Fall 2013 Gear Guide: Women's Running Gear

New Balance 870v3 Running Shoes.

With the days getting shorter and the night longer, the chances of running this fall in low light conditions increases. Having the right running gear is essential, not only to keep you warmer on cool days but also more visible for safer runs. We have also included some great tech products so you can both track and share your running experience.

New Balance 870v3

New Balance will introduce the third generation of its 870 mild stability running shoe this fall. An ideal shoe for mild overpronators, the 870v3 continues to deliver what runners have grown to love in the series but enhanced to the next level. The evolution of the 870 series continues to deliver the fastness of REVlite and security of the foot during every day runs. Intelligent geometries of the 870v3 allow for a stable footprint with flexibility, torsional stability and a mild post at midstance. Enhanced features such as T-BEAM, aid in the stability quotient of a surprisingly light and flexible shoe. The 870v3 upper is constructed of a secure, breathable mono mesh and thin film overlays to lock the foot in place and ensure any slight movement is controlled. Dynamic material choices and construction are complimented by a range of bold, inspiring colorways. Grounded in performance – the 870v3 is the ideal shoe for runners in need of mild support seeking an exciting, REVlite experience.

Features:

• 8mm drop: due to variances created during the development and manufacturing processes, all references to 8mm drop are approximate

• Blown rubber outsole

• Breathable air mesh

• No sew welded seams

• Synthetic/Mesh upper

• MSRP: $109.95

http://www.newbalance.com/New-Balance-870v3/W870-V3,default,pd.html

skora phasexWSKORA PHASE-X W's

The Phase-X features 360-degree reflectivity for shorter days/longer nights. Multilayer mesh upper with soft inner mesh, lightweight breathable open-weave top mesh and custom printed reflective pattern for a highly reflective effect with excellent durability, comfort and breathability, previously not achievable in traditional mesh. The entire upper also features laminated reflective material for maximum visibility.

Features:

• REALFIT™ last

• Reflective Airmesh upper

• Reflective overlays

• Reflective lacing

• Asymmetrical lacing

• Anti-slip microfibre heelpad

• No-tongue design

• IBR (Injected Blown Rubber) outsole

• Rubber toe bumper

• Zero-drop construction

• Stitch-down construction

• 11mm Forefoot/heel stack height

• MSRP $125.00

http://skorarunning.com/phase-x-r02-001-w06x.html

salomon fellraiserWSalomon FELLRAISER W

The FELLRAISER W is a low, lightweight, and fast-drying trail shoe for training in muddy and wet conditions. The TPU toe cap provides strong foothold support and side protection. Also the Tongue has a cover to protect from mud and debris getting inside the shoe. Designed with the minimalistic Quicklace system for easy one-pull tightening.

Features:

• Breathable open mesh

• Protective TPU Toe Cap

• Sensifit™

• Lace Pocket

• Fell running last

• Outsole: low profile, non-marking Contagrip

• Sockliner: EVA shaped footbed, Molded EVA, Ortholite

Stonewear alpha hoody• Midsole: lightweight muscle, injected EVA

• Midsole height: 12mm/ 6mm

• Weight: 240G g /8.5 oz (US size 7W)

• MSRP $110.00

http://www.salomon.com/us/product/fellraiser-w.html

Stonewear Designs Alpha Hoody

This new Alpha hoody is a must-have for any cold weather activity. Brushed fleece inside, moisture wicking and comfortable movement for high performanc. Slick swirl seam on extra-long sleeve leads to a thumbhole for warmth. Ruching edges the front princess seams and curves along the back of hood, defining the ultimate femininity.

Features:

• Soft, brushed dryflex: 92% polyester, 8% Spandex.

