistant outer layer, also packing down to nothing in its own chest pocket.
THE MID / BASE LAYER
THE LAYERS OF WARMTH
SMARTWOOL PHD® RUN ZIP T $110. Lightweight but warm, this merino base layer features seamless construction for ultimate comfort with raglan sleeves and varied knit textures for body enhancing fit. Nice wrist scalloping detail too.
UNDER ARMOUR COZY NECK TOP$49.99. From the UnderArmour Coldgear® line is this warm and cozy turtleneck that combines a smooth fast drying exterior with a brushed heat trapping interior.
THE NORTH FACE IMPULSE ACTIVE 1/4 ZIP $70. As a base or mid-layer, this lightweight zip top provides optimal warmth on cold weather runs. It features body-mapped construction with knit panels down the center of the back and neck, under the arms, and down the sides for breathability where you need it most. FlashDry™ fibers accelerate drying time and regulate body temperature.
WARMTH FOR THE BOTTOM HALF
NIKE THERMAL RUNNING TIGHTS $75. Lightweight and extra soft Dri-FIT thermal fabric provide warmth and protection from the cold. Gripper elastic at the ankles keeps tights in place. Zippers at leg hems make for easy on and off.
UNDER ARMOUR COLDGEAR® COZY RUN TIGHT $54.99. Dual-layer EVO ColdGear® construction combines a smooth, fast-drying exterior with a brushed, heat-trapping interior. 4-Way Stretch fabrication provides range of motion with a wide waistband that delivers supportive coverage and a super-flattering silhouette.
SUGOI FIREWALL 180 ZAP TIGHT $150. Powerful windproof frontal protection and dense thermal warmth, combined with reflective safety details will keep you running in these tights on the coldest of days.
KEEP THE EXTREMITIES COVERED
THE NORTH FACE WOMENS ETIP GLOVE $45. This four-way-stretch fleece glove features Etip technology that works with a touch-screen device. Silicone palm pattern provides superior grip, while Radiametric Articulation™ keeps hands relaxed in their natural position.
SAUCONY ULTIMATE RUN GLOVE $25. These gloves feature a smooth, lightweight, stretch wick fabric with a silicone palm design for a no-slip grip when you need it. The cuffs are extended for extra warmth and a hint of ViZiPRO color peeks out between the fingers.
MOUNTAIN HARDWARE MOMENTUM RUNNING GLOVE $45. Stay safe, warm and connected with these running gloves featuring built-in Stimulus technology for touchscreen functionality; high-visibility tonal reflective print for visibility; and windproof Deflection™ soft shell fabric plus micro fleece for warmth.