Winter weather continues to keep many of us bundled up during training runs, but a warm beanie is always a necessary piece of gear in every season. Whether it’s an early morning on the trail or trying to keep warm while alleviating pre-race jitters, knit hats are to your head like a warm cup of coffee is to your hands.
New to the market, the brand rnnr was co-founded by ultrarunners and offers fun gear for a running lifestyle. Their Cold Weather Running Beanie is a cozy cap that pulls on loosely and easily covers ears for maximum protection from the elements. The acrylic fabric is soft against the head and a thicker weave insulates during exposure to sleet and snow.
We tested the beanie in freezing temperatures and found it to provide a comfy fit that wasn’t too tight, along with plenty of coverage around the ears and over the forehead. However, wearing under a headlamp seemed cumbersome due to the thickness, especially on our testers with a smaller head. However, the insulation capacity of this beanie is hard to beat, and we appreciated the amount of surface area covered by the hat. Our testers were able to adjust earbuds easily and secure the beanie over their ears for added comfort.
As a new brand, the mission of rnnr is to have fun while on the run and not take themselves too seriously. They strive to keep their products affordable while donating part of every purchase to initiatives funding local youth running programs.
The Cold Weather Running Beanie is available on rnnr.com for $22.
Weight: 3.2 oz
Materials: 100% acrylic
Colors: Mojave, Black, Fluorescent Night