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12/29/12 12:36 A

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I just got a pair of smart wool for Christmas. Can't wait to take them out for a spin in the cold.

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12/28/12 10:35 P

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For hats, I just yesterday got a Mountain Hardware hat that is more of a lightweight fleece headband with the rest of the hat constructed out of uninsulated windstopper fabric. I ran in it today at about 36F and it was perfect for keeping my ears warm without having buckets of sweat pouring off my head. I got it at Sierra Trading Post, not sure if they sell them online.

For socks, I like Icebreakers as well as, if not better than Smartwool, but you can't go wrong either way. They will last, which makes them worth the money.

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12/28/12 7:25 P

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I get whatever ski socks they have a tj maxx!

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12/28/12 4:20 P

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Smart Wool Socks it is! Thanks so much for the recommendations.

Robyn, I will check out the headband - thanks!

Liz

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12/28/12 4:09 P

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I definitely swear by SmartWool socks. I used them when I was out and about in Upstate New York during Christmas and my feet were toasty warm. :)

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12/28/12 3:17 P

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I'm w/LBTHOMASJR on the SmartWool socks. They come in different thicknesses, from thin to pretty thick and cushy. For covering my ears in moderately cool temps, I go for an insulated headband, something like this: www.amazon.com/ASICS-Unisex-De-Luxe-
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eece-Headband/dp/B00546RHDS/ref=pd_sR>bs_a_1
I only wear a cover-the-top-of-the-head hat when it is really cold.

Edited by: ROBYNLN at: 12/28/2012 (15:17)
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12/28/12 2:58 P

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Just got a pair of Smart Wool socks. They are so comfortable that I think I will now direct my loved ones to bury me in them when that time comes! Wonderful.

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12/28/12 2:48 P

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Hello Team -

Any recommendations for winter running socks? I'd like a fairly thin, but warm pair to cover my feet and ankles.

I'm in Florida, so I need a warm, but not necessarily an Arctic solution. :)

Oh yes - any thoughts on hats that cover ears? My summer running cap is wonderful, but it leaves my ears exposed - and they get a bit chilly.

Thanks for your help!

Liz

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