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    Fast and flattering gear for your next workout. Check out our favorite running essentials for women in the 2013 Summer Buyer’s Guide

    —Ali Carr Troxell
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    Oakley RadarLock Edge

    Swapping out lenses (you get two pairs) is a cinch. Sticky nose and earpieces keep ’em in place. And while the women-specific lenses are smaller, the frames could be narrower—these fit wide faces best. ($220)
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    CamelBak Arc Quick Grip Water Bottle

    The ten-ounce Quick Grip bottle is contoured just right: even testers with small hands 
had no problem hanging on to it during long hauls. ($20)
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    Yurbuds Sport Inspire for Women Earbuds

    These sweat and water-resistant silicone earbuds are designed specifically for the (smaller) size of women’s ears. You can tell: they never, ever fall out. And sound quality is better than the price suggests. ($30)
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    The North Face Better than Naked Jacket

    When you don’t need it, this five-ounce wind shell scrunches down into its own pocket. When you do, it feels nearly as good as advertised, thanks to chafe-free, flat-lock seams and perforated vents in the back that help keep air flowing. ($130)
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    Arc’teryx Cita Sleeveless Top

    Flat seams and a flowing, to-the-hip fit make the mostly mesh, polyester-spandex Cita look and feel better than your average technical shirt. ($49)
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    Lorna Jane Marley Bra

    Quick-drying fabric and an open back make the Marley a great choice for hotter climes. Removable padding provides extra support. ($66)
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    Nuun Active Hydration Tabs

    Because they have all the good (electrolytes) and none of the bad (sugar), we’ve become a bit addicted to these slightly fizzy, quick-dissolving tabs. ($7)
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    Oiselle Diamond Rogas Shorts

    The yoga-inspired waistband never rode up, and the lightweight, stretchy fabric and internal liner felt feathery (and chafe-free). They’re our new favorite shorts. ($52)
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    Injinji Performance 2.0 Run Lightweight Socks

    Yes, they feel weird at first. But these little gloves for your feet really do all but eliminate skin-on-skin friction and help prevent blisters on long runs. ($12)
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