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1. 2XU MCS Run Com­pres­sion Tights £105, 2xu.co.uk

Anatom­i­cally de­signed pan­elling on these means they don’t re­ally feel as tight as nor­mal com­pres­sion leg­gings. There’s a roomy zip pocket at the rear, and the com­pres­sion is de­signed to sup­port the knee.

2. Berghaus Su­pertech Tee £37, nevis­port.com

A func­tional, re­li­able top that’ll be good for at least a few years. A close but comfy fit, it has large mesh pan­els un­der the arm for ven­ti­la­tion and flat­lock seams for chafe-free com­fort.

3. Kar­ri­mor Run Tight £16, sports­di­rect.co.uk

For less than £20 you get a pair of leg­gings that are im­pres­sively tech­ni­cal: zip pock­ets, zipped an­kle cuffs, re­flec­tive and hi-vis pan­els, flat­lock seams and a comfy feel.

4. Columbia Ti­tan Ul­tra £55, columbi­as­portswear.co.uk

This is one of the best tops we’ve come across, mov­ing the sweat to the out­side and dis­pers­ing it very quickly. We were also im­pressed by how well it holds its shape and doesn’t bob­ble af­ter wash­ing – and the an­tiodour tech­nol­ogy is su­perb.

5. Ice­breaker 200 LS Crewe £75, uk.ice­breaker.com

This is a dream to wear: 100 per cent merino wool, which feels amaz­ing against the skin and is also nat­u­rally an­tibac­te­rial, so it won’t whiff af­ter even the tough­est of train­ing ses­sions. It also reg­u­lates tem­per­a­ture very well.

6. New Bal­ance Qspeed Crop £65, new­bal­ance.co.uk

Three-quar­ter-length leg­gings for those who don’t like to­tal cov­er­age. With a baggy fit around the thighs, these are a good op­tion if you pre­fer a gen­er­ous cut.

7. Can­ter­bury Ther­moreg Leg­gings £39, can­ter­bury.com

When the weather turns icy these will keep your pins nice and toasty. They wick ex­cess mois­ture away while trap­ping body heat to keep you warm. They also have a slightly more re­laxed cut than is usual in leg­gings.

8. Patag­o­nia Capi­lene Air Hoody £140, eu.patag­o­nia.com

An anatom­i­cal fit with min­i­mal seams means this moves ef­fort­lessly with your body. The hood wraps so close around your face it’s al­most a bal­a­clava – handy if the weather turns nasty.

9. Odlo Vest Om­nius Light £42, odlo.com

Ex­cel­lent for driz­zly days when it’s not cold enough for a full jacket. This gilet is wind­proof, wa­ter-re­sis­tant, ex­tremely light­weight and sur­pris­ingly durable. It also dries very quickly.

10. New Bal­ance Sea­son­less UPF LS £45, new­bal­ance.co.uk

One of those pieces of kit that will be a sta­ple of your run­ning wardrobe. It’s a slim fit with a bit of ex­tra give; it’s mid-weight, so it makes a good ad­di­tion over the top of a base layer; and it has 360˚ re­flec­tive de­tail­ing.

11. Tribesports Men’s Run­ning Tight £64, tribesports.com

The brush in­ner lin­ing on these is so comfy you may be tempted to wear them to bed. They’re also warm, of­fer ex­cel­lent free­dom of move­ment, have mesh pan­els on the rear for breatha­bil­ity and re­flec­tive pat­tern­ing on the calves for in­creased vis­i­bil­ity.

12. Adi­das Al­phaskin Long Tights

£34.95, adi­das.co.uk As well as of­fer­ing firm – but not re­stric­tive – grad­u­ated com­pres­sion, these tights are ex­tremely fast-wick­ing and fea­ture Poly­giene, one of the best anti-odour treat­ments around.

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