Running Clothing

Find the best active clothing for trail running and other active pursuits right here, from technical wicking tops and bottoms to wind shells to comfy baselayers and socks, plus accessories like arm sleeves, sunglasses, and caps. Check out our reviews, ratings, and price comparisons, or review your own top running apparel picks.

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The best running clothing, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on October 12, 2019. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Running Clothing Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
Thinx Classic Undies

Dealing with periods in the backcountry can be incredibly frustrating. But Thinx unswear just might offer a solution. Periods are a regular part of most women's life. And yet they're still taboo to talk about. Instead of weighing all of our options, we pace along the period aisle in the grocery store, opting to use the most popular products (pads and tampons). But what other options are there? And how do you begin to handle periods in the backcountry? As someone who spends a lot of time in the wilderness,… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Simms BugStopper Hoody

A comfortable, technical hoody that keeps you cool and blocks biting bugs and the sun. I purchased my first Simms Bugstopper Hoody, last spring. Although I bought it specifically for fly fishing, the Bugstopper quickly became my go-to choice for sun and insect protection for all of my outdoor activities. The Bugstopper is a technological marvel of clothing. The polyester fabric is treated with several of the latest in high tech fabric treatments. These include; Insectshield, a process that binds… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Fjallraven Koster Sweater

A fantastic winter warmer that looks great and is made from natural fibres, though it comes with a hefty price tag. I absolutely love this jumper and I wear it for almost everything in the winter months. It oozes "Scandi-cool," which is very on-trend at the moment. Having heard about the presence of micro-fibres from fleece material in the press I am increasingly turning to items of clothing made from natural fibres. The Fjallraven Koster is made from lambswool with G100 reinforcements on the shoulder… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Swiftwick Pursuit Four Sock

Swiftwick is as good as it gets for scent-free, blister-free comfort, wicking, and durability. Updated!! I have owned Swiftwick socks of one variety or another for five or so years now. I've worn them up and down several Cascades Volcanoes and they are now my go-to light hiking and running socks. Test Conditions: I received two almost identical sets of Swiftwick socks about four months ago and I have included them in all my fitness, trail runs, gym workouts and hikes in the hills. It's been long-pants… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Marmot Men's Ether DriClime Jacket

Moisture Management. I agree with the points in the other review. I wear the Ether full time next to my skin alone when on the trail hiking/backpacking in CO and WY in the 20°F to 65°F range. So many conditions like wind, rain, sleet, grapple, snow flurries can happen at my typical altitude range of 8k to 11k anytime. In the warmer temps I sweat a bit, but this manages it nicely by drying quickly. So I just lower the front zip and keep it on.  Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Baleaf Short Sleeve Sun Protection Rashguard Swim Shirt UPF 50+

This shirt is a good product at a fair price for outdoor use in sunny conditions. Non-aggressive seams allows for comfortable backpacking and the SPF rating is great for a sunny day at the beach or in the canoe. This shirt fits well and is comfortable when performing repetitive movements or causing body friction with the shirt. It wicks moisture and dries quickly to keep you cool and rash free. Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Balega Blister Resist Quarter

Balega's Blister Resist Quarter is a hybrid mohair and synthetic sock from a company that does a great job with running socks. Great wicking properties help keep your feet comfortable. Smooth material doesn't tend to chafe. They tend to show wear by looking "fuzzy" but that's cosmetic—no notable thin spots or wear. Slightly more bulky than a typical running sock. OVERVIEW By calling this a "blister resist" running sock, Balega is pretty clearly pushing the narrative that this sock is somehow better… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Columbia Terminal Tackle Hoodie

Great fit, quick dry. Perfect year around, great for active wear or moving. Dries quickly and provides sun protection. Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Free Fly Bamboo Lightweight Long Sleeve

