You Know the Vibes
Made for a jog on the strand or an afternoon on the beach, this new run-ready performance apparel from CA-based Rabbit looks good, feels good and is designed to perform. The brand new Low Tide top, $68, is part of the run-specific brand’s standout Cali Vibes Collection for men and women. Made from Rabbit’s performance print, the entire back panel of the top is ventilated for breathability. Sustainably made with 88% recycled polyester and 12% polyester, the Low Tide top is also easy on/off with front metal snaps. The shoulder width fits packs with comfort should a runner wish to wear a pack.
Going the Extra Mile
A stylish and supportive performer, Anita Active’s best-selling Air Control DeltaPad Sports Bra, $79, is designed to keep runners cool, supported and ready to go the extra mile. In addition to support, the bra delivers constant air circulation with its breathable, triangular DeltaPad foam cups. Additional comfort details include extra-flat seams, a soft perforated underbust band, a breathable mesh section lined with power tulle in the back, and ergonomically shaped, fully padded straps. Complimenting all Anita Active Sports Bras is the brand’s Sports Tights Massage Legging, $115. Featuring a soft narrow waist band, extra-flat seams and clean-cut edging around the legs that ensures comfort, the inside of the legging’s functional fabric has integrated 3D Nubs that create a massaging type effect that keeps runners feeling good while achieving peak performance. Pictured: Active Anita Active Air Control DeltaPad Sports Bra #5544, Featured in Anthracite, Available in other solids and prints, Sizes AA-H, 30-42; Sports Tights Massage Leggings #1695, Featured in Black, Available in other solids and prints, Sizes 4-18.
The new, made in USA Seamless Bike Shorts from Zensah are seamless running and athletic shorts sure to be a game-changer for active wardrobes. Engineered with compression panels, comfortable ribbing, high rise wide waistband, and super soft performance fabric, the shorts are ideal for low and high impact activities, from yoga to running, and they also boast the comfort appeal (and sleek style) of loungewear. Seamless, four way stretch fabric allows for free movement, while staying fitted to the body, and the compression offers support, without restriction. Featuring a 6-inch inseam and phone pocket, the shorts hit perfectly at mid thigh. Moisture-wicking fabric pulls away sweat during workouts.
Ready for Anything
Known for its run gear and run essentials, Nathan Sports is now making inroads in apparel, too, after launching its first performance run apparel line last year. This season’s new Vamos Track Jacket, $100, combines style and tech, along with thoughtful details. Perfect for taking on the elements, its 4-way stretch fabric moves with the body while running and working out, while the DWR finish protects against wind and rain. The draft flap in the back allows for airflow to prevent runners from getting overheated. The jacket also has plenty of pockets — two zippered hand pockets, left chest pocket and one hidden inside mesh pocket on the wearer’s right. Available in men’s and women’s.
The Benjamina Collection from Oiselle is somewhat dressy, but also highly technical. Built to be worn for anything from an interview to a 100K race, the collection hits on a trend the brand saw grow during the pandemic: A change in the way we work and dress. Making apparel that not only has performance properties, but is also “extremely comfortable, yet professional” is what the Benjamina line aims for. Garments are lightweight and breathable, wrinkle resistant, and technical enough (breeze woven poly/spandex) to race in. Pictured here is the Benjamina Jogger in grounded pinstripe, $98. The line also includes a jumpsuit, short sleeve and sleeveless button-ups and a short sleeve pop-over top.
The PRO Trail Hydro Jacket for men is a pro-grade trail running jacket made of breathable and waterproof 3-layer Ventair fabric. It comes with fully taped seams, waterproof zippers and an adjustable hood. Details also include laser cut pockets for safe storage, ventilation at the armpits, a folded gaiter with thumb grip at sleeve endings and a strap at the neck to roll and secure hood. Craft’s PRO Hydro Cargo Pants for men are pro-grade running pants made of waterproof and breathable 3-layer Ventair fabric. The pants feature tapered legs, roomy leg pockets, perforated ventilation at the back and elastic waistband with a drawstring for optimal fit. In addition to 3L Ventair laminated fabric, details include two roomy leg pockets, rib at bottom leg for snug fitting and perforated ventilation on the back of the legs.
The Ultimate Fit
The Swing Shift Boxer Brief from 2UNDR has a super soft feel on the skin thanks to the beechwood fiber in the brand’s signature modal fabric. The Swing Shift features the patented Joey Pouch to deliver the ultimate fit while preventing unwanted skin contact. Additionally, the material resists shrinkage, fading and pilling. The smoothness of the fabric rejects hard water deposits, so it remains soft through repeated wash cycles. As the brand says, it delivers “perfection in your pants.” Details also include a premium 35mm roll-resistant waistband, a tagless, mid-rise, regular fit, signature quick access front fly and smooth, chafe-free, flatlock seam construction. The retail price points are $32 for solid colors and $35 for prints.