The high street running kit that looks a lot more expensive than it is

As the summer draws nearer, investing in good quality running kit can quickly slip down the list of priorities, with holiday shopping and summer races to pay for. Yet all hope is not lost and affordable running kit is now no longer a marathon shopping experience.

This week, we look at the newest range from Marks & Spencer, which looks a lot more expensive than its price tag. Imitating the current trends of other boutique fitness brands, pay a third of the cost with these picks:

Reflective Dot Leggings, £29.50,

With reflective dots to keep you visible when running all year round, the simple design is in keeping with the ‘fade’ look seen in designs from other brands. With a high waistband for added comfort and a pocket big enough for your iPhone, you can’t go wrong.

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Printed Quick Dry Leggings, £22.50, 

We love these cropped, fashionable leggings, perfect for those who don’t fancy wearing shorts in the summer months. With a faded design down the leg, moisture wicking fabric and a zip pocket in the waistband, these tick all the boxes.

Extra High Impact Non-Padded Sports Bra, £19.50,

This high neck, high impact sports bra has been designed to keep you comfy as you clock up the miles. The racer back design and padded straps offer the comfort you expect from Marks & Spencer, whilst the price tag is a fraction of similar designs on the market.

Related: The best sports bras 2018 

Reflective Dot Run Top, £35,

Matching the leggings above, this running top is the perfect over-layer for cooler morning runs this summer. The breathable fabric helps keep you cool and the reflective running dots look great, whilst coming in handy when running near roads. There’s also a slim line, zipped pocket on the back of the top, so you can leave your running belt at home.

Active High Impact Bra, £25,

As part of the Rosie for Autograph range, this high impact sports bra has a regular hook and eye fastening. Non padded and non-wired, the bra has been designed with added stretch for comfort. With the signature rose gold trims, this textured design looks beautiful as a crop top, or layered underneath other sportswear.