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6 Pieces of Cold Weather Activewear Worth Investing In

When the weather turns colder, and the days shorter and darker, you know it’s time to bring out the cold weather activewear. But just because you will only be wearing these items for half the year, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t invest in pieces that are good quality.

While you may think layering is perfectly fine, and for the most part it probably is, there are a few key pieces that you should consider adding to your workout wardrobe. The most important of these pieces would be a good jacket, that can keep the chill at bay. When choosing a jacket, you should consider the activity that you will be doing, for example, if you plan on doing a lot of hiking or jogging then you would benefit from a midweight jacket that is sweat wicking (Outdoor Voices Spring Half Zip is worth a look). However, if you plan on sprinting, you would want something that still protects against the cold but is more lightweight and designed for its breathability.

If you’re going to be spending a lot of time outdoors then you want to ensure that your neck and chest are kept warm, and one of the easiest ways to do this is to invest in a midweight turtleneck. Choose a fabric that is thermoregulating and breathable.

If you’re not one for turtlenecks then find a long-sleeve top with the same heat technology, that is also durable, quick drying and offers stretch for ultimate comfort. This top can serve as your base layer, and depending on the cold you can wear a jacket or fleece over it. And, again, if you want to keep your neck warm but turtlenecks aren’t for you, there are many microfleece neck warmers on the market that can do the job just as well.

You lose the most heat through your extremities, so it’s important to keep your head and hands warm. Invest in a great pair of gloves (preferably ones that are tech-friendly so you don’t have to take them off to use your phone or iPod). As for your head, there are a lot of alternatives to knitted hats on the market, and you need only head to a sportswear store to discover the one that best suits your needs.

For the colder months you want a pair of tights that are designed to keep the cold air out, whether this is something like Adidas Climaheat tights, which have technology that uses hollow-core fibres to trap more heat and dry faster, or fleece-lined leggings, manufacturers have spoilt customers for choice, and there are a lot of stylish, yet practical pieces on the market in a wide range of colors and styles.

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