Winter Wear: This Year’s Cold Weather Style Guide

Winter Wear: This Year’s Cold Weather Style Guide

By now, summer seems like a distant memory. Outside the temperatures are cooling off and reminding you that Christmas break is only a few weeks away! But as menacing as the cold weather gets, you can’t hibernate all winter long, and when you head outside to hang with friends and take a new winter profile pic you’ll want to make sure you’re prepared with winter wear. That’s why we’ve put together looks for men and women featuring this year’s best cold weather styles so that no matter how bad the wind, rain, or snow, you can keep cozy.

Cold-Weather Gear

Cold-Weather Gear

For many fall sports athletes, the intensity is building as you enter the most important part of the season. But as you prepare for your most high-pressure games, meets, or matches, you’re going to face a different kind of challenge: cold weather. As fall turns into winter, training outdoors gets increasingly more difficult. But don’t worry, we’ve done the heavy lifting and researched all the top products to bring you our top recommendations of cold-weather training gear designed to withstand anything Mother Nature throws your way. So no matter what sport you’re training for this winter, you can keep warm outdoors with the right cold-weather gear.

Nike Aerolayer

Nike Aerolayer is another essential piece of training gear, especially when the rain, sleet, and foggy mist come around. Water-repellent and warm, Aerolayer technology puts a layer of lightweight polyester insulation in between a water-resistant shell and inner lining to provide warmth without feeling too bulky to move. And precisely cut holes in the insulation layer allow heat to escape ensuring you don’t get too hot or too cold while you train.

A man and woman, wearing Nike gear, stretch before their run on wet pavement with fallen leaves on the ground.
Male model wearing: Nike Aerolayer Vest.

Nike Shield

If you’re fighting both wind and rain, Nike Shield is the winning technology you need to shield you from the elements. The fabric, which remains soft on the inside, is weather-resistant against wind and water, so that even in the meanest storms, you can keep going strong.

Man, outfitted in Nike gear, running outdoors with trees in the background and fallen leaves on the path.
Model wearing: Nike Wild Run Aerolayer Vest and Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Shield.

Nike AeroShield

Nike AeroShield provides protection against wind and rain without sacrificing breathability. With sealed seams to create waterproof clothing and vents to promote airflow, you can stay dry and comfortable while fighting the elements.

Woman and man, outfitted in Nike gear, running on an outdoors trail with fallen leaves around them.
Female model wearing: Nike Thermasphere Element Hood 2.0 and Nike Zonal AeroShield HD Jacket.
Male model wearing: Nike Therma Sphere Element 1/2-Zip Top 3.0, Nike Shield Warm Jacket, and Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Shield.

Nike Therma

Nike Therma is thicker to keep you up and running through the windy winter months. Ideal for layering, it’s soft and comfortable while remaining lightweight and breathable. But the true technology in Nike Therma is that certain threads in the fabric trap the heat emitted by your body providing lasting warmth while the garment construction allows air flow in and out to prevent your body from overheating.

Woman doing lunges on pavement outside while wearing Under Armour ColdGear tights and jacket.
Model wearing: Under Armour ColdGear Armour Colorblock 1/2-Zip and Under Armour ColdGear Armour Tights.

Under Armour ColdGear

For optimal mobility during sports, Under Armour ColdGear is made from a lightweight fabric that allows you to stay warm without wearing bulky layers. The material is designed to adapt to the cold by trapping your body heat and quickly wicking away sweat so you stay dry and avoid chaffing and chills from damp clothing.

Under Armour Armour Fleece®

Light enough to wear under another layer or by itself (depending on how low the mercury drops), Armour Fleece® provides warmth and comfort during winter. The inside of the fabric is brushed for ultimate softness and layered to trap your body heat.

Man stretching outdoors on pavement while wearing black Under Armour Fleece® pants.
Model wearing: Under Armour CG Armour Compression Fitted Mock and Under Armour Armour Fleece Jogger Pants.

So those are our top picks for cold-weather gear to help you conquer outdoor training this season. Whether you’re training for football, soccer or cross country, make sure you grab the clothing you need to stay ahead of your peers. And if you’re looking for a more casual but equally warm outfit, check out our cold weather style guide for this year’s best winter wear.

Gift Greatness: Top Gifts For Runners

Gift Greatness: Top Gifts For Runners

Choosing the running gear to include on your wish list this holiday season is a big decision. You need the best shoes and clothing to help you run an extra mile or shave a few seconds off your PR. That’s why we’ve selected some of our top picks to help you Gift Greatness.

Nike Dri-FIT 7” Distance Shorts

Nike Dri-Fit 7" Distance Shorts

Lightweight, breathable, and the perfect length, the Nike Dri-FIT Distance Shorts are an easy grab-and-go option for running in any weather. These shorts feature a built-in brief for comfortable support and mesh panels that allow cooling airflow where you need it most. The 7” inseam is a great length for layering over tights when the temps drop, and the color-blocked design means these shorts work just as well on their own. These versatile, comfortable running shorts also come in 5” and 9” lengths, making them a must-have on your holiday wish list.

