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Important Running Gear For Cold Weather

I just finished an evening run where conditions were a bit cool and windy (~40 F). This is cold for my southern blood. As the cold wind blew into my face I thought of two pieces of gear that definitely make these conditions almost enjoyable.

  • beanie (I remembered to wear.)
  • gloves (I forgot to wear. Added in the photo for your viewing pleasure.)

cold weather running gear

I am not sure if it is age or what, but the core of my body is usually fine once I get running and I could have ran without the light jacket. The warm noggin just makes the environment more comfortable. I forgot to wear the gloves and it was a bit annoying as the hands got a bit cold.

The beanie I wear is a Headsweats model (similiar to the midcap) and it is moderately warm, yet breathable. Perfect for running. It is made from sporty material like Coolmax, Polyester, Nylon, and Lycra. I have probably been wearing this beanie for that last 7 years and it still looks brand new. I wash it once or twice a season and that is about it. I have a couple visors of theirs as well. They make high quality stuff!

The gloves I wear were in my race packet for the Austin marathon. I suppose they are a “running specific” kind of glove. You could also purchase a 3-pack of yard gloves (fashion colors available for you ladies) but I recommend only wearing one pair at a time.

What is your favorite running gear for those moderately cold days?

Happy Training!

About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

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