7 Road Running Essentials for 2013

You need more than a good pair of shoes if you're going to log serious miles and enjoy yourself while doing it. Check out our favorite crucial gear for every road runner's kit. (Lucas Zarebinski)

You need more than a good pair of shoes if you're going to log serious miles and enjoy yourself while doing it. Check out our favorite crucial gear for every road runner's kit.

Sugoi's Titan Ice Short Sleeve

Of the umpteen ultralight shirts we tested this season, Sugoi’s supple, quick-wicking, and chafe-free Titan Ice Short Sleeve was our favorite. Its smooth, stretchy fabric always felt cool against skin. ($50)

Sugoi’s Titan Ice Short Sleev
(Lucas Zarebinski)


Yurbuds' Inspire earphones

Because of a hyper-grippy rubber cover and an ergonomic fit that locks into your ears with a twist, Yurbuds’ Inspire earphones stayed put no matter how hard we ran. Sound quality isn’t exactly Bose, but it’s good for the price. And we like that they come in four colors. ($30)

Yurbuds’ Inspire earphones
(Lucas Zarebinski)


Salomon's Sense Hydro S-Lab

Carrying a big bottle on a long run can be annoying. Salomon’s Sense Hydro S-Lab uses an adjustable elastic strap to keep an eight-ounce flask pressed snugly against your palm. ($40)

Salomon’s Sense Hydro S-Lab
(Lucas Zarebinski)


New Balance’s Hi-Viz Beacon windbreaker

Everything is illuminated! Expose New Balance’s Hi-Viz Beacon windbreaker to bright light for ten minutes before your nightly run and the design accents will glow in the dark. ($175)

New Balance’s Hi-Viz Beacon w
(Lucas Zarebinski)


Fits’s Ultra Light Runner socks

Fits’s Ultra Light Runner socks feel like they’re vacuum-sealed to your feet, thanks to thin merino wool and an exceptionally deep heel cup. They come in five sizes. ($16)

Fits’s Ultra Light Runner soc
(Lucas Zarebinski)


Roll Recovery R8

It looks Sky Mallish, but the Roll Recovery R8 works like a charm. The spring-loaded skateboard wheels clamp down on knotted thigh and calf muscles, helping speed rehab. ($120)

Roll Recovery R8
(Lucas Zarebinski)


Garmin Forerunner 10 Watch

Finally, a GPS watch that keeps track of it all—pace, distance, and calories—with the push of a few buttons. ($130)

garmin forerunner gps 2013 buyers guide
(Inga Hendrickson)

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