10 Must-Haves: Our Favorite Winter Workout Gear

It may be tempting to chill and drink eggnog every day in December because Christmas is nigh (!), but that’s probably not for the best. Why wait until January 1st to get fit, when you can stay fit?

I certainly will be keeping up with my workouts and refuse to get sucked into a holiday hole to make sure I am feeling confident for all those holiday parties and feeling energized to head to the gym when no one’s there – someone had to say it!

That being said, it’s probably not smart to workout in your summer gear – especially if you live in a place where winters are especially brutal. Whether you workout in a gym, studio or outdoors, here is some winter workout gear we’re obsessed with that will keep you toasty and comfortable.

1. Derek Lam 10C Athleta Collaboration 2 N 1 Town Parka $248

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This collaboration between Derek Lam and Athleta was one of the most talked about in recent months. The combination of beautiful high fashion silhouettes with functional athletic fabrics and design is one worth investing in.

2. Under Armer Coldgear Compression Long Sleeve Mock Turtle Neck $49.99 $37.49

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I recently got this for myself and while this is a classic style, I was surprised with how much I fell in love with it. Everyone should have one of these babies in their closet! It’s surprisingly warm. But buyer beware, if you are not comfortable in skin tight clothing, this is not for you.

3. CW-X Insulator PerformX Tights $89.95

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Besides the super cool design, this is an incredibly functional pair of leggings. Featuring compression, support, flattering lines and insulating technology, these are essential for outdoor enthusiasts.

4. Land’s End Puffer Vest $49

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While you may want to bundle up before hitting the pavement, heavy coats are more annoying than not when you’re sweating. Pair this down vest with a workout fleece, a snood (seen below) and hat and you’ll be more than warm enough.


5. Zip Snood $61

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Don’t leave your neck exposed when battling the elements. This snood is stylish and essential.

6. Nike Pro Combat Skull Wrap 3.0 $10.99

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Don’t you hate when your ears get cold? This headband will keep them toasty. You will be surprised by how much of a difference that makes in your comfort levels.

7. Nike Pro Warm Training Hoodie $65

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Not a hat person? Opt for this hoodie that will wick sweat while keeping your warm.

8. lululemon Swiftly Tech Short Sleeve Crew $58

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Layer, layer, layer! You should always load up on basics to pair with your warmer, long-sleeve garments.

9. Uniqlo HEATTECH Fleece Gloves $9.90

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Keep those fingers warm with these totally inexpensive must-haves from UNIQLO.

10. Smart Wool PhD Run Light Elite Micro Socks $17.95


Socks are always important! These are warm while offering support as well.

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What are some of your winter workout gear must haves?