Wrap up with these winter warmers designed to keep the chill out and your body temperature in.
MF BEST BUY:
On Running Pants
They say: ‘Fully bonded protective fabrics blend with clima-textiles and ventilation to balance protection, breathability and freedom of movement.’
We say: Running tights need to balance warmth over the first mile with enough breathability for the third. Few manage it – these do. The best we’ve tested.
Inov-8 Race Elite 3in1 Glove
They say: ‘A world-first innovation in running gloves, the new Race Elite 3in1 brings together a super-lightweight, breathable glove AND a connected waterproof over-mitten.’
We say: The over-mitten does come in handy on extremely cold mornings, but the real star of the show is the 16g glove (super-lightweight indeed), which performs the miracle job of keeping hands warm without making them clammy and uncomfortable.
Castore Hampson Jacket
They say: ‘The ultimate autumn/winter training jacket, robust enough to provide suitable protection… while light enough to not be bulky and overheat.’
We say: Premium looks accompany a high-end feel, but the weight of the jacket means it’s better suited to casual wear than pushing performance.
Mountain Hardwear Super D/S Climb
They say: ‘2-way stretch fabric for ultimate Dynamic Stretch and hybrid insulation zoning for improved climbing performance.’
We say: Made for early-rising climbers, stretch-woven fabric and down insulation mean you will not find a warmer, comfier winter jacket. Looks the part, too.
Lululemon Out Run Beanie
They say: ‘Keep warm during cold-weather runs with this soft, fitted beanie featuring naturally breathable and sweat-wicking Rulu™ fabric.’
We say: The main appeal here is that Rulu fabric, which is soft as silk and does an admirable job of ensuring just enough warmth without overheating.
NB Heat Loft Pant
They say: ‘Cut from stretchy ponte knit fabric with a NB HEATLOFT insertion knit panel… to deliver superior heat retention while wicking sweat away.’
We say: Perfect for winter gym sessions, with enough warmth for the way there combined with flexibility and breathability for the workout itself.
NB Heat Loft Full Zip Hooded Jacket
They say: ‘Pairs style and function, with features like NB HEAT technology to capture warmth and quickly wick away moisture.’
We say: As stylish as you’d expect from a New Balance product, but with plenty of performance benefits to boot, including a lightweight design suited to
any cold-weather pursuit.
Black Diamond Solution 150 Merino
They say: ‘Features NuYarn’s patented stretch Merino wool…engineered to keep you warmer and dry faster.’
We say: Slightly looser than traditional baselayers, without compromising on warmth, the Solution 150 is your best friend during depth-of-winter outings.
On High Sock
They say: ‘The High Sock’s lightweight protection has you covered for everything from a chilly morning commuter dash to an epic off-road adventure.’
We say: Tight enough to hold their shape over any distance, with all-over mesh to keep your feet from getting too clammy.