Fall is in the air! For most of us, that means it’s time for changing leaves and cooler air. But with the seasonal changes, we also have to think about updating our fall running gear to combat the frosty mornings or drizzly evenings of autumn. That’s why we’ve put together a list of fall essentials for running outdoors.
If you love running in the evenings, you’ll also need to stay visible at dusk. This LED reflective vest has super bright LED lights and reflective tape, which can make you visible from 600 feet away, keeping you safe. And with four adjustable buckles and elastic straps, this LED reflective vest can easily be worn over sweatshirts or coats.
This men’s jacket from Columbia is made of durable waterproof nylon that can withstand a drizzle or a downpour. It is lightweight enough for the movement you need while running and its Omni-Shield helps you stay clean and dry by resisting the absorption of liquids. Plus, it has two zippered side pockets to help keep items secure.
For the women, this full-zip hoodie from Salomon will keep you protected from the elements of fall with its reinforced, water-repellent fabric torso. The breathable fabric helps manage your body temperature to prevent overheating and the hoodie is perfect for rainy days.
Runners know that a good running shoe is most important to a good run! With the Adidas Terrex you can count on dry feet for any wet trail or surface. Plus, the added traction of these shoes offer support and durability that most shoes lack and the waterproof membrane keeps you super comfortable.
Besides a good running shoe, a runner needs a good sock. That’s why we recommend the Swickwick Aspire Four Trail. This sock offers arch support, a mesh footbed design for optimum breathability, and even compression to reduce fatigue when you’re running your hardest. But what you’ll love most about this sock? No bunching, no voids, and no blisters.
Fall weather can be unpredictable – some days it can be cool and some days, it might be a bit more frosty. That’s why the Brooks midweight glove makes this list. This glove is not too heavy and is best for cool weather and includes mesh inserts in the palms that provide ventilation when you need it. They also have a phone-friendly design, and when you’re not using the gloves, the magnetic cuffs keep the gloves together so they don’t get separated. No more looking for that other glove!
When it’s fall time in America – it’s football time in America. Tifosi Optics recently launched a Varsity Hues collection with a variety of popular sport team colorways in our Swank Series sunglasses, so you can show off your team colors. One of the favorites to make this list is Shirley. The cat-eye lenses are made of polycarbonate that are durable enough for game day or your daily run, and the hydrophilic rubber nosepieces provide a no-slip fit.
If you need to bring supplies out to the trails, then check out the Runaway Marathon Travel Pack. The stylish design provides a comfortable fit with plenty of storage for clothes, shoes, hydration, and even a yoga mat, laptop, and more. For only $60, this backpack actually packs a lot into it.
The lightweight trail cap by Sunday Afternoons is a great choice to keep you shaded during a run. Its crushable design makes it easy to tote around or “stuff” in a bag or luggage and its water-repellent coating keeps you dry. But our favorite thing about this hat has to be the sunglass lock holes it offers so you can place your sunglasses in it for safekeeping as you run.
The patented design of the Armpocket Racer is award-winning for many reasons. For example, it can be worn in four different ways! Choose to wear it on your bicep, forearm, hand, or bike. Not only is it super versatile but its memory foam padding and sport Velcro design are ergonomically made to keep your phone in place, no matter how intense your run gets. Plus, it works with almost any smartphone!
There you have it, whether you love the Autumn season or just need to get by until Spring, these fall essentials won’t let you down on your next run!