Even though the weather is definitely colder and snow complicates just about everything, there are runners who love nothing more than the sharp bite of the winter air as they take to the road or favorite trail. A few weeks ago, we highlighted some awesome socks for the runner in your life. Below we’ve gathered some of our favorite gear from the toes to the top of your head. When you decide to go for your next run, make sure you’re prepared!
Head to Toe Picks
The SmartWool Pattern Cuffed Beanie is a double layer beanie hat made from 100% Interlock Knit Merino Wool. The SC181 Pattern Cuffed Beanie helps wick moisture away as you sweat, so you stay dry and comfortable when active. The SmartWool beanie showcases anti-microbial construction to eliminate unwanted odors and ensure freshness making it ideal for everyday use.
SmartWool’s 100% Merino Wool Headband promises to wick moisture, and protect your ears from the snap. SmartWool’s Headband is reversible, offering added value. As if it was two headbands in one, it’s reversible quality allows you to choose classic black, or light silver gray colors.
The SC953 Neck Gaiter is made from SmartWool’s premium Merino Wool, so it is uber-efficient at managing moisture and body temp. Never itchy, washer and dryer safe, and now in hip colors and prints, the SC953 Neck Gaiter from SmartWool is the perfect accessory for any blistery day or night.
The Women’s Midweight Crew is made of SmartWool’s warmest NTS (Next to Skin) fabric. With all of the benefits Merino Wool has to offer, this top works hard to keep you warm and dry. The Women’s Mid-weight Crew features flatlock seam construction to eliminate chafing.
Naturally anti-microbial merino yarn helps keep you stink-free. Layer the NTS Mid Crew, or wear on it’s own. Never scratchy and slim-fit, so it won’t bunch under your second layer. With all of the benefits Merino Wool has to offer, this top works hard to keep you warm and dry.
This cold weather favorite features SmartLoft insulation from front to back for ultimate warmth and Merino next to skin for temperature regulation and moisture management. Stash your keys and warm your mitts in secure side zip hand pockets.
Designed from the inside out, this layer starts with a Merino lining to help keep you comfortably warm and dry. SmartLoft insulation, a wind-resistant face and DWR-treated finish help you handle the elements. SmartWool’s Double Propulsion 60 Jacket for Men is ideal for high-aerobic activities and easily layers up when temperatures drop.
A wind-blocking front panel makes the PhD® Run Wind Tight a smart solution even on the gustiest days. With the wind out and the Merino in, you can plot your course without limits. 360° reflectivity.
Winter is no match for the PhD® Wind Tight. From grabbing some early morning miles to a full moon hike, these high-performance tights can handle the cold. When the wind starts howling, a windproof front panel rebuffs the gusts. 360° reflectivity adds visibility when an after-work run goes long.
The weather outside may be frightful, but you’re going to run anyway: protect your hands and stay out there longer with these PhD HyFi Wind Training Gloves. The windproof back of the hand keeps the gusts from slowing down your run, while touch screen compatibility helps you keep in touch without exposing your fingers.
The Balega Blister Resist crew running sock gets its blister resistant mojo from the unique combination of natural Mohair and DryNamix. Turns out, mohair is really soft and really strong. And when it’s woven with DryNamix in the 8166 sock, it creates a fiber that significantly reduces sheer friction, protecting your feet from blisters for the long run.
Stance’s Circuit Crew comes fully loaded. They reinvented the traditional sports sock to look as good as its feels, with superior moisture-wicking fibers that lift sweat from your skin and specialized Air-Channel Cushioning that calls on articulated footbeds to increase airflow. Perfectly placed venting and arch support give feet a lift, while an anatomically correct build means both feet get just the right fit.
Looking for more options for running socks? Be sure to check out our previous blog post about the perfect gift for your favorite runner.
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