If you're tired of stiff performance shirts, this shirt is a great soft and lightweight option. The bamboo polyester blend feels more like a cotton shirt than other performance tops I've found. It is so comfortable that I also wear this shirt around the house and to bed (in addition to hiking, biking, and backpacking). I don't do that with other performance tops. I've had two of these shirts for over three years and I love them. They have no bells or whistles (outside of UV protection). They are… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (10)
Marmot DriClime Windshirt Wind Shirt
$50 - $95
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Patagonia Baggies Shorts Active Short
$23 - $55
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Darn Tough Merino 1/4 Sock Cushion Running Sock
$18 - $25
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
Patagonia Houdini Jacket Wind Shirt
$59 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
ExOfficio Give-N-Go Boxer Brief Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$19 - $30
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Sierra Designs Short Sleeve Pack Polo Short Sleeve Performance Top
$35 - $41
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research ActiveIce Spectrum Sun Gloves Glove Liner
$15 - $30
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Patagonia Strider Pro Short Active Short
$49 - $69
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Mountain Hardwear Wicked Lite Short Sleeve T Short Sleeve Performance Top
$20
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Bridgedale Bamboo Lo Running Sock
$8
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
SportHill XC Pant Performance Pant/Tight
$140 - $150
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Echo Duo Tee Short Sleeve Performance Top
$39
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough Merino 1/4 Sock Mesh Running Sock
$14 - $17
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
WrightSock CoolMesh II Quarter Sock Running Sock
$10 - $14
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Terminal Tackle Hoodie Long Sleeve Performance Top
$40 - $45
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Radar Pocket Cap Cap
$11 - $28
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Tech Lite Short Sleeve Crewe Short Sleeve Performance Top
$42 - $85
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough Vertex 1/4 Sock Ultra-Light Cushion Running Sock
$14 - $18
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Siren Bra Sports Bra
$37 - $50
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Headsweats Race Hat Cap
$13 - $22
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Endless Ride Liner Shorts Active Short
$49 - $79
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rab Interval Long Sleeve Zip Tee Long Sleeve Performance Top
$34 - $64
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Under Armour ColdGear Base 3.0 Crew Long Sleeve Performance Top
$70
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Swiftwick Pursuit Four Sock Running Sock
$20
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rab Interval Tee Short Sleeve Performance Top
$17 - $44
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Fjallraven Abisko Trekking Tights Performance Pant/Tight
$80 - $175
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough Vertex Tab No Show Ultra-Light Cushion Running Sock
$13 - $17
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kavu Synthetic Strapcap Cap
$15 - $30
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
WrightSock CoolMesh II Tab Sock Running Sock
$8 - $14
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
prAna Mojo Short Active Short
$15 - $50
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Balega Enduro Quarter Running Sock
$6 - $13
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Sphere Short Sleeve Crewe Short Sleeve Performance Top
$45 - $75
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough Merino No-Show Sock Mesh Running Sock
$16
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face S/S Reaxion Crew Short Sleeve Performance Top
$17 - $28
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Montane Lite-Speed Jacket Wind Shirt
$130
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Lightweight Glove Liner Glove Liner
$7
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Light and Variable Jacket Wind Shirt
$85
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Sunshade Technical Hoody Long Sleeve Performance Top
$79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool PhD Running Ultra Light Micro Sock Running Sock
$8 - $16
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
ExOfficio Give-N-Go Sport Mesh Brief Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$14 - $26
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Fjallraven Koster Sweater Long Sleeve Performance Top
$90 - $180
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Anatomica Brief Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$28 - $40
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Montane Dart Zip-Neck Long Sleeve Performance Top
$45
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Dirt Roamer Bike Shorts Active Short
$99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Ghost Lite Jacket Wind Shirt
$56
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Marmot Ether DriClime Hoody Wind Shirt
$60 - $125
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research ActiveIce Sun Sleeves Arm/Leg Sleeve
$29 - $34
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Smartwool PhD Ultra Light Sport Jacket Wind Shirt
$60 - $89
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
SportHill Northwind Unders Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$50
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
ExOfficio Sol Cool Boxer Brief Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$10 - $41
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