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

Black Diamond Storm

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Nice quality, very bright, and well made. This is a great light that's a bit on the heavy side but has a good burn time. Controls aren't very intuitive, but easy enough to figure out with some time. I was looking for a heavy duty light that uses commonly available batteries, throws a bright beam, and has a long battery life.  This fits the bill.  It's fairly heavy, I have a much smaller and lighter headlamp that works well for small tasks around camp but the Black Diamond Storm is bright enough… Full review

Brooks Men's Cascadia 11

rated 5 of 5 stars These shoes serve as my day hikers and trainers. Great stability and traction with solid support. The fit is true to size and they are narrow in the heel, which is perfect for my foot. I run mountain trails to stay in hiking shape and was looking for a trail shoe with support and durability. I am very pleased with the narrow fit which prevents the shoe from slipping on my heels. The shoe is durably built and very stable on the trail which was key in my purchase decision.   The support may be part… Full review

Salomon Men's Speedcross 4

rated 5 of 5 stars Light, tough, comfortable. I have put over 500 miles on these in technical mountain terrain. Would not trade them for the world, except for a new pair. Full review

Drymax Maximum Protection Trail Running Sock

rated 5 of 5 stars Superb, all I can say. Bought three pair from the local sports shop and got one pair free. They are cool in winter and toes tingle slightly but no blisters, I wear them all day, approx 9 hours in running shoes. Feet don't smell. They wear very well with no sign of any wear after 10 months. I average approx 50km a week walking and 35km per week running—totals approx 4,000km for the year, testimony to itself. Comfy in running shoes in all weather conditions. Fit: Fit as noted on packaging. Comfort: Extremely… Full review

Black Diamond Spot

rated 5 of 5 stars Great headlamp with strong beam, and good battery life. Has battery meter, and and is highly water resistant; it's waterproof unless submerged. Can be locked to prevent it from turning on in a pack. I love this headlamp. It's waterproof, has many features, the best of which is the ability to lock it in the off position. I don't have to turn batteries around to prevent the headlamp from turning on while in my backpack. The battery life is very good; just remember to set it to low whenever possible… Full review

Black Diamond Spot

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight, great battery life, enough lumens To address the con. I wear hat size 7 1/4, and the band is extended to the full amount it can be. Works great for me, but maybe not others. I have used this on 4 overnight trips, plus some day hikes where I end after sunset, and still havent replaced the batteries. And its still more then bright enough, I usually only use it on the lowest setting. Great Buy! Full review

UCO A-120

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is a very basic but good headlamp that has a little bit of a funky look and feel to it, but does the job and is very simple to use. Let me first say that I received this headlamp as a gift for being a past Reviewer of the Month here at Trailspace. I almost didn't write a review of this headlamp as there are already two excellent reviews that cover the design of this headlamp in great detail, but in the end I thought I would provide a brief review and share my thoughts on a couple of points… Full review