10 Best pieces of Running Clothes to Consider

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List of the top 10 best pieces of running clothing reviewed in 2017. Detailed reviews, excellent for novices and elite runners alike.

Many guys don’t always give a lot of thought to their clothing, and a few give too much. This post is for all the men in the middle. Those who want to be comfortable, look sharp, and maybe gain a small edge but aren’t going to dedicate large amounts of time to finding the newest/most stylish/best clothes.

Our Top Picks
Salomon Ultra Trail Tee
  • Salomon Ultra Trail Tee
  • 5 out of 5
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  • 2 Gel pockets
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Sugoi RSR Visor
  • Sugoi RSR Visor
  • 4 out of 5
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  • Reflective accents
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Asics ARD Short Sleeve
  • Asics ARD Short Sleeve
  • 4 out of 5
    Our rating
  • Reflective elements
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10 Best pieces of Running Clothes

1. Salomon Men’s Ultra Trail Tee

1. Salomon Men’s Ultra Trail Tee
If you’re looking to take your performance to the next level, look no further than the men’s Ultra Trail Tee from Salomon. Featuring a 1/2 zip for ventilation, silicone prints on the shoulders, and back pockets for storage this is a flawless technical running shirt.
Pros
  • Actilite trademarked pro mesh material
  • Highly durable
  • Flatlock seams, no irritation
  • Stylish design
  • 1/2 zip with, added airflow if needed
Cons
  • Not a budget shirt
  • Runs small, be sure to size up

2. Sugoi RSR Visor

2. Sugoi RSR Visor
Some don’t like to run with their heads completely covered, and for you guys we have the RSR visor from Sugoi. A trim lightweight visor that does an excellent job protecting your face while leaving your hair free to catch the breeze.
Pros
  • Mesh ventilation allows air to flow
  • Adjustable Velcro back strap
  • Pre-molded brim, keeps shape well
  • 100% Polyester, very light
Cons
  • Strap durability issues

3. Asics ARD Short Sleeve

3. Asics ARD Short Sleeve
When the temperature climbs the last thing you want to have is clothing that traps heat while you’re running. The ARD from Asics is easy breezy in this sense, with ThermoCool material which helps keep you from overheating. Additionally UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) of 50+.is built into this shirt making it your go to running shirt for summer.
Pros
  • Engineered for lightweight performance
  • Does extremely well in the heat
  • Reflective elements
  • Sharp design
Cons
  • Only available in 3 colors

4. Patagonia Long-Sleeve Fore Runner Shirt

4. Patagonia Long-Sleeve Fore Runner Shirt
It’s hard to describe just how comfortable this Patagonia shirt is. It contours nicely to the chest/arms and keep your body temperature in the comfort zone. It’s made from 100% recycled polyester as well, so run with a clean conscience.
Pros
  • 5-UPF sun protection, anti-odor
  • Very breathable
  • Long lifespan, highly durable
  • Minimal seam construction, no chaffing
  • Patagonia Quality
Cons
  • Higher price range

5. Nike Men’s Stretch Woven Pant

5. Nike Men’s Stretch Woven Pant
The votes are in, and the stretch woven pants from Nike are a clear winner when it comes to running pants. These pants can keep you toasty during your warm up or be worn comfortably through the duration of your run, such is their versatility. With strong elastic, contour cut legs, and a classic Nike design it’s all here. .
Pros
  • Light, won’t weigh you down
  • Classic design
  • Well designed elastic waistband
  • Zippered side pockets
  • Ankle zippers
Cons
  • Only available in black

6. Vitalsox Italy Low Cut Running

6. Vitalsox Italy Low Cut Running
Socks are kind of the unsung heros of runners clothing. You generally don’t see them that much, but they are in the trenches doing a lot of the hard work. These Vitalsox protect you from moisture, blisters, and slipping. What more can you ask for?
Pros
  • Deals with moisture effectively
  • Durable
  • Anti-fungal, Anti-bacteria material
  • Fast drying, breath well
Cons
  • Design aesthetic leaves something to be desired

7. Bondi Band Solid Moisture Wicking 4″ Headband

7. Bondi Band Solid Moisture Wicking 4″ Headband
Another great piece of clothing to have around during blazing hot summer months. Go full on rambo with the Bondi Band Headband. This is one of the simplest and most effective ways to keep sweat out of your eyes while running
Pros
  • Highly absorbent
  • Made in USA
  • Stretchy and highly breathable
Cons
  • Be sure to size it right

8. New Balance Mens Tempo Running Singlet

8. New Balance Mens Tempo Running Singlet
Hot summer weather has set in but don’t like be that shirtless guy jogging in traffic? Singlets (tank tops if you prefer) are your answer. Here we have a ultra lightweight and anti-chaffing designed top from New Balance. In colder months throw it on as a base layer to insulate yourself, all in all a great buy.
Pros
  • Multi-use
  • Reflective material
  • Features a heat transfer label
  • Absorbs sweat well
  • Anti-microbial material
Cons
  • Plain design
  • Fit can be a bit snug on some body types

9. Under Armour Men’s Launch Run 7″ Short

9. Under Armour Men’s Launch Run 7″ Short
Need a boost? Feel the strength of a linebacker when you wear these shorts. The Launch Run’s are solid multi-use shorts made from 100 % polyester so they guaranteed to keep you nice and cool. Not too long or short, these are great for trail running or to wear to a birthday party.
Pros
  • Feature internal mesh lining
  • Good cost-to-value ratio
  • Reflective logo
  • Anti-odor, stay smelling fresh
  • Well manufactured, no fraying
Cons
  • May not be ideal for longer distances

10. Outdoor Research Swift Sun Hat

10. Outdoor Research Swift Sun Hat
It’s hard to run with the sun in your eyes, and we’ve written a post on the best sunglasses — but another mode of defense is a good hat. The Outdoor Research Swift is a perfect hat for running. It’s very light, it sheds sweat effortlessly, its trim and compact but offers a good bit of protection for your eyes. Throw in OR’s great track record for quality, and you’ve got yourself a great deal.
Pros
  • Breathable crown, moisture wicking material
  • Reinforced brim
  • Features a wicking transaction headband
  • Quick Release
  • Extremely durable
Cons
  • A bit expensive

When it comes to running clothes there is a lot more in play than just fashion. Many pieces of runners clothing have technical benefits and can aid your performance in unseen ways.

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