Cold Weather Running Clothes to Ignite Your Winter Workouts

Cold Weather Running Clothes to Ignite Your Winter Workouts

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Winter is coming, and you might be asking yourself how to run in cold weather without becoming a human icicle. Between the black ice, face-numbing temperatures, and stiff, frozen muscles, running in cold weather can be super tough. But there are ways to make your winter runs a lot more bearable — one key ingredient is to start investing in some cold weather running gear! Warm up your chilly morning jogs with these heat-trapping layers and protective shields.

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Gear We Recommend For Layering

1. Cross Chill Run Neckwarmer (Lululemon)

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Protect your face and neck from the elements with this Cross Chill Run Neckwarmer and cold weather running mask from Lululemon. Made from soft, stretchy, and sweat-wicking Lycra, it has light reflectors for nighttime safety and a cinchable drawcord to fit securely.

 

2. Another Mile Jacket (Lululemon)

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It’s in the title! This cold-weather running jacket is designed to keep you warm longer so you can add another mile to your workout, even in the dreary winter months. The Glyde fabric is water-repellent and wind-resistant, and its PrimaLoft® insulation keeps you warm even if it gets wet!

 

3. Nike Therma Sphere Element (Nike)

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he Nike Therma Sphere Element Women’s Half-Zip Running Top is made with thermal, sweat-wicking fabric to provide lightweight insulation so you can stay warm and comfy! It also has thin zip pockets at the forearm to store small valuables.

 

4. Drymax Cold Weather Running Crew Socks (Amazon)

Staying dry is critical to remaining warm, comfortable, and frostbite-free in cold weather, so ditch your cotton low-cuts for a pair of thermal, moisture-wicking socks such as these. Designed to minimize heat loss by drawing less of it away from the skin, these socks also feature an extra layer of insulation along the front to reduce the effect of wind chill.

 

5. Baleaf Women’s Thermal Fleece (Amazon)

Sweat-wicking, functional, and stylish, the brushed micro-grid fleece interior on this fleece keeps you dry and is super soft against your skin. It also comes with a thumbhole to help keep your hands warm, a kangaroo pocket to hold your keys and phone, and a half-zip front for ventilation.

 

6. Tough Headwear Running Beanie (Amazon)

One of the best cold weather running gear items is a solid and durable beanie. Sweat-wicking, stretchy, and a total heat locker for your head and ears, this reversible spandex and polyester blend beanie fits all noggins of all sizes. The brushed lining provides lightweight thermal retention, and it also comes with a lifetime warranty!

These fitted, moisture-wicking, breathable, high-rise tights are designed to keep you warm without slowing your stride. The smooth and wide waistband keeps you feeling supported, and it also comes with a zip pocket for convenient storage.

 

7. Women’s Winter Warm High Rise Tights (The North Face)

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These fitted, moisture-wicking, breathable, high-rise tights are designed to keep you warm without slowing your stride. The smooth and wide waistband keeps you feeling supported, and it also comes with a zip pocket for convenient storage.

 

8. Finger Ten Winter Warm Running Gloves (Amazon)

These lightweight but effective cold weather running gloves come with a conductive fabric on thumb and forefinger so you can still use your touchscreen device with ease. Waterproof and windproof material on the back of the gloves keep the elements at bay while a secure wrist closure seals out the cold.

 

9. Men’s Wind Shield Soft Shell Pants (Patagonia)

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These cold weather running pants feature soft-shell protection with breathable panels that allow excess heat and moisture to escape. The stretchy, soft fabric also has antimicrobial technology, so you don’t come back from your run super stinky.

 

10. Rainier Tight in Plush SuperSonic (Athleta)

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The Plush SuperSonic cold weather running tights have a soft, brushed interior, sweat-wicking and quick-drying fabric, and reflective details for early morning or nighttime runs. They’re also high rise for extra support and offer zippered pockets to store whatever essentials you can’t leave behind.

 

11. ALTRA Men’s King MT 2 Trail Running Shoe (Amazon)

These all-terrain, all-weather running shoes with best-in-class drainage shine in icy and wet conditions that turn other shoes into sodden messes. You’ll appreciate the Vibram ‘MegaGrip’ outsole and Velcro mid-food strap on wintry trails — as well as the hook-and-loop strapless gaiter tab when the snow gets extra deep.

Chelsea Frank

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Chelsea Frank was born and bullied in Los Angeles, CA. When she's not performing stand up comedy or crying while doing squats, Chelsea writes about all things health, beauty, and travel. Her work has been featured in Shape, Uproxx, TripSavvy, The Daily Beast, Thrillist, and Reductress, among others. Fun fact: she's traveled to over 50 countries and has gotten sick in pretty much all of them! Follow her on Twitter.

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