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Cold weather running gear?

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Zarathustra

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#1
Can anyone recommend some good cold weather running gear? I'm not planning on running across the Arctic or anything like that but I'm in dire need of some decent jogging bottom type affairs and my Helly Hanson lifa tops aren't really upto the weather at the moment and are getting a bit old and tatty.
 
#6
Ronhills, Hillwalking socks, Long sleeve wicking T Shirt, Lightweight windproof jacket, Thin gloves, Thin hat only when baltic, also something flourescent.

HH Lifas (long sleeves) are fine, but you need 2 layers in this weather, so extra t shirt or jacket on top.
 
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Snoreador

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#7
Ron Hills, a daft hat and some thin gloves. Run a bit faster. It's not that cold anyway.
That's the look I've been going for! Well, I'm still in shorts rather than Ron Hills, but the daft hat + gloves (+ thermal top) look is what I've been pulling off. I think it scares the dog walkers.
 
#8
Get down to Lidl or Aldi as they both do running tops and jackets very cheap, I bought some a couple of months ago and yesterday I went out in -5 and was absolutely fine.
 
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Zarathustra

Guest
#9
Cheers for the replies guys (hey that rhymes), guess I'll need to take a trip to up & running tomorrow for some nice tight Ron Hill rapist pants
 
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Snoreador

Guest
#11
Do remember to slightly squat, pull a rapist face, and rub your thighs provocatively when wearing Ron Hills. It works a treat at showing you're a committed athlete. This especially applies by schools, they'll consider you a perfect role model.
 
#12
Ronhills, Hillwalking socks, Long sleeve wicking T Shirt, Lightweight windproof jacket, Thin gloves, Thin hat only when baltic, also something flourescent.

HH Lifas (long sleeves) are fine, but you need 2 layers in this weather, so extra t shirt or jacket on top.
What he said. I wear a thin gore-tex hat (designed for cyclists) which takes the chill away from my bald slap. 2 layers is about right in the current weather.
 
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Snoreador

Guest
#13
I must be a human radiator - I'm just fine in shorts + a long sleeved thermal top. A bit chilly to begin with, but gets just right as I warm up in the first 5 mins or so. That said, it's only been -2 or so here.
 
#14
Cutting the bottom off a plastic super market bag, you then wear it like a T shirt, over a T shirt, but under a sweatshirt, this works great in extremely cold weather, at present we are still in Newcastle BBQ weather, wear a windproof and waterproof running jacket.
 

Mongo

MIA
Kit Reviewer
#15
I'm reviewing an Underarmour long sleeved 'cold gear' top from RVOps at the moment and whilst I've not been running in it I'd say it'd work quite well. It's nice and warm and I've been wearing a lot recently with no noticeable stink issues!
 
#17
Ron Hills as said, meraklon gloves, fleece earband, HH Lifa and a gilet (vest to you and me) of the typr used by cyclists. Windproof front panel and soft thin fleece on back. Works for me down to -12. In Canada i used to run in Patagonia thermals under Mountain Equipment Co-op cycling leggings that had goretex front panels, Buffalo Special 6, fleece hat and mittens with a pair of meraklon gloves shoved down the front of the thermals to keep the knackers warm. Also screwed short screws into soles of running shoes to keep grip on ice/compacted snow. (Did the same to my MTB tyres so i could cycle all year 'round).

I know, I'm a wimp !
D_B
 
#18
Just bought some Karrimor 'Ron Hill' type things from Sports Direct for a tenner. A lot cheaper, warmer and better then my Nike pair that were £30.
Some great deals on Karrimor kit at sports direct, Ive bought a far bit recently. base layers around £5, running jackets £8 and karrimor Ron Hills starting around £5 and running beaines £3.99
 

terroratthepicnic

LE
Kit Reviewer
Book Reviewer
#20
At the moemnt while running I'm wearing a decent pair of running tights and a Nike Element HZ Tee. Both of these draw moisture away from the body (this will be tested to the max on Sunday during the GRIM challenge). On top I wear a cheap t-shirt and shorts and a high viz waterproof top.

I wear a cheap beeny from Primark and a pair of thinsulate gloves.
I also wear a decent pair of running socks, but this is more for comfort than warmth.

Sports direct sell most running items you would need and they are usually on sale.
 

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