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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 January 12, 2022. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

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user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Balega Ultralight Crew Running Sock
$15
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Patagonia Baggies Shorts Active Short
$17 - $55
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Patagonia Houdini Jacket Wind Shirt
$74 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
ExOfficio Give-N-Go Boxer Brief Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$18 - $23
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Echo Hoodie Long Sleeve Performance Top
$65
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Marmot Ether DriClime Jacket Wind Shirt
$75
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research ActiveIce Spectrum Sun Gloves Glove Liner
$20 - $25
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Patagonia Strider Pro Short Active Short
$59 - $69
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Bridgedale Bamboo Lo Running Sock
$8
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Patagonia Tropic Comfort Hoody II Long Sleeve Performance Top
$59
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Simms BugStopper Hoody Long Sleeve Performance Top
$85
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
WrightSock CoolMesh II Quarter Sock Running Sock
$11 - $15
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Radar Pocket Cap Cap
$24 - $30
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Quantum Long Sleeve Zip Hood Long Sleeve Performance Top
$136 - $200
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough Vertex 1/4 Sock Ultra-Light Cushion Running Sock
$15 - $17
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Headsweats Race Hat Cap
$7 - $27
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Endless Ride Liner Shorts Active Short
$60 - $79
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rab Interval Long Sleeve Zip Tee Long Sleeve Performance Top
$65
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rab Interval Tee Short Sleeve Performance Top
$23 - $44
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Fjallraven Abisko Trekking Tights Performance Pant/Tight
$175
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Sphere Short Sleeve Crewe Short Sleeve Performance Top
$52 - $75
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Icebreaker Tech Lite Short Sleeve Crewe Short Sleeve Performance Top
$37 - $75
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Astroman Sun Hoodie Long Sleeve Performance Top
$89
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpenglow Hoody Long Sleeve Performance Top
$55 - $85
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
ExOfficio Give-N-Go Sport Mesh Brief Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$16 - $19
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Fjallraven Koster Sweater Long Sleeve Performance Top
$161 - $180
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Capilene Cool Daily Graphic Shirt Short Sleeve Performance Top
$14 - $45
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Horizon Ball Cap Cap
$26
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Anatomica Brief Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$40
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Baritone Quarter Zip Long Sleeve Performance Top
$89
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Montane Dart Zip-Neck Long Sleeve Performance Top
$50
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Dirt Roamer Bike Shorts Active Short
$80 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Balega Blister Resist Quarter Running Sock
$17
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Capilene Cool Trail Shirt Short Sleeve Performance Top
$39
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Merino Sport 150 Brief Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$19
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Patagonia Sunshade Technical Hoody Long Sleeve Performance Top
$79
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Free Fly Bamboo Lightweight Long Sleeve Long Sleeve Performance Top
$55
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research ActiveIce Sun Sleeves Arm/Leg Sleeve
$29
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody Wind Shirt
$80 - $165
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Montane Dart T-Shirt Short Sleeve Performance Top
$35
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Dirt Craft Bike Shorts Active Short
$95 - $159
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Merino Sport 150 Hidden Pocket Tech Tee Short Sleeve Performance Top / Top
$65
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Merino Sport Ultra Light Hoodie Wind Shirt
$59 - $130
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
ExOfficio Give-N-Go Boxer Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$13 - $20
ExOfficio Sol Cool Boxer Brief Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$27 - $28
Darn Tough Vertex Tab No Show Ultra-Light Cushion Running Sock
$12 - $16
Patagonia Endless Run Tights Performance Pant/Tight
$64 - $99
Patagonia Peak Mission Tights Performance Pant/Tight
$119
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Recent Running Clothing Reviews

rated 4 of 5 stars
Arctic Lynx Maternity Activewear Midweight T-shirt

This shirt is super flattering, comfortable, functional, and perfect for all types of physical activity throughout pregnancy. It’s long enough that it won’t ride up or expose the back or belly, and is designed to expand with you as your baby develops and grows. The fabric is flattering and wicks moisture. This product is best for physical activity in moderate temperatures, such as jogging, hiking, yardwork, pilates, barre, etc. I would recommend it for all pregnant mothers that want to stay… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
Arctic Lynx Maternity Activewear Midweight Leggings

