Looking to hit the open road in the colder weather? Around Run to Change Lives, we have a few folks who know a thing or two about quality gear that will keep you moving even when the cold weather sets in. We crowdsourced our crew to round up some of our favorite gear for winter running! 

Here are some of our favorite pieces of gear to help you get (and stay) moving in the colder temps! 

Don’t Lose Your Footing

Winter weather often means snow and ice. You might feel scared by this, but adding a little bit of traction will help you have confidence to run on slicker conditions in a safe way. Kahtoola NANOspikes Footwear Traction: Running on some icey or crunchy snow conditions? Grab some extra traction for your feet! 

Be Seen! 

Shorter days mean some dark runs, whether in the morn or the evening. For safety’s sake, we all know it’s important that we need to be seen on the road. Reflective gear is vital, and we love lightweight vests like the Amphipod Xinglet Vest Bright Green, One Size

See the World

Just as much as you want drivers and others to see you, you want to make sure you’re able to see as you’re moving! That’s why a headlamp can be clutch! One of our faves is the Black Diamond Equipment – Sprinter 275 Headlamp – Aluminum

Cover Up

In colder temperatures, it’s important to stay covered up as much as you can to protect your skin. A buff can go a long way. While the traditional scarf can also do the trick, a buff is a little less resistance in the wind as you’re moving. 

Glove Love

No matter what the activity, keeping your hands warm can be a challenge. Many members of our community love these merino-wool Smartwool Liner Gloves that are sweat-wicking and odor-resistant. They also have excellent touchscreen sensitivity, and can layer with a mitten in colder temps.

Windbreaker/Light Shell

In colder weather, you’ll be grateful for a light outer shell that acts as a windbreaker. You want one that keeps the elements from penetrating your interior layer. Look for one with vents that can adapt as you get into your run and possible changing temperatures. Here’s a tried and true favorite in the RTCL community: for women or for men

What’s your go-to gear for running in the colder temps? Share the wealth and share with us! 


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