Baby, it’s cold outside. But that’s no reason to stay indoors! There are benefits to walking in the cold, including the fact that walking in winter burns more calories as your body works harder to stay warm.
So what's the key to a successful winter walk? Having the right gear! Our partners at 99 Walks have pulled together eight of their favorites, valued at more than $400, and are giving them all away to one lucky reader! And, you can join the 99 Walks February challenge, where they are only accepting 99 new people this month. You'll improve your health, forge new connections and earn gorgeous, wearable inspiration in just one month. Learn more at 99walks.fit.
Enter the giveaway HERE.
No purchase necessary to enter or win. You must be 18 years or older and a US resident. Entries accepted until Friday, February 8, at 11:59pm EST. For complete rules, click HERE.
Music on the move.
We don't like to walk in silence; we'd prefer to get our steps in while jamming to our favorite tunes or chatting with friends. We do both with the help of our JLab Epic Sport Earbuds, which are sweat-proof, wireless and rechargable, lasting up to 12 hours at a shot.
Magic in your Jacket.
We used to hate walking on cold, blustery days, but then we gave it another go with the Torch Coat Heater. This portable, battery-operated heater fits inside your jacket and keeps you toasty warm, and it's just the motivation we need to keep moving in the winter.
Light the Way.
Sometimes, our days are crazy and we can only walk after dark. When we do, we rock the HEADLIGHTZ rechargeable LED beanie. It’s a warm, knitted beanie that's fitted with a headlight offering three light modes. How’s that for hands-free convenience?
Beauty in Motion.
We’re suckers for great products that are both cute and practical, and we found just that with the Dr. Motion Sport Compression Sleeve. Specifically designed for active women, these antimicrobial sleeves feature graduated support for your calves to help reduce muscle fatigue and prevent soreness and injury.
Cozy and Chic.
Just because it's cold doesn't mean you can't look cute, and that's exactly why we love the headwear at Art4All. Inspired by the beauty of landscapes, artist Abby Paffrath uses the centuries-old technique of Batik to create her designs using hot wax and dye.
Beanie: $31.95, Headband: $21.95
Sweat-Friendly Skin Care.
FRÉ Skincare’s GLOW ME Tinted Moisturizer is the beauty product we didn’t even know we needed, and now we can’t see a walk without it. Why? It’s the first ever sweat-friendly skin protection that’s sweatproof, non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic with SPF 15 and a universal tint to even your skin tone.
Who says safety gear has to be ugly and outrageous? We love that Noktillu has created reflective designs that we can quickly add to any outfit in our closet using just our iron, instantly increasing our visibility while walking.