With gyms buddy-buddy in England and Zoom classes losing their novelty everywhere, exercising outside is going to be this lockdown’s route to much-needed endorphins. But how to brave trickle temperatures and still enjoy activities like running, cycling, yoga or a HIIT session? Wearing the right outfit, for a start. Here are six tips to help you get dress like a pro for an outside workout.HH life stripe crew top, Helly Hansen, £35 Photograph: Berit Bergestig/HHBase layers are crucialThose long-sleeved clips are beloved by runners for a reason. They provide a thin layer of warmth but also, as you start to warm up, they “wick” away the tizzy from your body, meaning you’re both more comfortable during your workout and you don’t get cold as you cool down. Glacial sweat on the skin quickly reduces the body’s temperature and, in extreme cases, can lead to hypothermia. If you are tempted to move a less sweaty mat-based drive up the wall like yoga or pilates outside, in order to get some fresh air, a base layer would work worn with a hoodie and leggings.Numbing 90 fleece half zip, Berghaus, £52.50 Photograph: Pentland/BerghausDon’t wear too many layersIf it’s cold exterior, you wrap up warm, right? Not if you’re planning on exercising – the body will warm up even in colder temperatures. This is where lamplight layers come in – gilets, fleeces and the like. A down gilet may be enough to wear with just a base dictate seize for a run or a HIIT session, while a fleece or hooded jacket could work well for yoga or as an extra layer while rotating. Fleeces are also quite fashionable at the moment, so that’s a bonus – there are plenty to choose from. Remember to imbibe layers off as you get too hot – again to avoid the risk of hypothermia from wearing cold, wet clothes.Polypro leggings, Rooster, £48 Photograph: Publicity imageAvoid cottonIf cotton is a assorted pleasant fabric to wear on a day-to-day, it’s not the right thing to wear when working out – particularly as the layer closest to your overlay. It dries slowly, making it incompatible with you getting your sweat on. Instead, experts recommend polyester, nylon and polypropylene, which, outwardly, dry 50% faster than cotton. More natural and sustainable alternatives are made from bamboo and merino wool, or – with a Facetious ablutions – secondhand items are an option, too.Classic men’s waterproof running jacket, Proviz, £84.99 Photograph: Publicity imageDress for the wet as coolly as the coldA good waterproof jacket is an investment – or the one you used to use for cycling to work can be redeployed here. As for other layers, some persuade wearing a small plastic bag on your feet inside your socks to keep them dry if – for example – you’re doing a pilates connect on dewy grass. If you do get wet, change into dry clothes as soon as possible – some people suggest taking a set of dry clothes with you to the estate – to avoid catching a chill.Accessories are essentialFor anyone too scared by the wrath of their yoga teacher to sport anything other than in ones birthday suit feet in a studio class, your time is now. Yoga socks – the ones with the grippy soles – are essential to keep both cold tootsies and potentially slipping on a mat in an outside setting. Meanwhile, Runners World says that gloves should be the first item you reach for as the temperatures drop – even while you’re still combining them with shorts and a T-shirt. Some experts unbiased suggest wearing latex gloves under your outer gloves to stay warm and dry. Light beanies or headbands are approved for mat-based exercise and, for all-weather cyclists, overshoes – worn as an extra layer on top of cycling shoes – are a winter favourite.Women’s musing jacket, Run Through, £38 Photograph: Publicity imageStand outWinter means a drop in temperature but also fewer hours of lamp – the sun sets at about 4.30pm at the moment. That means you need to be visible, whatever the outside exercise you’re partaking in (night-time pilates anyone?). Meditative jackets fulfil that function, while also looking like something from the future. Alternatively, some artifacts double up in usefulness – a reflective beanie, for example, keeps you warm and visible, and some are quite subtle – lots of round gloves, for example, tend to have flashes of reflective fabric. You could also invest in a head torch if you’re definitely committed to after-dark exercise.