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The best warm gym clothes to keep you comfortable (and engaged) during winter workouts


Because BR. It’s cold outside !

As the days get shorter and the temperatures get cooler, heading into that morning run or after-work gym season seems to get a little tougher. But, organize your winter fitness wardrobe and you’ll find it much easier to stay consistent when the thermostat drops.

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Below, find your activewear layering guide for maximum comfort plus all of our favorite picks for Winter 2022.

Step 1: Enough your base (layers)

First, the base layers. As the name suggests, these are the first layers you will put on. Look for fitted styles that can be easily stacked under your other pieces. Choose insulating and thermal fabrics for more warmth.

Soho Modal Thermal Tank Top Black
A thermal tank is a winter staple, and this affordable option from Soho does the job well. Available in black, white and beige so you can choose the shade that best suits your wardrobe.
Shop now: Black Soho Modal Thermal Tank Top, $24.95

Lululemon Close to Crossing Rulu Long Sleeve
Designed for winter running, this warm, long-sleeved top features four-way stretch fabric and Rulu™ fabric. Plus, it even has thumbholes to hold your sleeves in place.
Shop Now: Lululemon Close to Crossing Long Sleeve Rulu

Step 2: Master your middle layers

Depending on the temperature you are dressing for, you may want to consider adding more than one mid-layer. The key here is to go for warm but lightweight styles so you don’t get weighed down while you’re trying to move.

PE Nation Double Under Knit Sweatshirt
This fitted alpaca-blend layer is the perfect mid-weight layer to combat winter chills. Plus, the custom zebra print is sure to put a smile on your face as you prepare to venture out into the cold.
Shop Now: PE Nation Double Under Knit Sweatshirt, $189

2XU Vectr Merino Light Cushion 1/4 Crew Compression Socks
Industry-leading compression garment brand 2XU has built a cult following for their tights, but did you know they make some pretty epic socks too? These padded merino socks are the crème de la crème for running in cold weather.
Buy Now: Vectr Merino Light Cushion 1/4 Crew Compression Socks

Step 6: Top it all off with a warm coat or jacket

Now for the icing on the cake: a comfortable coat or jacket to keep all that heat in. Our number one buying advice? Size up so you can accommodate all your other layers underneath.

North Face Women’s Antora Jacket
This 100% recycled fabric jacket is part of North Face’s iconic range of outdoor gear. With a waterproof, windproof and breathable construction, you’ll be ready for anything.
Shop Now: North Face Women’s Antora Jacket, $200

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