(Closed) Running outdoors in the cold

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
322 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I layer up, and that usually keeps the itching down.  I wear some wicking jogging pants, and then usually wear some looser pajama or yoga pants on top of that.  I also wear two sets of gloves and a t-shirt under a pullover.  It’s heavy, but it keeps me from getting too cold and prevents the itching.  Hope that helps!

Post # 4
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I will run down to about -20 C (-4 F).  I usually do the same as above, and put a tight running pant underneath a looser running pant.  It definitely still itches, but it’s cold here a lot, so you just have to get over it, I guess.  On top I usually do a long sleeve wicking shirt under a t-shirt, then a sweatshirt, and then a windbreaker/waterproof jacket.

Post # 6
1251 posts
Bumble bee

Underarmor is the best. It gets insanely cold here, but with the underarmor and light layers, people keep running until it’s around 0. 

Post # 8
1116 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Agree with the others that a running tight is pretty important for keeping your legs warm, and cuts back on the itchiness I get from cotton/fleece.  Depending on the temp, you can throw a pair of shorts or another pair of pants overtop.  I layer a tech tee and tech long sleeve shirt, and a thin fleece vest up top, and maybe a windbreaker depending on the weather. 

If it’s below 40s, I wear gloves.  The cheap $1 “magic” gloves are perfect.  I have a fleece head band to cover my ears if it’s cold/windy but not wet, and it makes a huge difference (can wear under a hat too).  If it’s rainy or snowy, a hat with a brim helps keep your head warm and your face drier.  Tech fabrics are good for the hat, get one with side vents if you want to use it in the summer to keep the sun out of your eyes too 🙂

Post # 9
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I usually wear my long CW-X compression tights and then regular running pants over them.  They keep my legs very warm and never have any itching problems.  I wear earbands as well and a neck warmer. 

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