Winter Running Gear You Need For When It’s Cold

One of the biggest problems with winter training is keeping your body warm during your run, but then making sure your clothing dries quickly and your sweat doesn’t start to freeze. Every year, new fabrics come out that claim to fix this problem, so don’t let dropping temperatures keep you from training for that next race. Stock up now on the hottest new winter running gear for men and women that provide warmth and wick away moisture.


Under Armour Women’s ColdGear 1/2 Zip (Women’s)

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This half-zip from Under Armour has been a staple in our running wardrobe for years now! We think they really nailed it with the fit — it’s next-to-skin without the compression, and the material is super stretchy, so you’ll be warm and protected from the elements without feeling restricted or squeezed.
It’s super versatile, too — wear it alone over a sports bra, as a thin jacket with a light layer underneath, or under a heavier coat when the winds are really whipping.


Under Armour Men’s ColdGear Armour Fitted Mock

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If you’re someone who doesn’t like it when your neck feels suffocated by a half-zip, the mock neck is the way to go. It keeps the cold air from seeping down your chest, but still gives you room to breathe.
This pick from Under Armour has dual-layer fabric — the inside layer is built for warmth and the outside layer is built to dry quickly. Plus, it also has anti-odor technology, making it that much easier to go from winter run to winter beer.


Columbia Women’s Mighty Lite III Vest

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Built with Columbia’s signature Omni-Heat technology, this vest was made for winter running. Not only will these bright colors help you stand out on the road, but it also contains reflective fabric, too. Stash your keys or phone in the interior pocket, and you’ll be ready to hit the pavement.



Brooks Mens Cascadia Thermal Vest (Men’s)

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Also a favorite winter running vest at Runner’s World, the Cascadia vest from Brooks has everything you could want. It’s weather-resistant, reflective, and has a stretchy fabric, light insulation, and several zippered pockets for storing your belongings. Reviewers say it’s a bit snug, so you might want to go up a size.



Baleaf Men’s Outdoor Thermal Cycling Running Tights Black Size XXL

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These fleece-lined leggings for men are perfect for wearing under your favorite pair of running shorts. They give you that extra warmth without constricting your stride. These tights come with leg zippers so you can easily get them on and off, plus a zipper in the back that’s perfect for storing keys or a credit card. Check out the matching base layer, too.


Saucony Guide 9 Running Shoe (Women’s)

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The Guide series from Saucony has been a best-seller for ages and truly delivers a — in their words — “plush and supportive” ride. It features their proprietary technology, EVERUN, which offers a more lively cushion that’ll last you longer. Our editors have run 16 half-marathons in these, so, yes, you can take our word for it. If you need one running shoe for all seasons, let the Guide be it.