Get Me Outta Here

Winter fitness gear to aid your escape from the treadmill

Dec 1, 2002
Outside Magazine

   Photo: Chris Buck

A snug, attached hood and sleek, flat stitching make SUGOI's MIDZERO SPEED SKIN ($80; 800-432-1335, feel painted onto your body, and that's the point.

To prevent overheating, IBEX's BREAKAWAY JACKET ($178; 800-773-9647, marries a Schoeller-and-wool blend over the chest (to keep wind and snow at bay) to a velvety-soft Merino wool back panel to prevent overheating.

Be seen, not hurt: PEARL IZUMI's FLASH TIGHTS ($80; 800-328-8488, insulate you from 20 to 50 degrees, while reflective patches provide 360 degrees of please-don't-hit-me visibility.

Add some motivational minutiae to the training log with SUUNTO's new X6HR WRIST-TOP COMPUTER ($429; 800-543-9124, Features include rate of ascent/descent, altitude, compass bearings, barometric pressure, and heart-rate monitor.

Essentially a soft shell for your head, CLOUDVEIL's FOUR SHADOW BEANIE ($35; 888-763-5969, maintains your noggin's temperature level.

Much of your body heat escapes through your hands, so cover 'em up with MANZELLA's WINDSTOPPER 3-SEASON GLOVE ($30; 800-645-6837,

Designed for downhill sports, SMARTWOOL's mid-calf-length SNOW RIDER SOCKS ($17; 800-550-9665, also work as excellent lightweight winter-running or snowshoeing socks.

We found MONTRAIL's EXCELERACE XCR SPEED HIKERS ($120; 800-647-0224, ideal for aggressive hoofing through winter crud. They keep slush from seeping inside, yet still let out the sweat.

With ULTIMATE DIRECTION's PROFILE I.C.E. HYDRATION PACK ($50; 800-426-7229,, there's no excuse for yellow snow. The pack's fully insulated 64-ounce bladder, hose, and bite valve keep fluids flowing to 20 degrees.

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