The Best Women’s Running Gear of 2020
Don’t let winter cold banish you to the treadmill
Brooks Nightlife Gloves ($55)
The Nightlife is versatile cold-weather protection. These thin fleece gloves have nylon half mitts that fold out for extra warmth. Simply tuck them into the sleeves on the back of the hands as temperatures rise.
Lululemon Enlite Sports Bra ($98)
High-impact support, full coverage, and sleek aesthetics worth showing off make the Enlite something of an anomaly. It uses a proprietary heat-molded material to wick moisture and provide underwire-free structure without squishing.
Tifosi Svago Sunglasses ($25)
Rarely do our favorite running sunnies become our preferred everyday wear. The Svago has durable Grilamid frames, grippy nose pads, and polycarbonate lenses. The rounded, non-tapered shape hides all that tech superbly.
Salomon Agile Nocturne 2 Vest ($100)
The Agile Nocturne performs two key functions. One: the minimal hydration vest holds two 500-milliliter soft flasks and a phone up front, and a spare layer in back. Two: it’s reflective, so you don’t have to worry about your long run going late.
Petzl Swift RL Headlamp ($120)
We’ve always loved Petzl’s Reactik for its responsive lighting system, which changes automatically with available light. The all-new Swift RL has that feature, too, but it puts out 900 lumens, adds reflectivity on the strap, and weighs 15 grams less than the Reactik.
Ridge Merino Crowley Tights ($120)
Ridge Merino’s first pair of running tights have everything we want: soft, odor-resistant wool next to the skin and wind-blocking synthetic compression fabric on the outside, for a feel that’s supportive and pajama comfortable at the same time. And who can complain about the phone-size thigh pocket?
Arc’teryx Trino Jacket ($225)
On nasty winter days, you need something windproof and water-resistant that traps heat but not sweat. The Trino combines Gore-Tex Infinium Windstopper chest and arm panels with breathable stretch knit on the back and under the arms. An internal hem cinches down to seal out icy gusts.
The North Face Flight Night L/S Shirt ($90)
This poly-elastane top has reflective fibers woven into the arms and shoulders (no silver appliqués). At night it lights up like a safety beacon in headlights; during the day it looks like any other shirt, which is great, since the brushed interior is never-take-it-off cozy.