I’ve professed my love for working out in the outdoors here before, and that remains true even in the winter. When I go for a run or hike outside, even when it’s freezing cold, it feels less like a chore and more like an adventure. But I’ve learned the hard way that if you’re going to get your sweat on outside when the temps drop below 50, you need to have the right cold-weather workout gear to keep you warm while wicking the sweat away.
Over the years, I’ve tested out my fair share of running tights, hoodies, parkas and more, so I wanted to share six of my favorite cold-weather workout gear items. Do you have any favorite winter workout finds I should know about? Tell me in the comments below!
Favorite Vest: Prana Diva Vest
This insulated vest keeps me cozy while still letting me move freely while pounding the pavement. I love its Sherpa lining and the knit side panels that offer breathability. Plus, it’s super cute!
Favorite Light Jacket: Lululemon Cross Chill Jacket
I’m always cold, so I love this water-repellent windbreaker because of it’s fleece lining, thumbholes, and cinchable hoodie. And the reflective details keep me safe on evening runs.
Favorite Leggings: Patagonia Women’s Endless Run Tights
Patagonia can’t go wrong, in my opinion. They always make great gear, and I’m a fan of their stance on sustainability mixed with functionality. These moisture-wicking running tights are incredibly flattering, have a secret pocket in the back for your phone, and are made from recycled polyester.
Favorite Sweats: Groceries Apparel Lexi Pant
These pants are so comfortable that I hate to take them off! They’re made with 100% GMO-free organic cotton, and they look really good whether you are relaxing at home or going for a hike in the snow.
Favorite Top: BightGear Women’s Solstice Graphene Hoody
This hoody has everything you could possibly want in a base layer: UPF 55+ sun protection, moisture wicking technology, and natural antimicrobial properties. Plus, it manages to be light and warm at the same time.
Favorite Austin Brand: Outdoor Voices
With a motto of “Doing Things,” this seven-year-old local recreation brand has taken the athleisure world by storm. Everything they make is stylish and great for workouts, but I especially love the ombre-esque 7/8 Springs Leggings, made with durable textured compression fabric. They are nice and cozy, and I love how they frame my body.