7 Accessories To Help You Adjust To The Heat This Summer

Photo: Scott Draper

Summer running is awesome—the sun is out later, group runs are in full swing and you can find a race to run nearly every weekend. But don’t suffer in the heat! Run prepared (and up your style game) with the right accessories for the season.

Patagonia Duckbill Cap

$29, patagonia.com
The giant mesh holes allow for maximum breathability while keeping the sun off your melon. This run-specific five-panel hat is minimal, lightweight and feels great on the run. Plus, the bill is completely foldable—and rebounds back to its natural shape—for quick stashing.

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Tracksmith Twilight Tank

$48, tracksmith.com
Upgrade your style for that local race or your daily run with this singlet made of a Bravio nylon blend from Italy that feels soft, silky and light—and fits loosely to cool quick. Available in men’s and women’s.

Swiftwick Vision Five Pride Crew Sock

$18, swiftwick.com
Display some patriotism on the Fourth of July—or whenever—with these crews that breathe well, stay relatively cool and have just the right amount of cushion for pushing through those hot miles. Bonus: Swiftwick gives a percentage of sales from its Vision line to charity.

Chapstick Sun Defense

$2, chapstick.com
Keep those lips safe and pain-free with this SPF 25 lip balm. It’s also got aloe and vitamin E, a mild and pleasant citrus flavor and doesn’t make a gooey mess like other lip protection can.

Smith Optics Salute Women’s Sunglasses

$139, smithoptics.com
Beat back the brightness of summer rays with some mirrored aviator frames. These Chromapop-polarized Smiths feature grippy nose and ear pieces that lock onto your face even in the sweatiest moments.

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Thinksport SPF 50+ Sunscreen 6 oz. Family Size

$24, shop.gothinkbaby.com
This water-resistant sunscreen is free of biologically harmful chemicals. Perhaps more importantly, it smells pleasant and rubs in much easier than many high-SPF sunscreens do.

Camelbak Ultra Handheld Chill

$45, camelbak.com
The first insulated soft fl ask on the market, this handheld keeps your drink cold for twice as long. Elastic webbing lets you carry it nearly however you want, and the double pocket is large enough for a phone and gel.

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