Cool Gear—The North Face Flight Touji Pants

'Tis the season for running pants

The North Face Flight Touji Pants, $99

Stay warm and dry on chilly runs

Any runner who trains in cold weather climates know that finding a good pair of winter running pants is no easy feat. The Touji pants can be thrown over a pair of shorts or wind briefs in moderate temps and on top of full tights in colder climes. The material is lightweight and moisture-wicking and features a durable water-repellent finish for protection against wind, water, sleet and snow. The slim fit makes them less bulky than many other top-layer pant options.

Mackenzie L. Havey
Mackenzie L. Havey is the author of the forthcoming book, "Mindful Running" (October 2017, Bloomsbury Publishing, She writes about endurance sports and mind-body health and fitness for Runner's World, Competitor, Triathlete, and, among others. She holds a graduate degree in sports psychology, has completed 14 marathons and and Ironman triathlon, and is a USA Track & Field-certified running coach. Check out her work at