The warmest workout gear to keep you active this winter


The temps are dipping and the days are shortening, but that doesn’t mean your outdoor workouts need to take a sabbatical until spring. Nope, we’re here to tell you that the opposite is true — your al fresco calorie-torching sessions aren’t going anywhere, as long as you have the right gear to keep you warm and protected.

Whether you’re opting for a predawn run, a rigorous hike or a training session in your driveway, the key to withstanding the cold and achieving your fitness goals is wearing lightweight, sweat-wicking materials that are simultaneously breathable and insulating.

We scoured the internet for the latest and greatest gear — from reflective leggings and water-repellent running jackets to light-as-a-feather puffers and high-tech gloves — that will keep you comfortable outside. The old adage “you get what you pay for” has never been truer than when it comes to Lululemon gear. Case in point: This long-sleeved running top will be your go-to base layer on chilly mornings, thanks to the thick Luxtreme fabric that keeps you warm while simultaneously wicking away sweat. Designed specifically for running, the shirt has thumbholes, zippered pockets and reflective details, and it comes in five spiffy colorways.