Essential women's running gear for autumn - Women's Running

Essential women’s running gear for autumn

Author: Holly Taylor

Read Time:   |  November 3, 2021

All the gear on our autumn running wishlist...

There’s nothing like the sound of crunchy leaves beneath your running shoes – get out there and enjoy some autumn running with our favourite new gear. These clothes and shoes will last you all season, and are comfy, stylish and practical from top to bottom. Happy running!

November running gear: Sweaty Betty Rapid Merino Run Beanie

SWEATY BETTY Rapid Merino Running Beanie £35

There’s no such thing as bad weather, only inadequate clothing – and you can combat a lot of the UK weather with a few well-placed accessories. You see, what you want is warm ears, and what you don’t want is a sweaty head. SB’s solution is this beautifully soft beanie crafted from merino yarn that meets that brief head on.

November running gear: Ronhill Women's Core Running Jacket

RONHILL Women’s Core Running Jacket £45

This Mum Runs’ running apparel has taken a significant step up in recent months, with properly good tights and shorts now mingling with technical tops and cosy sweats. This collaboration with Ronhill marks another brilliant move by this impressive women-lead team, with a fab water and wind resistant jacket leading the march. In breathable fabric with a secure pocket for your valuables, it’s a very happy addition to your run kit.

Available in sizes 8-18

November running gear: On Weather Shirt

ON Weather Shirt £100

If you want beautiful running clothes with the ultimate attention to detail, then you need to check out On first. This top is just exquisite: the design itself is stunning, and that’s before you get to the snood neckline, the thumbhole cuffs and the watch window. Yes! A watch window! We love a watch window.

Available in sizes XS-XL

November running gear: Sealskinz Waterproof All Weather Glove

SEALSKINZ Waterproof All Weather Glove £45

If you like to go further afield on your runs during the winter, good gloves are an essential for your backpack. These waterproof, windproof gloves have a fleece wiper for dribbly noses, and touchscreen compatibility, so you can check your maps without fear of frostbite. An absolute must-have for the trails.

November running gear: Flanci Evergreen Womens Fleece Leggings

FLANCI Evergreen Womens Fleece Leggings £38.99

How much do you love these leggings? How much more do you love them when I tell you that a) they’re fleece lined, b) they come in different leg lengths, c) they have all the pockets you need, d) they have a very inclusive size range, and e) with all this foliage you are allowed to refer to them as your Lady Garden tights and no one will bat an eyelid.

Available in sizes XXS-XXXXL

November running gear: BAM bamboo purple parallel socks

BAM Parallel Purple Bamboo Socks £5

These beautiful purple socks created in super-soft bamboo are not only a wonderful way to brighten up your run kit, but they also part of BAM’s efforts to support deaf and disabled entrepreneurs for Purple Sock Day on 3rd December. 50% of the profits of sock sales will be used to create a Parallel Fund, which will provide grants to disability-owned start-up businesses and entrepreneurs. The remaining 50% will be re-invested into growing Purple Sock Day into an annual event. All that, and the socks are properly lush.

November running gear: Brooks run visible hyprion tempo shoes

BROOKS Run Visible Hyperion Tempo shoes £140

The Tempo is a brilliant shoe: We’ve run it ever since it was launched 18 months ago, and we love it for its pretty much unparalleled energy return. And now this beauty is available in a range of colourways, including this spangly Run Visible version, which lights up like a beacon on dark runs. Winter running sorted!

Want more? Here are top picks from last month...

NEW BALANCE London Marathon Jacket £100

This brilliant jacket celebrates this month’s London Marathon: if you’re running it, think about marking the occasion with a little gift to yourself courtesy of this lightweight, windproof jacket that will see you through all the bad weather the UK can throw at you as you contemplate signing up to your spring marathon… (you know you will).

Available in sizes XS-XL


HAPPYSTRIDE Hectic Geometric T-Shirt | £33.99

This joyful top is part of the Happystride family; fun running clothing invented by Pete and Sam to inspire happy running and wellbeing. Happystride make a donation from every item sold all year to mental health charities: this year they are supporting mental health charity Youngminds.

Available in sizes XS-XL

MAAREE Limited Edition Empower Sports Bra £49

This limited-edition bra is a gorgeous version of the brilliant Empower Bra. MAAREE will be making a donation from the sale of each bra to breast cancer awareness charity CoppaFeel! to support it to continue the work it does to educate and remind young people that checking their boobs regularly could save their lives.

Available in sizes XS-XL

BAM High Waist 7/8 Enduro Bamboo Leggings £55

The thing about the colder weather is that not only do we need to dress well for the outdoors, but we need to dress well for the indoors as well, for our increased home workouts. And there is simply no better leggings for home workouts than these redonkulously soft and cosy pair from BAM. Yoga, bootcamps, dog-walking, weekend lounging – throw what you like at them.

