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The Best Women’s Running Gear of 2019

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Apparel and accessories to get you through your chilliest runs

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Buff ThermoNet Neck Warmer ($27)

If you’re a year-round runner, you’re aware of the lifesaving virtues of a Buff during the coldest months. Synthetic PrimaLoft insulation makes the ThermoNet version even warmer than the original, and it’s extra effective at wicking away moisture.

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

These socks are comfy, well-cushioned, and warm, without a lot of unnecessary bulk. Striped ankle cuffs add style.

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Rabbit Breezy Back Jacket ($120)

This water-resistant layer is lightweight and gets the job done in crappy weather. We tested it during the 2018 Boston Marathon monsoon, and while it didn’t keep us from getting soaked, it spared us the worst of the deluge.

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Outdoor Voices Key Bra ($55)

The distinguishing feature of Outdoor Voices’ Key bra is the stealthy pocket. But we love the high neckline and wide band, which offer support during high-impact activities without feeling restrictive.

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Tracksmith Harrier Long Sleeve Shirt ($78)

Don’t be fooled by this top’s simple look. Yes, it has a flattering cut and comes in a host of understated colors. It’s also a workhorse, thanks to a blend of nylon and merino wool, which provides stink-free staying power even if you wear it a few runs in a row.

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Tracksmith Inverno Gloves ($32)

Panels of soft fabric along the thumb and forefinger allow you to wipe that lovely midwinter snot from your face without irritating your skin. Like many modern running gloves, the Invernos are touchscreen capable at the fingertips.

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Patagonia Capilene Air Hoody ($149)

This merino-polyester base layer doesn’t disappoint if you keep logging miles through the darkest days of winter—it’s seamless and unbelievably light. The soft and stretchy knit fabric and flexible hood are so cozy, you’ll want to leave it on after you come in from the cold.

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Lululemon Speed Up Tights ($108)

These leggings are sleek and plenty warm, so they’re a great choice for most cold-weather activities. Big, stretchy thigh pockets—perfect for stashing a few gels if you plan on being out for a while—make them ­particularly good on long runs.

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