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Essential Gear For Cold-Weather Running

  • By Bethany Mavis
  • Published Jan 13, 2014
  • Updated Feb 21, 2014 at 3:13 PM UTC
Photo: John David Becker

Smartwool Neck Gaiter

Made with 100 percent merino wool, this warm and comfy gaiter is long enough to pull over your nose in harsh weather conditions, and is thick enough to seal off your jacket’s neck in brisk temperatures. $28, Smartwool.com

Columbia Wind Bloc Beanie

This cozy cap protects your head from the cold with its windproof fleece yet is also breathable enough to combat overheating. The fabric has some stretch, and the hemline runs low enough to cover your ears. $28, Columbia.com

Brooks Men’s Silver Bullet Jacket II

Lined with an aluminum membrane and made with windproof, water-resistant fabric, this jacket will keep you toasty throughout the winter. It features two zippered pockets, thumbholes, reflective details plus a stowable hood. Also available in women’s. $170, Brooksrunning.com

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Brooks Women’s Adapt Vest

This pullover-style half-zip vest is made of a water-resistant and windproof fabric with reflective details, and the down-like stuffing keeps it lightweight yet very warm. It’s recommended for temperatures 40 degrees and below. Also available in men’s. $110, Brooksrunning.com

Amphipod Vizlet LED Triangles

The bright red flashing LED light on these reflective triangles will be sure to keep you visible on the road side. And its dual magnetic closure makes it easy to attach to just about anything—waistband, collar, hydration belt—without adding noticeable weight (each weighs less than half an ounce). $19.95 for set of two, Amphipod.com

NATHAN SpeedShift

Made for colder temps (30–40 degrees), these running gloves come with a built-in removable LED light for maximum visibility, a wipe-away area on the thumbs, and material on the fingertips that allows you to operate a touchscreen phone. $50, Nathansports.com

Balega Merino Enduro Quarter

Thanks to a higher over-the-ankle cut, this medium-volume sock won’t allow chilly air to seep in between your pants and shoes. Made with 52 percent merino wool blended with moisture-wicking fibers, it’ll keep your toes cozy without overheating. $12, Balega.com

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Bethany Mavis

Bethany Mavis

Bethany Mavis is the associate editor for Triathlete and Inside Triathlon magazines. She received her B.A. in journalism from Point Loma Nazarene University and is a multiple half-marathon finisher.

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