Winter Running Essentials
Ultra-warm gloves, a reversible beanie, and shoes for the season’s worst conditions
Whether you find the cold refreshing or dread the season entirely, having the right gear to withstand the elements is crucial. Ahead are twelve pieces that will help you savor the winter months. At minimum, they'll allow you to keep up your conditioning until spring.
Lululemon Swiftly Wool Pullover
This stretchy top incorporates merino wool into a soft seamless construction, which means it will help regulate your body temperature at peak efforts but won’t feel itchy or scratchy.
Patagonia Nano-Air Light Hybrid Jacket
Available for both men and women, this zip-up combines just the right amount of lightweight insulation covered with an outer layer that repels water. Waffle-knit panels on the sides and back provide ventilation.
Tracksmith Bislett Pants
These bottoms, also available for both sexes, have the look of track pants but the feel of a cozy winter legging. Stirrups won’t allow them to rise up and expose your ankles to the cold, and a soft, water-resistant fabric keeps your calves shielded from splashes.
Smartwool PHD Wind Boxer Brief
These merino briefs, made especially for running, wick sweat and dry fast while blocking wind.
On-Running Running Pants
This option will defend you from the elements—wind, sun, precipitation, and cold—with a UV-protective woven ripstop fabric, stretchy panels, and a water-repellent finish.
Inov-8 Parkclaw 275 GTX
From road to path to trail, these feature an aggressive outsole to fight slipping and sliding but instead of feeling clunky, they’re more like a regular running shoe in every other way.
Under Armour ColdGear Reactor Leggings
With UA’s new polyester/elastane compression fabric that incorporates a mix of ventilation and insulation, these will not only keep your lower half warm, but they’ll also offload some heat if you get too hot.
Salomon Bonatti WP Mittens
Designed for ultra-marathons, these waterproof mittens will ensure your hands stay warm by keeping your fingers close together in a dry environment. The top of the mitten folds down for easy access to your phone. Plus, they’re made from a stretchy, light material that won’t weigh your arms down.
Adidas Supernova TKO Graphic Tights
When it comes to leggings, the key for guys is to look for a pair with smooth seams, like these, which will cut down on uncomfortable rubbing and chafing.
Asics Thermopolis LT Reverse Beanie
This hat can be worn a number of ways: black, gray, slouchy, cuffed. However you choose to wear it, you’ll benefit from its plush brushed fleece fabric, meant especially for chilly conditions.
The North Face Isotherm Jacket
This ultra-warm jacket features fast-drying fabric that stretches freely, so you won’t feel confined during hill sprints or tempo runs. Reflective details are part of the design and follow the shape of the body.
Feetures Merino+ Ultralight Cushion Quarter Sock
Created for freezing temps, these socks come in a variety of cuts, from crew to knee-high to no-show. Targeted compression provides support where your foot needs it most.