Women's Running

May 19, 2009
Outside Magazine
Women's Road Running Gear

   Photo: Photograph by Shana Novak

1. BROOKS HVAC CAP SLEEVE Embedded silver fibers are said to disperse heat, but this top's best cooling features are the roomy tank-like cut under the arms and the sun protection from its cap sleeves. $56; brooksrunning.com

2. BROOKS VIVA JACKET The wicking, lightweight fabric and slim fit mean you can rock this cute hoodie on your runs. $74

3. THE NORTH FACE VAPORWICK ENDURANCE VISOR Lightweight and adjustable, and its brushed polyester headband kept sweat out of our eyes. $20; thenorthface.com

4. SAUCONY IGNITE BRA Soft compression polyester-spandex fabric and paneled cups combine for impressive shape and support. Even on long, hot runs, we stayed chafe-free. $35; saucony.com

5. ASICS HERA BAMBOO LOW-CUT SOCKS Soft bamboo fibers keep these comfy women-specific socks stink-free. $12; asics.com

6. NIKE DRI-FIT PACER SHORTS Mesh paneling along the sides allows heat to escape, and you can stash your iPod in the internal back hip pocket. $30; nike.com

7. ADIDAS ADIZERO GLASSES The Adizero's photochromic lenses adjust to varying light conditions. The curved temples fit comfortably under a visor. $200; shopadidas.com

8. NATHAN SPRINT Drinking on the fly has never been easier, thanks to the Sprint's adjustable hand strap and inventive cap that squirts with a light squeeze. $17 each; nathansports.com

9. NATHAN POWER SHOWER REFRESHING WIPES No time to shower? These wipes are surprisingly adept at cleaning off sweat. $4; nathansports.com