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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 May 16, 2022. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Patagonia Baggies Shorts 5" Active Short
$33 - $65
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
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
$49 - $69
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
$7 - $11
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Radar Pocket Cap Cap
$22 - $30
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Quantum Long Sleeve Zip Hood Long Sleeve Performance Top
$158 - $164
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
$23 - $29
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Endless Ride Liner Shorts Active Short
$47
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 / Hiking/Backpacking
$20
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rab Interval Tee Short Sleeve Performance Top
$27 - $44
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Fjallraven Abisko Trekking Tights Performance Pant/Tight
$131 - $175
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Sphere Short Sleeve Crewe Short Sleeve Performance Top
$42 - $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 Enigma Boxer Briefs Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$22
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Astroman Sun Hoodie Long Sleeve Performance Top
$67 - $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
$175 - $180
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Capilene Cool Daily Graphic Shirt Short Sleeve Performance Top
$16 - $45
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Horizon Ball Cap Cap
$25 - $30
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Anatomica Brief Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$30 - $31
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Baritone Quarter Zip Long Sleeve Performance Top
$53 - $70
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Montane Dart Zip-Neck Long Sleeve Performance Top
$42 - $55
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Dirt Roamer Bike Shorts Active Short
$59 - $119
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Balega Blister Resist Quarter Running Sock
$17 - $20
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Capilene Cool Trail Shirt Short Sleeve Performance Top
$39
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Kora Yardang Jersey Long Sleeve Performance Top
$140
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Merino Sport 150 Brief Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$19 - $25
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody Wind Shirt
$111 - $165
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Marmot Ether DriClime Hoody Wind Shirt
$113
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
$20 - $29
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
SportHill Northwind Unders Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$25 - $50
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Montane Dart T-Shirt Short Sleeve Performance Top
$40
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Dirt Craft Bike Shorts Active Short
$80 - $159
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Merino Sport 150 Hidden Pocket Tech Tee Short Sleeve Performance Top / Top
$49
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Merino Sport Ultra Light Hoodie Wind Shirt
$85 - $130
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
ExOfficio Give-N-Go Boxer Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$13 - $20
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Balega Ultralight Crew Running Sock
$15
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Recent Running Clothing Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
Swiftwick Flite XT Trail

Up your socks-game with a set of all-around socks that can be stretched into service for almost any three-season activity. I can wear shirts that don’t wick sweat away and I’ll be fine.  I can put up with a crappy, $3 vinyl poncho. I can tough it out when my pack tries to wear a hole in my hide. However, if my feet aren’t happy, I’m MUCH less fun to be with.  This is why I no longer complain about paying for great socks. The Swiftwick Flite XT Trail socks qualify as great socks. This isn’t… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Wuru Merino Lightweight Hoodie

Wuru's Lightweight Hoodie brings their Nuyarn performance wool, a merino nylon blend, into a hooded base layer. Worn alone it has a UPF rating of 40, but is super comfortable paired with other layers in the cold. The hood provides bonus protection from bugs or snow. True four-season gear.   . The Wuru Lightweight Hoodie is made with an eye for warmer weather use as a trail shirt, but when the chance came up to test it this winter I was eager to see how it did as a base layer. As you can see from… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Patagonia Baggies Shorts 5"

This prouduct is amazing, very durable, and super cute. I wear these for everything, swim trunks, running, biking, everyday wear, and on long canoe trips.  Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody

The best jacket I never thought I wanted… I am an Outdoor School Instructor, and was issued this as part of our outdoor ”uniform” for work. I wasn’t sure about this jacket at first, but now I am a convert! This jacket is very light, breathable, and packs into the chest pocket. It is perfect for a light layer and takes up almost no room on my climbing harness or pack. It says there is a DWR coating on it, but I wouldn’t count on it keeping you dry. if you're looking for a ultra-light layer… Full review

rated 4.5 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