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 March 17, 2020. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Running Clothing Reviews

rated 4 of 5 stars
Patagonia Men's Capilene Cool Trail Shirt

Patagonia's Capilene Cool Trail Shirt is a great T-shirt for backpacking, hiking, and running in warmer seasons, and even in shoulder seasons for folks with a high metabolism. It is very comfortable, dries quickly, and doesn’t stink after a few days. In addition, this Patagonia Capilene fabric shirt is Fair Trade Certified and meets Bluesign sustainability criteria, and is now on the top of my T-shirt pile for hiking and other activities. The lightweight construction may wear faster than heavier… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Ridge Merino Crowley Tights

Ridge Merino's Crowley Tights are a highly compressive, warm, and durable running tight for women. Made from a nylon-spandex-merino wool blend, they offer the best of synthetics (stretch and durability) with merino wool (comfort and odor control) for cold-weather active pursuits. I've been wearing the Crowley Tights for running during Maine winters and find them most comfortable in temps below freezing. These tights are...tight, so if you're not looking for a lot of compression consider sizing up. Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Outdoor Research Enigma Boxer Briefs

Close-fitting as a boxer brief intended for active use should be, the Enigma Boxer Briefs feel good, wick extremely well, and appear to be durable. This is mostly-nylon with 12 percent merino wool. It's quite stretchy and performs more like nylon than wool. Though the fabric is thin, it seems like it should last. Mixing in wool helps blunt the odor factor, too. HOW THEY FIT The Enigma Boxer Brief is a relatively short (6 1/2 inch inseam) and stretchy boxer made from the same material as Outdoor… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Smartwool Merino Sport 150 Brief

Super comfortable undies, which will help you stay sweet smelling for days, with no chafing. Yeah, I'm reviewing underwear. Being a big Merino fan, I decided it was time to take the final step towards full commitment, by going right down to the basics. I decided to give these a try.   Fit: The overall fit is good. I'd read a couple of reviews criticizing the extra wide waistband, but in my opinion, it makes them much more stable and keeps them in place better than other briefs I've used. I like… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Columbia Men's Silver Ridge Stretch Short

Perfect for use on city streets or rugged trails. Great roomy fit, lets you hike, scramble, or boat in comfort. Fabric is soft and comfortable, but rugged. Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
The North Face Horizon Ball Cap

An excellent hat that is lightweight, dries quickly, and is comfortable on my big noggin. Made of 70D nylon ripstop fabric, this hat is ideal for taking on the summer heat and can be worn for a multitude of high or low energy output activities. Conditions:I bought this hat in the spring of 2019 and have worn it regularly for six month since. It has quickly become my go-to hat, not only for outdoor activities like hiking and biking, but also for everyday casual wear.   Fit and Adjustability:I have… Full review

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

user rating: 5 of 5 (10)
Marmot DriClime Windshirt Wind Shirt
$57 - $71
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Patagonia Baggies Shorts Active Short
$15 - $41
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
Patagonia Houdini Jacket Wind Shirt
$69
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
ExOfficio Give-N-Go Boxer Brief Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$17 - $26
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research ActiveIce Spectrum Sun Gloves Glove Liner
$19 - $25
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Patagonia Strider Pro Short Active Short
$41 - $48
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Mountain Hardwear Wicked Lite Short Sleeve T Short Sleeve Performance Top
$22
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Alias Cap Cap
$150
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
$105 - $139
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Patagonia Tropic Comfort Hoody II Long Sleeve Performance Top
$41
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
L.L.Bean Mountain Classic Anorak Wind Shirt
$59 - $69
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough Merino 1/4 Sock Mesh Running Sock
$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
$13 - $28
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Silver Ridge Stretch Short Active Short
$37
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
$37 - $39
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
$36 - $55
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rab Interval Long Sleeve Zip Tee Long Sleeve Performance Top
$41 - $64
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
ExOfficio Give-N-Go Lacy Bikini Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$11
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Under Armour ColdGear Base 3.0 Crew Long Sleeve Performance Top
$49
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
$30 - $44
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Fjallraven Abisko Trekking Tights Performance Pant/Tight
$100 - $131
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
$16 - $30
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
WrightSock CoolMesh II Tab Sock Running Sock
$14
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
prAna Mojo Short Active Short
$24 - $49
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Balega Enduro Quarter Running Sock
$10
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Sphere Short Sleeve Crewe Short Sleeve Performance Top
$49 - $75
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face S/S Reaxion Crew Short Sleeve Performance Top
$20
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Montane Lite-Speed Jacket Wind Shirt
$98
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Enigma Boxer Briefs Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$22 - $25
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Sunshade Technical Hoody Long Sleeve Performance Top
$55
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool PhD Running Ultra Light Micro Sock Running Sock
$9 - $16
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
ExOfficio Give-N-Go Sport Mesh Brief Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$14 - $25
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Horizon Ball Cap Cap
$13 - $22
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Anatomica Brief Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$26 - $27
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
$48 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Balega Blister Resist Quarter Running Sock
$13
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Merino Sport 150 Brief Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$19
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Marmot Ether DriClime Hoody Wind Shirt
$60
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research ActiveIce Sun Sleeves Arm/Leg Sleeve
$22 - $29
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Smartwool PhD Ultra Light Sport Jacket Wind Shirt
$84
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
SportHill Northwind Unders Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$35
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
ExOfficio Sol Cool Boxer Brief Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$17 - $41
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