Let me set the stage for this post by reminding you of an experience you've probably had. It's freezing cold outside, the snow is falling and your inside staying warm. You've just had dinner and are walking into the living room when something through the front window catches your eye..."it couldn't be" you say. You rub your eyes and look again; sure enough, there is a crazy person running down the street with a smile on their face. I would bet if you're reading this post, you've been that "Crazy Person" running in a blizzard or the pouring rain.
Runners are a unique breed - there's not much that will keep the dedicated runner from getting in his or her daily run. However, just because runners have the mindset to get themselves out the door in extreme conditions, doesn't mean they are immune to effects of temperature, wind, and moisture -- a great cold weather run can turn into a miserable, yet memorable event quickly if your core and appendages aren't protected.
Jackets, pants, gloves, and hats, are key accessories in cold, wet, and windy environments. Advancements in materials allow cold weather clothing to repel wind and rain, keep body heat in, and allow moisture to escape.
There are many different brands and styles of running jackets, pants, and accessories in the market today; so, how do you know which one if best for you? Here are some questions you need to ask yourself before selecting a jacket:
Below is a selection of cold weather running apparel to help you find the perfect items to help keep you warm allowing you to finish enjoying what's left of winter running.
Brooks Canopy Jacket
TOUGH HEADWEAT - SKULL CAP
FRECH FITNESS REVOLUTION SKULL CAP
TSLA Thermal Wintergear Compression Baselayer
BALEAF WOMEN'S TIGHT
FTEOX WINTER GLOVES
TOUGH OUTDOORS CONVERTABLE MITTEN