Thanks to the experts at espnW, this icy weather we’re having doesn’t have to keep you from getting a jog in.
The polar vortex may have passed, but the weather remains chilly in most parts of the country. While the cold weather may not inspire you to work out, it also shouldn’t be a deterrent to running outside. In fact, a brisk, cold-weather run (even in the snow!) can be a great way to log some miles and clear your head. But wearing the appropriate clothing is important. Here are six key pieces to keep you running all winter long.
Layering is key in cold weather. Heat is trapped between thin layers, keeping you warm. You also want something that moves sweat away from your skin so you don’t get chilled on your run. Oiselle’s Flyte Long Sleeve ($66) is a great base layer. It’s light, soft and non-clingy, and thumbholes keep the sleeves from bunching up. Half-zip tops, like the Saucony Women’s DryLete Sportop ($75), are great for cold weather running because the zipper allows you to manage changing temperatures. Open up the top if you need to cool off or zip it up if you need to keep the heat in.
Women’s UA Authentic ColdGear Fitted Tight ($49.99) has a fast-drying exterior layer and a heat-trapping inner layer to keep you running through most winter conditions. The fitted leggings have a fleecy lining that wicks away sweat. The stretch material also helps the tights keep their shape, and there’s a hidden pocket to stash your house keys.