Last Updated: February 9th, 2021

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Running changes lives. It has changed mine and I know it has changed yours. However, as with everything in life, it comes with a price tag which can add up quickly. This is the bitter truth of life. At the start of my journey, I spent a lot of money on crappy gears that never lived up-to-the expectation.

This got me thinking about “how can I select better gears”. This thought resulted in posts like Best compression running tights or Best Running Shoes under $70 

This time we thought to take it one step further and came up with a bestsellers list of essential gears for runners.

Since these are bestsellers, they can also be given as running gifts that the runner in your life will love.

ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 6 Running Shoe

1. ASICS Gel-Venture 6 For Men

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The redesigned midsole and upper gives you a good shock absorption.

The outsole is rugged which gives you confidence-inspiring traction.

Take it anywhere, be it on the road or the trails. It is up for any kind of challenge

Brooks Women's Ghost 10

2. Brooks Women’s Ghost 10 Running Shoe

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With more than 550 positive customer reviews, no doubt it is a crowd pleaser.

BioMoGo DNA midsole dynamically adapts to your stride. This disperses the impact away from your body.

Also, this gives you a plush comfort underfoot.

adidas Men's Rockadia Trail m Running Shoe

3. Adidas Men’s Rockadia M Trail Running Shoe

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This shoe gives you a rugged traction when you need the most a.k.a on the trails.

It is agile, lightweight and comfortable. for added support you have synthetic overlays.

Your feet will never feel stuffy as this shoe is well-ventilated with an air mesh upper.

Skechers Women's D'Lites Memory Foam Lace-up Sneaker

4. Skechers Women’s D’Lites Memory Foam Lace-up Sneaker

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Attractive upper with stylish inlays makes these shoes a owner’s D’Lites.

Padded collar, tongue and ankle support make these shoes very comfortable.

It’s thick midsole absorbs the shock completely. Also, air cooled memory foam insole keeps your feet cool

Champion Men's Long Mesh Short with Pockets

5. Champion Men’s Long Mesh Shorts with Pockets

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When you have an active lifestyle, you need lots of sportswear.

If you try to buy some well breathable bottom-wear, nothing comes less than $25.00.

But not with this one.

This lightweight and breathable shorts comes at a very affordable price.

It has an lastic waistband with drawstring closure.

Don’t believe that it is of great quality. Then you can checkout it’s reviews on Amazon. More than 4000 happy customers cannot be wrong.

BALEAF Men's UPF 50+ UV Sun Protection Outdoor Long Sleeve Performance T-Shirt

6. Baleaf Men’s UPF 50+ UV Sun Protection Outdoor Running Performance T-Shirt

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Can a T-Shirt give you sun protection? I bet it can.

This T-Shirt from Baleaf is the proof. It gives you a sun-protection of UPF 50+, is breathable and lightweight.

It has great moisture wicking capacity and the sleeves are Raglan.

This gives you a full range of motion and is a must-have for every runner.

7. icyzone Activewear Running Workouts Clothes Yoga Racerback Tank Tops for Women

Guaranteed to keep you cool and dry, even in extreme heat.

Made with a mixture of 95% Polyester and 5% Spandex, this Tank Top has a great stretch, is lightweight and has moisture wicking capability.

Very affordable and comes in a variety of colors to suit your personality and taste.


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8. Tesla Yoga Pants Mid & High-Waist Tummy Control

Stretchable and soft with moisture wicking capability. These pants provides you with ultimate comfort and range of motion.

Made of 87% Polyester and 13% Spandex . This gives you a great fit.

Comes with Tesla Brand Certified Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, you will get a full refund with in 30 days of purchase.

Also, this is a high-waist bottom wear with exceptional stay-in place elastic. This makes this one look very stylish.

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9. Lintelek Fitness Tracker

It will calculate your daily steps, calorie consumed, distance, monitor continuous heart rate, record the duration of exercise and average pace.

Also, shows notification of incoming calls, messages and Social Media.

14 sports modes to choose from and provides you with 24 hour real time heart rate monitoring.

Also, you can sync it with your smartphone as it supports Android 4.4 and iOS 7.1 and above.

Phew! that’s a lot for a device of this price.

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10. Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music

This GPS watch can store up-to 500 songs and can be connected with your Bluetooth head phones for a hands-free listening.

Through Garmin Pay, it provides you with contact-less payment so that you can do away with the hassle of carrying cash and cards.

Thousands of free watch faces and 15 pre-loaded sports apps will enable you to track any kind of activity including yoga, running, swimming, etc.

Monitor your progress with VO2 max. Also, keep a tab on your stress through estimated heart rate variability.

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11. Garmin Forerunner 235

GPS Running watch with Heart Rate Monitor. The display can be read in sunlight as it is sunlight-visible, transreflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)

Receive audio prompts from your smartphone which includes lap, lap times, etc.

Also, you can see Incoming Email, Text Messages, Call Alerts, Calendar Reminders and More.

Battery life is 11 hours in GPS mode and 9 days in smartwatch mode.

