The Best Cold-Weather Clothing For Winter Workouts

Fitness: Gear

By: // December 11, 2014

Hey, winter! Listen up. We’ve got good health to harness and workouts to win. We aren’t going to let you cramp our calorie-burning style. Beat the snow, the freezing temps, and whatever else this brutal season throws your way by gearing up in the best cold-weather clothing guaranteed to keep you cute and cozy during your outdoor workouts. Cute and cozy? Better luck next year, winter.

Athleta Accelerate Reflective Jacket

Our top picks for the best cold weather clothing for workouts!
Winter offers two options. You can either live the hermit lifestyle wrapped in a blanket on the couch, or you can gear up and get sweaty. We vote for the second! This Athleta Accelerate Reflective Jacket is the perfect top layer to stay warm while running, skating, or snowshoeing. The jacket has water-repellant panels (just in case you get caught in a drizzle) and Pilayo® panels for a stretchy fit. PS: Pop the hood to block the wind!

Nike Pro Hyperwarm Legging

Nike Pro Hyperwarm Leggings
Be as snug as a bug…on a run! These Nike tights are not only super cute, but they’re super duper warm, too. The Dri-Fit fabric is designed for snug-fitting comfort and ventilation when working out in colder conditions.

Kahtoola NANOspikes Traction System

Kahtoola NANOspikes Traction SystemSlippery conditions can put the kibosh on winter running in a nanosecond. That’s why you need Kahtoola NANOspikes for your next outdoor workout. These nifty spikes attach to your favorite shoes and help prevent spills when running, hiking, or walking on icy or snowy terrain.

Reflective Pom Beanie

Perfect beanie by Athleta for running during the winter.

When temps dip, don’t leave your head hanging. Cover up your noggin with the perfect pointelle beanie. Ultra-lightweight with an open-weave design, the naturally wicking and insulating merino wool keeps your head comfortably warm whether you’re on a run or sledding with the kiddos.

Women’s Cold Weather Run Jacket – C9 Champion

The perfect Champion jacket, available at Target, for working out outside during these cold winter months!

Target can aid in your wintertime safety in a multitude of ways: shovels, ice scrapers, and super warm workout tops! But since this a health website and not a home improvement one, we’re happiest about the Women’s Cold Weather Run Jacket – C9 Champion! The jacket is made with sweat wicking fabric that is brushed to retain heat and when your cheeks get rosy, you can pull up the cowl neck to get extra coverage. Plus, it has reflective details to help increase night visibility!


Sweaty Betty Merino Body Map Thermal Ski Top & Leggings

Great activewear for winterSki bums, we’re looking at you! This perfect base layer for the slopes or the trails is made of a high stretch, quick drying fabric that wicks your sweat away when you’re working hard. And just look at the darling pattern. We’ll take two of each, please!

Nike Pro Warm Half-Zip

The Dri-FIT fabric on this half-zip is designed to keep you dry and comfortable all with excellent breathability. The half-zip mock neck makes it easy to cool down or warm up in outdoor weather. Yep, this is your new winter training go-to.


Columbia Trail Summit Running Gloves

Columbia Women's Running Glove

Winter shouldn’t stop you from rocking out on runs. These Columbia gloves are touch-screen compatible, which means you can do all the swiping and scrolling that your ears desire. Besides winning the iPhone game, the gloves also have a thermal reflective lining that seriously amps up heat-keeping powers.

The North Face Aconcagua Down Vest

The North Face Aconcagua Down VestFor those states with a little less winter than most, this North Face quilted vest is the perfect amount of toasty for chilly outdoor workouts. We’re obsessed with the Spiced Coral color, but you can take your pick of seven colors to suit your style.

Warm yet? Go workout already!

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