Gear Review: Winter Running Clothing
Have you started your 2016 training yet? For triathletes who embrace the cold with winter running, we’ve made a list of some great items to add to your wardrobe that will help you stay warm outside this winter. We also have a guide to dressing for winter cycling so you can train outdoors as much as possible in the coming weeks.
Pearl Izumi Thermal Run Hat $25
This hat is made from fast-drying Thermal fabric to help wick away moisture and keep you warm and dry as you run outside in low temperatures. Its tight-fitting shape will stay snug over your ears as you run. The hat comes in a variety of colours including bright pink and yellow to stay visible at night. It also has a reflective strip on the back for added low-light visibility.
Asics Hybrid Jacket $150
The lightweight Cocona insulation of Hybrid Jacket makes it easy to run in and provides plenty of warmth for the core. The inside and collar are lined with lightweight, moisture-wicking fleece while the sleeves are made from a simpler water and wind resistant fabric. This versatile jacket can be worn loose enough for base layers underneath and the adjustable draw string around the bottom ensures you don’t have to worry about cold drafts. The jacket comes in black as well as brighter colours for those who want to be as flourescent as possible in the dark and it also has reflective piping down the back.
MEC Flicker Vest $95
Triathletes will love this vest for running or outdoor cross-training, like cross-country skiing. It provides a perfect balance of mobility and snugness so you can move freely while staying warm and not feel weighed down. Its lightweight insulation provides a great level of core warmth and the side panels’ inside spandex fleece wicks moisture away as you sweat. The weather-resistant exterior shell can withstand snow, rain and wind so you can rely on the vest for any weather conditions. A high collar and added length at the rear hem help prevent drafts. Two spacious, zippered pickets can store gloves, keys and wallets so you can be hands-free as you move.
Brooks Seattle Tight $165
These tights will keep you warm in even the coldest weather. The four-way stretch fabric makes them form-fitting but leaves enough room for a thinner layer beneath if you choose. They feature Brooks DriLayer SuperSeal fabric, strategically placed on the thighs and calves for added wind and water protection. Chafe-free seams and a flat drawstring will keep you comfortable as you run and allow for a full range of motion. Special added features include a pocket in the back, reflective piping and zippers at the ankles.