Bring Your Favorite Fitness Routine on Vacation with This Must-Have Running Gear

You don’t have to leave your exercise habits at home when everything fits into your luggage.

Traveling the world won’t come without adding a few pounds from all the delicious cuisine you'll encounter. Motivated vacationers counter this by taking advantage of the hotel gym or even hitting the beach or local trails for a run. If your fitness routine is part of your vacation itinerary, make sure to bring along some of the best running equipment for any trip.

Packing is simple, as a pair of shorts and outerwear made to protect you from intense heat can easily be rolled up and tucked inside your bag. Looking to keep your head cool? There’s a fashionable, multi-use headpiece made for that. Or how about a utility belt to hold all your necessities, especially useful in foreign places? Whatever it is you need, there’s sure to be something here of use.

Balega Hidden Comfort No-Show Running Socks

Running Socks
When it comes to comfort and protection, these no-shows show up in the biggest way.Amazon

Venturing to an island for vacation typically means warm, sun-soaking weather. So, when you decide to go for a run at your next destination, stay cool and comfortable with these Balega no-show running socks.

Balega’s no-shows have a high heel tab and a deeper heel pocket to prevent socks from slipping under your feet. They come in 17 different colors and four different sizes, boasting a 200 needle-count fabric for race-tested protection.

Champion Men’s Long Mesh Short with Pockets

Men’s Long Mesh Short
Please make sure you wear shorts when you go running.Amazon

Maintain your physique, or begin your fitness journey in comfort and style with these mesh shorts with pockets from Champion. Made entirely of polyester, these lightweight shorts are machine-washable and are easily adjustable with an internal quick cord.

There’s a pair for everyone with any taste, as these Champion mesh shorts come in 22 different colors and nine different sizes.

Compression Socks for Women and Men

Compression Socks
Stand out in style from other vacationing runners with these knee-high compression socks.Amazon

Show off some flare while on a vacation run with an eight pack of knee-high, unisex compression socks from Actinput.

In addition to the physical benefits, like promoting blood circulation and oxygen flow to prevent cramps, these are stylish socks you’ll want to take with you on just about any vacation run. Ranging from plain black to multi-colored polka dots, there are 22 different options to choose from and two different sizes.

Mission Multi-Cool 12 in 1 Multifunctional Gaiter

Gaiter
Stay cool with this multi-use headwear.Amazon

Stay cool while looking cool with Mission's multi-functional headwear. Soak it in water first, wring it out, and then snap it three times before putting it on or around your head in one of 12 different ways. While wearing the headpiece, you'll have UPF 50 protection, as it also cools your body temperature by an average of 30 degrees when wet.

It comes in one size that fits most and is available in four colors.

Mirity Women Racerback Sports Bras

Sports Bras
Look good, and feel comfortable with this specially designed sports bra for keeping cool in warm climates.Amazon

With Mirity's racerback sports bra, staying cool shouldn't be a concern, thanks to ventilation panels and wide shoulder straps. A mid-back cutout allows more air flow, too. This high-support bra has a built-in bra for extra support and is made of Body-Wick fabric.

Choose from six different sizes and a variety of packages that vary in color and number of bras.

Nike Men’s Revolution 4 Running Shoe

Revolution 4
Don’t run from these shoes.Amazon

Literally spring into action with Nike's Revolution 4 Running Shoe. These shoes are constructed with molded pods for multi-surface traction, as the pods flatten at the moment of impact and "re-ignite" when you lift your foot, providing responsive cushioning. The durable traction from the shoes' full-length rubber outsole allows you to run for longer, too.

This Nike shoe comes in two styles and ranges from size 6 to size 15.

ASICS Women’s Gel-Venture 6 Running Shoes

Gel-Venture 6
A classic look that will last many vacations.Amazon

Having been around since 1949, ASICS knows a thing or two about shoes. With the Gel-Venture 6 Running Shoes for women, the emphasis is on durability and adjustability. These shoes have the ASICS High Abrasian Rubber (AHAR) Outsole located in important spots around the shoe to provide durability. After all, the less shoes you need to cram into a suitcase, the better.

These synthetic, rubber-sole shoes are also adjustable: Remove the sock-liner to make room for a medical orthotic, if needed.

Sizes range from size 5 to size 12, as you can select one of 17 styles.

Sport2People Running Pouch Belt

Running Pouch Belt
Feel like a superhero when you strap on your own utility belt.Amazon

For short and extended runs alike, the Sport2People Running Pouch Belt is the perfect accessory for runners on vacation. There are two expandable pockets, one large and one small, capable of holding keys, an iPhone, a credit or debit card and more.

Additionally, there is also a designated earphones hole. This water-resistant belt does not bounce, and it doesn’t uncomfortably rub against you when fitted. Going for a night run? There are three reflective darts to help others see you.

The Sport2People Running Pouch Belt comes in black and one adjustable size.

Shinymod UV Protection Cooling Arm Sleeves

Arm Sleeves
Keep your skin safe while looking like a basketball player in search of a court.Amazon

Complete your pre-run routine by sliding a pair of Shinymod arm sleeves. This unisex, multi-sport apparel has 99.8% UV protection and can be used during your warm island vacation and when winter eventually comes around. Additionally, they promote blood circulation and faster muscle recovery.

The Shinymod arm sleeves come in a variety of colors and in a variety of packages, including sets of one, three and five sleeves.

Garmin Forerunner 35

Forerunner 35
Have your progress tracked automatically when you’re too tired to think about it.Amazon

The Garmin Forerunner 35 is a powerful tool for any runner on vacation eager to stay vigilant with his or her progress. It tracks the user with a built-in GPS, recording distance, speed and location regardless if trees hang above.

The Forerunner 35 also keeps track of your heart rate at literally all hours. While a phone isn’t necessary for tracking, there is still smart-phone connectivity for automatic uploads, notifications and music controls.

The Forerunner 35 comes in four different colors and one adjustable size.