The Outside Blog


Smartwool's New Running Collection


Everyone loves Smartwool.

The company wormed its way into our hearts straight through the soles of our feet with its merino socks. It took over both our closets and our dresser drawers with socks, underwear, long underwear, hiking apparel and even wool-insulated jackets.

Now, the company is making sure that the siege is complete. Next spring, it will introduce a full collection of merino running clothing for men and women. 


Merino wool regulates body temperature and it’s naturally antimicrobial, making it perfectly suited to a sweaty pursuit like running. Plus, it’s a natural material. No pipelines were built to make Smartwool running apparel, no tar sands refined.

Smartwool’s new line of running tops and bottoms is part of its Ph.D. program, which means the wool is mixed with elastane so that it won’t bag out with wear, but will remain springy and stretchy. And the collection has other features that runners will love: seamless supportive and chafe-free construction.

$75-$80 for shorts, $80-$110 for tops, both available spring 2013,

—Berne Broudy

to Outside
Save Over

Magazine Cover

iPad Outside+ App Access Now Included!






Previous Posts




Blog Roll

Current Issue Outside Magazine

Subscribe and get a great deal! Two free Buyer's Guides plus a free GoLite Sport Bottle. Monthly delivery of Outside—your ultimate resource for today's active lifestyle. All that and big savings!

Free Newsletters

Dispatch This week's featured articles, reviews, and videos. Sent twice weekly.
News From the Field The most important breaking news from around the Web. Sent daily.
Gear of the Day The latest products, reviews, and editors' picks. Coming soon.
Outside Partners Outside-approved deals and special offers from select partners. Sent occasionally.

Ask a Question

Our gear experts await your outdoor-gear-related questions. Go ahead, ask them anything.

* We might edit your question for length or clarity. If it's not about gear, we'll just ignore it.