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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 3, 2022. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Patagonia Baggies Shorts 5" Active Short
$20 - $65
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Patagonia Houdini Jacket Wind Shirt
$74 - $109
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
ExOfficio Give-N-Go Boxer Brief Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$17 - $29
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Echo Hoodie Long Sleeve Performance Top
$39 - $69
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Patagonia Strider Pro Short Active Short
$35 - $79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Ibex Echo T Short Sleeve Performance Top
$19
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Minus33 Acadian Lightweight Boxer Brief Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$45
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 - $15
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Radar Pocket Cap Cap
$18 - $30
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Quantum Long Sleeve Zip Hood Long Sleeve Performance Top
$120 - $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
$28
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
$23 - $44
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Fjallraven Abisko Trekking Tights Performance Pant/Tight
$107 - $175
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Merino Boxer Brief Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$24 - $48
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Sphere Short Sleeve Crewe Short Sleeve Performance Top
$42
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Icebreaker Tech Lite Short Sleeve Crewe Short Sleeve Performance Top
$53 - $75
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Ibex Indie Hoodie Long Sleeve Performance Top
$150 - $170
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Astroman Sun Hoodie Long Sleeve Performance Top
$50 - $89
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpenglow Hoody Long Sleeve Performance Top
$63 - $95
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
ExOfficio Give-N-Go Sport Mesh Brief Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$20
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Fjallraven Koster Sweater Long Sleeve Performance Top
$175
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Capilene Cool Daily Graphic Shirt Short Sleeve Performance Top
$11 - $49
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
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Baritone Quarter Zip Long Sleeve Performance Top
$62 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Montane Dart Zip-Neck Long Sleeve Performance Top
$55
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Dirt Roamer Bike Shorts Active Short
$35 - $129
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
$16 - $45
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
$95 - $165
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Marmot Ether DriClime Hoody Wind Shirt
$82 - $150
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Free Fly Bamboo Lightweight Long Sleeve Long Sleeve Performance Top
$58
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research ActiveIce Sun Sleeves Arm/Leg Sleeve
$14 - $29
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Ibex 24 Hour Short Sleeve Crew Short Sleeve Performance Top
$80 - $88
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
SportHill Northwind Unders Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$50
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Royal Robbins Bug Barrier Tech Travel Long Sleeve II Long Sleeve Performance Top
$65
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
$75 - $169
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Merino Sport 150 Hidden Pocket Tech Tee Short Sleeve Performance Top / Top
$33
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Merino Sport Ultra Light Hoodie Wind Shirt
$97 - $130
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
ExOfficio Give-N-Go Boxer Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$17 - $29
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
Ronhill Trackster Classic

Great versatile pants Used these for 30yrs. Great versatile pants used for commuting on the bike, running, and hiking. Last for ever. 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

rated 4 of 5 stars
Royal Robbins Bug Barrier Tech Travel Long Sleeve II

A lightweight long sleeve shirt treated with Insectshield, a form of permethrin, to keep bugs at bay. This is a technical shirt that allows great freedom of movement and has a very forgiving fit. Don’t look to this shirt to provide much insulation or to wick moisture. It’s also very lightweight and dries fairly quickly, so it’s good for warmer weather and harder climbs, as well as for travel.   Hiking in the White Mountains. I worked hard to get to this point, notable that the sun and wind… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Smartwool Merino Boxer Brief

Smartwool brings Merino magic with their Boxer Brief. Comfortable, functional, and surprisingly durable these are great for any sort of hiking or backpacking, but especially useful on extended trips when you appreciate the no-stink qualities of good wool.   . I have had great experience in the past with Smartwool products having enjoyed their socks and insulating layers. When the chance came up to test their Merino Boxer Brief I had high expectations. Made with a Merino/nylon blend, 150g weight… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Elegear Arc-Chill Cooling Moisture Wicking Shirt

Breathable synthetic tee for general wear, exercise, hiking, etc.           As a retired fellow I pretty much live in tee shirts. I maintain an inventory of perhaps 30, out of which I tend to rotate through two or three until they rot. I've generally favored cotton, except, of course, not for backpacking. Early synthetics I have are scratchy, stinky and hot. Newer iterations are much improved. My most recent is Elegear's Arc-Chill Cooling T-Shirt, which the vendor asked if I would sample and… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
The Original Bug Shirt Elite Edition

Complete protection against biting insects from waist and wrists on up, with zippered access to the face and good ventilation for comfort in warm-ish weather. Worth its weight in DEET! “I fart in your general direction!” – a well known faux-French taunt in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, may also be directed toward mosquitos when sufficiently protected against them. There are times when no amount of insect repellent will keep the bugs away. Mosquitos will bite through head hair or a couple… Full review

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