These leggings are stylish, but more importantly are comfortable and functional during physical activity while pregnant. They are able to grow with you as you grow, without being too tight on the belly region. This product is best for comfort, functionality, and temperature regulation during physical activity both indoors and in moderate outdoor temperatures when worn as a single layer. I would recommend them to any active mother during pregnancy, especially runners, skiers, snowshoers, hikers,… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Kora Yardang Jersey

Kora’s Yardang jersey is a warm wool base layer made from a blend of 70% merino and 30% yak wool. The knit is very smooth and comfortable, and the shirt has a fairly long half-zip. Sizing is more forgiving than most base layers. It’s a great layer worn by itself for hiking in cool weather, or as a base or mid-layer in the cold. INTRO/BACKGROUND Yardang men's XXL. Dusting of snow, about 28 degrees (was wearing it under another layer) Kora’s Yardang is a wool half-zip shirt made from a 240 gram/square… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Outdoor Research Baritone Quarter Zip

This shirt is a super soft, warm, stretchy quarter-zip layer that's perfect for wear around the house or in camp on a cool fall day. I wear mine when I'm working remotely or to and from adventures, but for big days in the mountains or on the trail, I reach for something else. This is a good representation of the color...The other photos are a little washed out The Baritone quarter-zip is a heavy-weight baselayer or a lightweight mid-layer designed to be stretchy and soft for ease of movement and… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Purple Rain Adventure Dress

A Purple Rain Adventure Dress is a nearly perfect hiking garment, especially for hot, muggy, and shaded conditions such as those found on the Appalachian Trail. I wore mine continuously for my AT thru-hike. I prized it for its supreme ventilation, simplicity, functionality, durability, comfort, and quick-drying materials. The side-pockets were perfect for carrying my phone, snacks, toiletries, and a myriad of other things. I never thought I'd find a more comfortable piece of clothing than a Purple… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Magic Stretch Gloves

Generic, no-name skinny, stretchy gloves, available at Pound Shops and Dollar stores, everywhere. The cheapest, lightest insurance policy an outdoors person ever bought. I bought another pair yesterday. I feel underprepared without Magic Gloves in my pack. They aren't the warmest, not the most durable, and won't move the needle, amongst your brand-conscious friends. They will, often, turn the wrong choice of glove into the right one. So snug fitting that you can wear them under—or over—a pair… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Ronhill Trackster Classic

The iconic product, which still works, after all these years. Super-light, stretchy, tough, comfy, versatile, and easy to care for. Extensively copied, but still relevant. Ron Hill was an English long-distance runner, in an era when all athletes wore cotton. Best known, to US readers, as the first British winner of the Boston Marathon (1970), he pioneered carbo loading, redesigned shoes and clothing, and used his academic background as a Textile Chemist to shift the entire paradigm of sportswear,… Full review

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Balega Ultralight Crew

Very thin sock for running. Fairly good protection from friction, and stretchy fit. Fabric tends to soil and pill fairly easily. I like the socks for walking and running but prefer Balega’s more robust options. Balega’s Ultralight Crew is a lightweight running sock, made of “Drynamix“ moisture-wicking fabric that is supposed to keep your feet cool and wick moisture away to keep your feet feeling dry. Balega also touts its seamless toe as a way to avoid friction points. Unisex sizing in sizes… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Patagonia Capilene Cool Daily Graphic Shirt

One of my recent purchases that I wish I'd bought two of them. Not sure where to start. I've used this outside, inside, all around in the past two months since the REI sale. I love it so much that I'm sure at some point my wife will ask why I am wearing it yet again. In this summer's heat it has been my go-to shirt if it's not in the laundry. The ability to shed odor has been good because I've had a couple of days of being outdoors where I didn't get to change before doing other stuff and I didn't… Full review