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Spring is finally here, which means finally getting off the treadmill and enjoying the sunshine outside. The weather is just right – not too hot and not too cold. This is the time of the year when flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and, thanks to daylight savings, the days are longer and brighter.

It's time to update your spring running wardrobe. Let's face it, you won't be packing on layers of merino wool during the warmer months – maybe just one.  Make sure you have the proper workout attire; shoes and gear should be ventilated and comfortable.

Bluetooth headphones are a must-have; fitness trackers help us stay on track toward achieving our goals, and the right sunglasses have the ability to make your run much more enjoyable.

Spring Running Gear 2017

the active times / Fast & Free Crop Lululemon: Fast & Free Crop
 

Lululemon: Fast & Free Crop

These lightweight leggings feature excellent stretch and shape retention, reflective details and an interior drawcord to customize your fit. A recent review said: "I absolutely fell in love with these pants the minute I tried them on. They are so light and fit just right to my body type that it felt like I was wearing next to nothing."

the active times / Blaster Leggings Keeptight Blaster Leggings
 

Keeptight Blaster Leggings

With maximum comfort, a built-in flat Ultraseam to eliminate chafing, and a smooth, wide waistband, it's no wonder Blaster Leggings are customers favorite. They also feature Coolpass, a moisture absorption technology that helps keep your skin cool and dry.

the active times / Oribi RB9X Icebug Oribi RB9X
 

Icebug Oribi RB9X

Ultra-light and feature-packed, Oribi is your must-have spring running shoe. Its upper mesh is light and non-absorbing; its lacing system embraces the foot and keeps it in place; its thin tongue features a sock-like construction making it fit like a glove. A recent review said: "I love the Oribis! I prefer my running shoes to be on the minimal side -- I like to feel the ground and forget I'm even wearing shoes, especially when I'm doing a tempo run or speed work."

the active times / Spark 3 Cardio + Music Tom Tom Spark 3 Cardio + Music
 

Tom Tom Spark 3 Cardio + Music

Never get lost on the trails again. The Spark 3 Cardio + Music features GPS tracking and route exploration. It literally has everything you need for your spring runs – 24/7 activity tracking, a built-in heart rate monitor (no chest strap needed) and even a multiport mode. Store over 500 songs on the device and listen to them with the provided Bluetooth headphones.

the active times / Capri in 'Caroline Stripe' KDeer Capri in 'Caroline Stripe'
 

KDeer Capri in 'Caroline Stripe'

Run in style. The Capri in 'Caroline Stripe' are fun, comfortable, chafe-free, and flattering. They feature a single layer, "second skin" experience, UPF 50+ protection, high performance moisture wicking and fast drying technology.

the active times / JVC Bluetooth Headphones JVC Bluetooth Headphones
 

JVC Bluetooth Headphones

Designed specifically for serious athletes, the JVC Bluetooth Headphones offer a cord-free, pivot motion fit design for convenience and stability. They feature a water resistant design, Bluetooth wireless technology and anti-slip material.

the active times / Field Tight Splits59 Field Tight
 

Splits59 Field Tight

These high performance tights were created with the ultimate moisture wicking/quick dry fabric. Field Tight features a hidden waistband pocket, flatlock seams and a reflective logo for safety during night runs.

the active times / WOMEN'S ENDURO NO SHOW Balega Women's Enduro No Show
 

Balega Women's Enduro No Show

With a specially constructed mesh ventilation panel, the Women's Enduro No Show work hard at keeping your feet cool and dry. They feature arch support, a reinforced heel and toe, a hand-linked seamless toe, and heel tabs to help prevent the sock from slipping.

the active times / VENDÉE C3 GLASS Roka Sports Vendee C3 Glass
 

Roka Sports Vendee C3 Glass

These lightweight and durable sunglasses work hard at delivering you razor sharp optics. Vendee C3 Glass feature nylon frames, premium glass lenses, anti-scratch and anti-reflective coatings, as well as a carbon-reinforced air vent at bridge.

the active times / Invigorate Bra Lululemon Invigorate Bra
 

Lululemon Invigorate Bra

For the ultimate support, coverage and airflow, pull on this Invigorate Bra. Its back mesh fabric provides ventilation while its thick straps offer you support. A recent review said: "The fabric is so soft and fits like a glove. It gives the perfect amount of support while not digging in to my shoulders and giving me headaches."

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