Running Gear

Sometimes you need more than just a pair of trail runners. Here you'll find top-rated running gear like traction devices and snowshoes for winter running, headlamps for night runs, sun and bug protection, plus safety and first aid gear.

If that's not enough, you can find top-ratings and reviews for all of your outdoor gear essentials, thanks to our thousands of independent, user reviews.

Category

Traction Devices
Running Snowshoes
Headlamps
Sun and Bug Protection
First Aid and Hygiene
Survival Gear

Brands

TheTentLab
Black Diamond
Coghlan's
Light My Fire
Ultimate Survival Technologies
Petzl
Kahtoola
Princeton Tec
Repel
Lightload Towels

User

Unisex
Men's
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Kids'

Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 - $299.99
$300 - $399.99
$400 - $499.99
$500 and above

Recent Running Gear Reviews

Kahtoola MICROspikes

rated 5 of 5 stars Would I Buy them again? Without a doubt! Would I recommend them? Absolutely! I've been using MicroSpikes for about 8 years. I'm a police officer in an area where sudden freezing rains occur and in the span of 30 seconds you go from wet pavement to black ice. They are a life saver. they stow away in my gear bag and take seconds to put on, you can drive in them which rendering aid to stranded motorists quick and easy. Although a little pricey when compared to other traction aids initially they last… Full review

Petzl Noctilight

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Useful addition to a small Petzl headlamp, which turns it into a versatile lantern. Nice to have for those who need a night lamp or simply a soft light source in their tent or at picnic table. Usually we travel in backcountry with our child, and it’s necessary to have a night light in the tent. Our two Petzl Tikka R+ headlamps don’t fit well for that, as they are too powerful, and even the red light doesn’t work well as a night light. Also we needed a diffused light for using inside the tent… Full review

BSN Medical Leukotape P

rated 5 of 5 stars Leukotape P has replaced moleskin as my material of choice for preventing blisters. I have always had tender feet and been susceptible to blisters, so I take preventive measures and will tape my feet before a long hike. A few years ago I noticed people on hiking forums making positive comments about Leukotape P, so I gave it a try and it has now become my material of choice to prevent blisters and is something I always carry in my pack. One of the best things about the tape for me is that it is… Full review

UCO A-120

rated 3.5 of 5 stars UCO has created a nice, decent headlamp. The Cree LED lighting is quite bright. The "Infinity Dial" is an excellent innovation. The drawbacks in this headlamp have kept me from loving it as much as other lights I have used over the years. I received the A-120 as part of a prize package for being the May 2106 Reviewer of the Month. The light was tested on several overnight trips since that time. It was also tested once on an early morning run, when my regular running light could not be found (rotten… Full review

Thermacell Backpacker Mosquito Repeller

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great evolution to their older handhelds, which were bulky and require their proprietary fuel cartridges. I hate DEET. I feel this is a far better solution. I've used the handhelds for years from BBQ's to week-long backpacking trips. These just plain work and you don't have to cover yourself in DEET! These are smaller, lighter, and don't require Thermacell fuel! I've already tested this new unit and it works flawlessly.  Full review

Sawyer Permethrin Premium Insect Repellent

rated 5 of 5 stars I have used DEET and other products since the early 1980s, but Permethrin treated clothes are much more effective in tick prevention based on my experience in tick-infested areas. Sawyer Permethrin can keep ticks from landing and biting, and can actually kill them on your clothes. It is the repellent I depend on for work and recreation—effective and easy to apply. A recent forum thread reminded me I hadn’t reviewed bug protection products that I planned to write up last year.  With today being… Full review

Sawyer Picaridin Insect Repellent

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have used DEET and other products since the early 1980s as mosquito and tick prevention for work and play, but now am a full convert to Sawyer Picaridin and Permethrin combination to keep the bugs away. Picaridin has similar effectiveness to DEET without the worries about plastic degrading and other effects on gear. A recent forum thread reminded me I hadn’t reviewed bug protection products that I planned to write up last year.  With spring coming on and today being excellent gear-treating… Full review

