As temperatures plummet, so does the motivation to leave your warm hideaway in order to workout. Staying in with a packet of chips and a movie is likely always going to win, so we need new ways to get excited about going outside and working up a sweat. Getting up and out of the house to get some exercise is made much easier when you know you’ve got some fresh new gear to put on that’ll keep you warm, dry, and looking good.
In the past two decades, huge advances have been made in fabric technologies that keep you warm, even in sub-zero temperatures. From merino wool blends to GORE-TEX footwear, this roundup is something like the modern-day suit of armor. So don your thermals and hit the front line with no regard for the weather.
Resplendent in electric orange, it seems odd to characterize this Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket as minimal, but it really is. A clean build lacks any detailing other than the logo to the chest which leaves the three-layer breathable, waterproof H2No construction to do the talking.
Made with no less than 50 percent recycled fibers, the Nike Therma Training Pants wick sweat while insulating you on the days you need it. Stretch fabric offers up freedom of movement so you have no excuses.
Sometimes it’s exciting to try out a new name on the block, but other times it’s worth looking to the masters for guidance. Helly Hansen’s Varde Jacket features a fleece lining and a knitted fabric body with water-repellant shoulders to afford just enough protection while you workout.
TEN THOUSAND scraps anything that’s unnecessary in your workout gear to streamline your kit and your workout. The Midnight Tech Hoodie is cut from the brand’s unique stretch material for comfort and versatility. A super-minimal aesthetic rounds out this no-nonsense essential.
Some of the newest technical fabrics find their roots in the classics. Take this base layer from Peak Performance for example, which is crafted from a merino wool-blend for its warmth and natural sweat-wicking properties.
Nike’s Pegasus Trail 2 Sneaker takes the streamlined upper style of the original iteration and fuses it to a ridged trail-style sole unit because nothing brings your workout to a cold, muddy end like slipping over mid-run.
HOKA One One has begun its not-so-slow takeover of the running footwear world and we’re following every step of the way. The Mafate Speed 2 sneaker is one of the brand’s most distinctive styles and features a hard-wearing Vibram sole unit for less forgiving terrain.
The adidas Ultraboost has grown in several years to become a flagship runner for the Brand with Three Stripes. This season we see the lightweight silhouette outfitted with water-repellant uppers and durable outsole under the WINTER.RDY guise.
Arc’teryx combines a water and windproof GORE-TEX upper with compression-molded EVA midsole and a Megagrip Vibram outsole in sleek technical style for one of the season’s hardest running shoes.
Swiss label On is another new-age running label to have taken the market by storm. The Cloud Hi Edge running boot is perfect for cold weather exercise thanks to its scalloped sole and more substantial high-top silhouette.
You’d be surprised by how much difference having a warm neck has on your overall temperature. This Snow Peak fleece water does the job with moisture-wicking properties, too.
If you haven’t yet graduated from gloves to mittens then you’ve got a whole world of warmth coming your way. This pair of adidas mitts features finger slots inside a weatherproof shell.
Being in the midst of a global pandemic makes you very conscious of crossing paths with a heavy-breathing fellow runner, doesn’t it? This Nike hood will keep your head and face warm while also providing an extra layer of droplet protection. (This hood does not replace the need for a mask, though.)
Arc’teryx’s Bird Head Toque is one of the brand’s products which, although designed solely for performance reasons, holds serious streetwear clout too. Soft thermal fleece partners with Super Fine merino wool for unrivaled warmth.
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