It’s a clear winter morning, and everything is covered in a blanket of fresh snow. It’s peacefully quiet, and the reverent hush is broken only by the sound of your own breathing as you run along the winding country roads.
It’s cold, but your body warms up as the miles tick by. You soak in the scenery, mentally photographing the rustic red barns popping from the white backdrop.
When the snow starts falling again, you pick up the pace, thinking of the hot shower and hot cocoa waiting at home.
There’s nothing like running in the snow to invigorate the body and soul. As long as you have the right gear.
We live in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, and we’ve enjoyed many long runs in the snow.
On one particularly snowy morning, we headed out for a 16-mile run. The scene was much like the one above, except I was cursing the fluffy white stuff by the end of the run.
I was decked out in winter running gear from head to toe. Thick socks, running tights, long-sleeved layers, headband, and gloves. Of the cheap, cotton variety.
When the snow started falling, my gloves got soaked, and my fingers turned to ice. I was miserable the rest of the run.
I think I suffered a mild case of frostbite that day. To this day, my fingers and hands are extremely sensitive. Even when I wear gloves, my fingers still get painfully cold and don’t thaw out until much later.
Too bad I hadn’t discovered TrailHeads yet!
Known for their innovative Ponytail Hats and Headbands, TrailHeads offers a collection of winter running apparel for women & men.
When I was given the opportunity to test and review the TrailHeads Power Stretch Power Gloves, I jumped at the chance.
And, thanks to the generous team at TrailHeads, one lucky reader will win his/her own pair! Keep reading for details.
TrailHeads Power Gloves Review
My TrailHeads Power Gloves arrived just in time for my last 20-mile marathon training run. With the wind and snow blowing, it was the perfect opportunity to test the gloves. They did not disappoint!
Not only did the gloves keep my hands dry, but they also kept my fingers warm for the entire run. I couldn’t believe it!
The fabric blocked the wind and snow, and when I took the gloves off, the fabric had wicked away my sweat, leaving my fingers toasty warm.
I’ve worn the gloves on several other runs with the same fantastic results.
What I Love
4-Way Stretch Polartec Power Stretch Fabric
The dual-surface construction features a smooth, durable outer layer that’s wind and abrasion resistant, as well as a super soft, brushed inner layer that wicks moisture away from your skin for maximum thermal efficiency. The combination means superior warmth throughout your winter workout.
Conductive Fabric on Thumb & Forefinger
Special fabric on the thumb and forefinger enables use of touch screen devices. I don’t usually run with my phone, but I do like text my husband when I finish a long run. Now I don’t have to take off my gloves to operate my phone.
Silicone Grippers on Palm
‘Snowflake’ grippers on palm of glove enhance dexterity and grip. This feature would be great for running with a canine companion or pushing a jogging stroller.
Super Cute Swirl & Trim
Along with the excellent technical features, TrailHeads gloves are cute & stylish. The Power Gloves feature a metallic swirl design on the back, as well as pink trim (available in other colors).
What I Didn’t Love
It’s hard to find fault with gloves that deliver on their promise of warmth!
The only thing I didn’t absolutely love was the overall fit. I ordered a size small, and the gloves were still a bit roomy in the fingers. My only suggestion would be to make them a little snugger.
Making the Grade
The TrailHeads Power Stretch Power Gloves earn a solid A for warmth and performance. Retailing at $28, these are a wise investment for your winter running wardrobe.
Now through December 16, save 20% on the Power Gloves or any other TrailHeads item by using the promotion code SWEATS20 at checkout. TrailHeads gear makes the perfect holiday gift for the runner in your life, and hats & gloves are perfect stocking stuffers.
Enter to Win
And one lucky reader will win a pair of Power Gloves and a Goodbye Girl Ponytail Headband. To enter, leave a comment about your favorite winter sport (mandatory).
Contest closes at 9 PM ET on Sunday, December 8. Winner will be chosen randomly.
Be sure to check out TrailHeads Blaze Your Trail Pin It Contest, too!
I received a pair of the TrailHeads Power Stretch Power Gloves at no cost. I received no other compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.