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Accessories that are Cold Weather Essentials

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cold weather essentials as seen in Cain's weekly rundown on 11/28/2022

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1. Gloves

Running gloves are specifically designed to keep your hands warm and dry. They are commonly made with an insulated top layer that traps in heat and are thinner to allow mobility and dexterity. The outer layer is also often made with a more wind and/or waterproof material that prevents that winter chill from entering your gloves.


2. Hat or Headband

A hat will keep your head warmer and trap in more heat than a headband, keeping your core warmer when it’s very cold out. This may be best for running earlier in the morning.  A headband lets excess heat escape, while protecting your ears and forehead from the cold. If you run in the afternoon or tend to get very hot during your winter runs, the headband may be a better way to regulate your core temperature and prevent overheating.

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3. Buff of Neck Gaiter

Cold air can be very dry and irritate the airways. Covering your nose and mouth collects moisture and warms the air up before you inhale it. If you need a break from the face covering, you can easily slide it down to your neck, and pull it back up when you have difficulty breathing. If you don’t have a neck gaiter or buff, a light scarf will also do the trick!


4. Merino Wool Socks

These socks are antimicrobial, having natural odor-resistant and moisture-wicking properties. Merino wool is softer and thinner than regular wool and helps trap air to insulate your feet against the cold. The length of your socks is totally up to personal preference. However, the shorter the socks, the more of a gap there will be between your pants/tights and your sock, exposing your skin to the cold.

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cold weather essentials as seen in Cain's weekly rundown on 11/28/2022