You’re up, bounding out of bed early with all the best intentions in the world. Shorts on, faithful jogging hoodie on, quick coffee in you, running trainers laced up, and… oh. “Wait,” says the little voice in your head. “Look at that rain. Oh dear. No no, can’t possibly. It’s pouring! Positively soaking. Pffft, back indoors with you. There’s nothing to see here.”
Hey, we’ve got news for you, champ. It’s not the weather that’s stopping your wet-weather morning jog. It’s your lack of preparation.
This is precisely why you need to take a look at what we’ve got for you below. Not only is it a shortlist of waterproof essentials for outdoor winter exercise, but your ticket out the door no matter what the weather.
It’s all here – the finest rain-beating garms. We’ve found the perfect jogging hoodie in the shape of Finisterre’s Boreas pullover, a trio of puddle-smashing running trainers from Saucony, New Balance and Adidas, enough base layers to tide you over until wash day, man tights that won’t dent your reputation, lightweight jackets to keep you hyperthermia-free, and even a waterproof gym bag to keep the lot in.
So the next time you look out the window before your Saturday morning run, tell the niggling demon on your shoulder to do one – with everything below, you’re all set to do battle with whatever Mother Nature can throw down on you.
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True North Boreas Hoody
Gym Tote Black Dalton Holdall
£195, buy on gymtote.co.uk
New Balance Blue Windblocker Jacket
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Arc’teryx Trino Tights
£120, buy on arcteryx.com
Adidas Terrex Ndosphere Flex Hooded Jacket
£179.95, buy on adidas.co.uk
Arc’teryx Norvan SL Hoody Jacket
£240, buy on arcteryx.com
Cassall HIT Supreme Long-Sleeved Track Top
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Falke Long-Sleeved Performance Top
New Balance Fresh Foam Gobi Trail Trainers
Peak Performance Rucker Long-Sleeved Performance Top
Adidas Yellow Terrex Ice Sky II Tee
£59.95, buy on adidas.co.uk
Adidas Black Terrex Agravic GTX
£109.95, buy on adidas.co.uk
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Gary Kingsnorth was the fashion editor for Coach as well as Men’s Fitness.