Cresta Wool Midweight Base Layer Shirt
|this was the top layer for the sub-zero runs|
The shirt did get a little itchy on that first run (I hadn't washed it yet and it is 100% merino wool); however, since it's been washed, I haven't felt itchy again. This shirt has been my go-to shirt this winter. I've worn it for the 2, sub-zero runs with my L.L.Bean running jacket. I've also worn it under my lightweight Suguoi jacket for the 20F runs. One very important thing to mention about this shirt, the more you wash it, the softer it gets. It's gotten quite a bit of wear and it feels so soft.
Power Dry Midweight Base Layer Pant
|this was the underlayer on the -11F and -9F |
runs with the girls
|just a little on the short side - still super comfy|
Polartec Power Dry Balaclava
This can summed up as - lifesafer. This little accessory was perfection during those 2 sub-zero runs. The fabric is breathable so I didn't get a tons of build up of frost and ice. I could easily breath through the material and didn't feel like I had to mess around with the face piece to pull it up or down in order to breath. I could run comfortably with it in place. This balaclava was plenty warm for those two days. I highly recommend wearing one of these if you are going to venture out on for any kind of outdoor activity on a freezing (or below freezing) day.
Coolmax Mutlisport Hat
Premium Sport Wool Sock, Crew
This is an excellent sport sock. It is on the thicker side, since it is wool and it is a single layer sock. I wouldn't necessarily recommend you wear it with your racing flats. As a matter of fact, I tried to and they were just a bit too thick for that. However, with regular training shoes, this sock is great. I found this sock to be excellent for the cold runs - especially with runs 30F and colder. Any warmer (such as today) and my feel got a bit warm. I'm not complaining at all, I do like warm feet in the winter.
There you have it folks, L.L. Bean does have excellent gear for all outdoor activities - running included.