The cat’s out of the bag: we still have lots more winter. The good news about that, though, is how durable and awesome winter running gear both has become and, uniquely, always has been. Lots of runners, including Sabrina Young and I, have deep bonds with our winter running clothes, some of which are as old as our children. How do you get yourself out on a run in the winter? Let us know and two lucky winners from across the country will win either gloves from Icebreakers (the best gloves I’ve ever worn), or a MEC Pace Hybrid Soft Shell Jacket.
What do you love about Winter Running?
Answer in the comments and WIN WIN WIN!!
Here are items that I love, and what follows are items written in by our readers. These are Winter Cold Weather Jewels, items that just might last you to 2035.
Windproof, breathable, colourful, and priced beneath one hundred dollars. Love it.
Made with 75% recycled material, plenty of pockets, and warmer than my weighted blanket, but twice as light. Plus, a reader wrote this about his Nike tights: “I love my Nike Dri FIT Tights, purchased in 1998.” He has had those tights 25 years!!!
I recently wore this bad boy snowboarding and, when taking selfies for Instagram when it’s really cold, this makes you look like the Toughest Person in the World.
I would say these are the single item that has benefitted me most this winter. It makes me happy we’ll be giving these away to one of you, who can thank me later. It’s our pleasure.
We hold this truth to be self-evident: the only way to run in the cold is through layering. Love the thumbhole, and the butter soft feel.
Montreal brand synonymous with hipster cold weather running ups the style quotient while offering a firm fit and ear warmth beyond compare.
Spend just over two hundred dollars once and have winter running shoes that are light, warm and will last ten years.
And now a few recommendations from our readers:
“I bundle up and layer but need my hands to be warm!” Noel Paine
Oakley sunglasses, prices vary—from $126 to well over $300
“Often overlooked is eyewear with clear or light tinted lenses for those dark winter mornings and evenings. Aside from blocking blowing snow and ice from your eyeballs, they help keep your face warm.” Michael Lin
“It’s kept me outside on the coldest of days—some days I actually find it a little too warm!!!” Sue D. Due [Ed note: after Sue wrote that, two others readers voiced their mutual jacket appreciation]
A Cool DIY Tip from Melanie Boultbee:
“The watch window used to be the thumb hole which was cut to be a bit bigger for the watch face.”
Meanwhile, this reader’s HIND jacket is twenty years old!!
He says, “It’s indestructible!”
So, what do you love about Winter Running?
Tell us and win Icebreaker gloves or the MEC coat!!