Top 10 Cold Weather Workout Gear

Cold Weather Gear To Crush Any Winter Workout

Cold Weather Gear To Crush Any Winter Workout

With a new year comes new resolutions, many of which revolve around fitness. But how's a girl supposed to stay motivated to hit the gym when the winter temps feel more Netflix-worthy than workout-worthy? We have the answer, and it just so happens to be really cute cold weather workout gear. With retailers currently releasing some of the most innovative (not to mention stylish) pieces we've seen yet, we're more inspired than ever to get our bodies moving, and we think you'll feel the same. Ahead, we're giving you the lowdown on the Top 10 styles we found—all of which will help you stick to those 2020 goals and look really good while doing it. From essential accessories like wool socks and running gloves to fleece-lined leggings and extra warm puffers, keep scrolling to discover and shop the algorithm-approved workout clothes that are perfect for the winter months ahead. Opening image: athleta.com

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December 31, 2019

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Smartwool PhD Run Light Elite Micro Socks
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Smartwool PhD Run Light Elite Micro Socks

WHY YOU NEED IT: A mix of wool and nylon help to keep your feet comfortably warm during chilly winter days. 

BEST FOR: Whether you're hiking, running, biking, or walking the dog, these socks offer a light cushion to support your feet for a variety of activities. 

Sweaty Betty Tech Running Gloves

BEST FOR: If you run outside during winter, you need these gloves.

FUN FACT: These gloves are touchscreen-friendly, so you can easily change songs or answer texts on your phone without taking them off. 

Athleta Inlet Jacket

LOVED FOR: This jacket features a hybrid design to provide you with maximum mobility. 

WHY YOU NEED IT: A removable hood, two secure pockets, and a high collar for extra warmth make this the only jacket you'll need for braving workouts in less than desirable weather conditions. 

LONGLONG Neck Warmer Gaiter Scarf

BEST FOR: Keep your nose and mouth covered and warm when you sport this neck scarf on your next outdoor workout. 

USERS SAID: "I was looking for something that would block the wind and would stay up around my face when walking outdoors in the winter months. These are perfect for my needs! They're so much warmer than any scarf I have and they can be tightened to stay put over my face when walking into the wind, then loosened and used just as a neck warmer if I start to get warmer. [...]"

lululemon Runderful Long Sleeve

WHY YOU NEED IT: Once you feel how buttery-soft this shirt is, you're going to want to buy it in bulk. We warned you. 

BEST FOR: Reflective details, thumbholes, and a back pocket makes this the perfect running shirt. 

Baleaf Thermal Fleece Half Zip

LOVED FOR: The fleece-lined interior is made to keep you warm while also wicking away moisture during intense workouts. 

HELPFUL TIP: For a more relaxed fit, size up.

TrailHeads Ponytail Headband

BEST FOR: Are your ears the first thing to turn red when walking outside during winter? Reach for this headband the next time you venture outdoors in the cold. 

FUN FACT: This headband features a cutout in the back for you to easily slip your ponytail through. 

Baleaf Thermal Fleece Athletic Tights

WHY YOU NEED IT: With over 400 reviews, there really is a better pair of leggings to wear during your winter workouts. 

USERS SAID: "I really love these running tights. I run all winter long and these keep my legs toasty warm in freezing temperatures. They fit true to size, I'm tall and wear size 12 or 14 pant and usually wear a large or xl tights and the large fit me well, They don't ride down when running and have a nice compression feel without being constrictive. [...]"

Sweaty Betty Ultra Run Sports Bra

BEST FOR: This award-winning and best-selling bra is designed for running and high-impact activities.

HELPFUL TIP: This bra supports up to an F cup. 

Patagonia Down Vest

LOVED FOR: Water-resistant, tear-resistant, and wind-resistant, this vest is about as durable as it gets. 

WHY YOU NEED IT: Compressible down offers maximum warmth with minimal weight, so you won't feel weighed down when you head out for your next workout. 

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