Compression: Recofit Sports is the only company I use for compression. I’ve tried a lot of compression gear and it just didn’t do it for me until these.
Shorts: Oiselle Roga Shorts. Only shorts I just love.
Skirt: Only running skirt I love is Running Skirts. Has shorts underneath OR panties which I actually prefer. I’ve abused mine for over 6 years and still love it.
Sports Bras: BodyRock Sport. Only ones. Period. I also have a few running tights, shirts and jackets. She does everything right.
Tights: Brooks. Honestly, they were the only ones long enough for me that didn’t completely fall off. Same with my REI shell pants made for cross country skiing. They fit the best so it’s not always about brand (Honestly I try to stay away from big brands) it’s also about function and that it fits me. Other sports need the same functions in clothing so look outside of running apparel. Tennis, skiing, cycling, etc… If it’s breathable, lightweight, wicking, has great movement, etc… it will work to run in.
Gloves, Hat & Headband: Gloves and headband I use are Saucony. Pink. I like the gloves because there’s a mitten that comes over the top of my fingers if I need it. I can tuck it away or put disposable hand warmers in it. If I wear a hat I haven’t found one that’s so much better than the rest.
Jacket: NorthFace Windstopper. Read reviews, saved up, got it on Ebay. It’s not thick so I layer under it accordingly. I like the hood, the drawstring on the hood and at the bottom and yes, it does minimize the wind considerably.
Socks: Balega. I do like Swiftwick as well and have one pair of SmartWool that I use in winter, but Balega overall is my favorite
LIGHTING: I appreciate clothing that has built in reflection. It would be fine with me if every piece of apparel came striped with it. Until that happens I am very aware of how bright I am to others – I sometimes put reflective tape on my clothes if I run in low lighting. I also need to see though and for that I use Knuckle Lights.
Shoes: (Currently. Subject to constant change)
Minimalist: Mizuno Wave Precision
Regular: Saucony Ride
Trail: Saucony Peregrine
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