The temps are dropping! Being in California, we don’t get snow, and it doesn’t get THAT cold. That said, I run early, and it is still cold to me. I have been getting asked what my winter running favorites are a lot lately, so I figured I’d do a whole post on it.
A lot of items on this list are on the more pricey side. That said, you can definitely find less expensive stuff. Keep an eye out at Dick’s, Marshall’s and utilize the Cyber Monday sales. Really good quality gear will last you several years, and you will need to be able to throw it in the wash often. If you are like me, run funk will work its way through to those outer layers.
The biggest thing for me is to keep my ears and hands warm. That means good quality gloves and hat/ear warmer.
Fast Gloves – Lululemon: I have a version of these, but the newest style is so much better. It has gloved fingers inside, and a mitten you can pull up and over.
Ear Warmers – these are both good because they have a pony tail port!
- Vigor Vest – Oiselle: I have already put this in a Friday favorites post, but it is too good not to mention again. It is the perfect layer when you are on the fence about whether or not you want another layer. Knowing what I know about this vest, I would feel great about purchasing the Vim Jacket as well.
- Down for a Run Vest – Lululemon – This is super warm and the pockets are phenomenal.
- First Mile Jacket – Lululemon (I am putting this on my Christmas list haha!)
- Fresh Tracks tight – Lululemon – These are great because they have a performance fleece inside.
- Nike Pro HyperWarm
- Nike Thermal Running Tight – JackRabbit
- SmartWool PhD Tight – JackRabbit – SmartWool knows how to do warm. These are awesome.
Oiselle Lux Runfinity Scarf – This is the perfect neck wrap for running. Not too bulky and I love the start/finish line detail.
Visibility is a hugely important aspect of winter running. Even if it is the middle of the day, it still may be dark and overcast. Assume the cars cannot see you, and that you are responsible for making your presence known.
What kind of winter do you have? Snow, ice, or neither?
What are you winter running favorites?