This Month in Gear: Must-Haves for Winter Running
Pear Izumi Flash Hoodie
Erratic winter weather often keeps runners guessing about what to wear for outdoor workouts, but the new Flash Hoodie from Pearl Izumi helps to solve winter running wardrobe dilemmas with its versatile design that's both warm and breathable. It works well as both a mid-layer piece for when it’s ultra cold, but can also be worn on its own for when the weather’s a little more mild.
Bia Watch + GPS Go Stick
Maybe one of the slimmest GPS watches on the market, this new device from Bia features top notch training functions in a small, lightweight device. The barely there watch connects to a small GPS "Go Stick" (which easily clips to your clothes or a belt) and tracks your workout stats while you run, bike or swim. Noteworthy features include a 17-hour battery life, built-in SOS safety alert and automatic uploads to your personal training log. What we love most about Bia though, is how quickly the GPS connects; no more waiting around!
Feetures Elite Merino+ Light Cushion No Show Tab Socks
Warm socks are a must for winter running, but comfort is a key factor too. Feetures knocks both of these aspects out of the park with their merino wool cushioned socks, which not only offer moisture-wicking warmth, but also extra arch support through targeted compression, an anatomical design specific to each foot (left and right), and added protection in high-impact areas like the heel and forefoot.
Headsweats Thermal Headband
An important part of keeping warm when running outside in the winter is covering your ears, and the new thermal headband from Headsweats gets this job done well. The Eventure fleece fabric is designed to provide warmth while also wicking away moisture, and bright day-glo colors (coral or limeade) with reflective features will ensure you stay safe and visible at all times.
Yurbuds Inspire 200
This update to Yurbuds’ line of sweat-proof, stay-put sport earbuds features the brand’s new signature Quick Clik tangle-free magnets, which allow the buds to snap and stick together for easy storage and transport. They also come with a handy zippered storage pouch ensuring your workouts will never be delayed by tangled wires again (especially important when the temperatures start to drop).