The Ultimate Guide to Cold Weather Running Apparel


This is the easy part, right? Sort of.

On days when the temperature is warm enough for a short-sleeve-only approach (typically 55 degrees or warmer), you’re still going to sweat. In the summer, sweating in a cotton shirt can actually feel kind of nice when the breeze hits—in the fall and winter, it’s just cold. Always opt for a fast-drying knit fabric.

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Editor’s Choice:

New Balance – M4M Seamless SS Tee | $54.99

“Perfect” is a strong descriptor, but this shirt is close. As the name suggests, the New Balance M4M Seamless features minimal seams, which virtually eliminates rubbing and chaffing during a run or workout.

The tee also features NB ICE technology, which keeps the runner cool, while the wicking NB Dry fabric keeps them dry. The result is one of the most comfortable and consistent performance T-shirts you’ll ever wear.

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Lululemon – License to Train SS Tee | $78

Fair warning: The License to Train short-sleeve shirt will mess with your head. At first glance, it looks like a trendy pocket tee, fit to be worn with friends at your favorite watering hole. Upon closer examination, however, what we have is something far greater.

Naturally, this tee is sweat wicking and breathable—but it’s also cleverly constructed and tailored. Frankly, it’s ideal for your next social run, perhaps one that ends at said watering hole.

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