Once you’ve made it out of the season of sweat-dripping summer workouts, that breath of crisp fall air feels downright luxurious… until it starts turning frigid, that is. Dress too light, and you’ll be shivering the entire time. Dress too warm, and you’ll be shedding sweat faster than you can shed your too-toasty puffer coat. Nailing just-right cold-weather workout clothes can seem downright impossible—until now.
Consider Athleta your partner in conquering the outdoor chilly workout, once and for all. With a full lineup of activewear specifically made for colder temps thanks to the warming-but-breathable fabrics, it’s performance wear you won’t mind layering on (and will feel satisfyingly color coordinated doing it, too). Get started with our eight picks below, and watch out: Winter might become your favorite workout season.
Keep scrolling for cold-weather workout clothes that’ll feel comfortable and cute while you crush your exercise goals.
Rainier Half Zip, $108
Become an ace at layering with exhibit A, this simultaneously sweat-wicking and quick-drying pullover. Made from recycled materials, it’s about the become the MVP of your activewear drawer.
Nothing ruins a day outdoors faster than a gust of freezing wind to the face. Make that unfortunate reality a thing of the past with this ribbed knit’s balaclava hood, which protects your face from the cold without obstructing your vision. File under: Products you didn’t know you needed, and now can’t live without.
Inlet Jacket, $178
If working out in a jacket previously fell into the “too restrictive” category for you, this sleek version will change your mind. A combo of stretch-woven and knit fabrics allow for ample mobility and breathability, with special bonded construction that blocks out the wind (aka a long-run’s number-one enemy).
Shorter days mean both cooler and darker outdoor workouts (hello, pitch darkness at 5 p.m.), but these leggings address both. Soft-on-the-inside fabric keeps you warm, while the reflective detailing keeps you safe while you’re on the move.
This made-for-cardio bra has a seasonal spin with a dark floral motif to bring the drama. Like all Ultimate Bras, this one’s breathability and supportive compression make it great for medium-impact sweat seshes.
Swap your basic leggings with these thermal-insulated ones for an instant upgrade. The high-rise and hidden drawstring are an added bonus (because your pants falling down is the last thing you want to worry about in sub-freezing temps).
Your cold-weather workout wardrobe wouldn’t be complete without a staple long-sleeve. This one’s got grippers at the bottom to prevent it from riding up (arguably the best feature ever), plus the fabric has anti-odor technology, because, well, sweating doesn’t stop just when the temps drop.
Say no to bulk with a jacket that won’t slow you down or cause you to overheat. Water-resistant fabric and zip pockets (super helpful if you need to shed a glove mid-run) are those tiny details you’ll be so glad you have once you start pounding the pavement—and really nothing beats feeling comfortable and prepared, no?
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