Best winter activewear to keep you warm outside

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Sports woman exercising among nature in a winter day
When it comes to doing exercise outside, the right workout gear is crucial. Photo: Getty

When it comes to exercising outdoors during winter, the right workout gear is crucial to not only keep you warm, but also be moveable and breathable.

From puffers and hoodies to zip jackets and beanies, we've rounded up everything you need to brave the cold for some outdoor exercise, so there is no excuse not to get those steps in!


Perth-born brand STAX, that specialises in matching activewear sets in block colours, has seen its popularity explode recently so it's no surprise there are some winter pieces now flying off the shelves. These are just some of their best sellers - that are still in stock! - so you better get in quick.

STAX Official Puffer - $169.95

This Unisex puffer jacket has a high neckline, long sleeves with elastic cuffs, zip closure at the front and zip pockets. It comes in Forest, Black and Bone.

Photo: STAX
The Puffer in Forest is the most popular. Photo: STAX

Long Puffer - $189.95

The Long puffer which is also Unisex has proven to be similarly popular among shoppers who are opting for the longer fit. It comes in Black only.

Photo: STAX
The long puffer in Black. Photo: STAX

Unisex Beanie - $39.95

There is no better accessory for heading out into the cold for a workout than a snug beanie and this simple black one featuring the STAX logo has been another of the brand's most popular winter sellers.

Photo: STAX
You can't go wrong with a plain black beanie. Photo: STAX

Best Black Zip Jacket - $69.95

The Best Black series is one of the stand-out STAX collections and includes a few key pieces that are a must for your winter workout wardrobe. Like this Zip Jacket still available in most sizes!

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The Best Black Series is super popular. Photo: STAX


Reebok x Victoria Beckham Cropped Hoodie - $330

Reebok has just unveiled its latest collaboration with non other than former Spice Girl and fashion icon Victoria Beckham. The collection will be officially available to shop from July 22nd on and will include this dreamy Cropped Hoodie that comes in Digital Green, Chalk Green and Black.

Cropped Hoodie that will be available in Digital Green
The new Cropped Hoodie in Digital Green. Photo: Reebok

Workout Ready Pant Program High Rise Leggings - $65

The sweat-wicking fabric on these High Rise Leggings keeps you cool and dry through exercises and errands. The fitted silhouette and high-rise waist give a flattering look and a side pocket keeps your phone handy.

Workout Ready Pant Program High Rise Leggings. Photo: Reebok
Workout Ready Pant Program High Rise Leggings. Photo: Reebok

Nano X1 Adventure Shoes - $200

Reebok’s Nano XI is their official shoe of fitness - for any type of workout, anywhere, anytime. The shoe has been designed with more than a decades worth of feedback from the fitness community to become the pinnacle of innovation and perfect for every workout. The Adventure shoe in particular will take you from boot camp in the park, to body-weight exercises at the campground.

Nano X1 Adventure Shoes
Nano X1 Adventure Shoes. Photo: Reebok



Aussie brand Nimble has so many options for all seasons and pride themselves on their quality of their custom engineered and largely sustainable fabrications.

Switch It Up Jacket - $189

Nimble's Switch it Up Jacket is basically two jackets in one! Let the sherpa fleece line the inside and keep the wind off with the nylon exterior (coated with DWR for wind-resistance). Or switch it up if it's not quite that cold and you have a trendy sherpa jacket. It's also filled with recycled poly-fill (aka plastic bottles). It comes in silver cloud, and you can also get your hands on a Rose coloured version at The Iconic.

Switch It Up jacket. Photo: Nimble
Switch It Up jacket. Photo: Nimble

Adventure 1/2 Zip II - $129.00

The Adventure 1/2 Zip II is proving to be one of the most popular winter buys from Nimble. The Caramel colour is already sold out in XS and S but you can still get your hands on it in M and L on the website. The jumper also comes in black and blue on the Nimble website or on The Iconic.

Adventure 1/2 Zip II Nimble
Adventure 1/2 Zip II in caramel. Photo: Nimble

Best Friend LS - $69

Available in this gorgeous dark plum colour, as well as white, the Best Friend LS is a super comfy (boxy fit) and according to Nimble you "would never want to leave home without it".

Best Friend LS Photo: Nimble
Best Friend LS Photo: Nimble

Brave The Brrr Puffer Jacket - $249

Another of Nimble's winter best sellers is the Brave The Brrr Puffer Jacket. This lightweight woven puffer uses recycled materials in the filling, is Water-repellent on the outside and has a removable hood.

Brave The Brrr Puffer Jacket. Photo: Nimble
Brave The Brrr Puffer Jacket. Photo: Nimble


Muscle Nation is an Aussie Activewear and Supplement Brands founded in 2016. Based in Brisbane, Muscle Nation remains family owned and operated. The brand recently launched its SLAM DUNK collection featuring some key winter pieces such as the Vintage Pullover. Some of our other picks include:

Sidelined cropped puffer jacket - $149.99

Photo: Muscle Nation
Photo: Muscle Nation

Rebound Cropped Hoodie - $64.99

Photo: Muscle Nation
Photo: Muscle Nation


ECHT is Melbourne-based so shipping is super fast and they have an international following. They also have an online outlet that is always stacked with SALE items.

Ghost Down Jacket - $108.50

Right now the Ghost Down Jacket is on sale (down from $150). It comes in black and tan and features a detachable hood, pocket functionality and insulated features, which make it the perfect mix between performance and style.

Photo: Echt
Photo: Echt

Arise Comfort Cropped Long Sleeve - $52

One of our top picks when it comes to activewear remains ECHT's Arise Comfort series and this long sleeve cropped top is perfect for when it's a little cooler.

Echt arise comfort
The Arise Comfort Cropped Long Sleeve top is a favourite. Photo: Echt

On the Fly Cropped Zip - $34

This zip jacket is also currently on sale down from $58. The On The Fly Cropped Zip comes in two colours - Quicksilver and Khaki and also features the exclusive Blue Label.

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The Quicksilver version of the cropped zip. Photo: Echt


Unisex Roasted Puffer Jacket Oversize - $210

The new and improved Roasted Puffer Jacket has Zero feathers and the shell fabric is made from 100% pre-consumer recycled nylon. The team collects off-cuts and leftover fabrics from the manufacturing process of other nylon fabrics like fishing nets; saving them from landfill and giving them a second life in one of these jackets.

Roasted Puffer Jacket Oversize. Photo: LSKD

Photo: LSKD

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