Women’s Running Gear Essentials

May 21, 2008
Outside Magazine
Women’s Running Gear Essentials

1. SAUCONY ELITE SPEED TECH JACKET On chilly mornings, find comfort in this lightweight wind- and water-resistant jacket. Bonus: Reflective piping makes for safer night running. $80; saucony.com

2. BROOKS INFINITI HAT The lightest-weight hat you'll ever wear. $20; brooksrunning.com

3. PEARL IZUMI INFINITY SPLIT SHORTS Two pockets for the essentials—a zippered back one and an internal key pouch—and a 2.5-inch inseam that's the perfect length: not too flouncy and not too short. $38; pearlizumi.com

4. BRIDGEDALE X-HALE SPEED DIVA SOCKS This nylon-and-wool-blend sock is cushioned underfoot, and thinner material everywhere else keeps it from bunching up. $16; bridgedale.com

5. LUNA SPORT MOONS ENERGY CHEWS Most energy snacks are based on an active male's dietary needs, but these tasty 100-calorie packs are made just for women, packed with electrolytes and vitamins. $1.20; lunabar.com

6. NIKE RACE DAY PRINTED AIRBORNE TOP Mesh paneling and thin, soft fabric help keep you cool on hot runs, while the encapsulated bra cups give you support. $45; nike.com

7. BEYOND COASTAL SUNCARE ACTIVE DAILY SPF 30 SUNSCREEN AND SPF 15 LIP BALM Finally, a sunscreen and lip moisturizer made with all-natural ingredients. $20; beyondcoastal.com

8. MOVING COMFORT ENDURANCE TANK So light you'll barely notice it. $30; movingcomfort.com

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