Gear Bag: Summer Running Outfits

Left: Nike Dri-FIT Miler Sleeveless Shirt, Nike Race Day 5" Shorts. Right: Mizuno Nirvana Sleeveless Tee, Mizuno Exodus 3/4 Tight. Photo: Nils Nilsen

Two bright looks from a pair of top run brands: Nike and Mizuno. 

Nike Dri-FIT Miler Sleeveless Shirt

You’ll be hard to miss while running in the chrome yellow version of this incredibly lightweight shirt, which comes in six colors. Long-run-friendly features include side mesh panels and flat-seam stitching (no chafing!).

Nike Race Day 5” Shorts 

Also made of the company’s well-known Dri-Fit fabric, these mid-length shorts are silky-soft to the touch and feather-light. In addition to their superior sweat-wicking capability, perforations on the sides promote air flow. Built-in briefs provide extra support, and a zip pocket at the back waistline is useful for stowing your gels or key.

Mizuno Nirvana Sleeveless Tee  

Available in bold, festive colors like sangria (pictured) and lemon (yep, bright yellow), this airy V-neck run top features mesh inserts on the sides and back for enhanced ventilation during hot summer runs.

Mizuno Exodus 3/4 Tight 

The subtle accent of color down the sides offers a stylish complement to the Nirvana tee without being overtly matchy-matchy. The polyester-spandex blend material is moisture-wicking, and the tights also have mesh inserts for better breathability. Bonus: The easily sunburned will appreciate the tight’s UPF 40+ rating.


About The Author:

As Editor-in-Chief of Triathlete magazine, Polloreno oversees the monthly magazine’s content and production. A Stanford University graduate with an award-winning track record in publishing, Polloreno is an Ironman finisher and has been a competitive triathlete for more than a decade.

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