Rachel Kristjanson / Dec 01, 2020

What do you wear when the weather starts getting hairy? Okay, first take the temperature outside + 20° and imagine what you'd wear standing around. So if it's 40° out, imagine it's 60° and you're not running. You might wear tights + long sleeves, knickers + long sleeves, or if you run hot, shorts and long sleeves. Boom. Add gloves, hat as needed. You know your body best. Here are some of our hot and cool tips for dressing for the weather!

50°- 60°

If you winter in the South, you might not want much’re solidly in the shorts/ short sleeves or tank running weather! Our shorts collection has something for everyone, and flyout material is the most versatile for varying conditions. Add a Runner Trucker Hat and you’re good to go!

40°- 50°

Perfect for short shorts and long sleeves. As it dips closer to 45°, consider lengthening your bottoms and add gloves if needed.


You'll get to know your shorts cut off temperature, most folks switch over to longer leg covering around 45 degrees. When it's lower than your threshold, pair your long sleeve with knickers or tights. Add a vest + hat or earband for maximum comfort.

If it's raining between 32° - 55°, add a layer (and of course a Runner Trucker Hat)! For a true PNW downpour you can choose between the Say Anything Jacket (waterproof) or the Vim Jacket (water resistant + windproof up to 60 mph). For a lighter rain, the April Showers Anorak or the Vigor Vest will be just right.

30° - 40°

Getting down to cold! Wool is perfect solo at 35°, anything lower and you'll want layers. Any wicking long sleeve (like the multi-purpose Wool Flyout) under Vim Jacket is just right. You'll want to add gloves or mittens and a hat in temperatures this low.

30° and below

Now we’re talking legit cold. The good news is, with the right running gear, many runners can keep running safely down into the teens (depending on your personal comfort level and health concerns, of course!). The key is knowing your wind chill-rating and making sure your hands, face, and head don’t get cold! Oiselle’s warmest tights are the Flyout Tights - highly recommended for 30 degrees and below.

1 comment

  • Brittany: December 28, 2020

    This is so interesting, good encouragement as deep winter creeps up. Thanks!!

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