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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 July 21, 2021. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Patagonia Baggies Shorts Active Short
$13 - $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
$18 - $23
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Echo Hoodie Long Sleeve Performance Top
$65
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
$32 - $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
$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
$24 - $30
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Quantum Long Sleeve Zip Hood Long Sleeve Performance Top
$98 - $200
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough Vertex 1/4 Sock Ultra-Light Cushion Running Sock
$13 - $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
$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
$26 - $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
$45 - $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)
Montane Dart Zip-Neck Long Sleeve Performance Top
$50
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Dirt Roamer Bike Shorts Active Short
$79 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Balega Blister Resist Quarter Running Sock
$15 - $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
$22 - $29
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody Wind Shirt
$85 - $165
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Montane Dart T-Shirt Short Sleeve Performance Top
$22
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Dirt Craft Bike Shorts Active Short
$99 - $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
$78 - $130
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
ExOfficio Give-N-Go Boxer Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$18 - $20
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user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Balega Ultralight Crew Running Sock
$15
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
$45 - $99
Patagonia Peak Mission Tights Performance Pant/Tight
$119
Mountain Hardwear WindLab Gore-Tex Infinium Stretch Glove Glove Liner
$32 - $50
Arc'teryx Motus AR Hoody Long Sleeve Performance Top
$74 - $99
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Recent Running Clothing Reviews

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

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Patagonia Sunshade Technical Hoody

The Patagonia Sunshade Technical Hoody is designed to be used in hot and humid conditions, has a light airy design, and also offers SPF 50 sun protection. Overall I’ve found the Patagonia Sunshade Technical Hoody to be similar in performance to other sun shirts that I own. The fabric has a nice comfortable feel and is made from 100% polyester, of which 68% is recycled. The fit of the hoody from my experience is different than other Patagonia products and runs very large. Overall this is a nice… Full review

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Icebreaker Tech Lite Short Sleeve Crewe

This is an 87% merino wool and 13% nylon shirt. This is a good wicking shirt and light baselayer shirt. It has the feel of nylon, but also has the properties of wool, and it lasts. When these shirts came out they were said to be too light for wear and tear... It weighs 4.5 ounces. This is a technical shirt that we're discussing, a soft wool wrapped around a nylon core to wick the sweat and clammy feeling away from the skin. The antibacterial properties of wool help in relation to the body creating… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Icebreaker Quantum Long Sleeve Zip Hood

Smart design, adjusts to changing temps: Hood up for cold mornings, down as the sun rises and activity level increases. Breathable wool is naturally odor-resistant, can be used longer between washings if traveling . Durable, functional, stylish and well-made. Recommended for active/exercise wear, travel, and layering. Found the original design of this jacket at an excellent price several years ago, on sale at a local outdoor specialty retailer. I bought it primarily with travel in mind. I also liked… Full review

rated 2 of 5 stars
Barefoot Company Free Your Feet

To small Socks are much too small. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Drop Veil Wind Shell

Massdrop's Veil is a really light and small to carry simple nylon shell with hood. Easy to carry means you won't be tempted to leave it home and then regret it on a windy summit. Great for any outdoor activity where adding a wind blocker is a valued option including hiking, biking, snowshoeing, and skiing. Massdrop has evolved into Drop these days, but they still sell the Veil Wind Shell under that old name. Simple, yet very functional, the Veil does exactly what the name implies. Weighing 3.3oz/93g… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Arthur Beale Erebus Boat Neck Pullover

The Arthur Beale Erebus Boat Neck Pullover is an old school heavyweight wool sweater for cold weather. It’s made from unbleached, undyed black Welsh mountain wool that still smells like sheep. With the lanolin not bleached out, the sweater smells like sheep, tends to repel water, and also feels like unprocessed wool—it’s pretty scratchy. This sweater’s weight and bulk would limit appeal for backpacking, but it’s very nice for cold weather day hikes either on its own or under a shell.  … Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Outdoor Research Astroman Sun Hoodie

The OR Astroman Sun Hoodie is an extremely lightweight, long sleeve, hooded shirt designed primarily as a sun layer for climbers. However, I believe this shirt has uses far beyond that—biking, exposed peaks, glacial travel, on the water/ paddling, travelling, and as a wind layer. The shirt boasts a UPF rating of 50+, full coverage hood, packs tiny, and weighs in at 6 ounces (no reason to leave it at home!). The thin fabric requires a little extra care around rough rocks, thorns, etc to ensure… Full review