Sunnier days are here as spring is in full bloom, which means you’ll be treated to amazing views when you go outdoors for your daily run. There’s no need to be cooped up in a sweaty gym on a treadmill when blue skies and warm weather are inviting you outside into the natural light. You may have been skipping run sessions during the rainy season, so now it’s time to make up for the lazy days.
To help you get ready for running sessions under the sun, we’ve put together the best running kit for spring. We’ve carefully selected the high-quality gear to push you to the next level and assist you in crushing your personal record. We have no doubt that you work hard when you’re covering your daily miles, but you’ll perform even better with the appropriate apparel and accessories. Hardworking athletes need gear that will work just as hard, and we’ve rounded up the ideal equipment for you.
Iffley Road Petersham Track Jacket
With a dapper design, the incredibly functional Iffley Road Petersham Track Jacket is a perfect piece to have just in case April showers try to ruin your run session. The jacket has a ‘70s style collar, high-tech fabric stripes containing micro-beads that are reflective at night, and deep front pockets to hold all of your EDC essentials. And it’s made with comfortable Italian microfleece with a soft-brushed liner to keep you comfy on your route.
Iffley Road x SIGG Gravel Black Water Bottle
Staying hydrated is critical when you’re running outdoors in the springtime. But Iffley Road has you covered with their SIGG Gravel Black Water Bottle. The lightweight BPA-free water bottle is built from resilient Tritan for an odor-neutral taste. It’s also shatter-resistant, allowing it to go the distance, even after years of normal wear and tear. The Active Spout silicone mouthpiece makes your water easy to drink and the top section can be unscrewed to add ice or take bigger gulps.
At first glance, the Ciele GOCap looks like it comes straight for the ‘80s with its retro silhouette, but it’s more than just a style piece. The lightweight running cap is constructed with COOL wick fabric and features UPF +40 protection on the brim, front panel, and back panel to help protect you from the blazing rays of the sun. Its brim is pliable for packability and it has reflective detailing on the front so you can be visible on the road at night. And the Ciele cap is backed by the company’s Million Miles Guarantee.
Tracksmith Session Shorts
Running requires laser-focus, and to get into that zone, the Tracksmith Session Shorts are here to help. Made with a resilient, luxurious Veloce Blend stretch knit fabric from Italy, these running shorts are silky and dry up quickly during your cool down. The superlight four-way stretch shorts have an anti-microbial liner, UV protection, and a hidden back pocket just big enough for a key or credit card. If you want running apparel that feels like a second skin, the Tracksmith Session Shorts are your only choice.
Doxa Troy Tee Injuries Shirt
The Doxa Troy Tee Injuries Shirt is a minimalist top for runners who prefer more function over flash, letting their run time speak for itself. This four-way stretch running t-shirt is bi-elastic and made from recycled polyester. It’s a breathable, quick-drying option with flat seams to reduce rubbing and chafing. On the back of the tee, you’ll find various injuries, helping to remind you of proper form in your stride and stretching to prevent them. The crew neck short sleeve running tee is a sleek look for spring.
Iffley Road Windsor II Running Tights
Wearing compression gear when you run is beneficial during and after your workout. Iffley Road’s Windsor II Running Tights offer four-way stretch technology and muscle-hugging compression to keep the blood flowing to reduce potential injuries. The compression tights also have mesh fabric panels for additional breathability and ventilation, and a single zipped back pocket for your keys or smartphone. For extra comfort, the tights have Iffley Road’s signature tri-stripe ribbons placed behind the ankles to prevent any uncomfortable rubbing.
Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones
To assist you in keeping a good rhythm on your run, the Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones will provide you with high-quality audio to make your playlist soar. These wireless headphones are weather- and sweat-resistant so you won’t have to worry about drenching them on your route. You can pair them to Bluetooth easily with voice prompts and enjoy tunes for up to six hours on a full charge. Thanks to their exclusive Stay Hear+ tips, they won’t fall out on even the most intense marathon training sessions.
On CloudFlyer Waterproof Shoes
On’s CloudFlyer Waterproof Shoes are distinctive running footwear constructed with pods on the bottom of the soles to provide stability with minimal bulk. They have cushiony memory foam insoles to keep your feet fresh so you can maintain stellar technique with each stride you take. The shoes also feature Cloudtec configuration, thin laces, and a v-molded no-slip fit. These waterproof running shoes will make your long runs feel shorter no matter what terrain you’re tackling.
Roka Phantom Titanium Sunglasses
According to Roka, the Phantom Titanium Sunglasses are the most awarded running shades on the planet. They have an iconic aviator silhouette and exceptional strength-to-weight ratio, retaining tensile strength at just half the weight of traditional alloys. The shades feature glacier mirror lenses for 11% light transmission to protect your retinas on sunny days. And they feature Roka’s patented GEKO fit and retention system, featuring proprietary elastomer for the nose and temple pads. For further durability, they are chemical-resistant and support multi-directional traction.
Suunto 9 Baro GPS Watch
The Suunto 9 Baro GPS Watch packs every feature a runner needs to maintain progressive performance. The 100-meter water-resistant multisport smartwatch has an intelligent battery life management system, more than 80 sport modes, weather functions, and a barometer. This 2019 iF Design Award-winner is built to go the distance, as it tracks a variety of your running statistics so you can analyze them and continue to level up. It’s been tested under the toughest conditions so you know it can survive just about any route you decide to tackle.
Beginner's Guide To Learning How To Run
Now that you’re all set with your gear, it’s time to go back to the basics. Check out our beginner’s guide to learning how to run and tweak your technique.