Cold Weather Workouts: The Gear to Make it Possible

Cold Weather Workouts: The Gear to Make it Possible
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Cold Weather Workouts: The Gear to Make it Possible

GapFit Motion racerback tank

We know, we know. A tank in winter?! Remember, layering is key. These tanks aren't too tight or too loose - a great base layer in the warmer areas of the country. It's It's also perfect for those of us who hate the built-in bra trend. 

Adidas Ultimate Short Sleeve Crew Tee

Another great base layer. Designed for a woman's shape, the fabric wicks sweat away from your body to keep you warm.

GapFit Motion long-sleeve T

An easy slim-fit layering T-shirt with thumbholes to keep your hands warm. Cute enough to wear under a blazer. 

Reebok CrossFit Tri Blend Long Sleeve Top

A rainbow of colors to choose from for days when it's more chilly than cold.

Patagonia Women's Capilene® 3 Midweight Crew

Patagonia's Capilene base layers are the ultimate layering pieces. Capilene is specifically designed to keep you warm when wet. This is weight-level 3, which is best for cool to cold conditions, but you can move up or down. 

Patagonia Women's R1® Pullover

Now that we've got the base layer covered, let's move on to the middle layer. One big problem with exercising in the winter is how restricting cold-weather clothes can be. This Patagonia pullover has the perfect amount of stretch, so it moves with you wherever you go.

Nike Element Jacquard Half-zip

Sweat-wicking fabric, chin-high zip-up and reflective material make this the perfect mid-layer for early morning runs. 

Under Armour ColdGear 1/4 Zip

Part of Under Armour's ColdGear line of apparel, this 1/4 zip top's almost scuba-like design locks in heat.

Under Armour EVO ColdGear Hoody 

The ColdGear line is made for temperatures 55 degrees and below. This hoody strikes a balance between function and comfort. Can't you hear the Rocky theme playing in the background?

Nike Pro Hyperwarm Shirt

Nike also has a line of gear just for the winter months: Hyperwarm. Don't be fooled by its alpine-inspired print; this shirt has serious technology to keep you dry and comfortable. 

Adidas by Stella McCartney Studio Image Sweatshirt

While its definitely not made for freezing temperatures, this sweatshirt makes the perfect winter addition to your wardrobe of yoga staples. Bonus: go straight to the grocery store afterwards without feeling frumpy.

Beyond Yoga Original Pant

Here's that yoga staple we were talking about. Flattering, comfortable and functional. You need a pair. 

Lululemon Runder Under Pants

Although not for the coldest days, this pair of running pants will carry you through spring, fall and most of winter. A discreet back pocket is just big enough for the essentials and the cuffs can be flipped up to reveal reflectors. Safety first!

Nike Pro Hyperwarm II Tights

Another member of Nike's Hyperwarm line. These are the tights you want in your drawer when temperatures plummet the morning of the big race. 

Brooks Running Silver Bullet Jacket

What if it's really cold out? You have on a base layer and a mid layer, but it's not enough. Here's the answer. It's super light-weight and easy to tie around your waist after you warm up.

Lululemon Down Town Puffy

Sporty, slim warmth for trips between the gym and home, work or errands. 

Adidas Climawarm Blast Shoes

Adidas's CLIMAWARM™technology helps keep your feet breathe and stay warm at the same time.

Keen Tryon WP

Snow's not getting anywhere close to your feet with these waterproof shoes, making them great for winter runs, winter hikes and winter strolls through town. 

Smartwool Women's PhD Run Light Micro

Your summer cotton socks won't cut it in cold temperatures. Smartwool socks are designed to keep your feet cool when it's hot and warm when it's cold. 

Smartwool Women's PhD Run Light Mini

The same as before but for those of us with chilly ankles. 

Brooks Running Pulse Light Glove

Another option to save your shirt sleeves. This pair is right for milder temps.

Lululemon Brisk Run Toque

The answer to the ultimate winter-workout-fashion-debacle: what to do with your ponytail when you're wearing a hat? 

REI Sariska Headband

A simple shape and pretty color to control your hair and keep your ears toasty

It's easy to turn chillier temperatures into a workout hiatus. It's hard to go out when it's 30 degrees outside, even just to get to the warmth of the gym. StyleList is happy to report: you no longer have any excuses. All of our favorite brands make plenty of products specifically to keep you warm and active in the chilliest months of the year. The best part? You don't have to look like the Michelin man. The keys to keeping warm and stylish are the right fabrics (no cotton, please!) and layering.

We've saved you some time and picked out 24 of our favorite stylish & functional workout pieces for winter. We're leaving the pump-up music that gets you out the door up to you... but a little Robyn never hurt!

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