What to Wear While Running in Below Freezing Temps

Minus zero? Okay, we got you. As with all cold weather running, it’s all about the layers, and the right ingredients in those layers.


  • Start with a technical base layer, such as Lux or Wazzie Wool™ (wool is an excellent insulator as well as natural wicker of sweat and moisture, keeping it away from your skin)
  • If skies are clear and not windy, we recommend an insulated jacket or vest, which protects your core (such as the Flyout® Jacket and Vest that include Polartec® Alpha™ insulation to protect your core, where you need it most; Flyout Compression also available for tights)
  • With precipitation, add a lightweight shell over your insulated layer
  • Accessories are extremely important in extreme cold
  • Gloves or mittens like the Super Puff Mittens, that combine Polartec® Alpha™ insulation and a lightweight shell, are ideal 
  • Ear bands protect your ears from frostbite
  • For your head, technical beanies, made out of Wazzie Wool™ or PowerStretch are ideal, and are easy to tuck in a pocket or waistband if you get warm