This post is in affiliation with C9 by Champion sold at Target. All opinions are my own.
First things first, it's COLD here right now. I'm talking regular temps in the negatives with wind chill advisories on top of that. I've grown up in the Midwest and while I prefer the heat, I can handle the cold. Except for this. This is just ridiculous.
So when I was offered the opportunity to review the C9 by Champion winter, outdoor running line, I was a liiiiiiiittle apprehensive about it. And I'm not going to lie that I was incredibly hopeful it would warm up a bit before actually testing the line. But it didn't, so it was literally so.cold when we took these pictures (Husby said I should have screenshot the temp on my weather app!).
The thing that surprised me was that these workout pieces really are warm. The "feels like" temp according to my weather app was negative 17 degrees when we took these, and I wasn't even cold! So to actually run in them, while breathing in these conditions is something I'm not currently contidioned for, the clothes are plenty warm enough.
My favorite part about these pieces is that they aren't bulky. Looking at these pictures you would think I'd be freezing, but they really are made for this! Here's the breakdown:
C9 Champion Premium Cold Weather Legging. Water repellent, 4-way stretch for comfort, Power Core Compression supports muscles and movements, Duo Dry Max wicks away moisture. Thick without being uncomfortable, SO WARM!
C9 Champion Baselayer Core Long Sleeve Crew. Provides added warmth to be worn under other workout gear. Polyester, spandex blend.
C9 Champion Cold Weather Run Pollover. Another SO WARM item. High, ventilated cowl neck pulls up to cover your face if needed. Duo Dry fabric wicks away moisture and has a special blend to keep you insulated and warm. Power Core Compression fabric supports and warms muscles.
The jacket, hat and gloves are all part of the C9 by Champion line as well, but the three items listed above were the definite game changers for this winter weather.
C9 by Champion is a line exclusive to Target, making it affordable but with the quality of a highend workout line. I've always purchased a lot of my workout pieces from the Champion line because the sports bras are so comfortable, but now that I've had a chance to try other pieces I'm sold on expanding my collection even more.
I'll even let you in on a little secret: all the winter items are going on sale, well, NOW! And anything you purchase online can always be returned or exchanged in an Target store, so you don't even have to go out in the cold to buy them.
So...what are you waiting for?
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