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Your 10 autumn-winter running essentials

Gear up for cold, dark training sessions


1 Adidas Stella McCartney tights
Chloe Best
Lifestyle Features Editor
September 28, 2017
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1 Adidas Stella McCartney tights

Whether you're training for a race, run commuting or simply trying to keep fit, you don't want the cold and dark weather to interfere with your workouts over the coming months. We've rounded up ten essential pieces of running kit that will keep you warm and dry, featuring bright colours and reflective panels to ensure you're visible and safe on dark winter mornings and evenings.

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From rain-proof running jackets to tights, trainers and tech pieces, click through the gallery to see all of your autumn-winter running essentials…

1. Adidas by Stella McCartney Run Sprintweb Tights

Fashion meets function with these patterned tights from Stella McCartney's popular Adidas collection. The compression design fabric helps to warm up and support muscles, while the climalite fabric wicks sweat away from your skin once you've hit your stride. £89.95, adidas.co.uk.

2 Fitbit charge

2. Fitbit Charge 2

Keep track of your running with Fitbit Charge 2, a stylish multi-use fitness wristband that will measure your pace, heart rate and step count, along with providing a fascinating insight into the quality of your sleep and all-important recovery. Available for £139.99 from fitbit.com/uk.

3 Nike Zonal shield jacket

3. Nike Zonal Aeroshield Running Jacket

This lightweight running jacket will protect you from wind and rain while allowing body heat to escape, stopping you from getting too warm. Featuring a hood, zipped pockets to stash your essentials, and reflective strips for visibility, this is the jacket you need to keep running whatever the weather. £129.95, nike.com.

4 sweaty betty luxe run backpack

4. Sweaty Betty Luxe Run Backpack

Run commuters will love this backpack from Sweaty Betty. Made in a lightweight scuba fabric, this black backpack will look just as good with your normal clothes as it does your running kit. There are also six compartments to store everything from your laptop to a change of clothes, plus a special water pack compartment. £90, sweatybetty.com.

5 Saucony running gloves

5. Saucony Ultimate Touch-Tech Running Gloves

Keep warm and stay connected with these Saucony running gloves, which have touch-tech thumbs and index fingers that let you control touch screens. The reflective logo adds extra visibility while the lightweight fabric will wick away moisture. £16, saucony.com/uk.

6 Asics base layer top

6. ASICS Elite Base Layer Top

Lightweight layers are a must to keep you warm on winter runs, and this fitted women's top from ASICS is a great choice. With Motion Therm technology, it promises to warm your body temperature up by up to three degrees in cold conditions. £45, asics.com.

7 Nike Zoom Structure shield

7. Nike Air Zoom Structure 21 Shield Running Shoes

These Nike trainers were designed especially for rainy day runs, with a water-repellent finish to help keep your feet dry regardless of how wet it is outside. And reflective elements around the shoe will help you to stand out – perfect for those dark and wet winter mornings. £114.95, nike.com.

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8. Kalenji Running Light

If visibility is a concern, this running light from Kalenji is a worthwhile investment. This chest strap will illuminate the path in front of you up to 20 metres ahead so you don't have to quit your running routine when the nights draw in. £29.99, decathlon.co.uk.

9 asics running headband

9. Asics Seamless Headband

Keep your ears warm and hair away from your face with this seamless headband from ASICS. The high-tech fabric wicks sweat from your skin and features a reflective logo to keep you visible in low light. £13, asics.com.

10 Sweaty Betty power leggings

10. Sweaty Betty Power Leggings

Add a pretty pop of colour to your workout look with these sculpting and sweat wicking Power Leggings from Sweaty Betty. Available in this limited edition print for AW17. £80, sweatybetty.com.

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