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2021 Winter Buyer’s Guide

The Best Women’s Winter Workout Gear of 2021

Exercise outdoors all winter long with these essentials

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Avana Ashbury Bottle ($35)

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This slim double-walled stainless-steel bottle has a tapered mouth that eliminates splashing. A portion of sales goes to organizations providing developing communities with safe drinking water—since July 2019, that’s amounted to $75,000.

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Wigwam Synchro-knit Trail Junkie Light Mid-Crew Socks ($20)

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Wigwam minimized the stitching around the ankle, arch, and instep of this crew to reduce volume and create a sock that’s shaped a lot more like a foot. The ­merino-synthetic blend adds warmth, wicking, and comfort.

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Maloja Balfi Nordic Hooded Jacket ($249)

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Four-way-stretch softshell fabric, a ventilated back panel, a droptail hem, and a snug hood make the Balfi perfect for nordic skiing and other highly aerobic activities in variable conditions.

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LifeProof Wake Phone Case ($40)

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LifeProof used plastic from fishing nets, tackle, and rope to make the Wake. It’s ultrathin but boasts a grippy wave pattern and a two-meter drop-test rating.

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Krewe Laborde Sunglasses ($235)

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These painstakingly handcrafted glasses have as much style as they do substance. Our favorite features: a resin frame that’s 50 percent plant-based, and full-UV-protective lenses that are and anti-fog, -shatter, and -smudge. They’re even snug enough for slow running.

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Power Plate Pulse Massager ($299)

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Tired of feeling like a human pretzel? Power Plate’s quiet and powerful deep-tissue massager smooths out knots with six different attachment heads, promoting blood flow, releasing fascia, and rejuvenating tight and sore muscles. It boasts four intensity levels, the highest of which can make you yelp in pain—the good ­tension-releasing kind.

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Swix Horizon Pants ($160)

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The water-resistant ­soft-shell Horizon has three accessible zip pockets, PrimaLoft-insulated front panels to cut wind, and full-length zippers on both sides for easy shedding. It’s meant to be a warm-up layer, but it’s so functional and cozy we don’t ever want to take it off.

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Allbirds Tree Dasher Shoes ($125)

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Allbirds recently took the leap into the running-shoe market, debuting this kick with a sugarcane sole, a breathable upper made of renewable eucalyptus, and a liner of superfine merino wool. It’s cush and comfortable, yet feels stable and prevents pronation better than the company’s lifestyle shoes.

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Mountain Hardwear Women’s Kor Strata Pullover ($200)

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Wind-resistant nylon and synthetic fill at the core mean the Strata can stand alone on warm winter days. A hidden zip pocket secures your phone and keys.

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