Getting ourselves to work out is hard enough as it is, and when you add in frigid winter weather that increases tenfold. As an avid runner myself, I know this struggle all too well—despite my best intentions (and love of endorphins) nothing turns me off of a workout quicker than the thought of voluntarily heading into the cold. For work and friends? Sure, I’ll layer up and go. But to do something that requires every ounce of my energy and motivation (and can, let’s face it, be uncomfortable at times)? That’s much less of a shoe-in.
But for sanity’s sake, I need those endorphins—especially at a time when Vitamin D is lacking. So I set out to find the best workout gear for keeping me warm and dry so that I could finally put the age-old “it’s too cold” excuse to rest. Hopefully these pieces will serve as motivation for you to get out there, too!
Scroll down to shop my favorite winter workout gear.
These leggings are so versatile. They're comfortable on both chilly and warmer days due to perforated panels that help regulate body temperature.
Although this jacket itself is light, the hood and waterproof material are ideal for any wet winter days, and it's just boxy enough to allow for layering underneath.
This thin pullover is a game changer for both its moisture-wicking technology and extra long sleeves with thumbholes that function like hand-warmers on days when gloves are still too much.
This jumpsuit is perfect for the coldest winter workouts as it adds a much-needed extra layer of warmth up top.
A sleeveless hoodie is crucial for winter workouts because it allows you to layer and this one stood out for its wider armholes, allowing for greater flexibility.
This incredibly soft and flattering tee doesn't even look like workout wear, but the moisture-wicking capabilities proved otherwise.
These thermal leggings noticeably regulate body temperature and are incredibly flattering to boot. The reflective panels also make them great for any night runs.
This waterproof jacket was notable for its drop-tail hem and an oversized adjustable hood that allow for greater protection than your average rain coat.
When it comes to winter workouts, you want to take warmth anywhere you can get it, so opting for a sports bra with extra coverage like this one is key.
These leggings are best for the coldest days, as they offer full coverage without any of the common sheer paneling.
What's your favorite winter workout? Let us know in the comments!