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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 June 3, 2021. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Patagonia Baggies Shorts Active Short
$29 - $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 - $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
$13 - $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: 4.5 of 5 (2)
L.L.Bean Mountain Classic Anorak Wind Shirt
$40 - $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)
Icebreaker Quantum Long Sleeve Zip Hood Long Sleeve Performance Top
$158 - $195
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
$36 - $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
$52 - $75
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Icebreaker Tech Lite Short Sleeve Crewe Short Sleeve Performance Top
$37 - $79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Enigma Boxer Briefs Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$21 - $34
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
$15 - $23
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Fjallraven Koster Sweater Long Sleeve Performance Top
$161 - $180
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Horizon Ball Cap Cap
$22 - $26
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Anatomica Brief Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$30 - $40
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Merino 150 Pocket Tee Base Layer Top / Short Sleeve Performance
$46
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
$70 - $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)
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
$23 - $29
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody Wind Shirt
$95 - $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
$44 - $65
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Prismatic Cap Rain Hat / Winter / Cap
$30
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Merino Sport Ultra Light Hoodie Wind Shirt
$69 - $130
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
ExOfficio Give-N-Go Boxer Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$15 - $20
ExOfficio Sol Cool Boxer Brief Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$27 - $28
Darn Tough Vertex Tab No Show Ultra-Light Cushion Running Sock
$12 - $16
Arc'teryx Motus AR Hoody Long Sleeve Performance Top
$74 - $99
Patagonia Endless Run Tights Performance Pant/Tight
$99
Outdoor Research Astroman Sun Hoodie Long Sleeve Performance Top
$89
Patagonia Dirt Craft Bike Shorts Active Short
$99 - $159
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Recent Running Clothing Reviews

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
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 4.5 of 5 stars
Smartwool Merino 150 Pocket Tee

The Smartwool Merino 150 Pocket Tee is an active wear, base layer made up of 87% merino wool and 13% polyester. The high wool content maximizes one of nature's greatest insulator's ability to regulate temperature, ward off the multi-day stink, and manage moisture, while the polyester content adds durability and comfort. A lightweight wool tee allows for an endless amount of uses—from a thin sun shirt on hot summer days, to an excellent next to skin layer as part of a clothing system in winter. Full review