Essential women's running gear: Winter (December 2020) | Women's Running

Essential women’s running gear: Winter (December 2020)

Read Time:   |  December 1, 2020

Stay stylish and wrap up warm with this gorgeous winter running gear

It’s nearly Christmas, and we love running at this time of year: the runners we pass give us great big grins and everyone seems to have an extra spring in their step. Here’s all the kit you’ll need to make the most out of your December runs, from brilliant tech to cosy apparel…

BANG & OLUFSEN Beoplay E8 Sport earphones £300

These gorgeous, lightweight earphones are specifically designed for sport – they’re sweatproof, waterproof, and secure. With a variety of tips and fins for all shapes of ears, you’re guaranteed a snug, comfy fit. The case gives you up to 30 hours play time, so you can happily take these on a multi-stage and get through Wolf Hall on Audible no problem (that might just be me). With superb sound quality, the added win here is that the E8s have Activate Transparency Mode; with a single tap you can hear everything going on around you – perfect for runners.

SWEATY BETTY Insulate Thermal Run Pullover | £145

This is a really lovely thermal layer to have in your running wardrobe – the relaxed fit makes it super comfy, and we love the asymmetrical zip detail. More importantly, the insulating fabric keeps you toasty warm and feels really soft, featuring vital reflective trim so you stay visible as the days grow shorter.

Available in sizes XXS-XXL

ZAAZEE Aria Luxury T-Shirt | £40

This beautiful top will see you through the seasons: you can wear it on its own during home workouts, or layer it over longer-sleeve tops when you head out. As with all Zaazee kit, the feel is gorgeous, made with a sustainable technical fabric, and it’s been designed and manufactured in the UK. And it’s a hero piece; take it from us, it looks ace with jeans.

Available in sizes XS-L

ROCKAY Women’s Bra | £47.96

This total stunner of a bra is not only made with recycled fabrics, but through a partnership with the ReSea Project, Rockay also removes 357g of plastic trash from the ocean for every bra made, that’s equivalent to 38 bottles. With comfortable bonded seams, light-to-medium support for home workouts, and breathable laser cut holes, this gorgeous bra top easily shows that sustainable wear can look beautiful and perform brilliantly.

Available in sizes XS-XL

MAAREE Warrior Leggings £79

These are described as “powerful leggings for powerful women” – yup, we’ll take that, thank you very much. With distinctive styling, this high waisted legging offers a fantastic fit in a squat-proof fabric that moves with you. With two phone-sized pockets (hurrah!) and a smaller one for keys, we’re in love with these leggings. Extra points for the Econyl recycled fabric, too.

Available in sizes XS-XL

RUNDERWEAR Merino Running Briefs £30

Not convinced that running pants are a necessity? That’s cos you’ve not tried them. Slip your nethers into a pair of these supersoft beauties and you’ll wonder where they’ve been all your life. Merino brings moisture-wicking and temperature control, while the design is seamless and ergonomic. No rubbing, no itching: you’ll forget you’re wearing them, and that’s the biggest compliment around!

ENERTOR Energy Run Socks £12.99

With Nanoglide anti-blister protection and ultralight fabric, these brilliant socks are an ideal stocking filler for all the runners in your life. And we all love socks, right? Packed with surprising tech, these little socks include Nilit Innergy, which promises to convert the body’s energy into Far Infra Red Rays, increasing your anaerobic limit, performance and endurance. Sign us up!

HOKA ONE ONE Rocket X shoes £140

The HOKA ONE ONE Rocket X are described as “one of the most energetic shoes HOKA has launched to date”. These are super responsive shoes, designed for fast running at shorter distances. They are incredibly light – just 210g – and they feel bouncy and quick on the road. You get a lot of bang for your buck with this shoe, so get that letter off to Santa sharpish.

ADDSFIT Mini massage gun £99

Pummel all your bad bits with this little chap, and your muscles will thank you forever. This is a tiny wee thing, super lightweight, and very quiet (ie, no embarrassing buzzing). With different heads and speeds you can get the exact massage you need, where you need it. Just whack it on in front of the Crown, and your quads will be transformed. Top tip: if you’re desk-chained, get a friend to do your upper back – it’s borderline miraculous. Also available in pink, just saying.

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