What to wear

As the seasons are now changing, what sort of things do I need to get for the colder months? I ran the other day and by 10 minutes in I was stripping my jacket off as warm. I obviously will not want to do that when it is freezing. So how much should I wear to keep me warm running but not that warm that I will get the urge to strip off in 0 degrees. Any good clothing brands recommended. I currently jog in 3 qtr length leggings and Nike top plus a very lightweight waterproof jacket.

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  • Actually, even when it's colder the jacket will come off, as will hats. Gloves are good though.

  • Hiya...I asked this a few days ago...the general consensus was gloves! Thin long sleeved top under my baggy tshirt and stick with the 3/4s. Couple of people said possibly a hat. HTH.

  • I ran in little more than you describe, even in the coldest weather last Winter. I think the need to do a thorough warm up is even more important during the cold weather as muscles are much more tense in the cold, but usually once warmed up I was fine. If the weather was really cold I'd wear gloves and a hat - oh and use a good moisturiser to protect your face, I found the elements really harsh on my face last winter x

  • I wore 3/4 length leggings in temps down to about 0C, then wore thermal leggings. On top I wore a running shirt plus thin wind/water resistant running jacket. Plus gloves and a buff for a hat (folded to give one layer over the top of my head and several layers over my ears). On really cold days i did my warm up walk/slow jog in a thin fleece jacket for 5 mins then returned to my house and dumped the fleece before starting running.

  • Yup, I started in the middle of the last bitter winter. My 3/4 leggings were ok throughout, though when the mornings' minus temperatures kicked in, I wore 3/4 thermals too! I was ok with ankles bare - on wet and snowy days the bottoms of long trousers/leggings would have been uncomfortable. Top wise, I too stuck with a long sleeve running top and very lightweight/rainproof jacket - I got one with reflective panels so that I could be seen by others /traffic. I bought a buff when it was recommended on here as a nice way to breathe in warmer air (I found my asthma could get horrid when too cold) I pulled it up from my neck to cover chin and mouth and with luck nose tip too. My neon stripped pink bobble hat became my ID in the local streets ... and I chose fingerless gloves so that I could use watch and MP3 player en route.

  • Yeah, buff for my neck (or head), gloves for my hands and no other change needed even umpteen degrees under (assuming running in the UK and not up a mountain)

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