(Inga Hendrickson)
2020 Winter Buyers Guide

The Best Men’s Running Gear of 2020

Don’t let winter cold banish you to the treadmill


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Tracksmith Waffle Shirt ($98)

(Courtesy Tracksmith)

When it comes to cold-weather base layers, merino wool is the way to go. Pockets formed by the waffle knit on this cozy piece trap air and help insulate on long runs.

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Columbia Rogue Runner Jacket ($199)

(Courtesy Columbia)

The Rogue Runner is your best friend when conditions turn from merely cold to gnarly. This fully waterproof, reflective outer layer will keep you dry even in a vicious downpour.

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REI Co-op On the Trail Vest ($70)

(Courtesy REI)

Water-repellent, wind-resistant, and equipped with reflective hits, this vest has a lot going for it. It’s perfect for days when you want just a bit more insulation. 

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Seirus Magne-Mask Bandit Combo Hinged Headliner Balaclava ($40)

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When your nose feels like it’s about to snap off from frostbite, the neoprene strip on this hood-scarf combo will help shield it.

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Fits Micro Light Runner Trail Mini-Crew Socks ($20)

(Courtesy Fits)

Venting and heel and toe padding lend these merino-nylon socks breathability and support, and the mini-crew height sits snug between ankle and calf.

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Icebreaker Tech Trainer Hybrid Gloves ($60)

(Courtesy Icebreaker)

Fashioned from spandex and merino, these gloves trap warmth without sacrificing dexterity.

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Mountainsmith Dart Hydration Pack ($40)

(Courtesy Dart)

Simpler is often better. This single-bottle holster sits comfortably around the waist, thanks to mesh and an adjustable belt.

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Nathan Halo Fire Headlamp ($120)

(Courtesy Nathan)

The Halo Fire is bulkier than other designs, but it makes up for it with five lighting modes. 

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Runderwear 5-Inch Boxer-Briefs ($28)

(Courtesy Runderwear)

We tested Runderwear’s boxer-briefs at the 2019 Boston Marathon. The blend of polyamide and elastane offered rash-free comfort for all 26.2 miles.

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Patagonia Trail Pacer Pants ($99)

(Courtesy Patagonia)

The Trail Pacer’s fit is subtly tapered, and the mix of spandex and polyester is soft enough to wear to bed.

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From Winter 2020 Buyer’s Guide Lead Photo: Inga Hendrickson

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