The best way to save some bucks on outdoor workout clothes this winter? Wear the same stuff all year. Seriously, whether it’s 90 degrees or 27, I can be found in more or less the same bike shorts and the same performance tank top. I just put other things over them.
Sure, there are some supersleek winter cycling tights that I’d love to have. But I get the same effect by pulling my thermal running tights over my cycling shorts.
I can’t stand spending money on something with just one purpose. And this way, the $70-ish I spend on bike shorts lasts all year (my favorites double as triathlon racing shorts, too. I try to get them on sale in August or find them discounted online). And the running tights get extra wear on run-only days.
As for tops, on days I need something more than a long-sleeved performance shirt but less than a thermal pullover, I do the tank-under-long-sleeved shirt combo. Really cold days, I layer all three. You get it. The point is, you don’t have to spend a fortune in the winter and again in the summer. Maximize what you have. And wherever you go, hit the sale rack (or clearance area of the website) first.