Fall is the ideal time to put your running shoes on and hit re-dial on the running routine. With changing leaves come changing temperatures, and for the active types this is often a welcome sign.
With a little intestinal fortitude and a kick in the butt, this time of year can present itself with some of the best opportunities to kiss the dad-bod goodbye and hit the trail with a blaze.
If you’ve been diligent in sticking to your running routine it may be a good time to start covering longer runs as the days start to get a little shorter and you start to catch that first whiff of fall air.
Being prepared for this cooler weather is a must, and we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite gear to keep you blazing a trail through the chill.
Ideal Running Shoes & Footwear
With damp leaves all around, it may be time to reevaluate your footwear.
Your summer running shoes by now may have seen better days and have probably logged their fair share of ‘dog day’ summer miles.
There’s no question a new pair of trail running shoes will go a long way for a more comfortable run.
One such shoe is the The Hoka One One Hoka Bondi 5 Running Shoes. The innovative Meta Rocker Design sets Hoka Running Shoes apart from most by providing a much more efficient role through the gate cycle.
These shoes not only promote a more efficient stride but the Ortho-lite Insoles provide superior ankle and arch support cushioning.
The 3D Puff Print Frame, breathable mesh upper and rubber sole construct make them well suited to keep your foot cool, dry, and comfortable throughout your run.
It’s easy to overlook your sock game when it comes to running, but the CloudLine Merino Wool Socks may have just given us a reason to change our mind.
Merino Wool is different than your typical sock in that it’s not coarse and itchy like other wool socks. It comes from a special species of sheep that produces very fine, soft wool.
The end result is that Merino Wool socks are able to retain all of the great features of wool and alleviate overheating and thickness issues often associated with traditional socks.
Baselayers, Headgear & Windbreakers
In keeping with the Merino Wool theme, the Woolx Glacier Men's Merino Wool Base Layer Top was built for extreme cold. This top pulls moisture away from your body, and gives you superior comfort & odor control.
The discreet thumbholes, underarm gussets, and flatlock non-chafe seams provide an airtight-seal preventing exposure to cold air, keeping you warm and dry.
The quick dry anti-microbial features of this top give you just the right amount of insulation to keep your body warm in most any outdoor activity.
A light windbreaker can do wonders to make your running sessions more comfortable.
The Przwalski Jacket helps you conquer the wind with its brushed fleece inner layer that helps you keep warm irrespective of the outside temperatures.
The wind-resistant lined collar and durable water repellant treatment on the arms and chest make this a great all-weather jacket.
Additionally, the breathable fabric under the arms and back provide great ventilation and helps to wick moisture and perspiration away.
This jacket comes with reflective stripes on the back and front chest pocket for high visibility and added safety.
A great headband is a must have for all running enthusiasts to protect themselves from the wind and cold in the fall.
Tough Headwear Skull Cap is perfect for fall running as it comes in a breathable fabric that wicks away sweat easily. The Beanie is so lightweight and comfortable that you almost forget it’s on.
Truly one of the more versatile headgears you’ll find this Beanie can be used as a scarf, neck warmer, and a neck gaiter at the same time. At $11, this Beanie is hard to beat!
Gloves, Compression Tights, and Other Accessories
OZero Touch Screen Gloves are some of the best gloves that you’ll find for running.
Not only are they made of high quality wind and water resistant material, they come coated with a conductive leather on the thumb and index finger allowing you to take calls while running without having to take them off.
These gloves offer high quality wind and water resistant outer layer materials for warm, dry superior comfort.
Compression tights have become increasingly popular in recent years for the added benefits of circulation, performance, and weather resistance.
The CW-X Men’s Endurance Pro Muscle Support Compression Tights are no exception as they are designed to offer optimum muscular support by bringing the hips, knees, and ankles into proper alignment.
The CW-X EXO WEB Technology is intended to reduce impact and load to the legs by creating a suspension system for the hamstrings and quadriceps that alleviates push-pull workloads in your running motion.
Add it all up and a fresher set of legs can be a nice boost to your endurance levels.
There is no doubt that wireless Bluetooth headphones can help make your running experience much more enjoyable.
The True Wireless Savy Sweatproof Sports Earphones are by far our favorite for the money. They have a good shelf life to comparable models at the $40 price point.
These Bluetooth headphones sync with your phone in a snap, are water & sweat resistant, allow for phone calls in crisp clear sound, and offer numerous earbud sizes and adjustable ear hooks to provide a lock-tight secure fit around your ear.
With up to 4 hours of battery life, this is really all you need when it comes to a wireless headphone.