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 nine of their favorites, valued at more than $650, and are giving them all away to one lucky reader!
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A Superstar for Skin
Our winter skin routine isn't complete without Phenic Natural Skincare. Each of these six products boosts hydration to combat dry skin in dry, winter months, from the Oil Cream Facial Moisturizer to the Coconut Rose Dry Face Mask. We love everything about this natural, high-end, cruelty-free skincare line. Suggested retail: $174 for all six products.
Beauty in Motion
We are totally in love with the LOWA Tortona GTX Mid, a sneaker-inspired cold weather casual boot with embossed split leather uppers for a touch of artisanal style. It is waterproof, breathable, designed just for women, and feels oh-so-good on our feet. Suggested retail: $210
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. Suggested retail: $31.95 for beanie
Hydration on the Go
Even winter walkers need to stay hydrated and the Hydroflask 20 oz. Wide Mouth Bottle with Flip Lid helps us do just that. Pair it with the Tag Along Bottle Sling and you’ve got yourself a new favorite walking companion. Suggested retail: $78 for the pair
When heading out for a walk, we take all the things -- keys, phone, tissues, and more -- and we need somewhere to store it all. Our solution? SPIbelt, an innovative fitness belt that solves the pocketless problem and totes all of our Small Personal Items (SPI) with comfort and ease over any distance. Suggested retail: $19.99
Comfy and Cute
We’re suckers for great products that are both cute and practical, and we found just that with the Seirus LiteWave50 Neck-Up. The ultra-thin any-season fabric provides sleek, comfortable neck protection from sun, wind, and cold in the lightest weight layer. Suggested retail: $20.99
Solution for Sore Muscles
Sometimes we push ourselves just a little harder, and on those days our favorite way to relieve muscle tension and aches is with the NordicTrack Recovery Massage Gun. It allows us to cycle between three levels of massage intensity to meet our exact needs. Suggested retail: $99
A Marvelous Mug
After a brisk walk on a cold day, we usually find ourselves craving a hot drink, and Girl Camper has us covered with this gorgeous handmade mug. Girl Camper exists to help women gain the knowledge needed to confidently hit the road for an adventure, whether they are in a car, tent, van, or RV camper. Suggested retail: $34
Heat for our Hands
On the really cold days, we like to slip a little something extra inside our mittens. Little Hotties Hand Warmers are all-natural, disposable hand warmers that are environmentally friendly, air-activated, and provide up to 8 hours of heat. Suggested retail: $10 per box
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