29 Jan '15, 11am

Smartwool PhD Run Winter Apparel Review

Smartwool PhD Run Winter Apparel Review

Be it that we’re now in the ides of January, I thought it fitting to review apparel appropriate for the oncoming polar vortex in your neck of the woods. There is plenty of winter-running gear out there that works well in the dry and moderate mountain West, the drizzly Northwest, and most of the eastern United States. But, I decided to review some gear that manages well in those truly cruel places to reside in winter. I’m talking about Montana, Idaho, Minnesota, the Dakotas, Iowa, Wisconsin, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. These are the climates where you spend the first 20 minutes of your run warming up your extremities and gauging for wind direction to avoid hypothermia on the sweaty return trip. The places where you have a decent chance of running with Vaseline smeared all over your face to help buffer the wind. You can always scoff at the below-zero temperatures, but...

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