5 High-Performance Fall Fitness Layers

by Amanda MacMillan


We said it yesterday and we'll say it again: Autumn is coming, winter's on it's way and it's time to start layering up, especially in the mornings and evenings when we may be headed to the gym or tackling an outdoor workout. I absolutely love this time of year, not just because the cool air puts an extra pep in my step, running-wise, at least; but also because it gives me a chance to slip on some extra fun and fashionable pieces over of my everyday tanks-and-capris workout outfit, too. Layer up with one of these pieces now -- your warm bod will thank us later.

Moving Comfort's Vibe Long Sleeve: This mesh top -- complete with thumb-holes -- slides perfectly over a form-fitting tank, and it's light and breathable enough to pull on after a sweaty yoga class. Tip: Order a size up if you want a looser fitting option. ($55, movingcomfort.com)

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Icebreaker's Quantum Plus Long Sleeve Hood: You already know that merino wool is moisture-wicking, but this jacket takes its tech specs a step further: It's actually water resistant, so it'll keep you (mostly) dry if you get caught in the rain. We also love the drop-tail hem for extra coverage on your derriere. ($219.99, icebreaker.com)

The North Face's Custom Denali Jacket: You know (and might already own) the Denali, TNF's iconic, super-sporty fleece jacket. But now, it's available in choose-your-own color combos -- complete with a customized name or message on the inside tag. (Looks like somebody caught wind of the custom-colors trend!) $229, thenorthface.com

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Asics' FujiTrail Long Sleeve 1/2 Zip: This ultra-light running top has built-in wind protection and is made with recycled Cocona fabric, so it dries faster and smells less than regular old synthetic. ($75, asics.com)

Hu-Nu's Ma Favori Wrap: The company that brought us (the admittedly gimmicky) caffeinated capris comes this super soft tencel wrap, perfect for sporting to and from the barre studio. Tie it in the front or let it hang long; tall peeps can check out the Favori Wrap II, which is slightly longer than the original. ($110, hu-nu.com)

What's your favorite new piece of fall fitness gear so far?

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