While summer allows you to comfortably wear a top and shorts for an outdoor workout, winter requires more thought to be put into your outfit choice. From making sure you wear a suitable amount of layers for your workout, to completing a warm-up before you head out into the cold, there’s a lot of thought needed when it comes to working out in cold weather.
With freezing temperatures and harsh conditions to compete against, choosing suitable clothing that matches the intensity of your workout while helping you stay warm and comfortable can be a challenge. Whether you’re heading out for a run, or performing a team activity outdoors, read our winter workout clothing guide to help you decide on the best gear for exercising in cold conditions, with additional advice on preparing for outdoor winter workouts.
The best clothing to wear for exercising in cold weather can depend on the intensity of your workout. For instance, if you’re doing high-intensity exercise, you may find that you’ll quickly work up a sweat, causing you to warm up and reducing the need for extra layers. In contrast, low-intensity workouts often require the opposite as you won’t be producing sweat as fast, so you’ll need more protection from cold conditions.
In any instance, however, we recommend that you don’t wear too many layers. This is because, while you’re working out, your body temperature and heart rate increase, causing you to overheat and therefore distracting you from your workout. If you are planning on layering up, you will want to make sure that your clothing is quick drying. This means it moves sweat away from your body, preventing your clothes from becoming damp, which can cause discomfort during your exercise.
Whether you’re looking for a complete winter workout outfit to keep you comfortable and focussed on your exercise while outdoors, or you’re searching for a premium jacket to help you stay sheltered from the elements while heading to the gym, there are a wide range of durable and weatherproof options to choose from in our collection of sportswear and leisurewear. No matter your exercise of choice, we’ve listed a few pieces below to help you build a workout-ready outfit.
A versatile piece, our men’s sports gilet is ideal for outdoor workouts of all intensities. If you’re looking to add an extra layer of warmth to your fitness attire, this premium sports gilet presents a functional solution. Made with a water-resistant fabric, the water-repellent features help you stay dry and comfortable, allowing you to fully focus on your workout.
Another winter sportswear essential, the men’s Evolve hoodie can help protect you from the elements while maintaining comfort. Secured with a full-length zip that allows you to personalise your level of coverage, the hoodie offers a performance-enhancing design complete with a lightweight material for optimum breathability.
Engineered with a minimal appearance and streamlined fit, the simple yet practical men’s Focus workout trousers provide enough coverage to keep you warm when exercising, while the lightweight fabric allows for complete freedom of movement, enabling you to reach peak performance without feeling any discomfort.
Ideal for high-intensity workouts in cold weather, the women’s Enigma overlay is perfect for those looking to blend functionality with breathability and comfort. This versatile women’s overlay is not only streamlined for a stylish design but is complete with a four-way stretch, increasing comfort and range of movement to allow peak performance output.
From lounging to outdoor workouts, the Enigma women’s fleece hoodie can take you from relaxing to any outdoor endeavour. Featuring optimum comfort and practicality through a soft feel, adjustable coverage and a standard fit, this functional hoodie provides an ideal solution for seeing you through most outdoor workouts. An essential addition to your sportswear, this durable layer offers a statement appearance with a vibrant blue colour.
Crafted from a lightweight material, the women’s black Enigma leggings achieve the perfect balance between functionality and style. Whether you’re performing an indoor or outdoor workout, the movable and quick-drying design provides optimum warmth and comfort no matter the conditions. Helping to enhance your agility, the mid-rise design also ensures that you stay supported throughout your workout.
While through summer you’re faced with the challenge of contending with the heat and keeping yourself hydrated, winter presents additional challenges including the need to stay both warm and comfortable to help you maintain focus. However, we have several useful tips to help see you through your winter workout, these include:
We recommend completing your outfit with some durable winter accessories such as hats and gloves. Made in a one-size-fits-all style, our winter hats can keep your extremities covered outdoors and are best for low-intensity workouts where you won’t be working up as much of a sweat.
Whether you’re looking for a water-resistant jacket to keep you sheltered from the elements while exercising outdoors, or you’re searching for a winter accessory to help you stay warm, there’s something to suit workouts of all intensities and levels from the range of sportswear and leisurewear available at Avec Sport.