Coats, gloves, socks, and other cold weather running gear I use everyday
My favorite cold weather running gear, from leggings and tops, to gloves and socks!
When we moved to Texas, we started getting more real seasons. Although we don’t have harsh winters, we do get down in the 20 degree Fahrenheit range during the winter. So I had to invest in some good cold weather running gear for my early morning runs.
Lots of you have asked about my coat I wear for running, plus gloves and leggings. So I’m sharing all my favorites today!
My favorite coat for running: Green Lightweight Puffer Coat
I bought THIS GREEN PUFFER COAT last year for our trip to Yellowstone and when winter rolled around this year it quickly became my running coat. I love that it can double for daily wear and exercising.
Reasons I love this lightweight puffer coat for exercising:
- No hood so nothing is flopping around, and I can wear a hoodie underneath without double bulk
- Sleeves are loose enough that they don’t cut off circulation or cause chafing when I’m bending my arms as I run
- Collar zips all the way up to keep my neck warmer, if needed
- Lightweight but warm, so it creates a great layer without making me too hot while I’m sweating buckets
- Length is perfect so it doesn’t restrict my mobility
- It’s lightweight enough to easily tie around my waist if I take it off mid run
- The pockets are perfect size and zip up so I can store my phone and my pepper spray inside
- Folds up very small so I can take with me when I travel
My favorite cold weather leggings
I have two pairs of favorite warm weather leggings.
Reasons I love these leggings:
- Warmth factor is there! They keep your legs nice and warm during runs
- Zella leggings have a really high waist – super flattering, holds everything in. Calia is more mid rise, but still great.
- Calia leggings have a zipper at the ankle. It makes them really easy to slide off after a sweaty run.
- Nice thick, stretchy material on both of them, without being heavy or hot.
Headgear for running in the winter
When it’s really cold, I run in an old beanie and pull my hair into a long braid down my back. But I just purchased THIS FLEECE PONYTAIL HEADBAND and I’m excited to use that for days when my ears need coverage but not my entire head. It gets amazing reviews!
Favorite tops for cold weather running
These are my two favorite tops for cold weather running, and I wish I owned 3-4 of each of them so I could have them for everyday.
- Calia Fleece Hoodie, wearing size small
- Soft and cozy, you’ll never want to take it off
- Great with jeans or leggings and flats for day to day – doubles perfectly as athleisure
- Fitted long sleeves (don’t size down – the sleeves are slim)
- Hood for added warm, but also material to keep front of your neck warm
- Calia Warm Long Sleeve Shirt, wearing size small
- Lightweight material but very warm
- Long slim sleeves
- Higher neckline for added warmth
- Very stretchy material
Best gloves for cold weather running
There are two pairs of gloves that I recommend as the best cold weather running gear.
- N’Ice Caps Gloves, wearing size 7-8 kids
- In full disclosure, these are gloves I bought for my 9 year old last year. I couldn’t find my running gloves one day and borrowed these. They’re thick and bulky, but WHOA they kept my hands warmer than any other glove ever had. I don’t have tiny hands, but these actually fit great. I almost always take them off toward the end of my run because my hands get so warm!
- Cevapro Running Gloves, wearing size small
- These are the gloves I bought specifically for running. They’re lightweight, work with screens, and they keep my hands warm (just not as warm as the kids ones, ha!)
My favorite socks for cold weather running
- No show Fruit of the Loom socks
- These are the socks I always wear for running. They’re padded and comfortable and don’t fall down.
- Tall Nike Socks
- My husband has these tall Nike socks, so I steal these when it’s really cold and I need some extra warmth. I layer them over the top of my other socks cause I hate cold feet.
Other favorite running gear:
- Wireless headphones
- Pepper spray I carry with me on all my runs
- My favorite really affordable sports bras
- Phone carrying running belt
- Apple Watch
- Pre-Workout Powder
- My favorite podcasts to listen to while working out
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photos by Aubrey Stock