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The Best Running Gear from lululemon

From shoes to shorts, sports bras and running belts – these are the best RUNNING GEAR picks from lululemon! Whether you’re training for a marathon or going for a power walk around the block, these are some of the most-loved lululemon essentials for runners.

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It’s official, the snow has cleared from the running trails in Minnesota. Which means we’re excited to take our workouts outdoors again.

Whether you love outdoor running, trail running, long distance running, winter running, power walking, short runs or you’re just starting to run…

We’ve tried and tested lululemon’s most popular gear for runners (including new arrivals) and we’re sharing our honest reviews in this post.

From how to choose the right pair of running shorts, to which running tights we recommend and the best compression socks. You’ll find all the best running apparel from lululemon in this post.

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lululemon Running Gear Included In This Guide:

  1. Base Pace Shorts 💜 Megan’s Favorite
  2. Hotty Hot Shorts
  3. Fast and Free Legging
  4. Base Pace Tight 💜 Rachel’s Favorite
  5. Swiftly Tech Tops 💜 Lindsey’s Favorite
  6. Energy Bra
  7. blissfeel Running Shoes 💜 New NML Team Favorite
  8. Power Stride Socks

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lululemon Running Gear FAQs

What Are The Best Running Shorts?

The Hotty Hot Shorts are a lululemon classic, and one of the most popular running shorts purchased online. If you want shorts but want to avoid chafing, we recommend going for the biker-style, Base Pace Shorts. The base pace shorts are our team’s personal favorite running shorts.

What Sports Bra Do You Wear For Running?

The Energy Bra is the MVP of sports bras for our team because of how versatile it is. It offers good compression and support without restricting movement or being too tight. It also comes in a high-support version which is great for high impact sports and bigger bust sizes.

Is lululemon Running Gear Good?

Yes, lululemon is known for some of the best running gear on the market — from sports bras for running to best running leggings, and now women’s running shoes! lululemon’s fabrics are sweat-wicking, quick drying, comfortable, lightweight AND they never stink.

Running Gear Size Guide Notes:

See below for our sizes. Size guide notes below are based off our personal sizes.

  • Lindsey (5’8″): typical size: 4/6, bra size: 36B (not nursing). lululemon bottoms size: 6; top size: 6; bra size: 8.
  • Rachel (5’8″): – typical size: 6, bra size: 34C. lululemon bottoms size: 6; top size: 6; bra size: 8.
  • Megan (5’5″): typical size: 8, bra size 34C. lululemon bottoms size: 8, top size: 6, bra size: 8.

Best lululemon Running Shorts and Leggings

lululemon Base Pace Shorts

Best running shorts without risk of chafing: SHOP BASE PACE SHORTS

Size Notes: These running shorts are true to size. Megan is pictured above wearing a size 8, her typical lululemon short size.

These shorts were new to us, and a surprise favorite.

If you want biker shorts that stay in place (no rolling up) WITHOUT digging into your thighs, you need to try these.

Instead of a hard seam at the bottom, these biker shorts have this really cool “grip” fabric on the inside at the bottom seam. Great for staying in place while you run.

Main Features:

  • Smooth, Lightweight Nulux ™️ Fabric
  • Sweat-Wicking and Quick-Drying
  • No Bottom Seam

💜 NML TEAM FAVORITE Base Pace Short: These currently only come in an 8″ inseam, which hits Megan a few inches above the knee.

lululemon Hotty Hot Shorts

Best running shorts for hot temps and everyday wear: SHOP HOTTY HOT SHORTS

Size Notes: True to size, Rachel is pictured above wearing a size 6.

These have been named the most popular lululemon shorts for a reason — they are comfortable, flattering and come in a ton of colors.

The Hotty Hot Shorts are designed for running. They are built with extra room in the leg opening and hips for a long stride — which makes them great for anyone with athletic quads as well.

Main Features:

  • Continuous Drawcord Waist
  • Built-In Liner
  • Multiple Rises (high rise or low rise) and Different Inseams (4″ and 2.5″)

💜 NML TEAM FAVORITE Hotty Hot Short: High Rise Hotty Hot Shorts (4″ inseam)

lululemon Base Pace Leggings

Best lightweight running leggings: SHOP BASE PACE LEGGINGS

Size Notes: True to size, Lindsey is pictured above wearing a size 6 (but would size up to an 8 during pregnancy).

The Base Pace was our “surprise winner” when we ranked our favorite lululemon items of 2022. Although these leggings are designed for running, we also listed them as one of our favorite pairs of leggings for high-impact activities and strength training.

This fabric is best described as that “just shaved your legs” feeling – it is SMOOTH and lightweight and designed for minimal distractions so you can focus on your run.


