With the right clothes, you’ll actually want to get to the gym and show off your style before meeting friends for a much-deserved drink afterward. Sweaty Betty makes our favorite workout gear for women that’s as functional as it is fashion-forward.
Running doesn’t require a lot of equipment, but a good pair of running shoes is a must-have to prevent injury. The Brooks Ghost 10 is the ultimate workhorse of women’s running shoes with a lightweight yet cushioned feel, a breathable upper, and the durability to grind out a lot of miles.
Finding a sports bra that looks good, fits well, and gives you enough support for your workout is really hard. We’ve been heavy lifting to find the best sports bras for every size and budget.
Sweaty Betty and Zensah make the best sports bras for A to B cups, Brooks and Champion make the best sports bras for C to D cups, while Panache and Syrokan make the best sports bras for DD cups and up.
If you take your phone on runs and workouts, you need a comfortable, secure armband to hold it. The Trianium ArmTrek Pro is our top pick, because it’s affordable, comfortable, water-resistant, and fits a variety of phones.
There are a vast number of running belts on the market, from money belts that are just glorified fanny packs, to high-tech hydration belts. The SPIbelt hits a sweet spot in the middle, with an expandable pocket that allows you to carry personal items on your run with a bounce free, comfortable fit.
There is no shortage of wireless headphones to choose from, but the JLab Epic2 wireless earbuds lead the pack with their long-lasting battery, high-quality sound, and durable design. They’re light enough that they won’t bounce around annoyingly on your run, and they provide a secure fit so you can get lost in the music while ticking off the miles.
You should also consider the Aftershokz Trekz Titanium wireless headphones, the Urbanears Stadion wireless headphones, the Zipbuds 26 wireless headphones, and the Jabra Elite Sport wireless headphones.
Back in 2003 when the first GPS running watch entered the market, it was a novelty. Now, there is an overwhelming number of watches to choose from. While each one has its benefits, the TomTom Spark 3 is the best overall with its optical heart rate monitor, built-in music storage, and long-lasting battery.
Your feet carry you on every run you undertake, so why not pamper them with the best pair of running socks? Of all the socks we’ve researched and tested, the Darn Tough Tab No Show running socks are our top pick because they are durable, comfortable, and wick moisture away to keep your feet dry and prevent blisters.
You might also like the Balega Hidden Comfort no-show socks, the Smartwool Ph.D. Run Cold Weather mid-crew socks, the Saucony Performance No Show socks, the Injinji Run 2.0 lightweight no show toe socks, or the CEP Progressive Compression socks.
The pair of running shoes you choose can either make or break your running experience. Luckily, the New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v3 shoes deliver on every level. These Jack-of-all-trades shoes are light enough for speedwork, cushioned for long runs, and have a smooth ride that doesn’t fade even as you pile on the miles.
Nike’s Epic Lux running tights do everything a good pair of running tights should: They stay in place, provide full coverage, and are made from synthetic materials to wick away sweat so you can stay comfortable. These tights also offer a wide range of sizes so everyone can find their perfect fit.