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The Best Men's Running Gear of 2020

All-weather gear for every kind of summer running

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buyer’s guide

Smartwool PhD Run Ultra Light Print Socks ($21)

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These nylon and merino socks maintain their shape after countless run and wash cycles. Mesh venting keeps your feet cool, and a reinforced cap helps reduce friction and protect your toes.

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Runderwear Merino Briefs ($35)

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Don’t run commando, reads the waistband. We rarely take orders from our undies, but with mesh paneling, seamless construction, and ­temperature-regulating merino wool, we’ll make an exception.

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Tracksmith Charles Sunglasses ($255)

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Tracksmith’s Italian-made frames conjure a classic Wayfarer look, but they’re ready for race day: silicone nose and ear pads keep them in place during fast efforts, and polarized lenses minimize glare.

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Salomon XA Hat ($25)

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Soft UPF 50 fabric, ample venting, and an adjustable elastic strap guarantee prolonged protection and comfort.

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Under Armour Breeze Short Sleeve Shirt ($60)

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This thin, quick-­drying top benefits from Gore-Tex fibers that ­dissipate sweat. Details like reflective paneling and mesh venting will make it your go-to.

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CamelBak Zephyr Vest ($150)

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The Zephyr nails the essentials, with two flask holsters in front and a streamlined pocket in back. It outperforms the competition in comfort, thanks to body-mapping technology.

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Patagonia Airshed Pro Pullover ($129)

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Reach for this über-lightweight layer on a cool morning. The fit­ted hood won’t impair vision, and a light water-­repellent coating will keep you dry(ish) in a pinch.

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The North Face Flight Futurelight Jacket ($280)

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This hoodie ticks all the important outer-layer boxes, starting with 360-degree reflective paneling. The Futurelight membrane acts like a nano-sieve: it’s permeable to air but not water, so it’s fully weather­­proof and remarkably breathable.

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Brooks Hightail Three-Inch Split Shorts ($40)

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Split shorts are cool again, so open up your stride in the Hightail. What it lacks in ­modesty it makes up for with retro flair. It’s lightweight and offers exceptional range of motion. The mesh liner includes a handy key pocket in back.

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