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    Make sure you're comfortable, warm and ventilated this winter when you work out. To get you started, here's some of the best new women's workout gear.

    Stephanie Pearson
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    SmartWool Women's PhD Long Bra

    With soft merino-wool-lined cups and hardware-free straps and backing, SmartWool Women’s PhD Long bra ($80) is, in fact, brilliantly constructed. Once broken in, it’s like a cozy piece of armor.
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    Rudy Project's Stratofly SX Sunglasses

    Rudy Project’s Stratofly SX sunglasses ($160) stay firmly in place for every sport from running to Nordic skiing. Choose from three lens options, but be warned: it takes a few tries to figure out how to swap them out.
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    Isis Forma Half Zip Top

    Regulating temperature on cool days can be tricky, but the midweight Isis Forma Half Zip top ($79) makes it easy, with smartly placed wicking panels (on the back, sides, and arms and under the chest). Testers loved the feminine details and high, ribbed, chafe-free collar.
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    New Balance LifeTrnr

    Technophobes, rejoice. The New Balance LifeTrnr ($70) is a combination strapless heart-rate monitor and fitness watch that keeps track of the essentials—-calories burned, steps taken—and automatically resets itself at midnight. So when you wake up, all you have to do is strap it on and go.
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    Moving Comfort Sprint Tech Tights

    Pin tucks at the wide waist and hem of the Moving Comfort Sprint Tech tights ($82) are flattering, while the polyester-spandex blend gives you just enough compression to feel supported but not poured in.
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    Fits Women's Ultra Light Casual Crew Socks

    With no added cush in the heel or toe, the Longstocking-esque Fits Women’s Ultra Light Casual Crew socks ($19) keep you connected to your feet.
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    Gore's Air Lady 2.0 Active Shell

    Two zippered ventilation panels in the front help Gore’s Air Lady 2.0 Active shell ($200) wick moisture better than any other hard shell we tested. Reflective trim at the waist and cuffs boost visibility at dawn or dusk.
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    Merino Wool Buff

    Cold-weather protection from Buffwear is our secret weapon. In the dead of winter, we like to wear the multifunctional merino wool buff ($27) around our head, ears, or neck.
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    Sugoi's RS Zero Gloves

    Windproof and lightly insulated, Sugoi’s RS Zero gloves ($60) kept our digits warm on runs in the teens but still afforded plenty of dexterity for shifting and braking during winter bike commutes.
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Filed To: Gear Girl, Winter Buyer's Guide, Fitness, Gear of the Year, Women's, Clothing and Apparel, Base Layer, Mid Layer, Jackets, Midweight, Hard Shell, Soft Shell, Insulated, Gloves, Socks, Gear

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