Winter running gear is all about layering. Layering provides the best interaction with your body regardless of your performance level. Thanks to different layers combined with modern fabric technology, your body’s microclimate is always maintained at a comfortable level and the different layers interact with your natural thermo regulation at different activity levels in different weather conditions. There are three levels of layering to ensure you ultimate protection; the base layer, the mid layer, and the outer layer.
If it’s in the upper 30s or above I don’t wear the hood and just opt for my Indianapolis Monumental Marathon beanie or a running hat. My North Face Trail Stormy hat is great and fully waterproof. It keeps my head dry and warm in raining cold runs.
There you have it, my head to toe favorite winter running gear. My go to brand is Gore Running Wear. They may be more expensive than other brands but they work and perform at the highest level in the cold, wind, and rain. They have all three layers covered for a complete outfit. There are other solid options as well which I mentioned in this post. I hope it helps you plan your next winter running outfit. Just remember, never go with cotton. Always go with technical fabrics to keep you dry and warm. I’ll always chose 30s and under over heat and humidity for running any day. Enjoy your winter running!