Winter Running Wardrobe
Now that winter has finally hit Philadelphia in full (not that I minded the unseasonable warmth), it seems appropriate to outline my winter running wardrobe. Regular readers may remember a certain blunder that cost me most of my old running gear; since then I’ve been collecting the very finest replacements I can (without spending a lot of money):
Excellent hat. Perhaps the first effective running cap I’ve ever had. It had fleece lining over the ears and a thermal knit top that does wonders for keeping heat in.
City Sports Medium-weight Running Gloves
Surprisingly, these generic-named gloves provide much better warmth than any Under Armor or Nike gloves I’ve tried. Since my hands get cold so easily, the warmth is really the only important factor to me. These gloves do however come with an annoying buckle to hold together when your not using them; I just snip it off.
I can’t honestly recommend these pants. I bought them because of the strategically placed mesh, which is meant to let heat escape from key parts of your lower body. Unfortunately, one key part seems to be directly under your testicles. Groin stretches are awkward enough already; these pants (working together with our good friend gravity) only make matters worse.
Craft Zero Baselayer
I love this thing. I’d have five if they weren’t so damn expensive. You can read more here.
If you’re looking for a warm jacket, look elsewhere; this isn’t going to keep you warm on casual strolls. This is a “shell” type jacket, meant to protect from wind and rain. On both accounts, it succeeds beautifully. And its lightweight, smooth material makes it surprisingly unobtrusive during runs.
So if you see someone trotting around Philadelphia, wearing all of the above attire, say hello. And maybe chip in for a new pair of pants.Share on Facebook