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    31 Things From Target That’ll Help Make Running Outside A Little Better This Winter

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    1. A full zip hoodie so you can wear something super light on your run yet warm enough to keep you going through those icy tundras (or a little snow). The pattern will give you flair during group jogs, too.

    a full zip acid wash hoodie

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this jacket!! Perfect fit, slightly oversized but in a good way. True to size. I already want other colors!" –Jmiller

    Price: $32 (available in sizes XS-XL and six colors)

    2. A pair of high-waist seamless faux fur-lined leggings to get you through the wind chills in an elegant fashion. With the benefit of faux-fur, you will stay warm during your runs and no longer have an excuse to not go for a.m. jogs. Sorry, not sorry.

    a pair of high-waist seamless faux fur lined leggings

    Promising review: "I purchased these during my first Minnesota winter in 2017. They are very warm and they stay on nicely. I don't need to pull them up constantly. They are thick and truly seamless so they aren't see-through. I've worn them with boots and a sweater to work and I thought they were professional looking. I would recommend washing them in cold water and hang drying to preserve the quality." –Kell Bell

    Price: $18 (available in sizes S-XL and two colors)

    3. A two-pack of compression socks so you can feel like your feet are in toasters. Aside from the magical sweat absorption and arch support, you will have eternal warmth from toes to knees.

    a pair of compression socks

    Promising review: "Was searching for softer compression socks than I had and absolutely love! Bought four more pairs and wear them daily! They are not as tight as socks I had before but they relieve my varicose vein pinching and don't dig into the backs of my knees." –Dw

    Price: $12 (available in three colors)

    4. An Apple Watch to track your run and the ins and outs of your workout. Aside from distracting you from both the exercise cramps – the worst – and the temperature, fitness watches are pretty weather-resistant, so gnarly wind chills, rain or snow shouldn't be a problem.


    Promising review: "Absolutely gorgeous, stunning screen. Great functionality, especially being able to detect outdoor walks. The ring functions for keeping you fit are addictive! Another great Apple product, it will make your life better!" –nitlsu

    Price: $399.99+ (available in two sizes and four colors)

    5. A thermo vest so you can jog while feeling like a toasted marshmallow through the crisp air. The thermal fabric technology uses escaping body vapor to generate heat – some serious scientific stuff. And can we mention how nice it is to have a bright orange vest against the drab winter colors?

    a thermo vest

    Price: $120 (available in sizes XS–XL and four colors) 

    6. A set of interlock head wraps that'll give you some options when you want to stay warm but maybe don't need a full-on beanie. Headbands are perfect when you're working on those sweat-inducing sprints or when it's cold out, but the sun is still blaring down.

    a set of interlock headwraps

    Promising review: "I purchased these to keep my frizz under control when I go outside during the pandemic. It has allowed me to keep the hair out of my eyes and not touch my hair/face. Big win! The fit is comfortable and they don't slide back like some other products." –Alice3403

    Price: $7.49 for a pack of five

    7. A two-pack of lip balm so you can survive the jog without chapped, dry lips (my lips hurt just writing that). Beeswax and fruit extracts will keep your kisser soft and hydrated and become a cold-weather necessity.

    lip balm

    Promising review: "The best lip balm I’ve ever had. I am addicted to lip balm and have tried so many. This is the most hydrating and lasts for the season. Being cruelty-free is also an added bonus." –Jaclyn

    Price: $4.89 (available in ten flavors)

    8. A hoodie because this may just become the perfect hybrid between a comfy hoodie and a reliable sweater. You never know what the climate will throw at you, so why not have an article of clothing that can withstand worst-case scenarios?

    an acid wash hoodie

    Promising review: "Obsessed with this hoodie is an understatement. I have two colors and get asked all the time where it is from! I have the purple and grey. They run a bit shorter in the torso so also easy access for a breastfeeding mother. Also BONUS it has thumb holes." –hbrandner

    Price: $32 (available in sizes S–L)

    9. A pair of fleece cargo joggers in a warm butterscotch color because if you're going to run in winter, why not do so in style? Color aside, keep breaking your personal bests with a pair of fleece pants that'll capture warmth with every stride.

    a pair of fleece cargo pants

    Promising review: "There would be no other store that I would expect perfect clothes or any other item for that matter, these are the best sweat pants, love them, they fit great and I got them just in time for winter. Loving them and I highly recommend the sweatpants." –Osogood48

    Price: $24 (available in sizes S–3XL and three colors)

    10. A long sleeve that'll keep you warm on the run without necessarily needing to layer up. With the functional moisture-wicking material, you won't have to worry about sweat, so you can stay dry even during a burly run.

    a long sleeve

    Price: $50 (available in sizes XS–XL and two colors) 

    11. A pair of knit gloves that'll help your hands withstand chills and extreme cracking. While nothing beats the feeling of a warm latte between your hands, you can rest assured that you can jog with gusto in some hot and soft gloves (as you run to your nearest cafe).


