Baby, it’s cold outside. And I totally get why the woman in the song doesn’t want to go out in it. With the cold, wind chill and various precipitation, it’s not always easy or fun to get outside, let alone go running out there.
But many of us get stir crazy hitting up the treadmill during these cold months, so we bundle up in the right gear to make it tolerable. I’ve recently been testing out the latest Brooks gear for these cold weather months (as part of our ongoing brand ambassadorship). Here are two of our favorites!
LSD Thermal Jacket
The LSD Thermal Vest I’ve been wearing is so awesome that it’s currently sold out. But no matter, you can keep checking back (or check around online), or go for the full LSD Thermal Jacket version ($160). They’re so lightweight that it’s hard to believe they’ll do any damage against the wind and cold, but they definitely do. They won’t weigh you down, but will definitely block the elements. Plus, I can never get enough pockets on all of my gear, so the zip-up pockets on the vest are super helpful and handy, and I love that you don’t have to worry about stuff falling out of open pockets. The jacket even has an extra chest zip pocket, which is a nice addition. The full jacket also has a hood that the vest doesn’t and thumbholes, which I’m so used to now that I whine when I wear long sleeves without them. Plus, it’s just a really cute vest — I’ll admit that I wear it on chilly days when I’m not even working out.
No sooner had I been thinking, “I really need to retire my capris because they aren’t cutting it in this weather,” than the Brooks Threshold Tight ($95 to 100) landed on my doorstep. The full-length tights are a necessity now that it’s been regularly getting down to the 30s. Whether I’m getting out to run or just heading to the gym in 20-degree temps, these tights keep me warm while I’m doing it. The two waistband pockets can hold an ID and phone, and two additional side pockets can stash other small items. As I can never have enough pockets (see above), this four-pocket pant system has me spoiled, and I get mad when I’m stuck having to deal with a single or no-pocket pair of pants. The blue color is really, fun too, plus I love the look of the solid color below the knee.
Now that I’m in the proper attire and layered in multiple layers of Brooks gear, I’m channeling another Disney princess.
You wearing anything cute this winter for running? —Erin