As we all know, lockdown 3.0 has meant that the gyms have yet again been made to slam their doors shut, forcing many of us out into the cold for our daily exercise. 

It’s safe to say that back in the first lockdown this was not as big of a blow as it is now. The warm and dry weather made exercising outdoors actually quite enjoyable. And for those working form home or furloughed it was a great way of getting out for some fresh air and a change of scenery.

The weather in January is clearly an all together different matter. Rain, snow and freezing temperatures make the prospect of outdoor exercise much less appealing.

To help you make those first cautious steps into the great outdoors for a run, walk, cycle or anything else, we’re going to take a look at our top 5 winter training products.

Nike Strike Snood

The Nike Strike Snood should be your ultimate outdoor companion this winter. It’s ideal for keeping the cold and wind off your face whilst running, cycling, walking the dog or whatever you get up to. And to be honest, as snoods go, it looks pretty cool too.

It’s soft fleece material keeps you warm whilst Dri-FIT technology keeps you dry and comfortable. It fits snugly over your face and ears with a drawcord to help you achieve the perfect fit. It also has a mesh panel over the mouth which aids breathability and communication but doesn’t stop covid-19, so please don’t use this as a face mask for your big shop!

Nike Park First Layer

Running in a jacket can be a little restrictive, feel clunky and make you overheat. But running in a t-shirt alone is just not an option when the temperature drops. So what’s the solution?

The Nike Park First Layer has been one of our top sellers since it’s introduction by Nike a couple of years back. It’s a little looser fitting than your traditional baselayer and it’s soft material provides peak comfort and moves smoothly under your outer layers. It also comes with thumb loops so you can keep your whole arms and hands covered. Available in pretty much any colour, to suit your style.

adidas Alphaskin 2.0 Long Tights

It’s not just your upper body that get’s cold. And it’s important to keep those leg muscles warm to avoid injury. Those two factors mean a pair of tights should be the next addition to your winter training wardrobe.

No, we’re not talking tights like your Mum wears. We’re talking adidas Alphaskin 2.0 tights. Unlike your Mum’s tights, these will keep those all-important hamstrings and calfs in peak condition whilst Aeroready technology absorbs moisture. They even feature anti-odour polygiene which keeps the fabric fresh workout after workout (but yes, you do still need to wash them).

For the women’s fit version click here.

Nike HyperWarm Academy Gloves

The effect of a biting cold wind on your fingers whilst out running should not be underestimated. Losing the use of your numb, frozen digits for an hour after your run is no fun whatsoever. So get yourself some gloves.

If you’re going to get some gloves, then you might as well get some that can do it all. Nike HyperWarm Academy Gloves feature technology which helps to keep your hands warm without overheating. And with silicon texturing, they can easily keep hold of a football. So when footy does return, you’ll be saved the embarrassment of it slipping through your hands and giving away a foul throw.

On top of all that, the forefinger and thumb tips are touch screen friendly. Which means you can skip through songs on your workout playlist with ease.

Nike Academy 21 Midlayer

The Midlayer really comes into it’s own during these winter months. They are just warm enough to keep away the cold whilst training, but not to the point where you’re sweating buckets 10 minutes in. They are the perfect hybrid of performance training top, tracksuit jacket and sweatshirt.

The Nike Academy 21 Midlayer is a prime example from Nike’s new catalogue. Wear this on top of a lightweight training tee or baselayer. It’s stretchy Dri-FIT material hugs close to the body for warmth without restriction of movement. Complete with thumbholes to help keep your sleeves in place and a 1/4-length zipper to let you adjust your ventilation when things do heat up. Plus, there’s a specific women’s fit option.

Shop Winterwear Now ❄

Well there you go. No more excuses. Just wrap up, get out there and smash it! Bit cheesy I know, but you get the point.

To shop the full winterwear range complete with the best Nike, adidas and Puma have to offer, click the link below!


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