Weather Wise: Winter Workout Gear That Actually Works

Gloves, duds and more for not-too-hot, not-too-cold winter workouts

Photo courtesy of Mizuno USA

Photo courtesy of Mizuno USA/Tim DeFrisco

Figuring out how to dress for outdoor workouts this time of year can be an annoying exercise in trial and error. You need layers that aren’t too heavy but aren’t too light, pieces that both insulate and ventilate, and fabrics that evaporate moisture without letting cold air in. Talk about a tall bill.

Instead of hibernating on my couch until spring (hmm, tempting … ), I’m retooling my winter- workout wardrobe with essential high-tech pieces that actually work like they’re supposed to. (Trust me, I tried them.) Go ahead and call me Goldilocks: This stuff is just right.