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Remember my blog post from back in November where I was scoping out some cold weather running gear? Well, shortly after that I took the plunge and made a few purchases to get me through Winter while *hopefully* still running outside. And while I have used the treadmill several times this Winter, my purchases have made a big difference in getting me running outside more often.
Let’s take a look at what I purchased!
First up is running tights. I ended up purchasing two different pairs of tights so that I would have variety and also so that I wouldn’t have to do laundry every day. Running outside in the Winter makes for A LOT of dirty clothes.
The first pair of tights that I bought were the Nike Pro Hyperwarm Nordic tights.
Since my favorite pair of running shorts are Nike Pro I figured that I would like the Nike Pro tights as well. I found the fit of the Nike Pro tights to be very comfortable. I like that they have a fold over waistband just like my shorts, although you do not have to fold it over, it is just my preference.
The tights seem to be of great quality and still look new after many washings. As far as performance goes, I wear them on their own if the temperature is 30 or above. They also could be used as a base layer as well if you so desired.
The other pair of tights I bought were The North Face Winter Warm Tights. These were my first North Face purchase for running but I decided to take a gamble on them because they had such great reviews. And I am so glad that I did! These tights were definitely worth the investment and have been my savior while running in cold weather.
I use these tights when the weather is below 30. They keep my legs nice and warm including my butt and inner thighs which previously had always been cold no matter what I wore to run in.
The North Face tights are very high quality. They are a very thick tight, much thicker than the Nike Pro tights. They fit well and work great! I highly recommend them.
I was looking for a pair of gloves that would ensure that my finger tips wouldn’t freeze off but I also wanted gloves that would allow me to easily use my iPod and Garmin. These gloves turned out to be the PERFECT solution! They are so warm, sometimes even too warm but that is easily remedied by folding over the mitten part of the glove. And because they are convertible gloves, I can easily access my iPod and Garmin any time that I want to!
What cold weather running gear do you swear by?