Fitness Essentials for Fallby Vicki Karigiannis
published September 24, 2012
6 finds to keep you warm
As the temperature starts to dip, the gym starts to beckon us. But we aren’t quite ready to say goodbye to our outdoor excursions just yet! Whether running or performing other moderate activities, the one solution that comes to mind is staying warm. From insulation to moisture-wicking properties, the six essentials below let you layer to your heart’s content, allowing you play outside in the leaves for just a little bit longer…
1.As you’re about to head out for a run on a crisp afternoon, the nip in the air tells you that no matter how bright the sun, a simple short-sleeved top just won’t do. This long-sleeved wonder boasts Omni-Heat technology, which regulates your body’s temperature, keeping you warm, as well as sweat and moisture at bay. Columbia Women’s Baselayer Midweight Long Sleeve Top, $64.99. Click here to locate a store near you.
2. A dose of functionality with a whole lotta style, we adore the smoky print of these running pants. A gorgeous fit, plus CLIMALITE material that wicks sweat away, keeping you warm and dry during your outdoor workout. adidas by Stella McCartney Run 7/8 Tights, $120 at adidas.ca.
3.Whatever your outdoor sport of choice—be it running, biking or hiking—a quality jacket is a must as the temperature begins to drop. This purple number wins us over with its O-Form technology, which retains its fit and shape as you move. Zip it up all the way to your chin and get moving! Oakley Edge Jacket, $80 in stores and online.
4.These pre- and post-yoga class cuties are our go-to ally this fall! Keeping our legs toasty as we head to our weekly session, we love its moisture-wicking technology, cool striped pattern, and the way we can customize both their length and fit with just the pull of a drawstring. lululemon athletica Eternal Legwarmers, $38 in stores and online.
5. So we’ve covered up most of our body, but what about our all-important noggin? Keeping our head warm in the cold weather is an essential, so don’t head out on your trek without this lightweight beanie. Made of cozy merino wool, it’s insulated, and not at all itchy. Simply pull it down, covering your ears, and brace the cold without fear. Icebreaker Chase Beanie, $34.99. Click here to locate a store nearest you.
6. Our biggest pet-peeve while running in cool weather: the inability to adjust our running tunes on our smartphone. Fingers are too cold without coverage to play with the touch screen, and gloved hands tend to be useless in the task. Enter these gorgeous gloves that boast e-touch technology on both the index finger and thumb, allowing you to skim through your playlist without missing a beat! LOLË Love Gloves, $40 at lolewomen.com.
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