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Layer up for your run

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When less-than-ideal weather hits, we’ve got you covered. From running jackets to waterproof shoes, these layers will help you keep you in stride.

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Tis the season for lots of layers

Do you have the right gear to help you stick to your routine this winter? To make runs more manageable in cold weather, it’s important to layer your apparel. Running layers are crucial because even though the air cools during the winter season, your body will stay warm as you work hard.

Remember: dress for the run, not the cold. Overdressing with bulky attire can lead to overheating, which could be unsafe. A good tip is to dress like it’s 20 degrees warmer than it is outside.

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What to wear when running in inclement weather

At Brooks, we’re all about distraction-free running, weather included. You should be focused on your stride instead of worrying about running in the rain or snow.

Here are our head-to-toe recommendations for winter running gear:

Take cover in this jacket

The men’s and women’s Canopy Jacket is a must-have for winter running. This is wind and water-resistant jacket is made from breathable DriLayer® Seal fabric. It lets excess heat out without letting the elements in. Plus, you can seal it up into a built-in mesh pocket. If you’re getting warm, you can take it off, pack it down, and keep moving.

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A good in(vest)ment

The all-new men’s and women’s Shield Hybrid Vest offers up crucial warmth and weather protection. It’s lighter-weight insulation keeps you comfortable while wind- and water-resistant paneling helps block out the elements. Zip-secure hand pockets and a chest pocket will keep valuables safe.

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No shortage of long sleeves

The men’s Notch Thermal Long Sleeve supplies serious warmth in a midweight layer. An antimicrobial finish keeps this top fresh in between washes and a zippered arm pocket is perfect for key or money storage.

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The women’s Dash ½ Zip is incredibly soft. It’s DriLayer® fabric wicks away sweat to keep you dry and comfy. Underarm mesh panels help keep ideal temperature, plus thumbholes offer a stay-put fit. This gift gives extra — the Dash ½ Zip is made with recycled fabric equal to 11 plastic water bottles.

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Bottoms up

The men’s Spartan Pant is a lightweight layer that always feels right. Its double-knit DriLayer® fabric will keep you warm without weighing you down. Ankle zippers keep these pants in place as you run but allow for easy layering, no shoe removal required.

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The women’s Switch Hybrid Tight is ready for anything. All-over DWR treatment ensures these tights resist rain, while paneling in critical zones adds durability. Plus, they’re stretchy and breathable for maximum comfort and have a secure back pocket for your phone and side pockets for your other essentials.

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Don’t skip accessories

If you want to be a bit more flexible in your layering and choose the short sleeve route, consider targeted warmth with a pair of Source Midweight Arm Warmers.

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For a run-ready hat that offers serious warmth for your head, go with the Shield Thermal Hat. This adjustable, wind- and water-resistant hat features an inside liner and insulated panel for extra warmth.

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The Notch Thermal Headband lets you brave the cold without overheating. Its notched fleece interior captures warmth for added insulation.

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For more coverage on your crown, reach for the Notch Thermal Beanie, which offers midweight warmth that fights odor.

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Kee your digits nice and toasty with a set of Fusion Midweight Gloves. Tech-compatible and super convenient, these gloves have a mesh insert at the palm for on-demand ventilation and magnets on the cuffs to keep them together.

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Embrace the cold

Now that you have your layered fit planned for running in cold weather, check out the stories below to help keep you moving this winter.