Best Running Wear for Women

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There are more women runners out there today than ever before. And therefore, more women who need the right gear.  We’ve come a long way in women’s running gear—moisture-wicking tops, shorts with several pockets, bras that support all cup sizes. The options are many and broad, but that can make decision-making exhausting. To ensure you conserve your energy for your runs, we’ve compiled a list of gear to help you choose what to wear as you hit the road or trail.

Oiselle Pockito Bra

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This pullover bra provides the medium impact A to D runners need on long, intense runs, where extra pockets are a necessity. The Pockito has three, one under each arm fit for a key or thin wad of cash, and one front and center for smartphone storage or easy access to gels or lip balm.

Shefit Ultimate Sports Bra

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The Shefit bra has long swaths of Velcro on the straps and band for a personal fit. The bra has an impressively inclusive size range, beginning from A all the way up to I cups. You can adjust the bra from the front while wearing it—no contorting your arms to reach hook-and-eyes required. And the straps go from X-back to H-back and back, whatever your preference. One more thing: Did we mention it’s a zipper front closure?

Ciele Athletics GoCap

The GoCap is made of fast-drying Coolwick fabric that keeps your head from getting too sweaty on hot days. Multi-panel construction provides a sleek, comfortable fit. The soft, bendable brim and reflective accents are bonus features that both roadies and trail runners will appreciate.

Title Nine Vibe Tank Top

Like a wave, nod, or friendly smile as you pass a fellow runner on the road or trail, the Vibe Tank gives you all the fuzzy feels with its comfy lightweight fabric that comes in several colors. The double-stitch back design garnered compliments from running friends, said a tester, and the material didn’t become drenched with sweat as we racked up miles on humid runs.


It’s a mystery to us how Rabbit makes this top soft as butter, but we won’t lose sleep over that enigma—or in the EZ Tee. The shirt is cozy enough to wear to bed and functionally sound thanks to its stretch-woven, sweat-wicking material.

Janji AFO Middle Short

This flowy three-inch short is made of Janji’s AirFlatOut fabric—hence the AFO in the name—which is lightweight and has a four-way stretch. A moisture-wicking liner and a roomie back zipper pocket add to the appeal.

Baleaf High-Waisted Workout Shorts

These compression shorts are a best seller on Amazon. They come in three different lengths: two-inch, five-inch, and eight-inch. Flat-lock seams keep you chafe-free, and a gusseted crotch inseam allows unrestricted movement. The shorts have three pockets for incredible storage: two on the legs for easy access and one internal waistband pocket.

These are some of the best running gear for women.

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