As the weather takes a turn for chillier temperatures, the general population packs it in and calls it a day—or rather, the offseason. Not you. With a bit of planning and the right climate-controlling, wind-blocking, moisture-wicking gear, you can keep your workouts on track well into the winter. Oh, and look good doing it, too. We found five new pieces of gear that will serve you well in this endeavour. See you next spring.
Patagonia Nano-Air Jacket Hoody
This is a jacket meant for mountain climbing and any other high-intensity aerobic sport you can conceivably practice in sub-zero temperatures. The rub is that it won’t turn you into a sweaty mess in the process, no matter how long you work out. The Nano-Air Jacket weighs in at a paltry 13.6 ounces thanks to Patagonia’s new FullRange Insulation, which stays warm even when it’s wet and bestows upon it a minimal profile. The water-repellent nylon shell is also super-stretchy, ensuring you never have to sacrifice range of motion for heat retention.
EIGHTYONE 20 Bulky Neck Fleece
This bulky neck fleece is a technical outer layer that’s made with a heavyweight blend of fleece and stretchy Lycra that lets you move despite a slim and trim silhouette. It utilizes EIGHTYONE 20’s signature Temperature Control Technology, keeping it breathable, dry and feeling comfortably soft year-round. A drawstring standing collar provides an extra measure of protection from the windchill factor if you need it.
Nike Hyperwarm Flex base layer
The sports apparel giant claims that their newest baselayer is indeed its finest yet. The Hyperwarm Flex top and pant combination keeps your muscles warm and performing at top speed. Its seamless design provides extra protection from the cold for the parts of your body that need it most, while flexible panels at other key areas provide optimal range of motion and moisture-wicking action.
Alexander Wang x H&M sports tights
You don’t have to be a hypebeast to pull these off, but it helps. Straight out of the European retailer’s new collaboration with Alexander Wang, these sports tights for men can be worn under or instead of shorts to provide an extra layer of protection from wind. The jacquard-knit polyester, nylon and spandex mix fabric is fast-drying and breathable, and the garment earns a stylish boost from A. Wang’s signature monogram.
Icebug Enlight RB9X shoes
These shoes were built for trailrunning, but no matter your sport, they’ll keep you slip-free through rain, sleet and snow. Designed in the frozen climes of Sweden, Icebug’s Enlight model comes equipped with the company’s proprietary RB9X rubber sole, which provides supreme traction even on ice and wet rock. They wick moisture, too, thanks to a QuickDry mesh lining. You might catch yourself wearing them even when you’re not working out.