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Winter running gear for the Blizzard Braver

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They’re ready to run even with the biting chill outside. We’ve got them covered from head to toe with cold-weather gear.

That sweet sweater weather

Breath in the air? Frost on the ground? Doesn’t matter — it’s time to lace up and head out the door. The Blizzard Braver’s superpower is knowing how to dress for the cold without overheating during the run.

A smiling man putting on a beanie as he gets ready for a run in the snow.
A smiling woman zipping up a red jacket as she gets ready for a run in the snow.

Gifts for the Blizzard Braver

Blessed with an indifference to the teeth-chattering cold of winter, the Blizzard Braver dresses for the occasion with beanies, jackets, tights, and sweatpants.

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A styled photo of gear, clockwise from top: Notch Thermal Beanie, Shield Hybrid Vest, Momentum Thermal Tight, Cascadia Thermal Mitten, Fusion Hybrid Jacket

If you’re looking for the right gear for that special Blizzard Braver in your life, we recommend:

  • Men’s Shield Hybrid Jacket
  • Men’s Momentum Thermal Tight
  • Women’s Greenlight Tight
  • Men’s or Women’s Ghost 13 GTX

Check out our full lineup of cold-weather running gear.

Tips for cold-weather running

We admire an all-weather attitude, but extreme elements can put a Blizzard Braver at risk for injury. Here are some tips to keep safe and comfortable during cold-weather runs.

Keep your hands and head warm

A good pair of running gloves will fight off finger stiffness, but did you know that a warm head is one of the best ways to save extremities from the chill? Hats or beanies trap heat on the head and help regulate internal temperature, allowing for proper blood flow to arms and hands.

Pick the right shoes

Wear shoes with traction like the Cascadia 15 with TrailTack on the outsole. This shoe offers enhanced grip and takes the guesswork out of where to step. It also comes in a Gore-Tex® model so your feet will stay dry in the snow or wet weather.

A runners legs in mid-stride shown running on a wet, rocky trail next to a river.

Dress for the run, not the cold

Kyle Schaffer, Guru field rep for Minnesota and the Dakotas, suggests you don’t overdo it with bulky gear. “The layers I wear aren’t super-heavy because I don’t want to feel sluggish on the run. My go-to for winter running is usually the Canopy jacket as my last layer. I love that it is wind- and water-resistant. I can take it off, pack it down into a bag that fits in my pocket, and keep moving.”

Hydrate

Hydration isn’t just for sunshine. Your body needs an adequate amount of water before and after the run, no matter the temperature.

Other gift ideas

Are you looking for more gifts for runners? Explore our other holiday heroes below:

The Rudolph Runner

The Anytime Sleigher

The Snowbird Runner

Still stuck on what to get the runner in your life? Browse our full gift guide and Run Happy (Holidays).

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