    Promising review: "These are some of the warmest gloves you can find. I admit, I used to wear only touchscreen gloves, and they’re slightly more expensive than what I might normally pay, but after feeling these and realizing how warm my hands could be, I am now a convert. I ordered an extra pair for when I inevitably lose a glove." –prewarcharm

    Price: $24.99 (available in four colors/patterns)

    12. A colorblock fleece jacket so you can run, jog, or power-walk your way to warmth without feeling like you're in the desert. You want a lightweight jacket with serious warming potential when you're on the run. Plus, numerous pockets and a striking tri-color design don't hurt, either.

    a fleece jacket

    Promising review: "I love this jacket! I ordered a pink one as a gift for my partner, and then I had to go back and buy myself a black one. If they go on sale again, I may get a gray one as well." –tr

    Price: $48 (available in sizes XS–4X and four colors) 

    13. A pair of shield sunglasses with mirrored lenses to help prevent those awful glares from the sun and the bright-white snow. And if your sunglasses can block UV rays in a gorgeous peach and rose color combo, so be it!

    a pair of shield sunglasses with mirrored lenses

    Promising review: "LOVE these glasses! Plenty of lash room, accurate description and colors! Will rock these all year — will be great for summer boating and winter sports!" –Bailey10

    Price: $20

    14. A pair of earmuffs because frostbitten ears aren't the best look. You want something minimal to wrap around your ears that's also comfortably padded. Check and check.

    a pair of earmuffs

    Promising review: "Perfect for cold and windy days, collapsible for putting in pockets, washable." –LuxeLee

    Price: $15

    15. A zip-front jacket so you can have a literal bundle of warmth in your closet. You will have no problem breaking a sweat when hitting the pavement with a magically velvety jacket made with soft knit fabric.

    a zip-front jacket

    Promising review: "Gives you the perfect corset fit! Light and warm. The pockets have zippers! I will buy this in more colors. Stretchy material." –n j

    Price: $30 (available in sizes XS-4X and four colors)

    16. A pair of thermal leggings so you can reach that glorious runner's high because you won't be obsessing about the freezing cold. You can stay balmy no matter what your jogging regimen entails.

    a pair of thermal leggings

    Promising review: "These are very comfortable to wear, kept me warm for New York weather. If you live in a cold place I definitely recommend these, however, follow the measurement guide." –Julia_

    Price: $17.99 (available in sizes S-XXL)

    17. A spray bottle of sunscreen because don't be fooled: those sun rays are strong even in sub-zero weather. All the white snow reflects harmful UV rays at you – leaving you burnt – so spray yourself before going out for those jogs, ideally with this cruelty-free sunscreen that also works as a moisturizer.

    a bottle of sunscreen

    Promising review: "I won’t use any other SPF. Doesn’t burn my eyes if sweat or water gets in them. Doesn’t cause acne. And you can’t beat the value!" –MakeupMaybe 

    Price: $9.79

    18. A Hypervolt percussion massager that'll help keep your muscles loose and relaxed after running through the chill. Speaking as a proud Hypervolt owner, I love this thing! It makes me feel revived after a challenging workout (or video game session).

    a Hypervolt

    Promising review: "I really thought I would not like this percussion massager. It is small but mighty! The power that comes from this thing, is enough to compete with the larger models. It comes with two attachments that help to reach every muscle you need to be massaged. The battery is long-lasting and easy to read." –Reggie1906

    Price: $159 (originally $199.99)

    19. A pom beanie that will give off total Rocky vibes while you jog throughout your city. When the temps are seriously dropping, you have to protect your head and ears from the chills, and a full-throttle beanie is a practically perfect way of keeping warm and avoiding the sniffles.

    a pom beanie

    Promising review: "This is such a cute hat. The color matches my coat perfectly. The pompom doesn’t look silly. Sometimes hats with this material pulls my hair out and this one doesn’t. I’m going to buy the other hat too. It’s such a great fit!" –Momasaurus

    Price: $15 (available in three colors)

    20. A pair of cold-weather compression tights so you can run without having to resort to oversized, baggy sweatpants. The compression fit enables you to keep warm during your outings but will allow room to add on a pair of gym shorts without things getting too hot.

    a pair of tights

    Promising review: "I got these for my 13-year-old son. I’m hoping by fall/winter when he’d be wearing them, they’ll still fit. If not, they fit me! They’re good quality and soft. They washed up well. They’re thin enough too that he can wear them under workout pants." –BrandiV 

    Price: $24 (available in sizes S-3XL and two colors)

    21. A lightweight pullover sweatshirt that'll be perfect when the temperature is just a little chilly but still lovely. Enjoy those crisp breezes with a light stretch fabric perfect for breaking your old 5K record – or just a delightful stroll around the neighborhood.

