The Latest, Greatest Cycling, Running and Swimming Gear


1. SmartWool Flagstaff Jersey
If you’re a guy looking for a comfortable, stylish jersey to ride in, this is it. It’s made from 75% TKM (Technical Knit Merino) and 25% polyester with mesh fabric under the arms and on the back for added ventilation. The fabric wicks away moisture to keep you dry and features a full-zip front, drop-in back pockets and a zipper closure back pocket for MP3 players. $110

2. SmartWool Rambition Bike Shorts
Stay comfy on an all-day ride with these shorts made from Merino wool, nylon and elastic. The men’s-specific Italian chamois is covered in SmartWool fabric to keep you dry and supported throughout the day. $125

3. SmartWool Cycling Ultra Light Mini Socks
Available in men’s and women’s styles and colors, these socks offer a secure fit and are versatile enough for three-season riding. The WOW (Wool-on-Wool) technology puts more wool in high density impact zones to cushion your feet and prevent blisters, while strategic mesh zones provide ventilation. You’ll love them so much you won’t want to take them off! They’re also available in shorter and longer lengths. $15.95

4. Shebeest Strada Crest Seamless Sleeveless Jersey
Ride in seam-free comfort this summer in this slimming jersey. This flattering, soft women’s top features a contoured fit, invisible half zip down the front and a rear zip pocket for gels or other necessities. $60

5. Craft Performance Bike Light Jacket
A must-have for spring cycling, this stowable, windproof jacket is available for men and women. It features a rear pocket for storage and mesh panels to keep you cool and dry while you ride. $99.99

6. CamelBak® VeloBak Jersey
I know what you’re thinking, “who needs another cycling jersey?” I’ll tell you who, you do. The VeloBak (made for men and women) is different from other cycling jerseys because the hydration system is built in. The integrated CamelBak reservoir will hold enough water for a two hour ride, and it’s held in place by an innovative compartment so the water won’t slosh around when you move. Plus, the lightweight, breathable fabric dries quickly and is designed to keep you cool. $130 or

7. Novara Carema Bike Skort
Let’s face it, cycling shorts are functional, but not exactly cute. This skort changes that idea entirely! Underneath the flattering skirt, you’ll find technical, moisture-wicking, quick-drying shorts with a women’s-specific, ultrasoft chamois that’s elasticized for added stretch. The skirt features a pocket for essentials and silcone grippers in the legs to keep the shorts from riding up, and the fabric is UPF 50+ to prevent sunburn. $59.50

8. Novara Jam Jersey
This women’s jersey is fitted, but not too fitted, to provide style without sacrificing comfort. The polyester fabric draws moisture away from skin to the jersey’s outer layer to keep you dry. Mesh underneath the arms and on the back helps moisture escape while the UPF 25+ fabric protects skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Rear stretch pockets provide a place to store snacks for your ride, and the zippered pocket safely stows your ID and keys. $44.50

9. Novara Padded Cycling Briefs
Turn your favorite pair of shorts into cycling shorts with these padded briefs! The gender-specific, breathable chamois resists odors and conforms to your body for ultimate riding comfort. The briefs are made from stretchy polyester/spandex mesh that stays dry and doesn’t itch or ride up while flat-stitched side seams prevent chafing. $24.50

10. Novara Stratos Bike Jacket
Sometimes you have to train in windy, rainy weather. For those days, try the Stratos Bike Jacket. The polyurethane-laminated nylon is waterproof, windproof and breathable to protect you from the elements while preventing overheating. And it seriously works! Even when riding through strong gusts, you’ll be dry and warm. Pit zips promote ventilation, and a zippered back pocket stores gels and keys. The rear drop flap protects you from mud while riding, then snaps up neatly so you don’t look like a dork when you’re walking around. The jacket’s bright color and reflective piping provides visibility in low light. Plus, stretch panels make riding in it easy! $140

11. SkirtSports® Breezer Bike Girl Skirt
Made for spinning classes and triathlons, this all-mesh skirt is flirty and fits well on a variety of body types. It has a mini chamois that provides slight padding without bulk and built-in compression shorts with silcone grippers to keep them in place. The side slit provides quick access to a pocket on the bike shorts, and the music port is right under the waistband so there’s no need to lift your skirt to change your tunes! $82

12. Moving Comfort® Vixen Bra
Support is critical when running or biking, and this bra provides it. Available in A/B or C/D size, the bra’s fabric pulls moisture from your skin to keep you dry during activity while stretch provides light compression and ease of movement. If you’re a larger cup size, you’ll appreciate that this bra stays secure during any activity. The breathable cups and mesh backing make the Vixen perfect for warm weather use. $38

13. Brooks® Green Silence Shoe
These lightweight, unisex shoes are made for competition! Get them for your next road race and you’ll be be be doing the environment a favor. The shoe has many eco-friendly elements, including water-based adhesives and recycled materials. $100

