I stopped by Fleet Feet on Monday to check out some cold-weather gear. (I know. Wishful thinking with the 90 degree heat we’ve been having lately!) I wasn’t planning on buying anything (unless I found a good deal), but I just mainly wanted to know what was out there. While I started running in the winter last year, I did almost all of my runs on a treadmill, so I lack anything to really keep me warm on my runs, except for one pair of running tights.
While I was browsing through the women’s section, the owner, Christi Beth, came over, and I told her what I was looking at. She was so helpful! She said that since I already had a pair of running tights, the top things I would need are a pair of capris, a long-sleeved shirt, and a half-zip pullover. I asked her if I needed a jacket, and she said that she didn’t think it was necessary if I had the pullover and the shirt, since I could layer them as the weather dictated. I told her of my love of thumbholes and pockets, so she showed me a few options that she thought I would like from Brooks and Nike. I asked about headbands/ear-warmers, and she said they didn’t have any in yet, but to check back in a couple weeks.
I haven’t bought anything yet, but thought I would ask you all what cold weather gear and brands you guys liked.