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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.