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With temperatures dropping, On Running Crew UK member Stephen Adjaidoo gave us the low down for his favourite gear to protect you from the elements and keep you running through winter. 

Man running in the street

Up top, I usually wear the lightweight On Men’s Weather Jacket with water repellent coating. It’s got great ventilation and high breathability, so doesn’t give you that stuffy feeling you can sometimes get from highly waterproof jackets. If it’s not looking likely to rain but still cold,the On Performance-T is a great bottom layer and is built for changeable conditions - it’s breathable, fast drying and really does help keep you warm. 

Man wearing a lightweight On men's jacket

When running through autumn/winter - I usually try and go out in at least two layers. If it’s cold then I’ll probably just keep them both on but if I warm up and it doesn’t feel as cold then it’s great to be able to take off a top layer and not need to worry about carrying too much. Both the weather vest and the weather jacket, fold down into their breast pocket allowing for easy storage and portability on the run. 

The On Hybrid shorts are lightweight and you actually get two shorts in one. Run shorts on the outside and short tights on the inside, which can be worn together or separately. For winter, I’ll normally pair the outer run shorts with the On Long Tights - using their special dedicated attachment points. The long tights are protective but not restrictive, insulating and still breathable. They also have reflective details helping to keep you visible after dark. The panelling above the knee also provides tendons with extra warmth in cold conditions.

Man running in a park

For anyone looking for a good allrounder, something for shorter road running and gym sessions or cross training, I’d recommend the new generation of the Cloud X. They’re super lightweight with Helion™ superfoam made specifically for explosive movements in all directions. They’re available in a range of colours.

My go to running shoes for long runs and easy/recovery runs are the On Cloudflyer. Especially for winter, they also come in a waterproof version, with a waterproof membrane, reflective details on the heel, forefoot and laces that illuminate at night. The Cloudflyer is a great mix of comfort and support, they have the largest underfoot ‘Clouds’ and they also have the On SpeedboardTM so you still get the soft landing and explosive take off On are known for. 

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To discover even more, why not check out our full On Running collection right here at Runners Need?

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