Whether you are training for your first 5km or have lost track of your bib number, great running clothes and accessories for the summer can mean the difference between a strong run and a miserable experience or even a dreaded DNF (Did Not Finish). . So you've got your running shoes, now what?
Whether you're training for your first 5K or have lost track of the number of bibs you have, great summer running gear and accessories can make the difference between a strong run and a miserable experience, or even a dreaded DNF (Did Not Finish). So you've got your running sneakers, now what?
From clothes to smartwatches, recovery day gear to water bottles, we've cut through the clutter to present you with the best summer running gear on the market. Intervals and splits, loops and hills, here we come.
Summer Running Gear That'll Help You Go the DistanceFourlaps Bolt Short 5â Courtesy Image
1. Fourlaps Bolt Short 5â
New for Spring/Summer '21, these shorts are designed to move with you and keep you cool thanks to moisture-wicking technology and laser-cut ventilation holes. Made with four-way stretch fabric, you'll also appreciate the zippered pocket in the back to stow your essentials when you head out. With 88 percent RE-UP recyclable materials, you can feel good about your purchase for the health of our planet, too.
[$68; fourlaps.com]Get itHoney Stinger Rapid Hydration Mix Courtesy Image
2. Honey Stinger Rapid Hydration Mix
You came, you saw, you conquered those hills. And now you need a freaking water break. This first hydration system of its kind is a mix of honey with sodium to supercharge your H2O. It speeds up the absorption of key nutrients your body craves. Flavors include Strawberry Lemonade, Pomegranate Passion Fruit, Mango Melon, Black Cherry, Tangerine, and Berry.
[$33; honeystinger.com]Get itSleep Number 360 i8 Smart Bed Courtesy Image
3. Sleep Number 360 i8 Smart Bed
If you're serious about running (or any kind of training, for that matter), you're serious about sleep. This award-winning 360 Smart Bed with proprietary SleepIQ technology digitally senses your movements throughout the night and adjusts automatically to keep you comfortable. Tech-wise, theâ¯algorithmâ¯ measures sleep time, quality, heart rate and breathing rate, providing your horizontal lair with maximum comfort for your personal needs. Hot sleepers, in particular, will dig the temperature-balancing sleep surface and the smart 3D fabric that's said to be up to 50 percent more breathable.
[From $2,750; sleepnumber.com]Get itMoshi Mythro Air SS21 Bluetooth Earbuds Courtesy Image
4. Moshi Mythro Air SS21 Bluetooth Earbuds
The newest version of these earbuds have standout specs like improved noise isolation, charge time, and Bluetooth range. As someone who's lo ...