The 10 best: running gear

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1. Nike running handheld water bottle

£10, store.nike.com

Make sure you take a drink on winter runs. Any bottle will do but I prefer one with a lid and hand strap.

2. Brooks essential run vest

£35, runandbecome.com

This men's high-visibility vest is water- and wind-resistant and very lightweight. It's also loose enough to slip over your existing kit.

 

3. Adidas Run Safety running light

£9.99, amazon.co.uk

Designed to be worn on your arm, this light has three settings designed to make you more visible.

 

4. X-Socks winter run socks

£15.75, wiggle.co.uk

What every winter sprinter needs is warm, dry socks that wick away sweat – and these are top-notch.

 

5. The North Face windstopper ear gear

£18, wiggle.co.uk

Hats can prove that bit too hot when running, so keep your ears warm on icy runs with this headband.

 

6. Ronhill Aspiration contour tights

£36, johnlewis.com

These waist-to-ankle running tights will wick moisture away from your skin while keeping out draughts.

 

7. Salomon Speedcross 2 GTX

£75, wiggle.co.uk

Trail running shoes tend to be rugged but lightweight, offer more water protection than the average trainer and have better grip.

 

8. Gore magnitude jacket

£89, sweatshop.co.uk

This windproof and breathable shell jacket has lining only in the arms, meaning it's as light as air to wear. It is also highly visible.

 

9. Nike women's thermal running gloves

£14, gear-zone.co.uk

These can be easily washed, have breathable panels, reflective details and a pocket in the palm.

 

10. Sweaty Betty finalist tee

£33, sweatybetty.com

Running wisdom says you need three layers for a cold day's training. This top is a good ladies' base layer and can be worn solo come spring.

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