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12. Suunto Ambit3 Peak HR Running GPS Unit

This GPS Unit comes with a built in altimeter, barometer and compass. It can resist a water level of 100m

Perfect for any kind of activity.

The battery life is also great with 200 hours in total and with 1 minute accuracy.

It also lets you see the incoming calls and notifications.

The best part is, you can add photos in movement and create a Suunto Movie with the highlights of your Adventure.

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13. WATERFLY Slim Soft Polyester Water Resistant Waist Bag

Adjustable Polyweb waist belt of size 28cm(11″) X 9.5cm(3.74″).
It can support a waist size of up-to 43 inches.

Completely made of nylon, it has one main double zippered compartment, two extra front compartment and hidden rear zippered pocket.


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14. Dimok Running Belt Waist Pack

Made of Neoprene material, this belt keeps your necessary items dry even in rain, snow, sleet or mud.

Slimline design ensure that your items don’t bounce around during your running, walking or jogging.

Conveniently wear this on your waist as it supports a waist size from 28″ to 49″.

Get full refund if you are not satisfied with the product


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15. Stashbandz Unisex Travel Money Belt, Running Belt

Tubular stretch Spandex hip belt with 6 inches high and 8 inches wide pockets. Vertical stretch is 7 inches high to accommodate XL smartphones.

Pockets load from the top and have a pickpocket-proof flap to ensure the safety of your items.

Soft and durable fabric has moisture wicking capability which ensures that your items remains dry.

Comes with a 100% money back Guarantee.

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16. CyberDyer Running Belt Hydration Waist Pack

45-degree bottle holder design which can fit up to 27 oz water bottle (NOT INCLUDED).You will not feel any shaking during running.

Dimensions are 53.5″ x 6.3″ x 2.8″ which accommodates a waist size from 23.6″ to 44″ through adjustable strap.

Comes with one main pocket which can hold a mobile of up-to 6″ and has a earphone outlet for you to enjoy music during running. Anti-theft zipper buckle and reflective design ensures your safety. 

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17. FREEMOVE Reflective Vest Running Gear

This vest is visible from 750 feet or more and has a 360º coverage in all weather conditions

The comfortable ultra light mesh provides great breath-ability and keeps your body cool.

It comes with 2 pieces of Velcro adjusted, high reflective bands and can be worn on arm, ankle or wrist.

This is the only vest on Amazon that comes in 6 sizes and a 100% Money Back and Lifetime Guarantee 

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18. BSeen 2nd Generation LED Slap Band

2nd generation LED Slap Band comes with heat sealing technology.

They are water and sweat resistant and has ultra high visibility.

Weighing only 1.3 oz it can be worn with a single slap on the wrist or the arm. Can be worn safely by adults, childern and pets.

Comes with pull tab battery compartment. This makes battery replacement extremely easy.

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19. STURME LED Safety Light Strobe lights

Weather resistant, light weight, compact and ultra bright LEDs makes this a must-have for night time runners.

Operates in three modes. Steady, Slow Strobe and Fast Strobe.

Comes with a lot of freebies like 1 D-shaped Aluminium Alloy Carabinar, 5 Extra CR2032 batteries and 4 Velcro straps

Has a 30-day 100% money back guarantee, 1 year Warranty and is safe for Adults, children and pets

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20. URPOWER Running Belt Multifunctional Zipper Pockets Water Resistant Waist Bag

Neoprene material makes this belt water proof, tear resistant and light weight.

Comes with a large zipper pocket to hold any of your valuables like smartphones, keys, etc and a earphone outlet.

Also, has two pockets for water bottle and can be worn on waist or as shoulder bag. Comes with lifetime warranty.

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21. BRINGIT Running Belt with Water Bottles

7.5″ long pockets can fit in phones of any size. The interiors of the belt is gel based which makes it chafe-resistant and provides better grip.

Can hold two 10 oz water bottles, which makes it a must for marathon runners. It can fit waist sizes from 25″ to 40″ and can stretch up-to 47″

Additionally, it has earphone cord hole and race number attachment straps.  No wonder it has been positively reviewed by more than 300 customers.

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22. Nathan Quick Shot Plus Handheld Hydration Pack

Can hold a flask of 10 oz./300 ml.

It comes with a fully adjustable hand strap with a thumb hole. This enables grip free running.

Zippered pocket with internal stretch mesh pocket offers extra storage.

This is one of the best handheld hydration packs and is very popular among runners.

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23. MIRACOL Hydration Backpack with 2L Water Bladder

Keeps water cool for 4 hours and can be carried on back or chest.

Comes with a replaceable bladder which is made from EVA material, BPA-free and is FDA approved.

3.1 inch screw cap makes it easy to pour water or ice into the bladder.

Military grade durability and has multiple compartments to carry your essentials.

It comes with a 100% money back guarantee on Amazon.

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Madhusree Basu

Madhusree Basu

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Blogger and a fitness enthusiast. She loves running and Yoga and everything in between. She started running to manage her weight and to eat to her heart’s content. A true foodie at heart she shares whatever knowledge she has gained throughout the years about weight management and fitness.