  • Hidden drawstring so they’ll stay up during tough workouts and outdoor runs
  • Back pocket
  • No inseam to avoid pilling of the thread
  • Sweat-wicking and breathable

💜 NML TEAM FAVORITE Base Pace Tight: Bace Pace 25″ Length – hits just above the ankle.

woman taking mirror selfie wearing Fast and Free tight from lululemon
Rachel Wearing: Fast and Free Tights and Energy Bra

lululemon Fast and Free Leggings

Best running tight with compression and pockets: SHOP FAST AND FREE TIGHTS

Size Notes: True to size, Rachel is pictured above wearing a size 6.

These are the original lululemon running leggings; designed specifically for running so they stay in place (and don’t slip down).

To compare the Base Pace running leggings to the Fast and Free Tight — they are both made with the lululemon Nulux™ fabric so they’re lightweight, seamlessly move with you, and offer great compression.

But the Fast and Free leggings are a bit more compressive and they’re loaded with pockets runners love, including drop-in pockets on both sides to fit your phone.


  • Two side drop-in pockets fit your phone
  • Five waistband pockets
  • Stay put waistband with a continuous drawcord so you don’t have to pull them up mid-run

💜 NML TEAM FAVORITE Fast and Free Tight: Fast and Free 25″ Length – hits just above the ankle.

Best lululemon Running Shirts, Tank Tops and Bras

lululemon Swiftly Tech Tops

Best running tank, tee and long sleeve with awesome shape retention: SHOP SWIFTLY TECH TANK (RACE LENGTH), SHORT SLEEVE, LONG SLEEVE

Size Notes: True to size, Lindsey wears a size 6 typically and sizes up to an 8 during pregnancy for extra length.

A lululemon staple! This top is made for getting sweaty — it’s lightweight and its seamless mesh construction offers ultimate breathability.

This is one of those tops that seems to look good on everyone – it’s fitted without being restrictive, and includes a really subtle and flattering design.

Bonus: this top has really good shape retention – meaning you can wear it multiple times before washing and it won’t stretch out too much.

We love all the variations of this top for running in different climates – choose the tank (full-length or cropped race length) on days you want to stay cool, the short-sleeve t-shirt for in-between days, or go for the long sleeve on days you need an extra cold weather layer.


  • Minimal seams to reduce chafe
  • Lightweight and moisture-wicking
  • Added elastane improves stretch and shape retention
  • Silverescent™ technology, powered by X-STATIC®, inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria on the fabric

💜 NML TEAM FAVORITE Swiftly Tech Top: it’s tough to choose, but we have to go with the original Swiftly Tech Racerback Tank – all 3 of us own this top and have loved it for years through all seasons off life.

lululemon Energy Bra

Best sports bra for running, training and everyday wear: SHOP ENERGY BRA

Size Notes: Tends to run small – Lindsey and Rachel both wear a size 8 in lululemon bras.

As the lululemon site states, “voted most likely to be worn multiple times a week.” And that’s exactly what this versatile bra is. 

It offers medium support and is great for almost every fitness activity. It’s comfortable enough for everyday wear and has a fun, strappy back detail. If you’re looking for an everyday bra you can also trust for training days, you want this one.

Note: This is also Lindsey’s favorite athletic swimsuit top for summer activities.


  • Pockets for optional, removable bra cups
  • Slick and low-friction support
  • Four-way stretch with added Lycra® fibre for stretch and shape retention

Bonus: We also love the Energy High-Neck Bra for high-intensity training and its extra, high-neck coverage. AND it comes in a high support version made for high impact sports and bigger bust sizes.

Best lululemon Running Shoes and Accessories

lululemon blissfeel Running Shoes

Best running shoes for women: SHOP blissfeel RUNNING SHOES

Size Notes: all three of us wear our typical shoe size in these sneakers.

The running shoes that broke the internet when they launched in March 2022. These running shoes are so good, we dedicated an entire post to talking about the nitty details and everything you need to know from a size and fit perspective. Read more here: lululemon blissfeel Shoes Size and Fit Guide.

lululemon Power Stride Socks

Best running socks and training socks that stay put: SHOP POWER STRIDE RUNNING SOCKS

Size Notes: these socks come in three different sizes to accommodate different shoe sizes. You can find the sizing chart to determine what size you need here.

A good pair of socks are the kind of thing I don’t think you appreciate until you have them on your feet and can feel the difference compared to the socks you were previously wearing. These running socks are lightweight but supportive, and hug your foot without hard seams digging in anywhere.

The perfect race day socks!

💜 Lindsey has also been loving these as lightweight compression socks to help with circulation during pregnancy.

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