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Don't let cold weather come in the way of your running regimen. Make the most of every mile with running gear optimized for blustery weather.
Find the right cold-weather running gear for your training. Layer up for the cold with sleek running shirts, jackets and pants designed to deliver nothing but lightweight warmth. Step out in weatherized running shoes that provide traction on slick surfaces. Then turn to cold-weather accessories, like running hats, headbands, face masks and balaclavas.
Shop weather-proof fabrics and cold-weather technologies that ensure you'll maintain your workout routine year-round. Shop cold-weather running gear from popular brands, including Nike®, Under Armour® and ASICS®.
Skip the bulk and get right to the warmth. Prep for your winter run with comfortable layers that blend thermal insulation with total breathability. Think soft, stretchable fabrics, lightweight layers and weather-proof materials.
Wool microfibers are woven for light insulation, while soft jersey fabrics feel comfortable and cozy. Quick-drying fabrication on running jackets and pants ensures a rainy day never stands in the way of your run. Bundle up when the snow is falling in goose down vests, lightweight fleece jackets and midweight shirts.
During cold-weather conditioning, details matter. Four-way stretch fabrication provides you with a complete range of motion as you run. Thumb holes on your running shirt or jacket hold your garment in place and keep hands and arms warm and covered.
Baselayers are the ultimate in cold-weather running gear: Fortify yourself with cold-weather compression pants and shirts that support and invigorate muscles as you move.
Accessories are a must for cold-weather running. Pull on brushed fleece beanies and headbands for extra coverage and moisture management. Polyester-blend running gloves conform comfortably to your hands for lightweight weather protection in the elements.
Your cold-weather running shoes should feature a protective, weatherized construction to guard against water seepage. Detailing like plush, micro-fleece and a responsive rubber outsole provide warmth and grip when you need it most.
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The key to running in the cold is the right gear. These cold weather running tips help you navigate your winter route safely and effectively.
Boost your visibility factor with reflective running gear.
Many running jackets, shoes and tights come lined with reflective fabric, but for maximum safety you can always sport a reflective running vest. These lightweight vests (they're usually mesh) reflect light directly back to the source, so motorists can get a better glimpse of you while you log miles.
The secret to making a winter running regimen work is all in the layers.
Start with your baselayers. Compression pieces offer minimal bulk for easy layering, but long-sleeve T-shirts and non-compression leggings can make for effective layering pieces too. Thermal baselayers use heat-seeking technology to help your body maintain critical warmth.
Then, think about a second layer, including a long-sleeve T-shirt, hoodie and/or light running jacket. You can layer loose-fitting running pants over tights in extreme cold conditions.
Running hats and headbands help maintain critical head warmth as you stride. Pair your headgear with a scarf or neck gaiter — keeping your neck and head warm during your run is critical.
If your typical running routes are icy, winter is a great time to find a new course. If properly plowed, parking garages, business parks and parking lots can all make for a great alternative to a treadmill or indoor track.