Winter is here my friends! Before you dig out that box of old sweatshirts and holey mittens, it’s time to take a hard look in the mirror. Say goodbye to sweat soaked hoodies and blousey pullovers (except for your Fairfax Four Mile hoodies, I recommend hanging on to those) and up your jacket game. We broke down the jacket conundrum into a few categories: protective shells, toasty layers, heavy hitters, and cozy post-run pieces. Whatever you’re looking for, we have something that’ll fit right in at a fireplace snuggle or a gallop through the snow. Today we are offering an overview with some pieces we have in store and then we take a deep dive into each category because it looks like winter is here to stay.
The Protective Shell:
Your secret weapon, your last line of defense, your protection from the elements, these shells do it all. They’re here to keep you dry and block the wind so you can still log those miles, even on misty and blustery days. Throw one on over a baselayer or thermal to adjust to fluctuating DMV temperatures and stay on the go.
The Toasty Layer:
Your most trusted winter apparel to keep you toasty, but not too hot. A good layer will wick sweat away from your body and insulate your core even when the mercury dips. Plus they come in a variety of weights, so if you’re someone who still wears shorts in December or if you’re more of the “fly south for the winter” crowd, there’s a material right up your alley.
The Heavy Duty:
Some of us run cold or spend time in climates not really built for running (but since y’all don’t care about about petty things like the weather), there can be a need of a heavy hitter. There’s nothing you can’t handle in a heavy duty coat: gusting winds, downpours, a reprieve of the 2009 Snowpocalypse. The world is your oyster, go forth!
The Post-Run Cozy:
Snuggle up after a hot shower or ride home from the gym in a soft jacket that’s high performance enough to use on the run but stylish enough to wear around town. Gentle fabrics shine when the sun doesn’t, and the ultimate workout to brunch piece will keep you warm while looking effortlessly cool.
If you have plans to run this weekend with us at Jingle All the Way 5k and 15k or have another plan on tap, cold weather gear is a must. Survey your stash at home and consider all of the ways we can help you fill in the blanks to make every winter run a good one.