• Hip length with dropped tail. 25" long (M)

• Made in the USA

• MSRP: $85.00

http://www.stoneweardesigns.com/p-386-alpha-hoody.aspx

icebreaker dart LSIcebreaker Dart LS ½ Zip

The Dart is a highly versatile lightweight technical sports top from our innovative Icebreaker GT collection. Made from 200gm merino fabric with water resistant nanotechnology, the Dart will keep you comfortable and dry during your rides, runs or work outs. Functional features: zip neck collar for temperature control, added LYCRA for shape retention, anti-chafe seams, zip secured chest pocket, and reflective details for visibility. Wear solo, over a base layer, or under an outer layer.

Features:

• Zip collar for temperature regulation

• Anti-chafe flatlock seams

• Secured zippered chest pocket

• Reflective details for visibility

• Lightweight, added LYCRA for shape retention, naturally odor-resistant, naturally wicking, breathable

• Weight: 200 Lightweight

• Fabric: 96% merino wool, 4% elastane. Eyelet panels: 99% merino, 1% elastane

• MSRP: $139.99

http://us.icebreaker.com/Dart-Long-Sleeve-Half-Zip/100729J81L,en,pd.html?start=2&q=dart

gore sunlight slimPantsGORE Sunlight lady slim pants

Sunlight is designed and engineered for the urban runner with high-tech best in class fabrics. Fresh and functional running pants for the female fitness runner. Tight fit on the hips and thighs and a straight cut from the knees. The wide and comfy bi-color hem and two hip pockets create a fresh accent. The materials used for temperature control are highly wicking on the inside, offer ideal insulation and are extremely soft to the touch. Rapid escape of perspiration prevents the body from cooling down due to evaporation and the fabric from sticking to the skin. In this way, you can keep your body warmer and drier.

Features:

• Small inside key pocket on waistband

• 2 hip pockets

• Reflective print on hem

• Reflective print on hem

• Thermo-stretch functional fabric

• Reflective logo on front

• 84% Nylon, 16% Elastane

• MSRP: $89.99

http://www.goreapparel.com/SUNLIGHT-LADY-Slim-Pants/TSUNLC,default,pd.html

stonewear sprinterCampriStonewear Designs Sprinter Capri

The Sprinter Capri makes the perfect workout companion for jogging the trail or cragging the steep rocks. Triangle inlay on backside gives you perfect shape. Super-wide, soft contrasting waistband with front inlayed hidden zipper pocket sits just below waist for comfort. Also a reflective logo adds safety when running in low light conditions.

Features:

• Quick-dry and moisture-wicking fabric

• 85% recycled PET, 15% Spandex.

• Inseam: 18½" (M)

• Made in the USA

• MSRP: $67.00

http://www.stoneweardesigns.com/p-412-sprinter-capri.aspx

TNF runners-gloveNorth Face Runners Gloves

This sleek three-season running glove works both like a heater and an air conditioner to keep your hands comfortable on long runs. When making a fist, the TNF Apex ClimateBlock soft shell fabric at back-of-hand provides wind-resistance during forward motion to provide warmth. Cool hands off by opening hand to reveal breathable mesh on palm that provides crucial breathability. Also these gloves are compatible with all touch screen devices.

Features:

• TNF Apex ClimateBlock back-of-hand fabric

• Comfortable, breathable mesh on palm

• Palm-side key pocket

• Abundant reflective hits

• Watch Notch in wrist closure accommodates larger GPS watch faces

• Large, plush nose-wipe panels

• MSRP: $40.00

http://www.thenorthface.com/catalog/sc-gear/runners-glove_2.html

athleta polartec headbandAthleta Polartec Power Stretch Headband

Plush, thermal and stretchy, Polartec Power Stretch makes the a great expedition-weight insulation for all your head. Expedition-weight fabric lends full thermal insulation for your coldest training runs. A super soft brushed interior wicks and breathes to keep you dry. And there is a ponytail hole opening to give your hair someplace to go.

