14 Essential Spring Racing Gear Picks


The Racing Gear You Need for Spring

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Brooks Uplift Bra

Supportive with stretchy crossback straps, this bra fits like a glove. The ventilation keeps you from feeling sweaty, and the fit keeps the girls secure for up to D cup sizes. J-hook back makes for easy-on, easy-off without sacrificing support.

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Buff Pack Run Cap

For long runs and races, get this ultralight, stashable cap that packs down without breaking the brim. Run-ready features like UPF protection, built-in sweatband, and stretchy wicking fabrics will make you want to take it everywhere. $32

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Brooks Ghost Tank

Stay cool in this slightly sheer, nearly weightless tank. DriLayer fabric wicks moisture to keep you dry and comfortable on even the warmest days. $40

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Lululemon Fast and Free Crops

Perfect for racing and training, these barely-there crops are made of quick-drying, moisture-wicking Nulux fabric that makes them ideal for hot, sweaty runs and intense workouts. Stash snacks or a key in the handy waistband pockets. $118

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Cotopaxi Paray Jacket

Stormy weather can ruin your race, but the Paray saves the day. Packs small into its own chest pocket and opens up into a fully featured shell with scuba hood for wind and rain protection. $99

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Kari Traa Louise Tights

The ultimate running tight—these bold bottoms are made from stretchy, soft material designed to fit and move with you during long runs and workouts. Adjustable waist and silicone grip hems keep them from sliding down, and body-mapped construction means they fit like they’re supposed to. $85

Black Burr UV Arm Sleeves

Buff UV Arm Sleeves

When it’s not quite jacket weather, start your race in these sleeves to keep your arms warm. Stash them in a pocket when you heat up, or keep them on for UPF 40 sun protection. Made of wicking, breathable fabric with silicone grippers to hold them in place. $25

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Brooks Dash ½ Zip

Your go-to layer for chilly mornings, the Dash is built from soft, wicking DriLayer fabric that dries out fast when you sweat. Chin guard keeps the wind out, or unzip it to cool off once you warm up. $70

Gordini Endeavor Gloves

Cool mornings call for light gloves that take the chill off. This fleece-lined, wind-resistant pair have touchscreen-friendly digits so you can use your devices without ever taking them off. $35

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TomTom Adventurer

Don’t wait around for your watch. An advanced GPS receiver connects instantly so you can track your speed and distance fast. Features running, biking, swimming, gym, and snowsport modes to track everything you do. Built-in music player holds 500 songs and connects via included Bluetooth headphones for wireless listening. Doubles as an everyday step and sleep tracker too. $350

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Groove Ring

Protect yourself from dangerous ring avulsions by wearing this silicone ring instead of your wedding band. Made for athletes on the move, its breathable, sturdy design is great for running, swimming, and cycling. Heat resistant, hypoallergenic, and guaranteed for life. $30

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Hilly Marathon Socks

Built for long runs, this sock has Polygiene for permanent odor elimination and a light cushion in pressure zones for all-day comfort. $13

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Lululemon Light Speed Short Sleeve

Chill out and run long in this shirt built from breathable, anti-stink mesh with side slits for easier movement. With reflective details for safety on summer night runs. $78

Lululemon Lite Speed Short

When it comes to hot summer runs, don’t let heavy apparel slow you down. Thanks to the Light Speed’s lightweight fabrication and unique mesh pockets, air keeps flowing. Keeping you comfortable when the competition’s overheating. $68


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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