The Best Women’s Running Kit of 2018
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Training essentials for road and trail.
Tracksmith Twilight Tank ($48)
This breathable polyester tank is perfect for sweaty summer miles. Bonus: it looks as sleek as a racing singlet.
Sol Sunguard Sunscreen (from $30)
This mineral-based sunscreen is the holy grail of skin protection. It doesn’t leave you wraith white and won’t come off when you’re sweaty or hitting the waves.
Brooks Canopy Jacket ($120)
There are lots of lightweight, water-resistant layers that will shield you from wind and rain. But the Canopy is made of ripstop polyester, so it’s soft and breathable, not crinkly like most technical running jackets.
RYU Tough Interlock HiRise Capris ($80)
The stealthy inner pocket on these flattering, quick-drying tights is ideal for stashing cards or fuel. The compression waistband and mesh liner mean you don’t have to choose between style and function.
Balega Hidden Comfort Socks ($13)
We’ve never gotten a blister in Balegas. Credit the plush heel tabs, which help them stay put (no slipping or chafing) and ventilation throughout so feet stay dry.
Brooks Chaser 3-Inch Shorts ($46)
The length is ideal for smaller runners and anyone who prefers a trim cut but isn’t crazy about spandex. The flat waistband stays comfortable and bunch-free for as long as you can keep up the pace.
Oiselle Ballard Bra ($50)
The sports bra is notoriously difficult: somehow it always feels like too much or too little. The Ballard is wonderfully uncomplicated. It isn’t bulky, it isn’t flimsy, and it doesn’t fit like you’ve been strapped into a straightjacket.
Sunski Singlefin Sunglasses ($58)
The Singlefin looks nothing like your dorky traditional wraparound running shades. But thanks to polarized lenses and a snug fit, it performs just as well.