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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.

For more top-rated outdoor clothing, including insulation, hardshells, baselayers, and more, check out our full Clothing and Accessories ratings and reviews.

The best running clothing, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on September 29, 2020. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 5 of 5 (10)
Marmot DriClime Windshirt Wind Shirt
$48
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Patagonia Baggies Shorts Active Short
$15 - $55
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
Patagonia Houdini Jacket Wind Shirt
$99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
ExOfficio Give-N-Go Boxer Brief Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$16 - $29
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Echo Hoodie Long Sleeve Performance Top
$49 - $65
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research ActiveIce Spectrum Sun Gloves Glove Liner
$10 - $30
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: 4.5 of 5 (2)
L.L.Bean Mountain Classic Anorak Wind Shirt
$25 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Simms BugStopper Hoody Long Sleeve Performance Top
$80
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
WrightSock CoolMesh II Quarter Sock Running Sock
$10 - $14
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Radar Pocket Cap Cap
$22 - $30
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough Vertex 1/4 Sock Ultra-Light Cushion Running Sock
$18
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Headsweats Race Hat Cap
$18
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Endless Ride Liner Shorts Active Short
$79
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rab Interval Long Sleeve Zip Tee Long Sleeve Performance Top
$65
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Swiftwick Pursuit Four Sock Running Sock
$18
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rab Interval Tee Short Sleeve Performance Top
$18 - $44
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Fjallraven Abisko Trekking Tights Performance Pant/Tight
$119 - $175
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Sphere Short Sleeve Crewe Short Sleeve Performance Top
$45 - $75
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Montane Lite-Speed Jacket Wind Shirt
$78 - $84
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Enigma Boxer Briefs Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$24 - $34
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Sunshade Technical Hoody Long Sleeve Performance Top
$79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpenglow Hoody Long Sleeve Performance Top
$51 - $85
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
ExOfficio Give-N-Go Sport Mesh Brief Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$14
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Fjallraven Koster Sweater Long Sleeve Performance Top
$161
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Horizon Ball Cap Cap
$16 - $26
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
$50 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Balega Blister Resist Quarter Running Sock
$15
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
$25
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Marmot Ether DriClime Hoody Wind Shirt
$60
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Free Fly Bamboo Lightweight Long Sleeve Long Sleeve Performance Top
$50
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research ActiveIce Sun Sleeves Arm/Leg Sleeve
$10 - $34
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Smartwool PhD Ultra Light Sport Jacket Wind Shirt
$60 - $79
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
SportHill Northwind Unders Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$50
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Nine Trails Bike Jersey Long Sleeve Performance Top
$30
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody Wind Shirt
$103 - $165
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Montane Dart T-Shirt Short Sleeve Performance Top
$35
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Merino Sport 150 Hidden Pocket Tech Tee Short Sleeve Performance Top / Top
$46 - $65
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
ExOfficio Give-N-Go Lacy Full Cut Brief Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$15 - $21
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Prismatic Cap Rain Hat / Winter / Cap
$34
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Merino Sport Ultra Light Hoodie Wind Shirt
$60 - $130
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
La Sportiva Forward T-Shirt Short Sleeve Performance Top
$26
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
ExOfficio Give-N-Go Boxer Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$16 - $29
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Recent Running Clothing Reviews

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Paramo Fuera Windproof Smock

Great windshell for variable alpine conditions and snow. Introduction Paramo is a British company that offers an alternative to traditional waterproof textiles. Instead of relying on a membrane to confer waterproofness, the Paramo system relies on the properties of pile fibres to move water using the heat of the body (like animal fur). The shell of their garments is proofed with Nikwax which assists with preventing the pile from becoming saturated.  This  is not pseudoscience but those interested… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Outdoor Research Echo Hoodie

The very best long sleeve base layer out of many I've tried! I've meant to review this earlier as I have three full seasons using this shirt (actually now own three). I use this base layer summer through winter. It cheats all the important criteria of a base layer—lightweight, check; breathes well, check; dries quickly, check; AND has a hood. I use the hood all the time, in the summer to shade my neck/sides of my face and when cool to add a little warmth on the move. It utilizes a synthetic microgrid… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Outdoor Research Echo Hoodie

Outdoor Research’s Echo Hoodie is an ideal alternative to the grease and chemicals of sunscreen. Weighing in at 4 ounces, the Echo Hoodie provides SPF15 sun protection, with material that wicks sweat and keeps you comfortable when the sun is beating down on you. This hoodie and a ball cap completely negated my need to carry sunscreen (and bug spray) over the summer. The Echo Hoodie became my go-to shirt for all outdoor activities this summer. I hiked in it—a lot. I ran in it. I rappelled into… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Appalachian Gear Company All-Paca Crew

The All-Paca Crew is a lightweight, medium thickness base-layer suitable for active wear or just lounging around the house during a lock-down. It is made from 100 percent Alpaca fiber. It fills my niche as a three-season hiking/sleep layer, to be paired with a t-shirt on cold mornings and with a shell when the wind or rain begins to cut. It offers a good warmth-to-weight ratio, breathability, and also a hefty resistance to odor. It closely matches the performance of similar technical base-layers… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Smartwool Merino Sport Ultra Light Hoodie

A basic, lightweight, hooded, nylon windshirt with a partial, light wool lining in the hood. There’s not a lot of wool-warmth here, and no real rain protection, limiting the useful weather window, but it's well made and does its small job well. Best for light and fast summer trail runs or day hikes when there is wind but no rain in the forecast. Sometimes a simple windshirt is the right choice for a day outing. It’s a warm summer day, no rain in the forecast, perfect for a trail run or power… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Banner & Oak Coyote T-shirt

I occasionally receive free products to test in exchange for reviews. With hot, humid summer days in the Midwest, choosing lighter, more breathable clothing is a must. Banner and Oak’s Coyote tee was perfect for strolling around the campground on a sunny afternoon. The graphic on the tee is what really caught my eye. Simple and nature-inspired, this shirt will be a go-to on my future camping adventures. Soft, comfy, and cool. This 60/40 cotton/polyester blend is perfect to toss on for a night… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
Free Fly Bamboo Lightweight Long Sleeve

No question, Free Fly fabric is superior to all synthetic when it comes to cooling, but the tailoring is not up to a snuff for a garment at this price. RE: Free Fly Bamboo lightweight long sleeve shirt, the sleeves and side seams are single needle with standing selvage, basic cheap t-shirt approach. When compared to the NRS silkweight poly shirt with all double needle flat seams and angel wing shoulders, Free Fly comes up way short. No question, Free Fly fabric is superior to all synthetic when… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Smartwool Merino Sport 150 Hidden Pocket Tech Tee

The Smartwool Merino Sport 150 Hidden Pocket Tech Tee is a lightweight tee-shirt, made from a comfortably soft blend of merino wool and polyester (56% merino/44% polyester). This combination makes for a shirt that breathes well, stays cool, dries quickly, and doesn’t stink after a day of hiking. An ideal shirt for warm weather adventures. Unfortunately, the hidden pocket isn't very practical. Conditions: I’ve worn the Smartwool Merino Sport 150 Hidden Pocket Tech Tee regularly for two months,… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Banner & Oak Traveler Long-Sleeved T-shirt

It is very comfortable and soft. The graphic is high quality. Great garment! Very soft, breathes, and the image is high quality. Would definitely buy more from Banner and Oak. Loved using it around the campfire. Full review