Some say running is a masochistic pursuit, but we prefer to keep it light and fun. The gear here helps, no matter the conditions.
Osprey Dyna Solo Running Belt ($40)
This is no dorky fanny pack. The slim Dyna Solo has dedicated pockets for your water bottle and phone, plus enough space to carry a gel, ID, and keys.
SPIbeams LED Hat ($30)
Leave the headlamp at home and try this cap, which has four built-in battery-operated LEDs on the brim and two on the back. Mesh inserts and a generous ponytail-accommodating opening keep things cool and comfortable.
Hoka One One Evo Rehi Shoes ($140)
Hoka’s speediest offering to date, the Evo Rehi has the signature thick slab of foam for comfort on long training runs but is spry enough for race day, too. Credit the minimalist upper and stiff, springy midsole.
Brooks Running Distance Tank ($30)
Sleek without looking like a racing singlet, the fitted Distance tank is crafted from extra-soft polyester.
Columbia Titan Ultra Skort ($60)
If you tend to run hot, consider donning this light and airy UPF 40 skirt-shorts combination.
Garmin Fenix 5 Plus Watch ($800)
Besides standard heart-rate monitoring and activity tracking, the Fenix 5 Plus can recommend popular running routes on both road and trail. It also streams music platforms like Spotify.
Reebok Puremove Sports Bra ($60)
You won’t find any hooks, clasps, or underwire in this bra. Made from seven panels of breathable fabric (most bras have twice that many), it provides exceptional support during high-intensity workouts.
Patagonia Houdini Air Jacket ($169)
The feathery Houdini was already one of our favorite layers, and this year Patagonia updated it with a more breathable fabric and a gridded interior with channels that move sweat away from your skin.
Darn Tough Vertex 1/4 Ultra-Light Socks ($18)
Vermont-based Darn Tough has earned a following for its durable merino socks. The Vertex is the company’s thinnest option; it wicks sweat almost as fast as your feet can produce it.
Oakley Flak XS Sunglasses ($143)
Designed for smaller faces, the running-specific Flak XS has nonslip nose pads and temples, as well as Oakley’s tried-and-true polarized Prizm lenses to maximize contrast and visibility.