14 summer running gear must-haves for women

On Comfort t-shirt

The Swiss brand famous for its ‘cloud pod’ shoes has branched out into running kit. This tee has a soft feel, moves well with your body without gathering, and is fast-wicking and anti-odour.

£50, On Running

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Crewroom Fuel vest

If you get caught in a shower this will provide solid protection; it’s highly water-resistant and quick-drying so your torso will be kept dry and the top won’t soak through and become heavy.

£38, Crewroom

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Varley Radford crop

This has a slick racerback design, comes down to a couple of inches above the belly button and has a 4.5-inch zip down the front in case you prefer your neckline to be a little looser.

£50, Varley

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New Balance Trinamic t-shirt

This may seem like a big hike in price for New Balance, but this top is extremely high quality. It dries incredibly quickly, feels cool and smooth, has laser-cut holes on chest and back for ventilation, and the weave is stretchy.

£55, New Balance

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Zaazee Ella vest

British women-only brand Zaazee has sweated the details with this new openback vest top: it’s cut to give a flattering look around the chest, and the polyamide/elastane mix is both soft and stretchy.

£38, Zaazee

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Under Armour Fly-By racerback tank

You’d be hard pressed to find an airier, more lightweight top than this. It has a barely-there feel when on, and the entire back is made from mesh to keep you even cooler during tough sessions.

£30, Under Armour

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Lululemon Long Distance tank

This stylish tank is a strong investment for your running wardrobe: its fabric is bonded with silver to prevent the odour that comes with frequent wear from sticking around, plus it’s lightweight and sweat-wicking.

£52, Lululemon

Brooks Green-light capri

The wide, 3.5-inch waistband provides a great fit and also houses two rear pockets big enough to hold keys, a gel or a credit card. The crotch is gusseted for extra comfort and the material is durable.

£60, Brooks

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Kalenji Trail running skort

Just as good on the road as it is on the trails. The skirt allows freedom of movement, while inner short leggings provide comfort and modesty.

£17.99, Kalenji

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Bellum Active Venus capri

The polyester and spandex mix of material makes these durable and stretchy without growing baggy. Mesh panels on the back of the knees help with ventilation and there are two pockets on the wide waistband.

£50, Bellum Active

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Saucony Scoot mini capri

The waistband here is great at dispersing pressure, a gusseted crotch means there’ll be no running and the ruching on the knees allows you to get into your stride without the material pulling or constricting.

£40, Saucony

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Salomon Elevate ¾ tight

Salomon excels at high-end threads for mid-range prices and this is a prime example. The soft, breathable fabric, wide waistband and flatlock seams add up to a very comfortable run.

£40, Salomon

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Varley Kingman Carrera leggings

These full-length leggings will keep you cool in summer thanks to the huge mesh ventilation panels that run down the back from mid-hamstring to the ankle.

£75, Varley

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Asics FuzeX mesh shorts

These highly ventilated shorts feature a four-inch inseam, a 2.5-inch waistband, a zip pocket on the rear big enough for a small gel and keys, and two open pockets on the front for tissues and other lightweight non-valuables.

£32, Asics

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