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Our Best Winter Running Clothes and Gear
Too cold to go on a run? Not with this winter workout gear. We've picked out winter running clothes and gear that have your comfort, safety and style in mind.
Mizuno Breath Thermo Stretch L/S Crew
More than just a regular shirt, this winter workout crewneck has heat-regulating properties so you'll stay comfortably warm in spite of the frosty winds.
ASICS Thermopolis LT 1/2 Zip
Function and fashion meet in this form-fitting, half-zip top. The compression fabric absorbs moisture from your skin and is designed to enhance circulation and reduce fatigue, helping you pound out that fifth mile like it's the first.
RRS Pro Distance Long-Sleeve Tee
This top is made from moisture-wicking fabric so you'll be warm without feeling suffocated. Perfect as a base layer on chilly morning runs.
Mizuno Breath Thermo Pant
These lightweight pants generate heat by absorbing sweat as you run, so you can focus on your workout rather than on the fact that you can barely feel your toes.
ASICS Thermopolis LT Run Pant
Made from insulating material and with reflective ankle zips that accommodate your running shoes, these pants are a runner's dream. However, the super-soft fabric alone will make you want to wear these pants — even when you're not working out.
ASICS Storm Shelter Pant
When Mother Nature decides to add a little challenge to your outdoor run — say, a torrential downpour, or 10-mile-an-hour winds — these water- and windproof pants will make it impossible for you to avoid working out. Rats.
Brooks LSD Thermal Vest
Forget puffy vests that make you look like you're wearing a sleeping bag. If it's too cold for your base layer but not cold enough to wear a jacket, keep your core warn with this lightweight thermal vest. When it gets even colder, the vest can be zipped into the Wanganui Softshell Jacket for added layers.
Brooks Wanganui Softshell Jacket
A runner dedicated enough to run rain or shine should be rewarded with a medal, in our opinion. But as a consolation prize, how about a jacket that'll get you through the workout intact? This jacket protects you from the wind, rain, sleet, and hail. For added warmth, use it with the LSD Thermal Vest.
Moving Comfort Cameo Bra
You can trust this bra to give you the support you need when you're pounding the pavement. Forget constantly adjusting straps — with a crisscross strap system, the fabric is great for absorbing moisture so you stay dry without the chafing.
Feetures Originals No-Show Socks
Reward your miles-weary feet with these breathable, cushioned running socks that won't overheat or add too much bulk. The form-fitting shape also eliminates movement, preventing blisters from forming — a definite plus for those who've been inconvenienced by those tiny (yet mighty) injuries before.
Manzella Polartec Powerdry Headband
Wrap this soft, lightweight headband on to stay warm. Your ears will thank you. Seriously.
Manzella Windstopper Balaclava
For the days that are a little more hardcore (think sleet and snow), a simple hat just won't do. This contoured cap fits over your head and face comfortably to keep you warm on even the worst days. We can't say it won't give you hat-hair afterward (or have you looking like a ninja during), but at least you won't be freezing on your run.
Manzella Convertible Running Mitt
Protect your hands from the elements with these breathable gloves that convert to windproof mitts when the temperature really drops. But trust that they won't turn your hands into clumsy paws: the palms have an added grip so you can handle your keys, iPod, or water bottle with ease.
Brooks Vapor-Dry Glove
These lightweight gloves will keep your hands warm and dry with Vapor-Dry fabric. Plus, there's a wiping surface built in for you to mop sweat off your face — an added bonus.
Originally published on FitnessMagazine.com, November 2008.