The trees are almost bare, the days are getting shorter, and those early morning runs are getting colder.  

At BOCO, we know you don’t stop running once winter rears its frosty head. Even when the snow starts to fall, you’re up early (or heading outside after work) to get those miles in. 

But before you hit the trail this winter, you need to have the right cold weather running gear to stay safe, warm, and comfortable. And why not get the best winter running gear recommendations from a whole team of endurance running pros? 

We asked our BOCO Ambassadors to share their favorite cold weather running must-haves and why. 

Name: Heather Jergensen Freeland 

Where you live: Denver, CO 

What are your favorite cold weather running must-haves and why? 

BOCO Gear hats! All of them! BOCO neck gaiters, Athleta tights, and Brooks reflective top! 

Name: Dan Blumhoff 

Where you live: Illinois 

What are your favorite cold weather running must-haves and why?  

Compression base layer, typically Under Armour (fleece lined once it gets super cold), a neck gaiter that I pull over my ears, stocking cap once it gets super cold, good gloves, smart wool socks. 

Name: Andrew Willcocks  

Where you live: New Zealand

What are your favorite cold weather running must-haves and why?  

Long sleeve top, light jacket (if raining), trucker hat or wool beanie if really cold, maybe long tights under shorts. 

Name: Stacey Anderson

Where you live: Dallas, Texas 

What are your favorite cold weather running must-haves and why? 

Running gloves, hat, neck gaiterlong sleeves. I get cold very fast, so lightweight wicking material keeps me warm while enabling breathability. 

Name: Sophie

Where you live: Wales, U.K.  

What are your favorite cold weather running must-haves and why? 

I live in Wales and the weather can change in minutes! It’s often very wet and windy but not too cold. I always wear BOCO’s Converter Gloves, waterproof socks with either Salomon sense pros or Hoka Speedgoats for the mud and wet trails, and a BOCO Trucker (keeps my head warm enough, my hair under control and the rain out of my eyes), and neck gaiter! The rest depends on how windy and rainy it is!  

Name: Erika Griffith 

Where you live: Maryland 

What are your favorite cold weather running must-haves and why?

 Really good running hat and gloves, and naturally tights and layers.   

Name: Jessica Gatlin

Where you live: Denison, TX 

What are your favorite cold weather running must-haves and why? 

Jacket, beanie, gloves, sometimes a neck gaiter (if it’s below 40F) 

Name: Ian Senior

Where you live: Langhorne, PA 

What are your favorite cold weather running must-haves and why?

Gloves, gloves, and more gloves. Double Mittens, but my favorites are the BOCO Converter gloves. And beanies. Lots of beanies. Good quality undershirts and wool socks (Injinji).  

Name: Stefanie Davis

Where you live: St. Louis, Missouri 

What are your favorite cold weather running must-haves and why?

BOCO Gear Converter Gloves are my #1 cold weather running must-have! They are lightweight and very warm, the mitten flap is perfect for very cold runs and the ability to flip it back for a lighter glove is absolutely perfect.  

The BOCO Pom Beanie is another favorite. It is SO WARM to wear on runs where the temperature is in the single digits or in the negatives.  

My final cold weather must-have item is my BOCO Neck Gaiter. It is perfect to pull up and use as a face cover when the wind is brisk, or to use as a neck warmer on cold runs.  

Name: Melanie Flinn

Where you live: Dallas, TX 

What are your favorite cold weather running must-haves and why? 

Beanie, gloves, tights, and neck gaiter (BOCO) 

Name: Emily Poindextet

Where you live: Michigan 

What are your favorite cold weather running must-haves and why?

Gloves with a flap for fingers, balaclava, hat with a high ponytail hole, higher ankle socks to keep snow off ankles. 

Name: Jenelle Whipple

Where you live: Traverse City, Michigan  

What are your favorite cold weather running must-haves and why?  

  • Headbands — because most of the time a hat is too warm for me!  
  • Convertible mittens — keeps hands warmer but still can use glove options when needed  
  • Thermal leggings — warm legs  
  • Dog thermal sweater — he runs with me and needs to keep warm, too!  

Name: Lora Erickson

Where you live: Utah 

What are your favorite cold weather running must-haves and why?

Headband/ear warmers, tights, long sleeve tech quarter zip, hat, crew socks, gloves. 

Name: Elizabeth DeLise 

Where you live: Monterey, CA 

What are your favorite cold weather running must-haves and why?

The running gloves/mittens! Because I have Raynaud’s and they’re the best ones to run in.  

Name: Sara Dodrill 

Where you live: Ohio  

What are your favorite cold weather running must-haves and why?

BOCO mitten/glove combo, thermal leggings. 

Name: Reinaldo  

Where you live: Westminster, CO  

What are your favorite cold weather running must-haves and why?

Warm long sleeve inner layer.  

Name: Nick Bucknall 

Where you live: Frozen tundra of East coast Canada 

What are your favorite cold weather running must-haves and why?

Thermal hat 

Name: Erin Campbell 

Where you live: Massachusetts  

What are your favorite cold weather running must-haves and why?

Headband (covers ears), winter hats with a ponytail hole.  

Shop Our Winter Running Gear Today 

You heard it from the pros: our cold weather running gear collection is designed to keep you warm, dry, and even happy during your winter run — even on the darkest, chilliest mornings!

From neck gaiters to running gloves, running beanies to arm warmers, our cold weather endurance running gear never quits — just like you. 

Shop our cold weather running collection now >

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