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The 7 Best Men's Winter Running Jackets of 2015-2016

By Dave Spandorfer

1/17/15 11:22 AM


In Boston the winters are long. From late November until mid-March, we run through some exceptionally frigid conditions. In addition to the right running hat, the right running gloves, and the right running pants, a warm running jacket is vital to keep you going through the  soul crushing cold. For this blog, we called running stores across the country and asked them: what is the best cold weather running jacket? We heard many opinions from many runners, but narrowed the list to our seven favorites after wear testing. We endured brutal winter conditions to give you our list of the year’s best men’s winter running jackets. Now go for a run… and stay warm while doing it!
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The 8 Best Running Gloves for 2016-2017

By Dave Spandorfer

12/29/14 3:41 PM

Like nearly every runner I know in Boston, Janji’s hometown, I can never have enough gloves. I’ll lose some after a track workout. Two gloves in a pair will enter my laundry machine; only one will come out.  I’ve bought more running gloves over the past year than I care to remember.

Since blogs like these have been very popular (and this post--since we wrote in late 2014 has been really popular), we figured we’d do another one in our series to help you find the best gear for your runs. In late 2016, we tried on dozens of gloves and called over 50 stores in cold weather climates to ask which winter running gloves were their personal favorites. Here's Janji's guide to the best cold weather running gloves:


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Dave's Favorite Janji Gifts for the Holidays

By Dave Spandorfer

12/1/14 5:26 PM

Surprise, surprise: I like giving Janji as holiday gifts to family and friends.  Two years ago, with Janji’s very limited collection, I was limited to giving white t-shirts and blue (Haiti) and red (Kenya) shorts. Now, with a much larger selection, there are a lot more options for me to give runners for Christmas and Hanukkah. Since I’m often asked about my favorite Janji pieces, I thought I’d make a list for those looking to give a gift that gives back. If you’re seeking other great gifts that give back that aren’t made by Janji, we review a bunch here.  
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The 7 Best Winter Running Hats of 2016

By Dave Spandorfer

11/20/14 8:17 PM

It’s bitter cold. The wind is blowing in your face every direction you turn. And if you dare spit, the saliva will likely freeze before it hits the ground.On those days, it’s hard to motivate yourself to run. But one thing that can make a surprisingly big difference is an excellent running hat. While there is barely any science behind the adage that most of your body heat is lost through your head, a running hat can make a painfully cold run much more bearable. Even if you own some running headbands, we want to answer your question: what running hat should I buy?


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5 Best Massage Tools for Runners

By Leslie Davis

9/9/14 3:19 PM

Every runner faces aches and pains along their journey, but lucky for us, there are lots of tools out there to help tackle those little battles. Not only will these massagers help you relax after a hard run, they also help with injury prevention and post-run recovery. So here they are, Janji’s list of five best post-run massage tools for runners:


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