It's getting colder, which means I'm packing away my running shorts and pulling out my base layers and running gloves. Yes, gloves may seem premature, but I hate to start off a run feeling frozen, and gloves make all the difference.
There's a common misconception that "all your body heat escapes through your head" when you're in the cold. The truth is that body heat escapes through whichever exposed body part has the most surface area, which is often your hands. So if you're getting dressed for an outdoor workout in the fall and winter, it's a good idea to wear a pair of gloves.
Wearing gloves when you run outside keeps your body toasty without the need for a bunch of bulkier layers. The best running running gloves are breathable and moisture-wicking enough to handle sweat, rain, or the occasional runny nose, while being lightweight enough to shove into your pocket if you warm up mid-run. And a pair that's touchscreen compatible ensures you can use your favorite running app or respond to texts while you're jogging.
Whatever your specific running needs entail, here are some winter gloves that are made for outdoor runs and workouts.
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