The most important factor to consider when buying new running gear is its function, right? But that doesn't mean you can't look good while wearing it as well. From flashy shoes to colorful tights, these 23 items pair function with fashion to ensure you look good and feel good on the road this fall.
Tops1. Brooks Array Long Sleeve ($60)
The beauty of the Brooks Array Long Sleeve is that is serves as the perfect top for cool-weather running as well as the perfect casual top for wearing around town. It's semi-fitted, ensuring it stays in place yet gives you enough room to breathe, and the 100-percent polyester fabric wicks sweat and dries quickly for your sweatier outings. This top will undoubtedly have you looking and feeling good next time you hit the road.
2. Brooks Ghost Short Sleeve ($40)
We all know fall can sometimes feel more like summer than the cooler temps we know and love. For day when the weather decides to pop back into July rather than stick to plan, the Ghost Short Sleeve is the perfect top for your run. The featherweight fabric keeps air flowing and the design is constructed with comfort in mind. Plus, the sweat-wicking fabric will make you wonder why you didn't buy this shirt sooner.
3. Reebok Thermowarm Padded Jacket ($90)
This is one of the most streamlined, thermally-insulated jackets we've ever worn. It provides incredible warmth without housing too much "puffiness", so it layers well both over and under other pieces of clothing. While the full front zipper doesn't make it the most ideal piece to wear during a run, our testers found it to be a natural piece to throw on both before and after exercise for instant warmth and comfort.
4. Brooks LSD Jacket ($85)
Ideal for breezy fall runs, Brooks' LSD jacket is so lightweight you'll almost forget you're wearing it. Our tester loved the light yet protective feel of it. Made from 100 percent Ripstop Nylon, it's guaranteed to keep the elements at bay while you pound the pavement--it even has a UPF of 30! Coming in a variety of colors and featuring reflective elements, you'll be safe, protected and look good with this jacket on your next windy run. Did we mention it can even pack into a built-in zip pocket and comes with an elastic strap to easily stow and go?
The LSD Jacket is available in both men's and women's sizing.
5. Brooks UpRise/UpLift Crossback Bra ($44)
Brooks' Crossback line of sports bras is designed with your figure in mind. For women with smaller chests, the UpRise bra just the right amount of support without going overboard and hindering your movement while you run or making you feel too strapped in. The UpLift is for women with larger chests, providing more support just where you need it. In both styles, the cups are perforated and breathable and the straps are mesh, increasing airflow and allowing for maximum sweat wicking. The bottom line? You'll no longer have to worry about achieving comfort or avoiding pain when you head out for your next run in this bra.
6. Reebok Thermowarm Control Hoodie ($90)
When the weather outside turns sour and you're forced to hit the treadmill to keep up with training, Reebok's Thermowarm Control Hoodie is the perfect jacket to throw on to head to the gym. It features a double-layer of fabric to keep your core warm and a hood with an inner collar to ensure your neck is covered even with the hood down.
7. Brooks Dash Hoodie ($80)
Perfect for night runs when it's cool not cold, Brooks' Dash Hoodie Nightlife is just the right amount of layers to get you through a fall run. The DriLayer fabric is sweat-wicking and thin yet still soft and will keep you warm when it gets too cold for short sleeves. The sleeve features a convenient storage pocket at your wrist ideal for your ID and a credit card, and the hood is fitted just enough to stay up without cutting into your peripheral vision. Not to mention it comes in a variety of colors, including a Nightlife version to ensure you're seen even after the sun goes down.
The Dash Hoodie is available in both men's and women's sizing.
8. Under Armour ColdGear Reactor Balaclava ($99.99)
If you can't ever seem to get comfortably warm on a chilly fall run, let us introduce you to the Under Armour ColdGear Reactor Balaclava. A one-piece long sleeve with hooded construction, this top is the only one you'll want or need when it comes to colder runs this fall and winter. The hood covers all but your eyes and features perforated fabric around the mouth so as not to restrict your breathing when the running gets tough. The hood also features a bungee system and extended collar to ensure your skin is protected from the elements, and the shaped drop-tail hem gives you added coverage at the waist without extra material or weight.
9. Brooks Fly By 1/2 Zip ($85)
Our tester owns a fair number of 1/2-zip jackets, and this is by far her favorite. It's not only warm, keeping you toasty even when the temperature starts to drop, but it is also incredibly soft, making for a comfortable wear-experience when you're pounding the pavement. The sides are made from a stretchier fabric than the body, allowing for an ideal fit. There are natural thumb holes and a good-sized kangaroo pocket on the front as well.
Note that our tester found this jacket to have more of a snug fit, so you might want to consider sizing up when buying. It is also available in a full-zip version.
10. Brooks Notch Thermal Long Sleeve ($75)
This long sleeve is so soft and comfortable, you won't want to take if off even after your run is done. The notched interior not only keeps you warm when the air has a bite to it but also dries quickly despite the thicker--yet still surprisingly light--fabric. Get ready because the Notch Thermal Long Sleeve is about to become your go-to layer this fall.
The Notch Thermal Long Sleeve is available in both men's and women's sizing.