Let’s face it: working out in the winter sucks. We all arrive back from the holidays armed with New Year’s resolutions about running more or getting to the gym more and we are immediately smacked in the face by weather that is saying, “Wouldn’t you rather just chill on the couch, bruh? There’s some cozy slippers and cookies in it for you.”
It takes a lot of extra motivation to get that training session in when it’s cold outside. The last thing you need is some gear that doesn’t keep you warm enough so you’re shivering throughout your workout or doesn’t wick away enough sweat so that your base layer ends up looking like an icicle by the time you’re done.
Fortunately, recent advancements in technology aren’t just limited to our phones. A lot more thought and science has gone into creating the ideal layers for training in the winter so that you don’t walk out of the house looking like a puff ball. So don’t give up on that resolution just yet. We’ve got the ultimate winter workout wardrobe to keep you committed to your fitness goals.
PATAGONIA WIND SHIELD BEANIE
Patagonia’s Wind Shield Beanie is like a softshell jacket for your head. It has a water-resistant layer on the outside and soft insulation inside. The ear flaps fold up easily for venting after you warm up and the short brim keeps rain and snow out of your face.
UNDER ARMOUR COLDGEAR INFRARED CREW
A good base layer sets the stage for everything that goes on top of it. Utilizing infrared technology, this compression top traps your body heat so you stay warm, but also has ventilation in key areas so that sweat doesn’t hang around on your body.
NIKE THERMA-SPHERE MAX JACKET
Even though it has a slim design that looks good whether you’re working out or not, Nike tailored this jacket to allow for complete freedom of movement. It has a raised hexagon pattern on the inside so that warm air stays close to the body. The outer layer is water repellant and wind resistant and the hood provides warmth without inhibiting your vision.
THE NORTH FACE WINTER WARM TIGHTS
Unless you’re a member of the polar bear club, you are going to need to wear long pants for your winter training. These tights are thick enough to offer support and warmth, but also feature extra flexible mesh behind the knees so that you don’t feel constricted when you run. There are also reflective details so cars can see you easier.
ADIDAS STANDARD 19 SHORTS
We’re big fans of the shorts over tights look because it translates to post-workout activities much better than tights on their own. The Standard 19 shorts aren’t too short or too long. They’re just right. And with two zip pockets on either side, you can be sure your phone and keys will stay secure during your workout.
UNDER ARMOUR COLDGEAR INFRARED ESCAPE GLOVES
Warmth is a given with Under Armours ColdGear technology. What’s great about these gloves is the silicone printed on the palms that gives them extra grip so you can utilize them for training as well as running.
ASICS FUJITRAIL MINI CREW SOCKS
Save the no-see-em ankle socks for summertime. When you’re training in colder temps, you want your ankles to be covered. The FujiTrail socks offer the right amount of coverage and have integrated cushioning so they feel great on your feet. The material is even water repellant so you’re workout won’t be ruined if you step in a puddle.
ADIDAS ULTRA BOOST LTD
The Adidas Ultra Boost was already one of the greatest things to happen to sneakers with its singular blend of style and comfort. But the three stripes found a way to improve on it by creating a winterized version that features wool in the knit upper instead of the standard polyester.