The Best Women's Trail Running Gear

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Need running gear recommendations? Look no further than this high-mileage stack of booty. (Charles Dustin Sammann)
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Twelve tested products to keep you safe, happy, and fast on the dirt. 

Salomon Lightning Race Waterproof Jacket ($150)

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(Courtesy Salomon)

This pocketless layer skips bells and whistles without skimping on breathability or durability. It’s light and stuffs easily into a pack, and the hood and taped seams make it wet-weather capable.

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Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro Watch ($549)

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(Courtesy Suunto)

Want to track more than distance, pace, and heart rate? This Suunto gives you barometric pressure, altitude, elevation gain, and recovery time, too. You can also follow popular routes on the face.

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Ultimate Direction Ultra Vesta 4.0 Hydration Vest ($135)

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(Courtesy Ultimate Direction)

A classic design—snack pouches, flask holsters, roomy pock­ets—gets an upgrade. Stretch mesh and a cinch lumbar system provide an adjustable body-hugging fit.

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Brooks Notch Thermal Longsleeve ($75)

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(Courtesy Brooks)

Soft and wick­ing, the Notch is thick enough for evening runs and sleek enough to wear to dinner.

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Coast FL60 Headlamp ($40)

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(Courtesy Coast)

With an ultrawide beam that shines up to 104 feet on high, the FL60 can light up the whole trail. And with a battery life of 19 hours on low, it’ll get you home safe when you’re out late.

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The North Face Flight Better Than Naked Shorts ($65)

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(Courtesy The North Face)

These breathable bottoms are tailor-made for long days. A thick, midrise waistband with zippered pockets holds necessities, while stitch-free seams make chafing a thing of the past.

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Buff America Trucker Hat ($28)

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(Courtesy Buff)

Look no further for the perfect blend of form and function. This cap prevents sunburns and a sweaty scalp, and adds some patriotic steeze to your running kit.

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Tracksmith Twilight T-shirt ($48)

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(Courtesy Tracksmith)

Finally, a technical tee that moves with your body instead of confining it. Its antimicrobial fabric wards off stink and dries quickly, and its long sleeves provide just enough coverage for shoulder season.

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Hoka One One Speedgoat 2 Shoes ($140)

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(Courtesy Hoka One One)

Hundred-mile weeks are no match for this beast with 30 millimeters of cushion in the heel. A close-­fitting mesh upper and rockered midsole mean it doesn’t sacrifice speed when you’re going long.

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Patagonia Peak Mission Tights ($119)

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(Courtesy Patagonia)

Say hello to the most versatile training tights out there. They’re wicking, warm enough for dawn and dusk, and so comfy you’ll forget they’re on.

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Darn Tough Vertex 1/4 Ultra-Light Cushion Socks ($18)

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(Courtesy Darn Tough)

With a plush, supportive bottom and feathery weight, these socks are just high enough at the ankle to protect against branches and debris.

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Leki Micro Trail Vario Trekking Poles ($215)

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(Courtesy Leki)

These poles help you cover ground without losing pace. Quickly adjust the height or fold them up to 15 inches long when you don’t need ’em, and unclip the strap without slipping your hand out.

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