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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 December 25, 2023. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Echo Hoodie Long Sleeve Performance Top
$13 - $3,000
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Showers Pass Gravel 10" Shorts Active Short
$89
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Swiftwick Pursuit Four Sock Running Sock / Hiking/Backpacking
$20
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Fjallraven Abisko Trekking Tights Performance Pant/Tight
$72 - $116
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Merino Boxer Brief Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$11 - $8,799
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Patagonia Baggies Shorts 5" Active Short
$21 - $249
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Patagonia Houdini Jacket Wind Shirt
$65 - $109
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
ExOfficio Give-N-Go Boxer Brief Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$11 - $1,090
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Patagonia Strider Pro Short Active Short
$9 - $369
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Showers Pass Basecamp Merino Hoodie Long Sleeve Performance Top
$135
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Astroman Sun Hoodie Long Sleeve Performance Top
$15 - $749
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Merino 150 Pocket Tee Base Layer Top / Short Sleeve Performance
$64
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Montane Dart Zip-Neck Long Sleeve Performance Top
$20 - $59
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Dirt Roamer Bike Shorts Active Short
$10 - $559
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Balega Blister Resist Quarter Running Sock
$20
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Capilene Cool Trail Shirt Short Sleeve Performance Top
$22 - $45
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Minus33 Acadian Lightweight Boxer Brief Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$45
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia R1 Daily Gloves Glove Liner
$38 - $799
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Quantum Long Sleeve Zip Hood Long Sleeve Performance Top
$142 - $220
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Radar Pocket Cap Cap
$15 - $34
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
WrightSock CoolMesh II Quarter Sock Running Sock
$10 - $2,199
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Simms BugStopper Hoody Long Sleeve Performance Top
$56
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research ActiveIce Sun Sleeves Arm/Leg Sleeve
$16 - $173
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Ibex 24 Hour Short Sleeve Crew Short Sleeve Performance Top
$62 - $90
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arctic Lynx Maternity Activewear Midweight T-shirt Short Sleeve Performance Top
$78
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Montane Dart T-Shirt Short Sleeve Performance Top
$15 - $45
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Dirt Craft Bike Shorts Active Short
$11 - $1,999
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Horizon Ball Cap Cap
$21 - $30
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Baritone Quarter Zip Long Sleeve Performance Top
$18 - $157
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Merino Sport Ultra Light Hoodie Wind Shirt
$58 - $90
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Vargo Bedrock 1/4 Zip Long Sleeve Performance Top
$40
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Ibex Echo T Short Sleeve Performance Top
$19
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
L.L.Bean Mountain Classic Anorak Wind Shirt
$35 - $59
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Ibex Indie Hoodie Long Sleeve Performance Top
$119 - $170
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Anatomica Brief Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$20 - $1,539
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Merino Sport 150 Brief Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$18 - $112
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Fjallraven Koster Sweater Long Sleeve Performance Top
$175
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Marmot Ether DriClime Hoody Wind Shirt
$10 - $950
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Capilene Cool Daily Graphic Shirt Short Sleeve Performance Top
$7 - $6,000
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Free Fly Bamboo Lightweight Long Sleeve Long Sleeve Performance Top
$44
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpenglow Hoody Long Sleeve Performance Top
$7 - $673
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody Wind Shirt
$7 - $5,200
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Balega Ultralight Crew Running Sock
$15
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
ExOfficio Give-N-Go Boxer Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$17 - $324
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Arctic Lynx Maternity Activewear Midweight Leggings Performance Pant/Tight
$118
ExOfficio Sol Cool Boxer Brief Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$25
Elegear Arc-Chill Cooling Moisture Wicking Shirt Short Sleeve Performance Top
$15
Darn Tough Vertex Tab No Show Ultra-Light Cushion Running Sock
$16
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Recent Running Clothing Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
Showers Pass Gravel 10" Shorts

The gravel shorts are made for mountain biking and double as a good pair of hiking shorts. Some cycling-related features and adjustments make these a good choice for biking. The shorts have no padding, so I liked these better with a padded undershort for longer and rougher rides. For hiking and cycling, these shorts are a winner. BASIC INFORMATION The gravel shorts are made for mountain biking. They are made from a 95% nylon/5% spandex fabric that has a nice bit of stretchiness that cyclists will… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Purple Rain Adventure Dress

The Adventure Dress's weight-to-coverage and comfort are the best of all skirt or dress options for walking, hiking, backpacking, driving, around the house, and everyday wear. Not much I can add to Twig’s superb detailed review. Mandy Bland’s dress design is suited for hiking, backpacking, travel, and so many other uses. Weight is 188g (6.6 oz) for XL and 200g (7 oz) For XXL. Hangs well from shoulder-to-hem Comfortable movement Wear with or without t-shirt Overall excellent for hiking &… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Patagonia R1 Daily Gloves

This is a lightweight shoulder season glove, or it’s also useful as a liner glove. I like the larger-than-normal "grab loops" because they’re easy to snap into a light carabiner. The swirlies on the palm look funky, but don’t expect them to provide much grippiness. The pointer fingers are touchscreen compatible. Pricy, but very useful.  BACKGROUND The gloves. They clip together, nice for such a light glove. out for a walk, mid-30s.  backhand view Sized from XS to XL, the R1 Daily gloves… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Trailspace Trail Runner Cap

An amazing hat; fits well and is sure to be a “talk of the trail!”                 Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Under Armour Core Liner Gloves

These are nice, lightweight gloves for people who need a lot of dexterity and only a little warmth. They work well in everyday life because of the touchscreen grid, and they are more dexterous than a typical liner.  Fit and Comfort: Fits well and is comfortable. These gloves fit my hands like a, well, glove. They have 10% elastane, so they are skin hugging. This improves dexterity and improves their function as liner gloves, which most people will use them as. The fabric, while nothing special,… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Ronhill Trackster Classic

Great versatile pants. Used these for 30 years. Great versatile pants used for commuting on the bike, running, and hiking. Last forever. Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Showers Pass Basecamp Merino Hoodie

The Showers Pass Basecamp Merino Hoodie is a terrific outdoor companion to anyone who values high-quality activewear made from natural fibers. The midweight, wool hoodie is great at moderating temperatures and resisting odors, while providing you with an eye-catching, cozy mid-layer. It's also a versatile piece for year-round performance—as a nighttime layer around a summer campfire, as a hiking layer in cool temps, or as part of a system of winter layers. Showers Pass Basecamp Merino Hoodie If… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Alala Barre Seamless Tee

Every woman needs workout clothes that makes them feel like they're at their best. The Alala Barre Seamless Tee is the perfect addition to any active woman's wardrobe. The Alala Barre Seamless Tee is as comfortable as it is eye-catching. This crop top is designed for bodies of all types, making it the perfect staple for anyone who likes to move their body.  Alala Barre Seamless Tee and Shorts MSRP: $65 Colors: Black, Navy, White, Red, Pink, Baby Blue The Alala Barre Seamless Tee is a great every… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Ibex 24 Hour Short Sleeve Crew

Ibex's 24 Hour all-merino wool crew has all the benefits of sustainable, natural construction paired with excellent design. The light/medium weight short-sleeve top is designed for both casual use and as a next-to-skin layer for active outdoor activities such as hiking in cold to warm temperatures. Initial testing has shown that although not ideal for hot temperatures, this crew is well suited for all other temperature ranges. The world’s opinion isn’t objective. On the outside, gear companies… Full review

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