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2021 Summer Buyer’s Guide

The Best Men’s Running Gear of 2021

Cool clothing for quick laps and high-mileage days

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Hoka One One Gore-Tex Shakedry Run Jacket ($250)

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This shell uses a Gore-Tex fabric that exposes the waterproof membrane rather than sandwiching it between fabric for truly lightweight protection. It fits over a small hydration pack and has two zip slits for accessing soft flasks.

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Patagonia Capilene Cool Daily Graphic Shirt ($45)

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The Cool Daily’s fully recycled polyester fabric is so stretchy and comfortable, you’ll want to wear it every day. Luckily, an antimicrobial treatment means you can.

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Smartwool PhD Pro Endurance Print Crew Socks ($26)

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Ultrarunning maestro Rob Krar helped design this merino-wool sock, which has a crosshatch construction that uses two types of elastic to hug your foot for a snug fit.

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PUMA Deviate NITRO Running Shoes ($160)

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Beat your PR, and then beat it again in PUMA’s Deviate NITRO Running Shoes. This high-performance running shoe is packed with tech for the fastest runs. The midsole has an internal carbon fiber INNOPLATE surrounded by PUMA’s new lightweight NITRO foam, giving you max cushioning with improved efficiency for your long runs. Deviate NITRO is a breathable, form-fitting shoe for an effortless run.

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Garmin Forerunner 745 Smartwatch ($500)

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The 745 is $100 cheaper than its sibling, the 945, but retains core features like heart-rate zone alerts and cadence tracking. It also gauges distance with an accelerometer and GPS.

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The North Face Flight Ventrix Vest ($175)

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Up front, this vest has 25-gram Ventrix insulation, which becomes more air permeable as you move. Mesh in the back kept testers comfy even on hard efforts.

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Salomon Sense Pro 5 Set Pack ($160)

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The Sense Pro’s mesh fabric boosts sweat wicking to minimize chafing and odor. It’s got two 500-milliliter flasks, two zip front pockets, and a back chute and a tunnel pocket for stuffing layers.

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Janji AFO-Vent Multi Shorts ($74)

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Fashioned from a nylon-spandex blend, these shorts have a stunning five pockets below the waistband. The larger ones at back and side fit gloves, while keys or gels go in the two up front.

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Dragon Ridge X Sunglasses ($239)

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These shades come with three sets of changeable lenses, so you can optimize them for the light. Rubberized earpieces help prevent sore spots and headaches.

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Isko Vital+ Supreme Face Mask ($18 for three)

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Isko treats its cotton masks with an antimicrobial coating that keeps them clean on your skin. They’re breathable enough to run in and come in three sizes, which means you can get the right fit.

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