May 14, 2009
Outside Magazine
Running gear


1. SUGOI READY JACKET This six-ounce windshell was the most breathable one we tested this year, but it still cut the chill on crisp mornings. Bonus: The tightly woven polyester fabric was surprisingly water-resistant. $75;

2. RYDERS TREVISO SUNGLASSES The Treviso's polarized, photochromic lenses aren't quite as sharp as those on top-tier shades, but they're close—and cost half as much. $90;

3. ULTIMATE DIRECTION BLAZE On hot days, this gauzy and lightly stretchy hydration belt is the most comfortable way to carry 20 ounces of water and your keys. $29;

4. TIMEX IRONMAN ROAD TRAINER Though we'd have liked a bigger display, this no-frills digital heart-rate monitor is both intuitive and a great bargain. $110;

5. PATAGONIA WOOL 1 It's pricey, but this merino-wool-and-polyester tee is as fast-drying and comfy as they get. $75;

6. ECCO BIOM A Ecco's 11-ounce trainer has a firm heel that naturally keeps you forward on your midfoot during fast-tempo runs. It's different, but we liked it. $195;

7. OSPREY TALON 5.5 Even when fully loaded, this 1.1-pound, 330-cubic-inch hydration pack is stable enough for trail runners. $69;

8. ZOOT RUNFIT ALL SPORT SHORTS Stretchy, chafe-free polyester. Two gel pockets. And a seven-inch inseam and supportive liner. In a word, perfect. $45;

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