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33 is all about responsive speed, thanks to Zoom Air units in both the heel and forefoot. This springy, low-profile cushioning returns energy with every step, propelling you to a faster run. And who doesn’t want that? With 25 options to choose from — including different colors, prints, and widths — the Air Zoom Pegasus 33 matches everyone’s running style, making it the perfect gift this holiday season.

Under Armour Streaker ¼ Zip

Under Armour AllSeasonGear Streaker Quarter-Zip

Need warmth without the bulk? Look no further than the Under Armour Streaker ¼ Zip as your go-to gift. Made with Microthread technology, the Streaker won’t cling, chafe, or lose its shape while you run. UA’s Signature Moisture Transport System also lends a hand, quickly wicking sweat away from your body so it can evaporate into the air. The result? The gift of lightweight warmth and a barely there feel that lets you focus on what really matters — your run.

Under Armour HeatGear 7” Launch Woven Shorts

Under Armour HeatGear Woven Shorts

The Under Armour HeatGear 7” Launch Woven Shorts are the perfect match for your Streaker ¼ Zip. Available in over 20 colors, it’s easy to stock up and prepare for all your workout needs. These shorts are built to keep you comfortable and fresh, with anti-odor technology and a mesh liner and panels that help sweat evaporate quickly, so you can stay focused on your run. Looking for a different length? No problem. The Launch Woven Shorts also come in 5” and 9” options, so check ‘em off your list.

Under Armour SpeedForm Gemini 2.1

UA Speedform Gemini

Distraction-free fit? Check. Comfortable cushioning? Check. Aggressive traction? Check. The Under Armour SpeedForm Gemini 2.1 has it all. Add it to your list this holiday season and you’ll be lacing up in UA’s precision-fit SpeedForm technology, a seam-free construction that conforms to your foot for next-to-skin comfort and natural movement. Dual-layer Charged Cushioning underfoot combines support and energy return for a springy stride and faster run, while flex grooves in the outsole allow a smooth transition from heelstirke to toe-off. The Gemini 2.1 is the total package — make sure it’s under your tree this year.

 

Nike Dri-FIT Power Flash Essential Tights

Nike PowerFlash Tights

Even the toughest runners need support sometimes, and that’s exactly what you’ll get with Nike’s Dri-FIT Power Flash Essential Tights. Made with Nike Power fabric, these tights have just the right amount of stretch to allow a full range of motion without sacrificing the compressive fit you need to run farther and recover faster. For an extra punch of confidence, a reflective Nike Running graphic down the leg helps you stand out in more ways than one.

Nike Free RN Flyknit

Nike Free RN Flyknit

With over ten bold color options and a premium, one-piece Flyknit upper, the Nike Free RN Flyknit looks as good as it performs, making it the perfect gift for runners who are as serious about style as they are fitness. The shoe’s sock-like fit is paired with a tri-star outsole pattern that expands at impact and contracts at toe-off, following the natural movement of your foot throughout your running stride. The streamlined, lightweight construction of the Free RN Flyknit lends itself to more than just natural movement — it makes a style statement that’s impossible to ignore.

Nike Dri-FIT Element ½ Zip (Men’s + Women’s)

Nike Dri-Fit Element 1/2 Zip

 

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The Nike Dri-FIT Element ½ Zip is the perfect gift for the serious runner. Lightweight and buttery-soft, this layering piece wicks away sweat to keep you dry and focused, while providing the perfect warmth and coverage for your cold-weather workouts. Available in over 20 colors, including graphics and heathered fabrics, there’s an option to match all your other running staples. Even better, the Dri-FIT Element ½ Zip looks and feels as great as a casual piece as it does on your run, letting you transition seamlessly from running to relaxing.

Nike Air Max 2017 (Men’s + Women’s)

Nike Air Max 2017

The holiday season is all about traditions, and so is Nike’s Air Max line. Marking 30 years of visible Air, the Air Max 2017 features a tried-and-true, full-length Air bag and a streamlined upper with a subtle wave beginning at the midfoot. The large, eye-catching Nike Swoosh has been moved back to the lateral and medial sides, and the Flywire cables from the 2016 version have been removed for a clean, fresh look. Whether as a running shoe or a casual staple, the Nike Air Max 2017 belongs under your tree.

Every gift you open this holiday season is about more than what you find inside the box. It’s about the opportunity that gift represents — the chance to be faster or stronger or the chance to push yourself more than ever before. Each gift is an opportunity for greatness. And you can find those opportunities at eastbay.com.

Still not sure what to add to your list? No problem. You can always give and receive the gift of greatness by purchasing a Gift Card from eastbay.com.

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Women’s Cold Weather Running : Fall Favorites

Women’s Cold Weather Running : Fall Favorites

At eastbay.com, we have everything you need to layer up and conquer the cold, from running jackets and tights to weatherized running shoes. We picked a few of our favorites to get you racking up the miles in warmth and comfort.

