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.