14. Descente Sanitas Short
The microsilk lightweight shell makes these the perfect men’s short for spring and summer. They feature a supportive brief that provides moisture management, a center back pocket for essentials and a draw cord for adjustability. Women should try Descente’s Revo Short. $50

15. Athleta Outlaw Run Dress
Running in a dress sounds bizarre, but in the Outlaw it’s freeing! This lightweight, cute dress features an internal shelf bra that provides high impact support for A-B cups, while larger sizes will want to wear a sports bra underneath. You’ll also love this dress for dashing across the court during summer tennis matches. $69

16. Shebeest Silverbella Halter
You can look sexy when you’re working out…especially if you’re wearing this halter top. It’s made from X-Static® fabric which contains pure silver, a natural antimicrobial for permanent anti-odor protection. It also features a built-in shelf bra and a rear zip pocket. Ideal for running or cycling. $59.99

17. SkirtSports® Summer Breeze Running Skirt
This adorable skirt is great for running races or sporting around town. It features built-in GirlShorties for coverage and semi-compression mesh fabric for breathability. The back is slightly longer than the front to keep your goods from hanging out, and there are pockets on each leg and a music port so you can rock out while you run. $55

18. Athleta Twist Top
Enjoy extreme running comfort in this sleeveless, seamless fitted top. The neck is cut high to keep you covered and it has a silky, knit-in texture. The Meryl® SkinlifeE fabric is breathable, wicking and quick-drying. $49

19. Moving Comfort® Sprint Short
Built for race day, this women’s short features side pockets, a brief liner, an internal pocket and reflective details to make you visible. Made from recycled polyester fabric and spandex to provide movement. $32

20. Craft Zero Zip Mock
Ideal for cool morning or evening runs, this baselayer is designed to keep your body dry during exercise so you won’t get chilled. The air channel construction allows body heat to escape before it becomes sweat, keeping you dry longer. Plus, the top is comfortable because of its seamless torso and stretchy fit. Made for men and women. $54.99

21. Headsweats® Race Hat
Protect your face from the sun with this classic-style running hat. The CoolMax® fabric shell promotes air flow and manages moisture, while the interior headband wicks moisture and keeps you comfy. $20

22. Karhu® Forward Ride Shoe
This lightweight, responsive, neutral trainer will push your training to the next level. The shoe fits snug and locks your foot in place to prevent slipping and offers cushioning without adding weight. Plus, Karhu’s innovative Fulcrum Technology, which uses a plastic insert to transfer energy from heel to forefoot, promotes forward propulsion. For men and women. $130

23. Brooks® L.S.D Light Jacket
Use this DWR, weather-resistant shell on spring training runs or hikes. It has a stowable hood and packs into its own pocket for easy toting. $75

24. Gregory® Diablo/Dipsea Pack
When training on a trail, take this featherlight, minimalist pack on your run or ride. You’ll hardly notice you’re carrying anything! There’s just enough space for water, food and an extra layer. The pack has cool features like a tube management system that snaps the tube back into place on the shoulder harness automatically after you take a drink. There’s also a clip for keys and waist belt pockets. Diablo (men), Dipsea (women) $59

25. Blueseventy Fusion Wetsuit
This wetsuit is perfect for those new to competitive swimming. It’s made for open water swimming, and gives beginners the buoyancy and confidence they need to improve. It features large underarm gussets to provide freedom of movement and a streamline zipper to reduce drag. Available in 14 sizes for men and women so you can find the perfect fit. $272

26. Craft Performance Racing Shorts
Perfect for race day, these shorts are made from 100% polyester “Pro-Skin” fabric, which helps reduce drag through the water through a tighter face of the fabric’s surface. The antimicrobial, seamless chamois moves with your body to reduce chafing and is chlorine, sea and fresh water resistant. The shorts are also chlorine resistant and provide UPF 50 to prevent sunburn. Made for men and women. $74.99

27. Craft Active Tri Top
Look like a champ in this singlet that’s ideal for training and competition. It’s form fitting, quick drying and has mesh to promote extra air circulation. Available in styles for men and women. $64.99

28. Blueseventy Siren Goggles
Nothing is worse than competing with goggles that don’t fit right! The Siren’s are made to fit a woman’s face and have a smaller nose bridge and a narrower-shaped gasket to fit higher cheekbones and a lower brow line. The curved wide vision lens provides great visibility in a pool or open water. You’ll even have peripheral vision, which is often lacking in swim goggles. Men should try Blueseventy’s Hydra-Vision goggles. $18


About Author

Jenny Willden is the Managing Editor of Outdoor Sports Guide and a self-proclaimed gear and grammar nut. She's a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association and the Adventure Travel Trade Association. A lover of adventure and travel, she's happiest when riding horses or snowboarding in Utah’s mountains. Follow Jenny’s exploits on Twitter @jennywillden or Instagram @jlwillden.

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