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7 Extreme Winter Weather Accessories

December 14th, 2012

If you’re looking for some extra help for handling extreme winter conditions, we’ve got you covered. Fight frostbite in the snow and slippage on icy terrain with these intense winter accessories.

Yaktrax Run

Slick icy or snowy conditions don’t have to keep you from your run with Yaktrax Run. The steel coils and removable carbide spikes help prevent slipping, and the high strength natural rubber will hold up against tough terrain. A Velcro strap helps to ensure a secure fit on your running shoe.

Asics Thermopolis XP Cozy Sleeves

The Asics Thermopolis XP Cozy Sleeves are luxuriant warmth, wrapped up in a sleek package. The interior is fully brushed for next-to-skin coziness, and if temps get really serious you can pull over a built-in mitt to cover your fingers. Each sleeve has a small envelope pocket on the upper arm to store gels or other small essentials.

Mizuno Breath Thermo Arm Warmer & Gloves Set

When you’re running in cold weather and you start to sweat, you get the chills. Not with Mizuno’s Breath Thermo® Arm Warmers & Gloves Set. The Breath Thermo® fabric is engineered to convert moisture (from perspiration) into heat to help warm you up on very cold days. Bonus? Both the arm warmers and gloves feel soft and comfortable against your skin. The set is available in black and bright green as well as the purple color shown here.

Craft Active Extreme WS Skull Hat

When the temps outside feel glacial, reach for your Craft Active Extreme WS Skull Hat. GORE WINDSTOPPER® keeps the wind from cutting through the fabric, and ergonomic construction gives this skullcap a great fit. This cap is low-profile enough to be worn alone or under another headwear piece if it’s so dang cold you need to double up.

Pearl Izumi Barrier Skull Cap

The Pearl Izumi Barrier Skull Cap may look simple (and just a bit like a biker helmet), but don’t underestimate its power against cold conditions. A windproof front panel means the wind can’t steal so much of your heat, and a soft thermal lining will keep you warm and help with moisture management. You get complete ear coverage as well, and the ponytail slot in back is a handy way to handle your flowing locks.

Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Barrier WxB Gloves

The coldest, wettest weather is no match for the Pearl Izumi P.R.O Barrier WxB Gloves. A fully peached interior will help keep your hands toasty, while the wind and waterproof OutDry® membrane bonded to the outer layer of these gloves will keep rain, sleet or snow out. And if your nose starts to run when you do, these gloves offer a generous soft wiping surface on the back of the thumb.

Brooks Wanganui Shelter Gloves

The Brooks Wanganui Shelter Gloves will give your digits a shelter from any storm. The exterior is waterproof, but still breathable. PrimaLoft® fill on the back and a comfortable moisture-transfer lining will help your hands stay warm and comfy no matter what the weather’s doing outside.

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Keep Your Hands Toasty with Gloves and Mittens

October 30th, 2012

If you get real winters (you know, snow to shovel, temperatures that drop below freezing), then gloves are a necessity on your runs to ward off frostbite. But even if you live in a temperate place like the Central Coast of California (don’t hate us!), gloves paired with a beanie and a run vest can add just the right amount of extra warmth on chilly winter mornings and nights.

If the temperature has really plummeted, you might need even more warmth than gloves can provide. That’s where mittens come in. Mittens can be even warmer than gloves because they trap your escaping body heat and warm the air around your fingers. Some brands even offer hybrid glove/mitten transformers that offer the warmth of mittens, with the utility of gloves. Here are a few of our favorite gloves and mittens for different weather conditions.

Intense wind: Manzella Silkweight Windstopper Gloves (Men’s/Women’s)

  • A GORE 3-layer WINDSTOPPER shell keeps frigid gales off your fingers. Reflective grid pattern on the fingertips gives you better use of your hands and increases visibility.

Extreme cold:

(gloves) Brooks Wanganui Shelter Gloves

  • A dense fill material on the back of these gloves backs a powerful thermal punch, and the soft lining is embedded with silver fibers that help hands maintain a consistent temperature.

(mittens) Saucony Ulti-Mitt

  • This versatile accessory offers excellent protection against the cold with a pull-over mitt to trap heat. Water resistant exterior adds extra protection, and a USB_LED increases your visibility in low-light settings. Read more…

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