The Find: winter running essentials, for the motivated jogger
The Find: winter running essentials, for the motivated jogger
By Jean Grant | January 9, 2015
By Jean Grant | 01/09/2015
Jogging during a Toronto winter takes determination, but it also takes something else: proper gear. Fortunately, shelling out for fancy leggings and insulated shells makes it possible to pass on expensive gym memberships, so the cost has a way of balancing out. Here, some of the best cold-weather running pieces for those who refuse to hit the treadmill, no matter how chilly it gets.
304226 Winter running is all about proper layering. A lightweight, down-filled vest can add some extra warmth under a running jacket, or be all you need over a long-sleeved t-shirt on in-between days. $138, <a href="http://shop.lululemon.com/products/clothes-accessories/whats-new-run/Fluffed-Up-Vest?cc=0831&skuId=3571621&catId=cat1130002" target="_blank">lululemon.com</a>. https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/winter-running-gear-02-150x150.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/winter-running-gear-02.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/winter-running-gear-02.jpg 540 670  https://torontolife.com/shopping/find-winter-running-essentials-motivated-jogger/slide/winter-running-gear-02/ winter-running-gear-02 0 0
304232 Every winter runner needs a long-sleeved hoodie. This one from <strong>Arc'teryx</strong> is made from a super-warm fleece with a special grid backing that's designed to allow sweat to evaporate. A wrap-around collar on the hood ensures the wearer's neck won't be exposed (and the hood won't fall off in the wind). $120, <a href="http://arcteryx.com/product.aspx?language=EN&gender=womens&collection=Endorphin&model=Thaleia-Hoody-W" target="_blank">arcteryx.com</a>. https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/winter-running-gear-08-150x150.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/winter-running-gear-08.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/winter-running-gear-08.jpg 947 1200  https://torontolife.com/shopping/find-winter-running-essentials-motivated-jogger/slide/winter-running-gear-08/ winter-running-gear-08 0 0
304233 These <strong>Under Armour</strong> running gloves have it all, including a thermo-conductive inner lining to retain body heat, an extended wrist for extra coverage and touch-screen compatible fingertips for easily switching songs on your iPod. $30, <a href="https://www.underarmour.com/en-ca/ua-get-set-go/pid1249406-001" target="_blank">underarmour.ca</a>. https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/winter-running-gear-09-150x150.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/winter-running-gear-09.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/winter-running-gear-09.jpg 1200 1200  https://torontolife.com/shopping/find-winter-running-essentials-motivated-jogger/slide/winter-running-gear-09/ winter-running-gear-09 0 0
304230 This merino wool toque manages to accomplish two very important tasks: it's super insulating but also breathes to let out excess heat. (Plus, your ponytail can sneak through the back.) $38, <a href="http://shop.lululemon.com/products/clothes-accessories/women-seasonal-accessories/Vite-Vite-Run-Toque?cc=1966&skuId=3584809&catId=women-seasonal-accessories" target="_blank">lululemon.com</a>. https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/winter-running-gear-06-150x150.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/winter-running-gear-06.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/winter-running-gear-06.jpg 540 670  https://torontolife.com/shopping/find-winter-running-essentials-motivated-jogger/slide/winter-running-gear-06/ winter-running-gear-06 0 0
304227 It's completely waterproof and wind resistant, but our favourite part of this <strong>MEC</strong> running jacket is the chic colour scheme. $135, <a href="http://www.mec.ca/product/5037-998/halti-tuulis-jacket-womens/" target="_blank">mec.ca</a>. https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/winter-running-gear-03-150x150.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/winter-running-gear-03.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/winter-running-gear-03.jpg 720 720  https://torontolife.com/shopping/find-winter-running-essentials-motivated-jogger/slide/winter-running-gear-03/ winter-running-gear-03 0 0
304231 It can be tough to find running shells with extra insulation that also allow the wearer to move freely. But this <strong>Nike</strong> jacket, with subtle down-filled panels and dry-fit wool sleeves, certainly delivers. $290, <a href="http://blacktoerunning.com/Apparel/Womens/AEROLOFT-HYBRID-JACKET-616268-010-XS/" target="_blank">blacktoerunning.com</a>. https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/winter-running-gear-07-150x150.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/winter-running-gear-07.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/winter-running-gear-07.jpg 1200 1200  https://torontolife.com/shopping/find-winter-running-essentials-motivated-jogger/slide/winter-running-gear-07/ winter-running-gear-07 0 0
304228 Since they typically get just one layer, legs can often be the coldest part of the body on winter runs. Top-quality thermal leggings, like <strong>Nike'</strong>s “hyperwarm compression” tights, can help. (A bonus: they come in fun neon colours.) $70, <a href="http://www.sportinglife.ca/sportinglife/product/24422784/Tight-Bottoms/Women%27s-Pro-Hyperwarm-Compression-Mezzo-Wb-Tight" target="_blank">sportinglife.ca</a>. https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/winter-running-gear-04-150x150.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/winter-running-gear-04.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/winter-running-gear-04.jpg 1180 1180  https://torontolife.com/shopping/find-winter-running-essentials-motivated-jogger/slide/winter-running-gear-04/ winter-running-gear-04 0 0
304229 Trading ankle gym socks for knee-high thermal socks can also help with lower-body warmth. Ski brand <strong>Kombi</strong> is known for making some seriously insulated merino-blend socks that will keep toes nice and cozy. $20, <a href="http://www.kombicanada.com/product/the-star-adult-sock?cat=70#999" target="_blank">kombicanada.ca</a>. https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/winter-running-gear-05-150x150.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/winter-running-gear-05.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/winter-running-gear-05.jpg 667 1000  https://torontolife.com/shopping/find-winter-running-essentials-motivated-jogger/slide/winter-running-gear-05/ winter-running-gear-05 0 0
304225 Finally, for anyone serious about cold-weather running, it may be time to upgrade to a winter-approved shoe. Along with a super-durable exterior, <strong>Adidas</strong>' Climaheat line uses hollow fibres (which resemble natural fur) to trap heat while keeping feet dry. $160, <a href="http://www.adidas.ca/en/womens-climaheat-rocket-boost-shoes/M18938_540.html" target="_blank">adidas.ca</a>. https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/winter-running-gear-01-150x150.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/winter-running-gear-01.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/winter-running-gear-01.jpg 500 500  https://torontolife.com/shopping/find-winter-running-essentials-motivated-jogger/slide/winter-running-gear-01/ winter-running-gear-01 0 0
2 thoughts on “The Find: winter running essentials, for the motivated jogger”
holler to all the other nut-bars I see out there!
Men don’t jog in the winter? come on!
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