Frost, snow, and cold are no excuse for putting away your running shoes. And with the right running outfit, you can ensure that you will not be too cold or wet on your run.
You’ve probably been there before, the thermometer says its freezing cold outside, the wind is shaking the trees, and although spring is on its way, you are certain the clouds are threatening snow. You really wanted to go for a run, but now the weather is bad, you believe you will unfortunately have to stay inside on the sofa and watch a movie instead.
Nonsense! As long as you dress appropriately, there is no reason to let the cold hinder your run.
Our five tips will help you find the perfect outfit for running in the colder months.
When you are going for a cold winter run, your clothing needs to be warm, comfortable, sweat-wicking, and windproof. Therefore, the best way to ensure you are dressed appropriately for your run is to wear several layers.
1. WEAR SEVERAL LAYERS ON YOUR UPPER BODYWhen you are going for a run in the winter cold, your clothing should be warm, comfortable, sweat-wicking, and windproof. Therefore, the best way to make sure you are well-dressed for your run, is to dress in several layers.
A woollen base layerThe most important property for your base layer, is that it should be sweat-wicking, otherwise you will become wet and cold as soon as you begin to sweat. It is also important for you to be warm and comfortable, therefore you may want to invest in one of DILLING’s woollen t-shirts or long sleeve tops. Our clothing is made from exclusive merino wool which helps regulate your body temperature and absorb moisture. Merino wool also protects against odour, so you can give maximal effort without worrying about smelling. You can also buy our woollen items in several colours and styles, for men, women, and children. You can see our entire range here.
A warm mid-layerIf it is very cold, we suggest putting on a mid-layer too. Just like the base layer, the mid-layer needs to be sweat-wicking, and of course, warm. An extra woollen DILLING shirt is perfect for this.
A windproof outer layerMost importantly, your outer layer must be windproof, because if the cold wind goes straight through your clothing you will get cold, even if you have an insulating mid layer underneath. We recommend you invest in a thin, windproof running jacket with a breathable membrane to protect you against the wind and ensure any moisture is wicked away from your body.