Running Clothing

The best running clothing, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on November 15, 2018. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

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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Recent Running Clothing Reviews

Patagonia Women's Endless Ride Liner Shorts

rated 5 of 5 stars The Patagonia Women’s Endless Ride Liner Shorts are a straightforward padded liner designed specifically for mountain biking. My personal litmus test when it comes to outdoor gear is whether or not I notice it when I’m out on the trail. I want my gear to fade into the background so I can focus on riding. This liner passes with flying colors. It stays in place, provides unrestricted movement, and vents moisture- keeping me comfortable while my body gets worked (...scraped, bruised) and enjoys… Full review

Patagonia Women's Nine Trails Bike Jersey

rated 4 of 5 stars The Patagonia women's Nine Trails Bike Jersey is a versatile shirt that keeps me comfortable throughout long days on the trail. It layers well over a tank or short-sleeved tee, and under a wind shirt or other nylon-like outer layer. The ¾ length sleeves are a nice feature that allow me to ride without the cuffs falling down onto my wrists and gloves. Avoid wearing the shirt under a fleece or other grabby material that could cause the sleeves to bunch. Testing Conditions: I tested the Patagonia… Full review

Montane Dart Zip-Neck

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Montane Dart Zip-Neck is a long-sleeved synthetic shirt that is an ideal year-round base layer (a short-sleeved tee is also available). It wicks moisture away from the body very quickly, is exceptionally tailored, and protects the skin with a high UPF factor. If you’re looking to start your cold weather kit from skin out, I’d highly recommend it. Long-sleeve Dart Zip Neck on the left, short-sleeve Dart T-Shirt, also reviewed, on the right FIT AND COMFORT The Dart fits exactly as I would… Full review

Montane Dart T-Shirt

rated 4 of 5 stars The Montane Dart is a short-sleeved, synthetic shirt that is an ideal year-round base layer (a long sleeved, quarter zip is also available). It wicks moisture away from the body very quickly, is exceptionally tailored, and protects the skin with a high UPF factor. If you’re looking to start your kit from skin out, I’d highly recommend it. (Short sleeve tee on the right, quarter zip long sleeve on the left) FIT AND COMFORT The Dart fits exactly as I would design an active base layer to fit. Full review

Rab Men's Interval Tee

rated 5 of 5 stars Ultralight (half the weight of a typical cotton t-shirt), highly breathable, comfortable, wicking material...keeps you cool and dry on very hot days or when you are running, training, or working hard. Dries in a flash, looks great, doesn't smell, moves with your body, and saves a lot of weight in your pack. I have three Rab Interval Tees—one in "Ebony", one in "Ink", and one in  "Evergreen", all in Medium, which is the perfect size for me. Their weights vary...one is 79g, one is 80g and the other… Full review

OOFOS Recovery Gear 3/4 Zip

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This pullover is perfect as a lightweight hiking or biking layer. The Women's Recovery Gear 3/4 Zip pullover is a great option for a lightweight hiking/outdoor activity layer. It's moisture wicking and form-fitting without being snug. It's easy to just toss in my backpack or Jeep and leave it there. The long sleeves have thumb holes which I look for in pullovers; added warmth for someone like me whose hands get cold easily. This is a great additional to my outdoor fall wardrobe.   Disclosure:… Full review

REI Men's Vaporush Windstopper Pants

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Comfortable soft-shell hiking pants that do what they say—keep wind and even light rain and most snow off your legs and keep warm in cooler temps while also allowing venting in warmer (but not hot) weather. Durable, comfortable, and can even pass for decent pants in town stops. Features REI documents the following features, and I have provided my comments on each alongside, with more explanation in the appropriate section. Fully windproof and highly breathable, GORE WINDSTOPPER fabric is water… Full review

Louis Garneau Arm Coolers

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Costly. Fit well if sized correctly. Cool and sunburn-free. Info tag pokes. Latex! LATEX: If you have a latex allergy, do not use these. Info tag pokes your underarm soft skin if you don't fold correctly. Otherwise, they keep the sun off and feel cool. Rather expensive. Full review

Mountain Hardwear Butterman Hoody

rated 5 of 5 stars Smart enough for a base or shirt only I wanted a hooded base/shirt to wear with my hooded down jackets, so I bought two and they're just the ticket. Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (10)
Marmot DriClime Windshirt Wind Shirt
$50
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Patagonia Baggies Shorts Active Short
$13 - $55
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Darn Tough Merino 1/4 Sock Cushion Running Sock
$17
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
Patagonia Houdini Jacket Wind Shirt
$69 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
ExOfficio Give-N-Go Boxer Brief Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$12 - $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
$19 - $24
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Patagonia Strider Pro Short Active Short
$39 - $65
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Mountain Hardwear Wicked Lite Short Sleeve T Short Sleeve Performance Top
$28
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Ibex Echo T Short Sleeve Performance Top
$25
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Bridgedale Bamboo Lo Running Sock
$17
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
SportHill XC Pant Performance Pant/Tight
$130 - $140
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Patagonia Tropic Comfort Hoody II Long Sleeve Performance Top
$50 - $59
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Echo Duo Tee Short Sleeve Performance Top
$27 - $38
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough Merino 1/4 Sock Mesh Running Sock
$16 - $38
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
WrightSock CoolMesh II Quarter Sock Running Sock
$8 - $9
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Terminal Tackle Hoodie Long Sleeve Performance Top
$40
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Radar Pocket Cap Cap
$10 - $26
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Tech Lite Short Sleeve Crewe Short Sleeve Performance Top
$51 - $84
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough Vertex 1/4 Sock Ultra-Light Cushion Running Sock
$18
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Siren Bra Sports Bra
$50
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)
ExOfficio Give-N-Go Lacy Bikini Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$17
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rab Interval Tee Short Sleeve Performance Top
$45
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Fjallraven Abisko Trekking Tights Performance Pant/Tight
$175
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough Vertex Tab No Show Ultra-Light Cushion Running Sock
$16 - $17
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kavu Synthetic Strapcap Cap
$18 - $30
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
WrightSock CoolMesh II Tab Sock Running Sock
$8
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
prAna Mojo Short Active Short
$32 - $50
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Sphere Short Sleeve Crewe Short Sleeve Performance Top
$75
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough Merino No-Show Sock Mesh Running Sock
$15
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Ether DriClime Jacket Wind Shirt
$50 - $78
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Montane Lite-Speed Jacket Wind Shirt
$84 - $139
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Lightweight Glove Liner Glove Liner
$10 - $24
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Light and Variable Jacket Wind Shirt
$59 - $119
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
REI Vaporush Windstopper Pants Wind Pant
$83
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool PhD Running Ultra Light Micro Sock Running Sock
$11 - $15
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Thorlo Experia CoolMax - Thin Cushion Micro Mini-Crew Running Sock
$5
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Lana Comp Shirt LS Long Sleeve Performance Top
$76
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Collegiate Perfect Cast Polo Short Sleeve Performance Top
$55
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Loess Tank Short Sleeve Performance Top
$10
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)
The North Face Reactor Hoodie Long Sleeve Performance Top
$40
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Anatomica Brief Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$35 - $40
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Montane Dart Zip-Neck Long Sleeve Performance Top
$45
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Ghost Lite Jacket Wind Shirt
$70 - $100
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Fjallraven Abisko Vent Shirt Short Sleeve Performance Top
$42
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Marmot Ether DriClime Hoody Wind Shirt
$99
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research ActiveIce Sun Sleeves Arm/Leg Sleeve
$22 - $28
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