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Running Gear We Love Right Now | May 2024

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What You Need To Know

Discover Something New

Here’s where to find some of the best gear out there that doesn’t make it into reviews

Why You'll Like It

Because we’ve been wearing it all the time this past month

Best For

Anything from running to hanging out to livin’ the good life

How It Works

We get a lot of gear to review here at Believe in the Run. Sometimes we get a whole seasonal collection to review, but more often than not, we get a bunch of items meant for different purposes. Some nutrition here, a couple hats there, tack on some casual pants and maybe some socks.

If you’re like us, you probably don’t want to read a review about just one pair of socks, or a backpack, or whatever. But if we’re using something all the time– if it’s become part of our running life– we want you to know. That’s where this monthly roundup comes in.

Each month, we give you a list of items that we really, truly love. Everything on this list is something we keep coming back to again and again. Maybe it’s the fit, maybe it’s the performance, maybe it’s just something we can’t explain. But at the end of the day, we love it, and we hope you do too.

Of course, we’re always looking for new gear to fall in love with, so if you have any recommendations yourself, please leave them in the comments below.

The Running Gear We Love Right Now

Thomas’s Pick #1

Saysky Stripe Collection

The Pace and Combat collection comes decked out in stripes, and I am into it. Black and white are my two favorite shades. My art school pedigree won’t let me call them colors. The fit is perfect. I wear a medium top and bottom and I will be the first to tell you I look great in the gear. Look good, run gooder.

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gear of the month - saysky stripe

Meaghan’s Pick #1

Vuori Performance Jogger ($94)

These performance joggers were gifted to me from other Meg, aka Feathers, and I absolutely love them. They’re designed with a really soft, stretchy fabric aptly named Dreamknit, they sit mid rise with an elastic waistband and drawcord, and they’re finished off with some stash pockets. They are the most comfortable joggers I’ve ever owned. I could (kind of do) live in them.

Buy Vuori Jogger


Robbe’s Pick #1

Ibex Journey Short Sleeve Crew ($85)

This is one shirt to rule them all. It’s made with NuYarn merino wool, which employs a system of merino-wrapped nylon threads for a shirt that’s moisture-wicking and temperature regulating while maintaining shape and durability. I was forced to wear this for three days straight after our luggage was lost on the way to Europe, and it still smelled fine and fit great. That goes for running as well, even in the summer months. That alone is worth the price of admission.

Buy Ibex Merino




gear of the month - ibex tee

Thomas’s Pick #2

Ortlieb Duffle RS 110L ($470)

Do you need a large-ass bag that you can pack for a world tour? If so, this is the one. Recently, we traveled to Boston and had to pack for three different brands we would be working with. Following that weekend, we shipped to Italy to check out Diadora, then Germany to visit Adidas. I lived out of my massive 110L rolling waterproof Duffle RS the whole time. The bag had taken a beating, but we returned to Baltimore without a scratch. Meanwhile, Meg’s clamshell (not Ortlieb) was destroyed by the baggage handlers.

Buy Ortlieb Duffle RS

gear of the month - ortileb duffle rs

Meaghan’s Pick #2

Goodr Sunglasses ($25)

No, these aren’t new or even that exciting, but there’s something so nice about having a pair of “throwaway” sunglasses with you at all times. Not that these are to throw away, but at $25, it’s no sweat if you break or lose a pair of the Whiskey Shots With Satan. I also love the names of the glasses: A Ginger’s Soul, Flamingos on a Booze Cruise, Nine Dollar Pour Over… it doesn’t get any better.

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gear of the month - goodr

Robbe’s Pick #2

Salomon Active Sling ($30)

It’s a pretty simple system, but it works. Perfect size for phone, keys, and/or gels, with a lay-flat design and easily adjustable waistband. Also easy to get on and off with a magnetic clip to secure around the waist. Plus, I’m a sucker for an army green colorway.

Buy Salomon Sling

gear of the month - salomon waist belt

Ryan’s Pick #1

Nathan Crossover 15L Hydration Pack ($130)

Listen, apparently, we don’t get a nice, comfortable spring season here in Baltimore. It goes from cold and wintry to hotter than hell, with just about five minutes in between. As such, I’ve had to jump into my summer hydration routine much earlier this year. Thankfully, Nathan’s Crossover Pack has enough space for a 1.5L hydration bladder in the back (which is included), as well as a ton of storage space for snacks, a camera, and way more.

Buy Nathan Hydration

Ryan’s Pick #2

REI Junction Bike Shorts ($30 on sale)

Oh, by the way, I haven’t been allowed to run for about a month. If you’ve seen me since then, you know I’ve spent a lot of time on my bike, and that’s where a trusty pair of bike shorts comes in. REI’s in-house brand is on clearance at the moment, so I picked up a pair just to have a little padding, and I don’t regret it. If you’re a serious cyclist, I’d recommend bibs for their added support, but you cant go wrong with the pocket space.

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gear of the month - rei bike shorts

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Thomas Neuberger
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As the founder of Believe in the Run, Thomas’s goal is to help runners pick the shoes and gear that will make their running experience the best that it can be. 

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Meaghan signed up for her first marathon three weeks before the race, because it was $10 more than the half she planned to run. She learned everything in running the hard way. Now a USATF & UESCA certified run coach, she loves encouraging friends to go for big goals as she continues to chase faster times. She enjoys a hot cup of coffee, a cold martini, and making bagels for friends and family.

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Robbe is the senior editor of Believe in the Run. He loves going on weird routes through Baltimore, finding trash on the ground, and running with the Faster Bastards. At home in the city, but country at heart. Loves his two boys more than anything. Has the weakest ankles in the game.

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Ryan Haines
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Ryan is kind of like Robbe’s Igor behind the scenes. He helps to compile and clean up everyone’s reviews, and finds time to get in a few miles of his own. When he’s not running or editing, Ryan writes and reviews for Android Authority, spending time with the latest tech and complaining when things don’t work quite right. If he’s not doing any of that, maybe you’ll find him nose-deep in a crossword puzzle or trying to catch up on an endless backlog of shows to stream.

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