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Style Guide: Winter Runner

Just because winter weather can get ugly doesn’t mean your running outfit has to follow suit. There are plenty of ways to keep warm while logging miles during these shortest days of the year. You can find your nearest local indoor track, throw on a hefty down or fleece jacket, or sport some threads that are purpose-built for keeping runners warm during the winter.

So, instead of succumbing to the cold – allowing Old Man Winter to win in the process, we’re here help you build out the ideal running kit for tackling those chilly mornings before heading off to work or to help get the blood pumping after the day is done. Because there’s plenty more to see out there than in the gym on a treadmill, staring at a television screen. Sound appealing? You bet. Just take a scroll through this winter running style guide and get equipped for the months ahead filled with high carbs, sweets, and celebratory boozing.

Dartmoor Running Base In Pebble Grey

Manufactured and designed in England with a pure Merino wool fabric sourced from Italy, this seamlessly constructed base layer is perfect for those looking to push the limit even after the mercury takes a dive. The natural attributes of the fabric will help protect runners from the elements by wicking sweat, regulating temperature, and remaining breathable throughout a workout.

Purchase: $125

Iffley Road Training Log Night Sky

You can’t succeed if you don’t set goals. This book from the British running brand makes it easy to do just that by offering up spaces to log your distance, run time, pace, and even how the run felt.

Purchase: $23

Everyman Grafton Pen

Keeping a solid everyday carry pen on hand for when you jot down all of your stats for the day is a must for any serious athlete. This particular writing utensil is made of an anodized 6061 aluminum body, features a bolt-on pocket clip, and takes Fisher Space Pen ink cartridges. That means it’s tough enough to go wherever you’re willing to run.

Purchase: $35

TriggerPoint GRID Foam Roller

If you’re looking to keep your legs and back limber during the winter, it’d behoove you to check out Trigger Point’s GRID foam roller. More than just a piece of foam wrapped around an oversized PVC pipe, this roller features a special sheath of patented foam with a multi-density exterior and cut into a special gridded pattern. The varying densities of the foam also help reach different parts of your muscles as you roll out.

Purchase: $40

Barnes II Running Beanie

Whether running or just going out for a pleasant walk – having a cap during the wintertime is a must. This particular one is made from a pure, thick Italian merino wool that is double-layered for extra warmth, reversible and is available in black and navy with a pebble gray interior.

Purchase: $37

Merrell Vapor Glove 2 Trail Running Shoe

For those who prefer zero-drop running shoes over those with a slight rise in the heal, these may catch your fancy. Made from a super lightweight textile and synthetic upper that is attached to a grippy, low-profile Vibram outsole – it’ll help runners practice proper form on their longer workouts.

Purchase: $56+

Windsor Running Leggings

One way to keep exercising throughout the winter is by equipping yourself with a pair of running tights. This pair from Iffley Road is made from a mix of polyamide and elastane and weigh under 200 grams – making it so they keep you warm without holding you back. The tights feature a single zippered back pocket that fits most smartphones, a drawcord for fitting tightly around the waist, and the embossed Iffley Road crest.

Purchase: $99

Apple AirPods

Running without music is like cereal without milk. The two just go together. One of the best ways to pipe in those motivating tunes while you’re out on the trail? With Apple’s AirPods. The wireless headphones provide a steady, uninterrupted stream of music, and can both make and receive calls without your needing to take your phone out of your pocket.

Purchase: $160

Marlow Running Jacket

This ultra waterproof Italian soft-shell jacket is purpose-built to keep runners protected from whatever mother nature can throw at them. Featuring an eVent inner membrane, fully taped seams, and an elasticated hem and cuffs – it’s an ideal layer for wearing during the rainy, snowy seasons.

Purchase: $256