I have been lucky enough to enjoy running out in the snow a bit lately. We haven’t gotten a lot of snow yet but it sure is pretty and peaceful to be out on the trails when the snow is falling.
I don’t know if it is like this where you live but here in Colorado the temperature matters way less than the weather. On Sunday it was sunny and in the 20s, you could run with just a t-shirt if you wanted. But when it was actively snowing and a bit windy I needed many more layers. I could run down to 0 F if it was sunny but I have found that if it’s snowy or windy that 16 F is my limit.
Here is what I like to wear to keep things comfortable when it’s snowing:
Gloves are of course an important layer, I have THESE but I am not picky and my hands are usually fine.
When running in the snow I recommend wearing trail running shoes even if you are running on the roads/side walks. The extra traction comes in handy. I actually try to run on trails or paths when it’s snow because I feel like it is less likely to be icy and more forgiving if I were to slip.
Wool socks are a must! These keep my feet warm and do okay if they get damp from the snow.
I love to wear a hat with a bill to keep the snow out of my face and eyes and then put a fleece headband over to keep my ears warm. I have had my headband since college! I like this hat and this headband.
This year a face covering might be required but it’s also nice to keep your face warm! I have one from Ginger Runner but it’s sold out this one looks good too!
A good jacket is key to feeling good on the run. If it’s not too windy or snowing hard I like my fleece jacket. It breathes well while keeping me warm. If it’s windy, raining or snowing hard I like this down jacket.
This half zip is a great base layer.
Lastly a fleece lined pair of leggings are key. I really like this pair, but if you are looking to save money I have gotten some from Costco for less than $20
What is your go to winter running gear?