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Winter/Cold Weather Work-Out Gear?

Monday, December 02, 2013

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I want to keep my exercise going even during the Michigan winter (barring those days when windchill is an issue) and am curious about what others wear in a cold climate.

Right now I'm layering a set of Cuddl Duds (long johns) and a layer of thermals along with sweatpants, a thin polar fleece 1/4 zip, heavy polar fleece 1/4 zip, jacket, wool hat (polar fleece lined), gaiter or scarf, and mittens.

On the one day it was snowing, the sweat pants collected their fair share - so I see that I may need another choice like workout tights.

So far so good, even with the cold Michigan weather we've had so far -- but winter isn't quite here yet.

I've put YakTrax (ice traction) on the shortlist (to help me as I walk).

What kinds of things do you wear? Any recommendations for cold-weather workout gear? Am not one who cares about "famous" name brands, so off-brand/store brand is A-OK with me. Same with shopping in the men's department if something there is better suited.

Thanks in advance for any help offered!

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REMEMBER2BME 12/14/2013 8:10AM

    Thanks for the YakTracks comment. I just looked them up and may purchase some.

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NHES220 12/3/2013 4:50PM

    I picked up a merino wool base later top and pants at Costco - I think they are called Paradox. They were great under my running pants and long sleeve T-shirt on my Turkey Trot in 28 degree weather. The top is a turtle kneck 1/4 zip. For colder weather I would probably wear a sweatshirt over it.

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ADARKARA 12/3/2013 1:05PM

    my cousin sent me a pair of what may be running pants or biking pants... basically long, snug spandex pants that I wore under yoga pants for a walk on a very cold day. They kept my legs warm enough so that I didn't get the "cold itch" but not so hot that I sweated too much.

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REGILIEH 12/3/2013 1:45AM

    Sorry, I can't help as we don't get much snow. Good luck!

Anne

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123ELAINE456 12/2/2013 11:53PM

  I wish I could help you. I'm not in snow country. Hope the others can help you that lives where it snows. You are doing great. Keep It up. WTG!!!


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COCK-ROBIN 12/2/2013 8:03PM

    You're doing great!

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NELSONCHERYL59 12/2/2013 7:06PM

    Good for u. Sounds kinda like my hunting clothes. I wear layers, leggins, flannel and sweatpants. Undershirt, long john shirt, sweater. Scarf to erap my neck and cover my mouth when i need to breath warmth. Warm hat with ball cap over it, which keeps in the heat and shades the sun. Finger gloves and mittens... i must say i look quite the sight, but i stay warm.
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BIGPAWSUP 12/2/2013 5:37PM

    Get the YakTracks - so worth it.

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CERTHIA 12/2/2013 12:30PM

    I'm living in Norway. What I wear will depend on what activity I'm going to do, as well as what the weather is like.

When running I will wear wool pantyhose under my thermal running pants, a technical undershirt, wool-terry turtle-neck and my anorak (100 light, tightly woven cotton, windproof). Wool hat and windproof gloves. Gore-tex shoes. Reflective vest. (I just ordered winter running-shoes with spikes.)

If I'm playing outside with the kiddo I'll wear thick water-proof ski-pants instead of running-pants, and a heavier jacket in place of the anorak.

For my walks to work and back wool pantyhose under my jeans, my thick wool coat, huge scarf and leather gloves will do.

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