Thermacell Backpacker Mosquito Repeller

rated 4 of 5 stars An excellent solution to the eternal mosquito problem. Face it. One of the most uncomfortable things out in the wilderness is those little insects that bother, bite, and suck our blood. It can make a lovely trip a nightmare. Thermacell has for many years made mosquito repellent devices for home, patio, and hunters/anglers. But most of their products are too bulky and heavy for backpacking. New this year is their "Backpacker" model, which is designed for those of us who travel light. The heart of… Full review

AT Beard Mower

rated 2 of 5 stars Had a date on the AT after three weeks on the trail. I tried to groom myself and it backfired. Had to settle on roasting marshmallows instead. She was a little confused. Next time I will just go for it. Full review

Top-Rated Running Gear

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user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
TheTentLab Deuce of Spades Camp Shovel/Trowel
$20
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond ReVolt Headlamp
$45 - $59
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Coghlan's Backpackers Trowel Camp Shovel/Trowel
$2
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel Scout Fire Starter
$13
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Ultimate Survival Technologies StrikeForce Fire Starter
$19 - $24
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Petzl TacTikka Headlamp
$22 - $59
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (29)
Kahtoola MICROspikes Traction Device
$70
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (24)
Princeton Tec Apex Headlamp
$76 - $89
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (23)
Petzl Tikka XP Headlamp
$35 - $49
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (15)
Petzl e+LITE Headlamp
$22 - $29
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (15)
Black Diamond Icon Headlamp
$69 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Black Diamond Storm Headlamp
$37 - $49
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Repel Permanone Insect Repellent
$8
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Lightload Towels Towel
$2 - $4
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Adventure Medical Kits Weekender First Aid Kit
$60
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Space All-Weather Blanket Emergency Shelter
$17 - $19
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Sea to Summit Dry Lite Towel Towel
$10 - $14
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Sawyer Permethrin Premium Insect Repellent Insect Repellent
$12 - $17
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
NRS Storm Whistle Whistle/Horn
$7 - $8
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Doan Magnesium Fire Starting Tool Fire Starter
$13
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Princeton Tec Remix Pro Headlamp
$50 - $59
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Dr. Bronner Tea Tree Liquid Soap Soap/Cleanser
$5 - $12
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Sawyer Stay-Put Sunscreen SPF 30 Sunscreen
$7 - $12
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Princeton Tec Apex Pro Headlamp
$71 - $94
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Princeton Tec Yukon HL Headlamp
$56
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Petzl Zipka Headlamp
$22 - $39
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Petzl TacTikka+ Headlamp
$30 - $44
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel Mini Fire Starter
$7
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Petzl Tikkina Headlamp
$15 - $19
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Princeton Tec Corona Headlamp
$45 - $57
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
SOL Thermal Bivvy Emergency Shelter
$15 - $30
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Petzl Tikka R+ Headlamp
$60
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight & Watertight .7 First Aid Kit
$19 - $29
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Sprinter Headlamp
$60 - $79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Ultimate Survival Technologies BlastMatch Fire Starter
$17 - $19
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Hillsound Cypress 6 Traction Device
$49
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mautz Fire Ribbon Fire Starter
$6
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Tweezer / Magnifier First Aid Supply
$6
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Petzl Spiky Plus Antislip Sole Traction Device
$21
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Whiz Freedom Feminine Funnel Waste and Sanitation Supply/Device
$19 - $24
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
SOL Sport Utility Blanket Emergency Shelter
$13 - $22
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Tecnu Outdoor Skin Cleanser Soap/Cleanser
$1 - $8
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Icon Polar Headlamp
$50 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Emergency Tinder Kit Fire Starter
$5
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ultimate Survival Technologies WetFire Tinder Fire Starter
$4 - $9
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Petzl DuoBelt LED 14 Headlamp
$135
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
BodyGlide Anti-Chafe Hygiene Supply/Device
$10
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel Army Fire Starter
$16
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
QuikClot Sport First Aid Supply
$11 - $18
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
UCO Stormproof Match Kit Fire Starter
$7
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