Features:

• 3" width

• Size: One Size

• Nightshade Purple

• Polartec Power Stretch: Polyester/Spandex

• MSRP: $19.00

http://athleta.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=91993&vid=1&pid=801337032

bumbleride indie lotusBumbleride Indie Stroller

The new Indies stroller has been slightly redesigned for 2013 and has a lightweight aluminum frame. An in-line front wheel lock system secures the front wheel in the forward position for stability when jogging, so that parents can more easily hit their strides. Meanwhile, the Indie also boasts an adjustable handle height, spanning from 32-45 inches, for a customized, comfortable, ergonomic fit. Babies are outfitted for an optimum ride at faster-than-walking speeds with the 2013 Indie, due to a slightly redesigned frame that offers a more easily adjustable footrest as well as a deeper footwell for taller toddlers (up to 23 inches tall). Additionally, the rugged rear suspension system and sturdy pneumatic tires buffer bumps along the path to create a smooth, soft ride for children.

Features:

• Durable exterior fabric made from 50% recycled PET

• Soft interior fabric made from 50% bamboo charcoal

• SPF 45 sun canopy

• Cup holder

• 12" air-inflated tires

• 5-point breakaway harness with shoulder pads

• Adjustable handle

• Adjustable footrest

• Bumper Bar

• Universal Car Seat Adapter Bar

• Capacity: 45 lbs

• Standing: 36L x 24.5W x 34.5H

• Folded: 32L x 24.5W x 15H

• MSRP: $529.95

http://www.bumbleride.com/strollers/indie-home.php

mio alphaMIO Alpha

The MIO Alpha is the first performance level, continuous heart rate monitor sport watch without a chest strap. Instead of reading heart beats on your chest, an optic sensor reads the blood profusion in your wrist below. The entire system of the Alpha is housed within the watch and has proven accurate up to running speeds of 14mph, though it's perfect for any fitness activity. The Alpha also uses Bluetooth technology to connect with your smartphone as you train, allowing you to track results with your favorite fitness app.

Features:

• Continuous heart rate monitoring

• No uncomfortable chest strap

• Tested accurate at performance speeds

• Bluetooth® Smart (4.0) technology allows MIO Alpha to connect with compatible smartphones**

• Customizable heart rate zones

• Data review (total exercise time, average heart rate, time "in zone")

• Exercise timer and Clock

• MSRP: $199.00

http://www.mioglobal.com

UD endureUltimate Direction Jurek Endure

The easiest way to carry everything you need, the Scott Jurek-designed Endure belt is comfortable, functional, and ready to take you where you want to go. With dual, easy to refill 10 oz. water bottles for better balance and quick hydration, the Endure is great for just about any length run. A water-resistant pocket is sized right for cell phones while a stretch mesh pocket will easily handle keys, energy food, or gloves. A bungee system lets you carry even more gear such as a lightweight jacket. The Endure weighs 6-ounces without bottles, 8.5-ounces with.

Features:

• Two 10 oz bottles included

• Bottle holsters are stiffened with lightweight foam for quick access

• Front pocket is sweat resistant and moveable, with foam backing

• 3/4 in. waist webbing with stretch panel

• Movable Race Bib clips

• Adjustable buckle fits all sizes

• Weight: 6 oz

• Pocket Size: 6.5 x 3 in

• Pouch Size: 4 x 4 in

• Fits to: 26 - 44 in

• MSRP: $39.95

http://www.ultimatedirection.com/p-605-jurek-endure.aspx

strava runStrava Run

With Strava, you can track your runs and then measure yourself against yourself over time, or other runners in your area and across the globe. You can assess your progress and analyze your performance, whether it’s your daily loop or the race you just trained for. Strava makes running a social experience, provides motivation and camaraderie, while keeping all that crucial data stored in one simple place.

Features:

• View the map of your run and hear audio updates as you record

• Get key stats like distance, pace, splits, elevation gained and calories burned

• Collect heart rate data from Zephyr HxM Bluetooth sensors

• Set personal records and earn Course Record honors

• Join monthly Challenges designed to push you further

• See how you stack up against friends, locals and pros

• Motivate your friends with kudos and and comments

• Share your runs on Facebook and Twitter

• Explore the most popular segments anywhere you go

• MSRP: Free

http://www.strava.com/