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2019 Summer Buyer's Guide

The Best Women's Running Gear of 2019

Low-profile essentials

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Arc’teryx Cita SL Jacket ($129)

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Ventilation in the back prevents the clamminess typical of ripstop wind jackets. Internal pleats on the forearms raise the jacket away from your skin so the fabric doesn’t stick when you sweat.

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Outdoor Voices Sweatee Long-Sleeve Shirt ($45)

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Made from a polyester-cotton-spandex blend with stretchy cuffs, this shirt feels like your favorite everyday long-sleeve tee but wicks like a technical garment—perfect for chilly mornings when you don’t want to change out of your PJs.

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Feetures Merino 10 Ultralight No-Show Tab Socks ($17)

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Good socks wick, keep your feet warm, and balance support with comfort. Feetures’ latest design fits the bill, with a soft merino blend and a tight knit around the arch to prevent stretching, bunching, and slipping.

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Reebok Pure Move Sports Bra ($60)

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Reebok coated this synthetic bra with a military-grade gel that’s pliable at rest and stiffens under force. The result is a high-impact racerback support system without the clasps, zippers, and underwires of other sports bras in its class.

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Salomon Women’s Advanced Skin 8 Set Vest ($145)

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Salomon took everything we loved about its unisex vests—the sleek T-shirt fit, the array of easily accessible pockets—and made the front bottle holsters shorter and fatter to lie more comfortably over the bust. The elastic front closures adjust with a single pull tab for fuss-free fitting.

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Julbo Elevate Sunglasses ($150)

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With a larger version of Julbo’s well-loved Resist frames, the Elevate combines technical specs (polarized, polycarbonate, photochromic lenses for protection, durability, and adaptation to changing light) with a stylish circular design and a cutout at the nose.

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Tracksmith Strata T-Shirt ($78)

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Made from alternating strips of tight- and loose-knit nylon-elastane fabric, the Strata is one of the softest, stretchiest T-shirts we’ve ever worn. It’s spectacularly breathable but has the structure and supple feel of a thicker top.

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Patagonia Strider Pro Shorts ($59)

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Featherweight polyester ripstop fabric and a thin elastic waistband lend exactly the kind of forget-you’re-wearing-it lightness you need on hot days. Five waistband pockets offer plenty of carrying capacity.

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From Summer 2019 Buyer's Guide
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Lead Photo: Inga Hendrickson

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The 2019 Summer Buyer's Guide