Once the weather turns snowy and the temperatures start to dip below freezing, even serious recreationalists may think twice about trying to squeeze in a workout some days. But that doesn’t have to be the case if you are fully prepared for the winter ahead. Here’s a quick look at what’s in our workout bag during the cold winter months of the year…
Windproof and waterproof shell jacket
You’ll want to dress in layers during the winter months, and that extends to your workouts as well. As a rule of thumb, you’ll want to have an inner layer that’s capable of wicking away moisture, a middle layer (usually fleece) to keep you warm, and a durable, outer layer. Hands down, the best outer layer that holds up in all weather conditions should be made of a material like Gore-Tex. Even with light precipitation in the air, you won’t miss your next outdoor workout.
100% waterproof, weatherproof socks
Whatever you do, don’t forget about your feet. You might be tempted to wear a pair of regular athletic socks during the winter, but you’ll regret it later if you’re running or hiking through wet, snowy or icy terrain. To keep your feet warm and dry, it’s best to opt for 100% waterproof, weatherproof socks, such as the special three-layer socks made by Yatta Life. Each layer of these socks serves a specific function, and combined, they’ll create a waterproof, breathable barrier for your feet. They’re also thin enough to wear with your favorite hiking boots.
Trail Spikes Crampon Ice Grips
Trying to walk – let alone run – on icy, slippery surfaces can be hazardous, so do what serious recreationalists do: invest in a pair of trail spikes that can hold up to icy terrain. The winter spikes from Yatta Life are compact enough to fold up into your backpack or weekend gear bag, and durable enough to hold up to the fiercest Canadian weather.
There are two key features here that that make these ice spikes the favorites of outdoor workout enthusiasts in search of winter traction – a rubber elastomer upper that easily fits over hiking boots and running shoes, and a set of strategically placed steel spikes that give you plenty of solid traction. They slip right on and off, giving you plenty of options if you need to adapt to new terrain quickly. They also come in both men’s and women’s sizes.
As an added bonus, Yatta Life recently introduced an Urban City Running Spike Traction System designed for recreationalists in snowy, icy metropolitan regions across Canada, or anywhere else across North America where winter makes a prolonged appearance throughout the year. These urban running spikes are designed specifically for running on icy pavement and snowy asphalt.
And, of course, in addition to your ice spikes, don’t forget about going outdoors with a hat and gloves. You’ll want to retain as much heat as possible in your outer extremities. With just these few essentials – a weatherproof shell jacket, waterproof socks, and trail spikes for gripping icy surfaces – you’ll have everything you need to make your next winter workout an inspiring success. You’ll never want to skip your winter workout again.
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