There is no need to take your running indoors when the weather starts to turn bleak.  Asics has options to keep you protected and moving in anything mother nature throws at you.  We recently had the opportunity to take some of their cool weather gear for a run.  Asics had us covered for those cold, windy, rainy and even slightly snowy days.

Printed Tight

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  • Contoured waistband w/ stash pocket
  • Flatlock seam construction for reduced chafing
  • Contoured inseam panel for better fit (no outseam neeeded)
  • Double Layer Cuff
  • Reflective Logo

When it’s too chilly for shorts or capris but still not cold enough to go full force thermal, Asics Printed Tights are the perfect in between. They keep you warm, but still allow for a nice air flow.  With a nice wide waistband and a small stash pocket these tights will most likely be worn for many outings. They are soft with a flatlock seam construction to reduce chafing and have a double layer cuff. They come in bright fun colors and patterns that will catch anybody’s eye.  We did notice that they started to stretch out a little bit at the knee area after a few wears.  Not a deal breaker though.

Buy Now: $60.00

Printed Capri

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  • Curved back yoke seam for flattering fit
  • Contoured inseam panel for better fit (no outseam neeeded)
  • Mesh inset panels for extra breathability
  • Stash pocket in waistband
  • Flatlock seam construction for reduced chafing
  • Reflective Logo

A curved back yoke seam on the Printed Capri adds a little extra something for a more a flattering backside (come on ladies…we all should appreciate efforts made to make your backside more flattering in tight pants). The nice wide waistband sits a little higher than many fitness capris, but we like that. Mesh inset panels at the back of the knees allow for breathability during those warmer fall runs or any indoor fitness activity.  These capris stayed put and didn’t stretch out over time.  The fun pattern just adds to the list of pros.

Buy Now: $50.00

Packable Jacket

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  • Lightweight, 4-way stretch woven fabric w/ durable water repellent finish
  • Packs into right hand pocker
  • Faux “overlap” detail at sides
  • Reflective zippers, black detail and logo

Who doesn’t love a jacket that can fold up into it’s own pocket! Asics Packable Jacket is super lightweight and semi stretchable. It helps you keep moving during almost any of mother nature’s harsh elements. The colors are great and the fit is perfect. We love that the back side is slightly longer. The sleeve cuffs are elastic, probably to help keep the wind and rain out, but they can be annoying at times. Overall, this jacket is great to bring anywhere because of how little space it takes up.

Buy Now: $80.00

Thermoplis 1/2 Zip

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  • Soft, multi-weather, burshed fabric provides extreme comfort and enhanced warmth
  • Invisible chest pocket w/ media port
  • Flatlock seam construction for reduced chafing
  • Thumbholes
  • Embossed print on solid color ways, except perfomance black & real white
  • Zippered mock neck w/ wiwnd panel and zipper garage
  • Media loop at inside collar
  • Reflective logo and zipper keeper

Asics always knows how to make their tops flattering. The Thermopolis ½ Zip is slightly fitted without being super tight. It has nice long sleeves and thumbholes to keep you warm. The material is soft and smooth and the ½ zip mock neck is great for both cold and slightly warmer days.  The added length on the backside gives you more coverage while you move.  The seams are placed perfectly and lay just right with no irritation.

Buy Now: $75.00

DYNAFLYTE Running Shoes

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  • I.G.S® (IMPACT GUIDANCE SYSTEM) Technology ASICS design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot’s natural gait from heel strike to toe-off.
  • COMFORDRY LASTING: This lasting material features plush underfoot comfort while providing excellent moisture management and a high level of breathability.
  • REMOVABLE SOCKLINER: A sockliner which can be removed to accommodate a medical orthotic.
  • SEAMLESS CONSTRUCTION: The use of seamless materials reduces the potential for irritation and friction caused by traditional stitches and seams.
  • DISCRETE EYELETS: Independently placed eyelets disburse lace tension, creating a customized fitting environment and enhanced upper comfort.

You can’t complete a run without proper shoes. Asics shoes have always been a top contender for runners. The Dynaflyte didn’t fail. They are lightweight, breathable, and have that wider toe box that we all love about Asics.  There is just the right amount of support in the soles and sockliner.  The removable sockliner allows for an easy trade out for those who need or prefer a medical orthotic.  There are no harsh edges or seams to cause painful irritation.  The bend and flexibility of this shoe is wonderful.  They don’t stiffly crease and push into the top of your feet when you flex your foot like some shoes.  The mesh is so soft that they almost feel like slippers.  Almost.  Perfect traction for street, track or indoor surfaces.

Buy Now: $140.00

Softshell Jacket

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  • Bonded 3.layer softshell fabric w/ wicking finish provides 10k WP / 6k BR thermal warmth comfort
  • Zippered, brushed black mesh-lined vents
  • ZIPPERED HAND POCKETS
  • Media loop at inside collar
  • Reflective zipper w/ windflap and zipper garage
  • Zippered chest pocket w/ media port
  • Articulated stretch cuffs
  • Reflective zipper garages, trim details and logo

When late fall and early winter start blending together, you will need to add some layers to your running gear. Asics Softshell Jacket gives you warmth without hindering your good form. This jacket is made from a bonded 3 layer softshell fabric which makes it easy to move in without being overly bulky or stiff. The Softshell Jacket has zippered mesh-lined vents for those days you get a tad too warm. The backside is slightly longer for added coverage.  You can store your media device in the chest pocket and feed your headphones through the media loop on the inside collar. It will definitely take my outdoor running through fall and into winter.  The sizing seems to land true to size, and the fit allows for a good single base layer.

Buy Now: $145.00

Thermopolis Capri

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    • Soft, multi-weather, brushed fabirc provides extrem comfort and enhanced warmth
    • Water resistant zippered center back pocket
    • Reflective logo
    • Wide, contoured waistband
    • Coolmax gusset
    • Two side stash pockets

For those colder days, the soft, brushed, fabric of the Thermopolis Capri provide you with comfort and warmth to keep you running all year.  The nice wide waistband help keep the pants in place and sit comfortable around the waist.  These capris have just the right amount of stretch for all of your runs.  The zippered pocket is a plus so you don’t have to worry about having your small items accidentally fall out, and they even have two side pockets.  Check out the Termopolis Tight if you prefer long pants instead of capris.  Same great material, but with more coverage.

Buy Now: $65.00

There you have it.  Asics goal is to keep you moving.  Check out their website for all the latest gear suitable for any climate.

To learn more go to: asics.com

About The Author

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Photographer, travel enthusiast and outdoor adventurer, Beth has no trouble enjoying life. She is always looking for the next “hidden gem” in the world of travel, the latest in outdoor gear to help her get there, and new and improved photography equipment to help document every moment. With her adventurous spirit and creative eye, Beth makes a great addition to our team.

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