Winter Running Gear Essentials

Cold weather is no excuse to stop running

Winter Running Gear     Photo: Shana Novak

1. PEARL IZUMI ALPINE ELITE
In colder temps, this jacket's soft-shell arms and chest shield you, while the pit zips and lighter polyester in the back dump surplus heat. $150; pearlizumi.com

2. ADIDAS ADISTAR GORE-TEX HALF-ZIP
Cold, blasting wind? Slip into this fitted base layer, which features Windstopper fabric up front and in the arms, as well as elastic, breathable polyester everywhere else. $99; shopadidas.com

3. KOMBI TAIFUN GLOVE
These cut the chill with Windstopper, plus they're trimmed with reflective piping. $32; kombiltd.com

4. PATAGONIA TRAVERSE
For cooler, faster runs, Patagonia's stretchy Traverse jacket is breathable, light, and slim-fitting—i.e., perfect. $100; patagonia.com

5. SUGOI FIREWALL 220 VEST
Sleeves are furnaces. For mildly chilly days, wrap your core in this vest, which fits like a soft-shell hug. $150; sugoi.com

6. SAUCONY PLAID BEANIE
The loose knit lets steam escape, but the velvety, stretchy internal headband keeps this stylish cap cozy. $25; saucony.com

7. BROOKS AIRPLEX STRETCH PANT
Tights not your thing? These pants are supple and light, with good wind protection in a slim-fitting but more modest cut. $65; brooksrunning.com

8. ASICS GEL-TRABUCO 11
On wet roads, the Gore-Tex liner in the cushy Gel-Trabuco keeps your feet dry and warm, and the trail-running outsole grips well in slush. $100; asics.com

9.SAUCONY OMNI LX TIGHT
If it's form-fitting, it should fit great. These tights have the smoothest feel and our favorite cut of the year. $65

10. SUGOI R&R SOCK
Winter is the only time of year you should run in full-length socks. These keep your calves nice and warm. $30

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