The Ultimate Holiday Fitness Gift Guide | Day 5 | Utopia Thermal Hoodie by Brooks

Sometimes a healthy gift can be hard to find. From November 12th through December 12th, I will be featuring great fitness-related gift ideas for the holidays. I've searched long and hard for gifts that fit the bill for people who like to exercise and appreciate fitness!

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Day 5 | Utopia Thermal Hoodie by Brooks

A good hoodie is hard to come by. Especially one that can keep you warm in the winter when going out for a run in brisk weather.

Ideal Gift Candidate?

  • Runners who are looking for something to run in that will keep them warm and safe.
  • Fitness buffs who want to wear something sporty that looks great when they go to the gym!

Brooks Thermal Utopia Hoodie

What is it?
It's a hoodie for runners! This particular hoodies comes in a variety of fun colors

Why it made the list?

  • It's great for staying active in cold weather, especially below 40 degrees.
  • It's not bulky and fits great.
  • The reflective strips made it easy for me to be seen while running along the lakefront after dark.
  • There is plenty of space to keep things like phones, tissues, etc.
  • It has thumb holes. And I love thumb holes.

How much does it cost?
About $110 for women; $120 for men

Where can I get it?
Retailers that carry Brooks apparel, or online here (women) (men)

Recap of previous days

Day 1 | KLUTCHclub
Day 2 | Affirmats Yoga Mats
Day 3 | Vibram FiveFingers Footwear
Day 4 | Fit Plan Journal by Gaiam

Traci D Mitchell is a Chicago-based health and fitness writer and spokesperson. She's on-the-go everywhere trying out new and healthy things with a Chicago appeal. You can reach Traci through ChicagoNow, on Twitter @tracidmitchell or at


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    Great hoodies, held up in 30 degree weather with only a running tank underneath. It isn't bulky and has good pocket room for keys, iPod and gloves.

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