Available in sizes 8-18

NEW BALANCE London Edition Fresh Foam 1080v11 running shoes £145

These striking little beauties will be adorning a lot of feet come the morning of October 3rd – and beyond. Designed with October’s London Marathon in mind, v11 of the 1080s has all the energy return and comfort that you’d hope for if you’re pushing through 26.2 miles (or if you’re pushing through parkrun). Be inspired to take on your own race, and lace up in a pair right now.

OOFOS OOriginal Sport Sandal £55

If you’ve not tried an OOFOS, you’ve not really recovered. Wearing these shoes after a run will have a huge impact on your recovery, enabling you to reset from the toes upwards. This sandal is part of the pink collection, curated to honour Breast Cancer Awareness Month. OOFOS will be donating 2% of all net online sales of the collection in support of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, continuing the donation initiative that began across OOFOS’ wider range in April.

HARRIER Catbells Aluminium Z-Poles £39

If you’re tackling the trails this autumn, then let us gently suggest that investing in poles will make the ups and downs a much more fun experience. These pack up into virtually nothing, they’re strong and light, and you can buy them from Harrier as part of their Ultra Bundle if you’re planning something a bit more adventurous. Get out there!

NEW BALANCE Impact Running Visor £15

This comfortable unisex visor is easily adjustable, with a rear clip to secure the fit. It’ll keep the sun out of your eyes during daytime or sunset runs, but it’ll also keep you safe while running at night thanks to the reflective detailing. It’s simple, useful and great value – an autumn staple.

SHOWERS PASS Women’s Cloudburst Jacket £149

I was sent this to test out last month, and I’m completely in love: it’s perfect for unreliable September weather. First off, the colour and fit deserve a mention – it looks and feels so gorgeous you won’t want to take it off. On the more tech-y side of things, it’s designed to keep you ventilated while protecting you from the elements, using breathable and moisture-wicking eliteAIR™ fabric, and it boasts an industry-leading Moisture Vapor Transmission Rate. A total game-changer.

Available in sizes S-XL

SWEATY BETTY Pacesetter Running Vest £45

This vest has a great length to it, so you can be confident in its coverage. The real star of the show, though, is how lightweight it is: it’s super breathable, keeps you dry and feels wonderfully airy. You’ll find yourself reaching for it on warmer days, as well as using it to layer up as the days draw in.

Available in sizes XXS-XXL

SHOCK ABSORBER Ultimate Run Bra £46

If you’re looking for a high-impact bra, then here’s your answer – this Shock Absorber goes so far as to label itself ‘extreme’ impact. It’s soft and seamless, so you don’t have to worry about chafing, and the adjustable straps stay firmly in place as you run. It’s specifically designed to support your boobs while you run, and it does so brilliantly.

Available in sizes 30A-38G

NEW BALANCE London Edition Impact Run Tights £55

New Balance’s London Marathon collection has some gems, but these tights are a firm favourite. They’re simple and sleek, with great sweat-wicking tech, and have multiple pockets to store your running essentials. They’re also made from 77% recycled polyester.

Available in sizes XS-XL

MONKEY SOX Ultra X1 Sports Socks £16

If you don’t know about Monkey Sox yet then you’re missing out. They’re a brilliant company who donate 50% of profits to three multiple sclerosis charities, and their socks are ace. The Ultra X1 socks are best-sellers, with a breathable mesh upper and added cushioning for a comfortable run.

Available in sizes UK 4-11.5

HOKA ONE ONE Rincon 3 shoes £105

These beauties were another delivery I was excited to receive this month. The classic Rincon has had an upgrade, delivering the best cushion to weight ratio on the market, weighing even less than its predecessor. They’ve been a total joy to run in, and feel like floating on clouds.

EXOGUN DreamPro massage gun £122.32

This is some heavy duty recovery tech, with a powerful motor and four separate attachments to help you hit the right spot. It’s perfect for relieving aches and pains, stops DOMS in its tracks, and also increases your blood circulation. I wouldn’t be without it during a tough training season, and the one month battery life means it’s pretty much always ready to go.

September offer

September offer

Written by

Holly Taylor

Holly Taylor

Holly Taylor is the digital editor of Women’s Running and co-host of the Women’s Running podcast, where she shares her running journey as well as the inspiring stories of women runners all over the country. She’s never been the sporty type, but running is the first time she’s felt real joy in getting active. She loves talking about running with a community of inclusive and supportive runners, and Women's Running is the perfect space for this. She's currently aiming for a half marathon PB!

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