The Best Men’s Winter Workout Gear of 2021
Cold weather is no reason to skip your sweat sessions
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POC Essential Road Softshell Gloves ($60)
Built for cold-weather biking, the Essential features a windproof soft-shell back and a lightly padded palm. Lightweight fleece lining made this glove ideal not just for crisp rides but uphill skis and cold runs, too.
Outdoor Research Baritone Hoodie Jacket ($110)
Testers didn’t want to shed this jacket when they were done with workouts—so they didn’t. The polyester-spandex blend is smooth on the skin and more than stretchy enough for overhead reaches. The new full zip is a welcome addition to the bestselling Baritone line.
Brave Foods Apple Spice Overnight Breakfast Cereal ($25 for five)
Make dawn patrols easy with Brave Foods’ organic overnight oats. Add water the night before and this filling meal with chia seeds, hemp hearts, walnuts, and dried apple will be ready as soon as you roll out of bed.
Swiftwick Pursuit Four Ultralight Socks ($20)
Thin but warm, these merino-nylon socks are perfect for hard efforts on cold days or for folks whose feet run hot. They’re durable despite being fine and not even the slightest bit itchy.
Appalachian Gear Company All-Paca Fleece Beanie ($32)
The All-Paca is surprisingly warm for how lightweight and packable it is. It’s thin enough to wear under a helmet and breathes well as you warm up. Plus, alpaca wool doesn’t hold onto odors, so you can wear it several days in a row.
Black Diamond StoneHauler 30L Pro Duffel ($170)
Load the StoneHauler for any workout. The padded duffel has a separate cinchable wet-clothes zone within the main compartment, plus backpack straps and a stout side handle. It’s also made of 100 percent recycled polyester coated in polyurethane for supreme durability.
Salomon Speedcross 5 Shoes ($130)
When the going gets sloppy, this shoe shines. The latest in the beloved Speedcross line, the 5 features a new stitch-free upper but retains key features like deep lugs and Salomon’s one-pull speed-lace system. Available in Gore-Tex for $150.
Day One Lime Sparkling CBD Water ($35 for 6)
Day One pairs the refreshment of seltzer with the recovery potential of CBD. It contains real juice but zero calories for a bright punch of flavor that’s satisfying after a hard workout.
Patagonia Wind Shield Pants ($159)
These pants are built for long, cold days of moving fast in the mountains. That includes a wind-resistant DWR-treated soft-shell front and breathable polyester-spandex jersey behind the knees, in the crotch, and down the legs.
POC Light Merino Jersey ($90)
This wool-Tencel shirt works as a base layer on cold days or a sun guard on warm ones. The thumb loops and long cut are icing on the cake.