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

MyPakage Action Series Boxer Brief

rated 5 of 5 stars By isolating your package, MyPakage underwear is super comfortable. Wicking fabric keeps moisture at bay. MyPakage has an entirely new take on men’s underwear. The Keyhole Technology internal pouch surrounds the male private parts with fabric, providing both support and comfort. Below the Keyhole, MyPakage has installed a pucker panel which removes any seams that might cause discomfort or chafing. The Weekday series replaces the cotton used in most underwear with an exclusive fabric made of Modal… Full review

Petzl e+LITE

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a great headlamp for backpacking and camping. Petzl’s e+Lite ultra-compact emergency headlamp offers light-weight, compact packaging, and a 10-year battery. This headlamp should be in every disaster kit.  Petzl has a long history of manufacturing quality headlamps and they have really hit the mark with the e+Lite. Two lithium 2032 batteries have enabled Petzl to offer a 10 year stored battery life, perfect for a disaster kit. Measuring 1- 1/2 inches by 1 inch, the one-ounce headlamp comes… Full review

Black Diamond ReVolt

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight, compact, very versatile, a must-have for hiking, camping, or even late night walks in this heat. WE just bought a pair each for our camping trip, first trip together, we loved them! These were very light for our heads, compact, loved the different play modes for the light. I see that the money we paid is well worth it for a reliable and bright headlamp!  I know these headlamps will withstand the test of time. We will be using them for late night walks in the country, camping, off roading… Full review

Adidas Terrex Boost

rated 3 of 5 stars The Adidas Terrex Boost trail running shoes are a well-made shoe for a narrow foot. They have a rugged lugged sole made of Continental tire rubber and have a unique midsole consisting of thousands of thermoplastic polyurethane balls for improved cushioning. Though I am not a competitive mountain runner, the Adidas Terrex Boost shoes were tested on local mountain trails. During several days of trail jogging and fast hiking the Terrex Boost were put to the test. Slipping the shoes on, the no-tie speed… Full review

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