2021 Winter Buyer’s Guide

The Best Women’s Running Gear of 2021

Nasty weather shouldn't stop you from getting your run in. Here's what kept our testers warm and comfortable.

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winter buyer’s guide

Tracksmith ­Allston Tights ($118)

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The Allston’s ­nylon-elastane blend is breathable, compressive, and smooth. A wide, flat waistband provides a sleek fit.

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Whoop Strap 3.0 Fitness Tracker ­($288 per year)

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Running hard means learning when to back off. Whoop’s simple screenless band uses an app to track workouts. It also uses heart-rate variability and sleep data to tell you how recovered or worked you are, and suggests training adjustments accordingly.

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The North Face Etip Recycled Gloves ($45)

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The Etip is warm enough for ­frigid temperatures without being bulky. All five fingers are touchscreen compatible.

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Darn Tough Vertex No Show Ultra Light Cushion Socks ($17)

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We keep reaching for these socks because of their versatile lightweight merino fabric and just-right compressive fit. The lifetime guarantee doesn’t hurt.

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Janji Swift Tech LS Top ($66)

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Janji’s slim-fit mock-turtle top is so flattering, you’ll want to keep it on ­post-run—which you easily can: its wicking ­poly-merino blend stays stink-free.

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HydraPak Recon Bottle ($16)

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Don’t forget to hydrate after cold runs. The Recon’s cap twists open to produce a titrated flow, which prevents spillage while you’re drinking. Each bottle features 50 percent recycled material.

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Houdini Power Headband ($30)

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At eight inches wide, the Power is perfect for those who want more coverage than a headband but don’t like the restrictive feeling of a hat. The four-way-stretch fleece yields a snug, no-slip fit.

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Brooks Carbonite Jacket ($180)

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Dwindling daylight hours are no reason to skip your run. This water-resistant shell is designed to maximize your visibility, with high-contrast black, white, and yellow coloring, and reflective strips at major movement points: the chest, shoulders, elbows, and wrists.

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Oiselle Pockito Bra ($58)

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This bra boasts not one but three pockets—perfect for long days when you can’t travel light. We were skeptical at first, but the front center pouch holds a large phone with no bouncing, and the two underarm stashes fit keys, gels, and other sundries.

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