Activewear that will keep you toasty and warm for your winter workouts.
For some, winter means staying indoors with endless cups of hot chocolate, gorging on as many types of carbs as you can. But others see winter as the perfect time to get fit for the summer. It can be hard to stay motivated and maintain an active lifestyle during the colder months. As the temperature drops and the sun sets much earlier in the day, it can be harder to brave the cold.
With our handy guide, you can figure out what kind of activewear you should be wearing in winter. Our top tip is to think about your layers. Utilise gloves, socks and compression clothing and layer your activewear. That way, as your body heats up and you start sweating, you can take off the layers. And why not try wearing thermal clothing, the ultimate clothing technology to keep you warm? These are our top picks for activewear that you can wear in winter.
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1. Thermal clothing
It is designed to keep your body warm. Generally, it is worn as thin layers underneath other clothing, but you can also purchase thermal outerwear so that there's no chance of you catching a cold.
SUB4 Thermal Womens Cycling Jacket
Women's HeatGear® Armour Long Sleeve
2. Puffer vests
They can keep you warm and protect you from outdoor activities. A puffer vest is ideal as it provides you with an extra layer of warmth, without feeling too bulky.
3. Full-length tights
They are an essential part of winter activewear. They work as a great base layer to keep the cold away. Sportswear brands have come up with amazing clothing technology to make leggings that keep you extra warm.
CORE TRAINER Compression Tights Black
RYDERWEAR Seamless Tights
Calvin Klein Performance Logo Leggings in black
4. Active joggers
They are a great alternative if you don't feel like wearing tights. Brands such as Gymshark have designed joggers that you can comfortably work out in. Forget baggy tracksuit pants, active joggers are the way to go this winter.
Time out knit joggers
Classics T7 knitted women's track pants
5. Long-sleeve tops
They are a base layer that you need. Leave your singlets and T-shirts at home and get creative with your long-sleeves. You can find some with cutouts and finger holes, plus a range of different materials to keep you warm and looking good.
Fleur texture 1/2 zip pullover
Under Armour Womens HeatGear Armour Long Sleeve Tee
ioMerino Altitude Womens Zip Base Layer Long Sleeve Top - Navy Blue
6. Logo sweatshirts
They are a crowd favourite. If you are heading out straight after your training session, throw on a logo sweatshirt and you will look put together and right on trend. So many streetwear brands are releasing sweatshirts in crazy colours and designs so there is plenty to choose from.
adidas Originals 3-Stripes Panel Crew Sweatshirt
Classics logo women's crewneck sweatshirt
Nike Womens Dri FIT Graphic Training Top
7. Running shoes
Your choice of shoes must be able to withstand the outdoor conditions during winter. Whether it's snowing or raining, your running shoes need to make sure that you have enough grip to get you through your workout in the cold.
They can really help you brave the cold weather. And thanks to the new smart technology, you can buy gloves that allow you to still use your phone screen. These are a great option for those who enjoy exercising outdoors but are a little afraid of the winter season.
Socks are obviously essential when paired with running shoes. But, you may want to consider changing up your socks during the colder months. You can find cushioned and compression socks that not only give you support but also help your feet stay warm and keep the blood flowing during winter.
Nike 3 Pack Cushioned Crew Socks
Alphaskin traxion ultralight crew socks
HeatGear® Tech Lo Cut Socks 3-Pack
Wearing a beanie can really help you feel more comfortable in the cold. If your head is cold, you can start to experience headaches, so there's nothing better than going for a walk or run, rugged up in your beanie and jumper.