2013 Women's Running Essentials

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
(Inga Hendrickson)

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

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)

(Inga Hendrickson)


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)

(Inga Hendrickson)


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)

(Inga Hendrickson)


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)

(Inga Hendrickson)


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)

Arc’teryx Cita sleeveless top
(Inga Hendrickson)


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)

Lorna Jane Marley bra
(Inga Hendrickson)


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)

Nuun Active Hydration tabs
(Inga Hendrickson)


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)

Oiselle Diamond Rogas shorts
(Inga Hendrickson)


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)

Injinji Performance 2.0 Run Lig
(Inga Hendrickson)

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