The Best Women’s Running Kit of 2018

(Inga Hendrickson)
Photo: Inga Hendrickson running

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Training essentials for road and trail.

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(Courtesy Tracksmith)

Tracksmith Twilight Tank ($48)

This breathable polyester tank is perfect for sweaty summer miles. Bonus: it looks as sleek as a racing singlet.

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(Courtesy Sol)

Sol Sunguard Sunscreen (from $30)

This mineral-based ­sun­screen is the holy grail of skin protection. It doesn’t leave you wraith white and won’t come off when you’re sweaty or hitting the waves.

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(Courtesy Brooks)

Brooks Canopy Jacket ($120)

There are lots of lightweight, water-resistant layers that will shield you from wind and rain. But the Canopy is made of ripstop polyester, so it’s soft and breathable, not crinkly like most technical running jackets.

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(Courtesy Ryu)

RYU Tough Interlock HiRise Capris ($80)

The stealthy inner pocket on these flattering, quick-drying tights is ideal for stashing cards or fuel. The compression waistband and mesh liner mean you don’t have to choose between style and function.

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(Courtesy Balega)

Balega Hidden Comfort Socks ($13)

We’ve never gotten a blister in Balegas. Credit the plush heel tabs, which help them stay put (no slipping or chafing) and ventilation throughout so feet stay dry.

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(Courtesy Brooks)

Brooks Chaser 3-Inch Shorts ($46)

The length is ideal for smaller runners and anyone who prefers a trim cut but isn’t crazy about spandex. The flat waistband stays comfortable and bunch-free for as long as you can keep up the pace.

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(Courtesy Oiselle)

Oiselle Ballard Bra ($50)

The sports bra is notoriously difficult: somehow it always feels like too much or too little. The Ballard is wonderfully uncomplicated. It isn’t bulky, it isn’t flimsy, and it doesn’t fit like you’ve been strap­ped into a straightjacket.

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(Courtesy Sunski)

Sunski Singlefin Sunglasses ($58)

The Singlefin looks nothing like your dorky traditional wraparound running shades. But thanks to polarized lenses and a snug fit, it performs just as well.

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