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Cool runnings | Toasty gear for cold-weather runs

Warm up your winter runs with these toasty layers.



1 Zoot Ultra Softshell Jacket
The honeycomb-style quilting inside the windproof, water-repellent soft shell spreads the moisture across the body, and gator cuffs keep hands warm. $180 at Fleet Feet (210 W North Ave, 312-587-3338).

2 Craft ProZero Short Sleeved Crew
The vertical channels of this basic base layer quickly wick away moisture. $50 at Fleet Feet.

3 Saucony 3 Season Gloves
The terry-cloth side of these easy-grip, three-season gloves are specifically designed for wiping your runny nose. $30 at Fleet Feet.

4 Pearl Izumi syncroSeek III WRX
The breathable shell of this trail running shoe is also water-resistant. $120 at Fleet Feet.

5 Brooks Nightlife socks
These moisture-transfer socks keep your feet dry, and the high-contrast colors enhance visibility. $12 at The Runner’s Edge (5243 N Clark St, 773-649-0853,

6 Brooks Nightlife Podium half zip
Not only is this fitted top wind- and water-resistant, but it’s also so bright you’ll stand out during a pitch-black 5pm run. $56 at The Runner’s Edge.

7 Amphipod RunLite 4-bottle belt
The city has turned off public water fountains for the winter, but these bottles will keep you hydrated. $40 at The Runner’s Edge.

8 North Face Windstopper hybrid pant
These insulated pants have venting zippers at the calves in case your legs get too toasty. $125 at The Runner’s Edge.


1 Saucony Vizi-Pro vest
You might look like a crossing guard, but at least cars will see you coming thanks to this jacket’s bright color and reflective piping. $75 at Fleet Feet.

2 SportHill InFuzion II pant
These not-too-tight pants feature handy zippers at your ankles for a snug fit and on your sides to store the essentials. $90 at Fleet Feet.

3 Saucony Ulti-Mitt
Between the tuckaway wind mitt, the LED flashlight and the convertible thumb and forefinger for easy iPod maneuvering, this mitt has everything you could ask for in a hand warmer. $38 at Fleet Feet.

4 Saucony Razor Trail shoe
A waterproof gator covering these running shoes keeps out the slush on the trails or on city streets, and plates in the soles protect your feet from sharp chunks of ice or rock. $125 at Fleet Feet.

5 Icebreaker long-sleeved Atlas
This 100 percent merino wool base layer comes in varying weights and stays smell-free and dry for days. $60 at Fleet Feet.

6 Trailheads Power Cap
The hat’s soft fleece interior traps heat, plus the reflective embellishments help you stand out at dawn or dusk. $20 at The Runner’s Edge.

7 Sugoi Midzero half zip
The fabric on this long-sleeved pullover wicks moisture and increases air flow, trapping body warmth next to your skin. $85 at The Runner’s Edge.

Fleet Feet owner Dave Zimmer’s three golden rules for outdoor running:
Cotton kills. It absorbs water and weighs you down.
• In order to avoid overheating, dress as if it’s 20 degrees warmer outside than it actually is.
Run into the wind for the first leg of your jog; strip away the layers and benefit from the wind’s force on your return.

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