Nike Dri-FIT Therma Sphere Element Top

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Light, warm, and versatile, the new Nike Dri-FIT Therma Sphere Element Top is the perfect layering piece to complete your outdoor running look. Soft thermal fabric blocks the cold and wicks away sweat to keep you comfortable and focused on your workout. A cowl neck, mitten cuffs, and thumbholes add extra elements of protection, so you stay warm in any weather. As an added bonus, the Therma Sphere Element Top pairs perfectly with our wide selection of Nike running tights, so you can mix and match pieces to change up your look.

Nike Dri-FIT Hyper Power Speed Tights

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Nike’s Dri-FIT Hyper Power Speed Tights are designed to keep leg muscles warmed up and running strong, so you can get the most out of your workout. A tight compression fit supports muscle groups, meaning you can run faster and farther without feeling the burn. A sweat-proof zip pocket at center back holds your essentials, and reflective details keep you safe and visible when running in low light.

Nike Air Zoom Structure 20 Shield

Nike Zoom Structure 20 Shield

Changing seasons mean shorter days and wet running conditions. We know there’s no way you’re letting that slow you down, so we chose the Nike Air Zoom Structure 20 Shield as our favorite cold-weather running shoe. Its water-repellent Flymesh upper keeps feet dry through rain, frost, slush, and snow, and an aggressive traction pattern maintains durable grip

in wet, slippery conditions. The Structure’s Dynamic Support technology creates a stable platform that encourages a strong, natural running stride, meaning your focus stays on your workout and not on your safety.

Under Armour ColdGear Infrared Hoodie

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Soft and warm with a relaxed fit, the Under Armour ColdGear Infrared Hoodie has everything you need for your cold-weather run. A high, three-piece collar and scuba hood protect you from wind, rain, and snow, while thumbholes and a high-low hem design add extra coverage. The hoodie’s design lines are flattering, though the cut is still loose enough to layer over other running tops so you can choose your level of warmth. UA ColdGear Infrared lining is soft and conductive, locking in your body heat so you can conquer the elements and experience your best run yet.

Under Armour ColdGear No Breaks Compression Novelty Leggings

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The Under Armour ColdGear No Breaks Compression Novelty Leggings combine a lightweight fit and feel with a warm, brushed interior to bring you the best of both worlds. UA’s Signature Moisture Transport System also lends a hand, wicking away sweat to keep you warm and dry. The tight compression fit supports muscles and keeps you running at top speed, and reflective details keep you safe as the days get shorter.

5 Essential Winter Jackets For Men

5 Essential Winter Jackets For Men

You’re a friend, a student, an athlete, a teammate, and when you hit the field in your team’s colors you’re making a statement that this is your squad, your crew, your style. But what happens off the field? With the cold weather creeping in and the season coming to a close, how will you show your swag? What you wear in your off-time reflects the person underneath the pads, jersey, and gear. With these five essential winter jackets you can rep your personal style every day. So, what’s your look?

The Versatile Guy

You enjoy the novelties of winter. You refuse to be cooped up indoors watching old reruns all season, and in the Under Armour Infrared Porter 3-in-1 Jacket, you won’t have to. With UA Storm technology to repel water, ColdGear® Infrared technology to absorb and retain body heat, and a 3-in-1 feature that allows you to wear each layer separately or together, you have a jacket as adaptable as you. $199.99 at eastbay.com.

Under Armour Infrared Porter 3-In-1 Jacket

The Sleek & Sporty

You have a knack for combining style and function. You face the cold head on, and The North Face Fern Canyon Jacket is just the coat you need to enjoy this winter, indoors and out. With the classic look of The North Face zip-ups, and elastic binding to keep out the chill, you’ll be taking the long way to class and look great doing it. $129.99 at eastbay.com.

The North Face Fern Canyon Jacket

The Laid-Back Bro

You’re a go-with-the flow kind of guy. You’ve embraced the chill of winter and you need a jacket that reflects your easy style.  The North Face Reversible Kingston Jacket offers not only quilted warmth, but a completely reversible option. So whatever your look is this season, with a wide selection of colors available, you can relax in this versatile coat. $148.99 at eastbay.com.

The North Face Reversible Kingston Jacket

Casual Prep

You don’t spend a lot of time thinking about your wardrobe, but you know a clutch piece when you see it. You’re a grab-and-go kind of guy, and this The North Face Haldee Full-Zip is just what you are looking for on a night when anything can happen. Whether it’s a casual night out with friends or chilly morning cheering on the boys, this jacket is ace. $119.00 at eastbay.com.

The North Face Haldee Full-Zip

The Full-Coverage Dude

You’re a no-nonsense guy. You grab the bull by the horns and make it look easy. So you need a jacket that works as hard as you do. With premium down insulation for maximum warmth, a full-coverage hood, and articulated sleeves for performance-inspired style, the Nike Downtown 550 Hooded Jacket is that power-hitter you need this winter. $309.99 at eastbay.com.

Nike Downtown 550 Hooded Jacket