Affordable running gear: Women’s kit that won’t break the bank

Who said running kit had to be expensive? If you’re getting ready to run your first mile and are looking for affordable kit, or stepping up your training on a budget, we’ve hand-picked some technical kit that won’t break the bank.

Hilly Lite Anklet, £9, runnersneed.com 

Unisex socks that last, if not a lifetime, then several hundred miles. They’re also soft, anti-odour and fast-wicking.

 

ASOS 4505 Run Legging in Rally Print, £25, asos.com

Fed up of monochrome running gear, try these ASOS own brand running leggings on for size. With a comfortable, high-rise waistband, the fabric is designed to keep you cool as you pound the pavements.

 

Adidas Alphaskin Sport Printed Tee, £27.95, adidas.co.uk

For less than 30 quid you get a high spec compression top with raglan sleeves, anti-odour weave, large mesh panel of the rear and thumbholes in the sleeves.

Kalenji Run Warm Women’s Long-Sleeved Jersey, £7.99, decathlon.co.uk

A warm, breathable layer that helps keep your body at the right temperature when you run. With a zip collar, thumb loops and a choice of colours, it’s a great choice for under a tenner.

Civit Ladies’ Lightweight Running Jacket, £9.99, lidl.co.uk

Ultra-lightweight, windproof, water-repelling and with reflective details for enhanced visibility, be ready for all weathers with this running jacket from Lidl.

Asics Baselayer 7/8 Tight, £35.00, asics.com

A close, compressive fit and features a strong elasticated waistband. These also dry extremely quickly when you get sweaty.

H&M Padded Outdoor Jacket, £34.99, hm.com

This features a thermal lining, two large zip pockets and stretch panels on the side.

Adidas Running M10 Shorts, £24.95, adidas.co.uk

Old-school running shorts with a modern aesthetic and a fresh print. Stripped back, frills-free and super-comfy.

Craft Radiate Tee, £17, craftsportswear.co.uk

This polyester running tee does an excellent job of wicking sweat away and has reflective branding on the chest.

Civit Ladies’ Sports Leggings, £5.99, lidl.co.uk

Reflective details for enhanced visibility, a handy in-built key pocket and mesh-panels for moisture control. They come up quite long, especially on petite runners, but are great for the price.

Dhb Marl Run Singlet, £9.58, wiggle.co.uk

No flashy features here, just a top that feels soft, cool, irritation-free and is a treat to wear.

Crane Fitness Leggings, £8.99, aldi.co.uk

Soft to the touch capris with a gusseted crotch, a wide waistband and a rear zip pocket.

Kalenji Run Warm Women’s Jersey Hood, £16.99, decathlon.co.uk

Fleecy, wicking, breathable, stretchy and neutral enough that you could wear it down the pub too.

Dhb Marathon Run Socks, £9, wiggle.co.uk

Every bit as good as socks that cost twice as much, these will keep your feet blister and chafe-free, they dry quickly and don’t lose their elasticity. Excellent value for money.

Grey Marl Panel Side Sports Leggings, £17.99, newlook.com

Wear the mesh trend without the price tag with these stylish leggings from New Look. High waist for comfort, with wicking fabric to keep you dry.

USA Pro Seamless Tank, £12, sportsdirect.com

Best for smaller-chested women, this top features an internal shelf bra for added support and an elasticated lower hem.

Ronhill Women’s Everyday Jacket, £35, cotswoldoutdoor.com

An absolute steal: this is lightweight, wind-resistant, and ergonomically shaped, with a fleece-lined collar, zipped pocket, chin guard and reflective detailing.

H&M Sports Tights, £24.99, hm.com

Running leggings in a fast-drying fabric, with a concealed drawstring waist. There’s a zipped pocket for your keys, and reflective detailing for running at night.

Ronhill Commuter 15L Backpack, £32.99, amazon.co.uk

Outstanding value for money: this ergonomically designed, weather-resistant pack stays put on the run and has a padded back and straps for comfort.

USA Pro Leggings, £22, sportsdirect.com

With a wide, elasticated waistband, fast drying material and a zipped pocket to keep your keys safe, grab the marble trend without the price tag.