The best new running gear to kickstart marathon season

On your mark! Time to spruce up your running wardrobe and get back out on the pavement
The best new running gear to kickstart marathon season

Running is challenging enough. An ill-fitting top or the wrong pair of socks can make it even harder to get through your route — but you may be more motivated to get moving if you have a cool new visor or pair of shorts to throw on. Here's the newest running gear that we're pumped about this season.

Run like a girl gear 2017

Fitbit Alta HR

This slim device tells you the time as well as your active and resting heart rate, displays your text messages on screen (so you don’t have to pull out your phone during your run!), reminds you to move with vibrations, and of course, informs you exactly how many steps you’ve taken. $200, Fitbit.

Fitbit Alta HR, $200.

Shantal tank

This tank comes with a built-in bra, for those runs that leave you too tired to remove two layers. It’s non-absorbent, which means your sweat gets wicked away – plus it protects against UV rays. $70, Lolë.

best new running gear 2017 – Shantal tank Lolë


Be Free shorts

Some days it’s too warm to wear tights, and that’s where bike shorts come in – except these were built for running. Made from recycled polyester, these shorts will stay put whether you’re running a marathon or hiking a mountain. Plus its pockets are deep enough to fit your phone or even a couple nutrition gels. $70, Athleta.

best new running gear 2017 - Be Free Athleta shorts

Nike AeroSwift running shorts

For days that are too hot even for stretchy shorts, you’ll want all the breeze you can get. These mesh-lined shorts come with vented hems for maximum breathability. $100, Nike.

best new running gear 2017 – Nike aeroswift running shorts

SpiBelt running belt

This handy belt holds all your trinkets – cash, keys, cards, even your phone – and won’t budge or bounce while you run. $23, MEC.

Essential running gear guide 2017 - personal item spibelt


Adidas Pure Boost X

Designed specifically for women, the cushioning in this shoe moulds to the arch of your foot, supporting your every step. $160, Adidas.

best new running gear 2017 – Adidas Pure Boost X shoes

Mesh headband

This silicone-lined headband will keep sweat and hair out of your eyes during even the most intense runs, while the outer mesh layer keep things breezy. $14, Under Armour.

best new running gear 2017 – Underarmour headband


Keep a cool head while shading your eyes from the sun. The extra-wide band on this running visor acts as a sweatband, and who doesn’t want to wear Bigfoot on a pretty pink sunset backdrop? US$25, Headsweats.

best new running gear 2017 – bigfoot visor


Smartwool PhD Ultra Light socks

These wool socks have two built-in elastics that keep them from sliding as you run, and their wool mesh material provides ventilation right where your feet need it. $22, MEC.

best new running gear 2017 - smartwool light socks womens

Nike city bomber

For chilly early-morning runs, throw on a lightweight breathable jacket to stay extra warm – without any extra weight. $120, Nike.

best new running gear 2017 - city bomber jacket

Running top

A classic running tank with contrasting colours on the back. The fact it’s made from recycled polyester makes it even better. $20, H&M.

best new running gear 2017 - conscious running top H&M


Enlite bra

It took two years of research and testing to develop this bra, which has been specifically engineered for running. The thick straps, stitch-free hook closures, and bonded underband in this lightweight Lycra bra makes sure nothing is digging in while the encapsulated cups keep your breasts protected without any tight compression.  It’s so comfy you won’t want to take it off. $98, Lululemon.

best new running gear 2017 - Lululemon enlite bra

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