    a lightweight pullover sweater

    Promising review: "Like butter! Please make this in more colors! The material couldn’t be softer and the color is a beautiful sky blue. Perfect for sipping coffee on the patio and watching the sunrise. Hopefully it holds up in the wash." –SunnyG

    Price: $32 (available in sizes XS–XL and two colors)

    22. A half-zip because sometimes you don't want the bulky university sweater. A half-zip pullover fits snuggly against your body, providing for more breathing room. And thanks to the recycled polyester, you're already keeping your resolution to wear more sustainable clothing, too.

    a half-zip

    Price: $55 (available in sizes S-XXL and two colors) 

    23. A hybrid water shoe because we all remember our grandparents telling us how they had to walk to school in the middle of a blizzard, uphill. However, now you can navigate through the melted snow and rain in a pair of shoes that are water-resistant, ultra-comfy, and in a creamy taupe color.

    a hybrid water shoe

    Promising review: "Great hybrid water shoes, they walk like tennis shoes but are super helpful against the floor of the wave pool at water parks. Thumbs up." –RJ

    Price: $29.99 (available in sizes 7-13 and three colors) 

    24. A full-zip hooded sweatshirt to help combat those not-so-delightful jogs when the weather is just not cooperating. The quick-dry fabric can withstand light rain because you're not cutting your workout short due to some sprinkles.

    a full-zip hooded sweatshirt

    Promising review: "Fit is perfect and tailored for my body type. It works in almost any environment (I was trail running in 65-degree weather without overheating). It breathes well, has a nice taper on the back to give an asymmetrical bottom, sturdy zipper and strings. It's not enough for weather below 40 degrees F, but it fits well under any winter jacket." –Rye Guy

    Price: $32 (available in sizes S-3XL and six colors) 

    25. A long sleeve cold mock neck T-shirt that will literally flick off the cold and wet. The moisture-wicking material allows you to jog in comfort – even if a couple of showers happen to rain on your adrenaline boosts.

    a long sleeve cold mock t-shirt

    Promising review: "This is the perfect top for layering. If fits well and has a nice quality material. You can feel the quality when you touch the material. It's great for winter, tends to help keep the body warm and retain body heat." –Kimber0917

    Price: $22 (available in sizes S-3XL and two colors)

    26. An insulated running jacket so you can run like Forest Gump, no matter how frigid those winds may turn. The soft shell fabric is also water-resistant, making you feel secure and ready for any sudden rain or magical snowflakes.


    Price: $59.95 (originally $100; available in sizes S–2XL and two colors)

    27. A thermo running pip not only to retain heat but actually generate warmth! Aside from perfect warmth, the neon green will keep drivers aware that you are out there running your best life.

    a thermo running pip

    Price: $14 (originally $30; available in two colors) 

    28. A neck gaiter because you promised you would jog more this year – no matter what. A neck gaiter will keep you warm via the thermal-regulating fabric despite how bone-chilling the weather will become and provide SPF 30 protection from UV rays.


    Promising review: "I love this face shield. It can be folded up into my pocket making it small and compact and makes it easier to use than just those throw away masks especially nowadays. Then when I wash it I just rinse it in the sink with some soap and let it air dry (for approximately 20 minutes) and voilà! It’s ready for another day or two of use." –Rob

    Price: $4.89

    29. A pair of heat-trapping, water-resistant gloves because you never know when it will start pouring or snowing these days. You don't have to be a Lou Levov to realize that now, gloves need to keep you warm and not interfere with our touchscreens.


    Promising review: "I ordered the floral pattern because the gloves can be worn with black or brown and they are very good looking. I've never worn a bad pair of Isotoner gloves, so am expecting the same quality as all their gloves. I will say the floral pattern only came in one size and they fit me perfectly with room to spare. Might be too loose if you have small hands." –densogirl

    Price: $24.99 (available in three colors)

    30. A pair of wireless earphones so you can let the music free you from the cold. Whether you want speedy EDM or, when I dare to jog, podcasts, the sound will replace temperature drops with bass drops.

    a pair of Beats Fit Pro in white

    Promising review: "Love the wing tip, since I wear glasses the off-the-ear hook gets in the way. Also, having two real programmable buttons are really nice. Noise cancellation is amazing and transparency is great. Spatial audio is a very cool feature that I hope more media uses in the future. Lots of extra features in the settings. Highly recommend if you like the way Beats sound!" –Mrdiamond

    Price: $199 (available in three colors)

    31. A pair of woven running shorts that'll add some silky smooth coverage from your long johns. Putting a pair of shorts over your leggings keeps your hips warm and your runs long-lasting.

    a model wearing a black pair of woven running shorts

    Price: $13.19 (originally $40; available in sizes S-XXL and three colors)

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