Finding the right running clothes can be tough. Every brand fits differently and when you’re running multiple times a week, you go through a lot of clothes. To make shopping easier and help you find your next pair of running shorts, I’ve put together the 8 running clothing brands you need to know.
Some are new up and comers. Others are brands you know but may not know make running clothes. And of course I’ve thrown in a budget gem. Let me know in the comments if you have a favorite brand that should be on the list!
8 Running Clothing Brands You Need to Know
One of my favorite up and coming running clothing brands. Janji is more than a brand, they are a collective. Offering a lifetime 15% discount on all items for a one time fee (currently $25). And the company donates 2% of proceeds to water charities around the world. Jani’s style is a mix of soft color solids and bright wild designs. And you can expect to pay $68 plus for both men’s and women’s running shorts. That’s before the collective discount, which more than pays for itself over a few purchases.
One of the fastest growing running clothes brands in the industry. Rabbit is starting to be carried by a lot of running stores. Featuring soft colors and geometric patterns, creating a more refined style. Their price point reflects this and you can expect to spend $60 plus for men’s and $50 plus for women’s running shorts. They carry a wide selection of items including tops, bottoms, hats, arms sleeves, and more.
Sometimes you just need good running gear without the crazy price tag that comes with some of the “boutique” brands. BALEAF Sports makes fitness gear for both men and women. With their no fuss and simple designs coming at a great price. As an example, you can get a pair of men or women’s running shorts for around $20. And they are available through Amazon Prime one day delivery in most US locations.
If you like bright colors and patterns then BOA is a brand you need to check out. Specializing in reasonably priced running wear for both men and women, you can get a great pair of running shorts starting at around $35+. And they also feature a wide selection of coordinating tops. Because of the colorful style and friendly price point BOA has gained popularity with many high school and college running clubs.
That’s right, they make more than socks. Smartwool actually has a line of Merino Wool lined running shorts and tops. And as you can imagine, they are incredibly comfortable. The perfect gift for yourself or any runner in your life. Men’s shorts start at around $65 and women’s shorts start at $60. And you can often find them on special or last year’s models on clearance from REI.
Offering soft and subtle colors and patterns inspired by a California lifestyle. Vuori Clothing is founded on being an ethical and sustainable business. Their running clothes are stylish while being comfort casual, making them the perfect crossover from running to grabbing a drink at your local bar on a summer afternoon. Pricing is fair, starting at around $68 for both men’s and women’s running shorts.
A brand known for its hiking and outdoor gear also has a great selection of running gear. Patagonia offers an IronClad Guarantee and backs everything they make while also donating 1% of sales to environmental causes. Overall, they have a great reputation as a brand and make some great running clothes as well. Expect to pay around $60 for both men and women’s shorts. That should last you for years of running.
Founded in New England, Tracksmith line provided runners with a vibe that is undeniably east coast. Mixing vintage American and European style, their clothing would fit in at any country club in upstate New York. This timeless look comes with a reasonable price tag, with both men’s and womens short pricing at around $60.