Winter Running Gear - Staff Picks

What better way to motivate you to run this winter - in the cold, dark, ice and snow - than with the right gear?

Since winter running is all about keeping your body temperature comfortable and staying safe - our experienced running staff has selected some great products that do just that!

 YakTrax Run

The Yaktrax RUN on Sale @ $34.95

The only traction device anatomically designed to meet the needs of runners braving the winter elements. Run naturally on packed snow and ice with the Yaktrax Run's combination of removable spikes and steel coils, providing 360° of unbeatable traction. Continue your training during the winter with the same stability you are accustomed to on dry surfaces. The Yaktrax Run can be worn in temperatures as low as -41° Fahrenheit!

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 Salomon Speed Spikes

NEW Soloman Speed Spikes, $170

The challenge with running in wintery conditions is often about grip on Ice. So we added 15 carbide spikes to the lugs of SPEEDSPIKE CS to make sure you have the confidence to run through an icy parking lot or a snowy trail. And we added a ClimaShield shell around the forefoot to keep your toes a little warmer as you fly through wet, snowy conditions. Unisex footwear is sold in Men's sizing.


Soloman Speed Spikes are not currently available online, check store for details.

Craft Brillant 2.0 Hat 

Craft Brilliant 2.0 Hat, $29.95
The Craft Brilliant 2.0 Hat is warm, reflective, and offers extra visibility in dark conditions.

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 Craft Brillant 2.0 HoodCraft Brilliant 2.0 Hood - Mens and Womens, $124.95
Ultra lightweight, wind-repellent, and offers 360 visibility and elastic ventilation panels. It also offers an ergonomic fit for optimal freedom of movement. Wind-repellent and ventilating fabric. Ventilation panels at sweat zones. Two front pockets with zipper. Thumb grip at sleeve ends. Reflective tape at front zipper.

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 Craft Brillant 2.0 Thermal Wind Top

Craft Brilliant 2.0 Thermal Wind Top - Mens, $119.95
The men's Craft Brilliant 2.0 Thermal Wind Top is a warm and wind-protective pullover with reflective details that offer great visibility during running in dark conditions. The pullover is made of knitted polyester that provides excellent moisture transport and comes with ergonomic design for optimal fit and freedom of movement. Reflective details make you visible from all angles. Zippered chest pocket.

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 Craft Hybrid Weather Glove

Craft Hybrid Weather Glove, $34.99
The Craft Hybrid Weather Glove is a 2-in-1 bike glove with brushed inside and wind- and waterproof cover for quick adjustment to changing weather conditions. Use the cover to protect your hands in wet and windy conditions.

 

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 Darn Tough Vertex 1/4 Sock with Cushion

Darn Tough Vertex 1/4 Sock with Cushion - Women's and Men's, $17.95
So you want an insanely light running sock but you still want cushioning along the bottom of the foot? No problem. The Darn Tough Vertex 1/4 Sock Ultra-Light Cushion delivers. It's specifically designed for runners looking to loose the weight without sacrificing cushioning and comfort. True Seamless construction reduces hotspots and blisters. Ultra high stitch count creates a super comfortable sock with a streamlined fit like no other. No slipping, no bunching, no blisters. Fine gauge Merino Wool makes this a fast drying and breathable "all weather"; sock that stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter. And since Merino Wool is naturally anti-microbial this sock repels bacteria and odor when you're laying down the miles. Still made in Vermont. Guaranteed for life.

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 Icebug DTS3 BugripIcebug DTS3 Bugrip - Women's and Men's, $179.95
With DTS we aimed high in terms of comfort, with soft padding in collar and tongue, and a foot shaped ergonomic last that your feet will love instantly. The exclusive Boa® Closure System makes it easy to get the perfect fit without traditional laces. The comfy engineered mesh upper makes sure your foot is protected, stable and comfortable all day long. The high torsion and fully cushioned midsole result in a stable shoe that also protects from over-pronating. The GORE-TEX® membrane keeps the feet dry in slush as well as in rain. The BUGrip outsole allows you to maintain the pace and keep the stride relaxed through whatever condition winter is throwing at you!

The DTS3 is not currently available online, check the store for details. The below links to all Icebug footwear that is online:

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 Kahtoola NANOSpikesKahtoola NANOSpikes, $49.95
Ultralight, low-profile flexible winter traction that lets you run across iced-over and snow-packed trails and streets—as well as on pavement—with confidence, and without affecting foot strike.

NANOSpikes are not currently available online, check store for details.
 Nathan Bandolier Vest

Nathan Bandolier Vest, $25.00
The reflective Nathan Bandolier vest features a minimal, modern fit while offering 360 degrees of maximum visibility. Zippered pocket for small storage such as cash, keys, and ID's.

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 Nathan Ankle StrapsNathan Ankle Straps, $7.50
Reflective ankle bands are a simple way to be safe and seen at night while walking, running, or bikingLined with soft fabric for extra comfort.

Nathan Ankle Straps are not currently available online, check store for details.
 Nathan Headlamp Crossover KitNathan Headlamp Crossover Kit, $15.00
Use this versatile Crossover Kit to mount any Nathan headlamp almost anywhere! The clip mount easily slides on to a belt, pack, or waistband, while the adjustable, bounce-free bike handlebar mount is compatible with virtually any road or mountain bike.

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 Nathan Nebula Fire Runner's HeadlampNathan Nebula Fire Runner's Headlamp, $75.00
This lightweight, multi-beam, rechargeable headlamp comes in three exciting colors, and offers over 192 lumens of clean, eye-pleasing light. A powerful, customized LED disperses the perfect Run-Right Light for runners, blanketing both distance and proximity, creating a less tenuous night running surface. There are five lighting modes - low, medium, high, sprint, and strobe - with a maximum burn time of 25 hours. Change light settings touch-free with Nebula Fire's RunWave technology - no more fumbling for buttons! The Nebula Fire also communicates your presence to drivers via AutoStrobe, as the on-device sensor reacts to cars' headlights and triggers the safety strobe mode. The breathable mesh strap fits comfortably on your head, while the adjustability of the headlamp allows you to easily find the perfect light angle for the trail or road.

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 Nathan Strobe LightNathan Strobe Light, $10.00
Nathan's Strobe Light is safety with style in a slim, lightweight, and waterproof strobe. With 100+ hours of illumination, the StrobeLight has the perfect amount of light to keep you moving safely during all hours of the day. Secure clip on back easily attaches to belt, apparel, or gear. High visibility blinking and steady light modes so you can be seen from a safe distance.

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 Petzl Tikka HeadlampPetzl Tikka Headlamp, $29.95
The Petzl Tikka ia a compact headlamp for proximity lighting and some movement. 200 lumens Simple and compact, the TIKKA headlamp offers 200 lumen brightness and a wide beam. With its long burn time, it is practical for outdoor activities like camping or trekking, or for traveling, and also for daily activities and projects around the house. The phosphorescent reflector helps you find it in the dark, and the red lighting prevents members of a group from blinding each other. TIKKA is a HYBRID headlamp that is also compatible with the CORE rechargeable battery.

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 Saucony Reflex TightsSaucony Reflex Tights - Women's and Men's, $98.00
You can run, but you can’t hide. Be seen with the incredibly visible Reflex Tight, offering 360º of high reflectivity. Great compression fabric provides support to your muscles, while pulling moisture to the surface. Zippered back storage pocket with waterproof lining.

Saucony Reflex Tights are not currently available online, check store for details.

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*Please note that prices are subject to change