Running Gear

Whether you're running your local trails, racing in an ultra marathon or adventure race, or fastpacking mountain ranges, you'll find the best running gear, footwear, apparel, and essentials right here. We’ve got reviews, ratings, and price comparisons on trail runners, running snowshoes, technical tops and bottoms, packs, and more to outfit you for your next trail run.

See our top gear picks in any outdoor product category below. Or browse independent equipment reviews and ratings by real trail runners, endurance athletes, and outdoor enthusiasts to select appropriate, dependable, real world-tested gear for your next running and trail adventure.

Recent Running Product Reviews

ExOfficio Give-N-Go Boxer

rated 3 of 5 stars They are OK, Duluth Trading is much better. I have a couple of pairs and wear them often, today in fact. However I also have a few pairs of Duluth Trading Buck Naked briefs. The Duluths are much more comfortable, don't ride up, and are my choice when hiking. I think the Duluths are a little cheaper also. The ExOfficio's were my first purchase and I wore them about a year before I tried the Duluths. Full review

ExOfficio Give-N-Go Boxer

rated 4 of 5 stars The ExOfficio Give-N-Go Boxer is an excellent choice for activities in hot, humid weather. The technical fabric wicks away moisture, helping you feel cooler, and dries quicker than cotton underwear so you're not left with damp, sticky boxers at your destination. They can be hand washed, and dry quickly so you really can get by with just two pairs. I'm slowly but surely getting around to replacing all my old-school clothing for warm-weather outdoor activities with modern, technical gear—no more… Full review

CamelBak Arete 18

rated 3 of 5 stars The CamelBak Arete 18 is a light, minimalist bag that keeps your water accessible and also has room for a few items to take along on your venture. I got this bag at a great price. There were actually a lot of CamelBak packs available when I got this, but I chose this one because of the lightweight design and minimalist look. I also liked that I had room for a few items that I like to take with me, such as a packable rain jacket, small bottle of OJ, glucose meter, and keys. A little extra room isn't… Full review

Black Diamond Gizmo

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Super dependable light. Small, lightweight, and long battery life. Yes, there are brighter headlamps on the market, but for lightweight backpacking (when hiking at night is not on the agenda), this light is ideal. At $20 USD this lamp is inexpensive and, so far, has been very durable. I've dropped it several times and it still works. It throws a beam about 25 feet. It has a floodlight setting, which is great for pulling stuff out of your pack and setting up camp. It runs on two AAA batteries and… Full review

LED Lenser H7

rated 5 of 5 stars Separate adjustable power and zoom options. Long burn time and reasonable price $69 (at the time of purchase). I did pay full price for this light and it’s been used a ton. It’s actually had more use at home than on the trail in the last 12 months with a new bulb in the house it’s been a great night light. At 117 grams, 170 lumens and a burn time of 54 hrs, it is negligible to carry or wear and has enough go for a multi-day adventure without the need for extra batteries. It has a zoom function… Full review

Columbia Men's Trail Flash Short Sleeve Shirt

rated 4 of 5 stars The Columbia Trail Flash Short Sleeve Shirt is a stylish, medium-weight wicking tee shirt with reflective accents. Best for running on cool spring and summer evenings, especially on roads where visibility to drivers may be a concern. Recommended if you don't mind the price. The Columbia Trail Flash tee shirt is made of a medium-weight 85% polyester/15% elastic fabric, dubbed Omni-Wick, that is said to wick moisture away from the body, with an antimicrobial treatment that is said to prevent bacterial… Full review

LED Lenser H7.2

rated 4 of 5 stars This headtorch is a lightweight, high performance piece of kit for hikers/cyclists/cavers/those requiring a reasonable amount of light coupled with credible battery performance. It's not the cheapest light you can buy, though, and could do with adjustment on some minor points. Just to make the point, this head torch was a replacement for my H7, which unfortunately failed the test of duty when it was wanted. So I downloaded a warranty form off the LED Lenser website, sent it off with the H7, and… Full review