9 Perfect Gifts to Conquer the Cold — and Look Great Doing It
For most of us, the changing of seasons means we're taking those morning park runs inside to the treadmill. But not everyone looks at dropping temps and winces. We all have that friend who, instead of slowing down their training in the winter, actually ramps things up. You know the one: they wake up on New Year's Day to run a 5K, insist that winter is actually the best season for runners, and convince you to start training for your first half marathon in the new year.
If that description sounds familiar (or perhaps you just realized you're that friend), look no further this holiday season. We've rounded up 9 high-quality, durable workout products that are fit to take on any outdoor workout — and worth every penny. As you shop for that training buddy in your life (or, let's face it, yourself), make sure you're investing in pieces that are designed to keep things moving well into spring.
UA RUSH™ ColdGear Leggings
The infrared technology found in the RUSH line reflects energy to help with recovery and to keep the body moving and working — which is why products in this category are the perfect gifts for any fitness fan. These winter-ready leggings also feature another of UA's signature technology: ColdGear. The soft-to-the-touch ColdGear fabric allows for airflow and mobility all while providing superior warmth, making them a must shop for winter training. No judgment if you decide to keep them for yourself.
UA RUSH™ ColdGear® Core Top
In addition to both the RUSH and ColdGear technology at play, this long-sleeved top features sweat-wicking material that dries remarkably quickly to keep stuffy moisture at bay. Additional built-in thumbholes help retain heat even on the chilliest of days. So that friend who insists on a Jan. 1 fun run? This top will be just the gift they need to kick off the new year right.
Armour Down Hooded Jacket
A down jacket that's water repellant, insulated, lined, and still light enough so you can move? Yep, this hooded jacket has it all. Give a gift that allows your fitness fan to tackle the elements in style with this shockingly lightweight and breathable jacket in pink clay.
UA Meridian Leggings
Those looking for maximum movement and comfort have met their match. The UA Meridian Leggings are fitted and supportive while remaining flexible and soft throughout any and every movement. What's more, the high waist ensures a slip-free workout. Snag this pair for your runner friend — or yourself — this holiday season.
UA RUSH™ Fleece Full-Zip Hoodie
This colorblock hoodie can go from morning 5K to brunch without skipping a beat. Between the water-resistant woven exterior and the fleece-lining interior, this is one hoodie that's ready for whatever the winter has in store. Fitness fans will surely enjoy the duality of this gift: recover or train, this choice is yours.
UA Sportsmask Featherweight
Consider this the gift every athlete across every sport can appreciate. The performance face mask is actually 40 percent lighter than its predecessor, making this one of the most comfortable workout-ready face masks in the game. With Iso-Chill fabric to keep the face cool and UPF 50+ sun protection, the Sportsmask is ready for action.
Around Town Cuff Beanie
The name says it all with this beanie: it's a must have for all those out-and-about moments. Snag this sweat-wicking, ribbed knit topper for cold-weather hikes, morning jogs, trail rides, and more. If you're looking for a gift that will see use far beyond snowy days, the Around Town beanie is the pick.
UA HOVR™ Phantom 2 Storm Running Shoes
The runner who doesn't stop training in the winter needs gear — and a gift — that also won't quit just because conditions are challenging. The UA HOVR™ Phantom 2 Storm Running Shoes can tackle the track as well as the winter streets. And thanks to UA HOVR™ cushioning, which softens impact, runners can get a smooth run and feel propelled to make it to the next mile well into 2022.
UA SmartForm RUSH™ Mid Bra
Go on, give yourself a little gift this holiday season, too. The UA SmartForm RUSH™ Mid Bra is a medium-impact crossback bra that contours to the body for superior comfort and mobility while maintaining support and shape. Perfectly placed mesh panels mean you also get added airflow and breathability in this splurge-worthy treat.