As the days get shorter and the temps drop, it feels easier to forgo your daily run or training session in favor of hibernating on the couch. But real talk: Whether you need a little coaxing or are already a winter warrior, there are definitely benefits in sticking to your workout routine even when the weather gets cold. We’re talking an overall increase in performance, better reaction times and a more alert mentality. But even if you’re in beast mode, you also need high-quality gear that’ll keep you warm, protected and able to perform at your peak. That’s where the RUSH ColdGear line from Under Armour comes in (we’re especially obsessed with the leggings). Here’s why we’re never wearing anything else for our winter workouts again.
The leggings are next-level.
There’s really nothing like a top-notch pair of leggings. We’re talking perfect fit, comfortable waistband and ability to move with you—no matter if you’re training for a marathon or just running errands on a Sunday morning. Oh, and we also want to wear them all winter long without freezing our buns off. Seem like a lot to ask for? The RUSH ColdGear No-Slip Waistband Full-Length Leggings have us covered on all fronts. Using specialized infrared fabric, these leggings deliver more warmth without feeling too hot. The super-soft fabric is breathable and stretches so you have full mobility, plus it wicks sweat and dries fast. An advanced seam placement eliminates chafing and, best of all, the high-rise no-slip waistband provides coverage and support during every move. This author wore them for a jog around NYC in November and they kept me feeling secure and warm, but not overheated. Holy grail leggings, indeed.
Matching tops, anyone?
The leggings are clearly a godsend, and there are also coordinating tops you can wear to crush all your workouts and stay cozy at the same time. The ColdGear tops feature the same infrared printed technology that uses your own body heat to keep you warm. Essentially, the mineral-infused fabric reflects expended energy back into your body, in turn increasing your performance capacity and resilience. So yes, your workout gear can help you reach your fitness goals. Plus, the fabric is cut with four-way stretch so you have full range of motion and there are built-in thumbholes that help keep sleeves in place and trap heat in. You can choose from different ColdGear styles; we’re partial to the Core Top thanks to its sleek mock neck and pullover design.
Layer up for extra warmth.
On those seriously frigid days, top your ‘fit off with the super-cozy UA RUSH Fleece Full-Zip Hoodie, made with mineral-infused fabric that reflects the energy you put out back into your muscles, helping you feel less fatigued and recover faster. It also has that infrared tech for optimized temperature control and performance, but with the addition of soft, double-sided fleece. We love the water-resistant overlays, bungee adjustable hood and convenient zippered pockets, perfect for those little essentials you need to take with you. There are also fleece pants if you want to keep the theme going from head to toe.
Ready to upgrade your winter wardrobe? Check out the Under Armour site to shop the entire RUSH ColdGear line and browse various styles and colors you’ll love.