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.

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

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Vargo
Hillsound
TheTentLab
Coghlan's
Light My Fire
Ultimate Survival Technologies
Petzl
Kahtoola
Princeton Tec
Black Diamond

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

Recent Running Gear Reviews

Biffy Bag

rated 1 of 5 stars Not backpacker-friendly—too heavy after using; materials are too cumbersome for a "squat" position; smells for sure and not pleasant. It is not backpacker-friendly. It became extremely weighty after the gel was activated. It also just plain stunk. And who poops standing up straight? To squat to use created all this excess material and does not allow your waste to fall into the package. This in turn created too much handling of my waste and what to do with all that waist-tying plastic material… Full review

Biffy Bag

rated 1 of 5 stars Understand the concept of PI/PO and the need to diminish human waste impact on popular recreation areas. Who poops in that position? Can't use item in the kimchi squat. Why all that non-environmentally friendly plastic? Unpleasant odor. One of the joys of backpacking is realizing a diminishing weight to your pack as the trip goes on; this adds probably two pounds a day in weight due the the gel and waste together. We ended up just going on the ground and then shoveling it into the pack. Eliminate… Full review

ClickHeat Hand/Pocket Warmer

rated 1 of 5 stars Wished that I'd seen the reviews before purchasing the back pad with the "free" foot pads for $106 at the Suffolk Peanut Fest. Pros: Fast-heating Cons: Fast-talking seller did not have any literature to back up his claim of a 10-year warranty guaranteeing three hours of heat and two hours of cold relief using warm water to "reset" the product (stated warranty would come with my receipt via email). Wished that I'd seen the reviews before purchasing the back pad with the "free" foot pads for $106… Full review

Biffy Bag

rated 5 of 5 stars Great product for backcountry camping. Small lightweight, helps keep the environment clean. Having been a backpacker for several years now I have had a few occasions to have to answer the call of nature while out in the backcountry. Let me tell you that is an experience. I've been in weather so cold you can't dig a proper cathole, or in areas too close to water.    So, after taking a Leave No Trace training course and hearing about this product I went right out and purchased a three pack. It's… Full review

Vargo Dig Dig Tool

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a very strong, durable, and functional backpacking potty shovel and spare tent stake with the added benefit of potentially being useful for a number of other applications on a backcountry trip or around camp. When I first received the Dig Dig Tool my general impression was that the design was very utilitarian/functional. After taking the Dig Dig Tool out on several trips I have found that it does a great job doing what it is intended to do, which is to dig catholes. Design and Construction… Full review

Petzl Tikka+

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The ability to leave batteries behind and have a consistent amount of light with an accurate battery read is invaluable. Recent models of this headlamp have been upgraded to have a lower profile and more balanced design. The price for the Core rechargeable battery addition to access its best features is a bit of a detraction. Regardless, it's a reliable, bright, lightweight headlamp and it's nice to have the option. The settings are also programmable, to keep track of the amount of light over… Full review

Black Diamond Icon Polar

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Been using the 200 lumens edition. Great balance between battery life and brightness. Headlamp is best for usage in cold weather—even during the spring and fall. Unless one is needing a floodlamp to light up the whole woods, this will do for most every backpacker. I've been using the 200 lumens edition. I got it originally because I was tired of all other types of lights being either dim and having a low battery life or bright with no battery life. I would highly recommend this headlamp. The separate… Full review

Ledlenser MH10

rated 5 of 5 stars Great headlamp for camping. It is very powerful lighting several meters around you. It includes a red and green lense filters for observing the wildlife. Has a long battery life. The light does get a little warm and the battery makes it a touch heavier than cheaper headlamps, but the quality is worth the tradeoff. As a member of another website I sometimes get items to review. I received the MH10 and took it out to the Purtis Creek State Park. Once the sun went down, I fired it up and had a full… Full review

Ultimate Survival Technologies Base Tube Tarp 1.0

rated 5 of 5 stars A light and simple emergency shelter. I got this as part of the 10 Essentials prize pack as a 2016 Trailspace Reviewer of the Month. I haven't used it on some emergency situation since I luckily haven't had one. But I have set it up just to get familiar with it. The color is right to get easily spoted when waiting for resque and the weight is, as expected, very low. I think it was at around 700gr. Perfect for carrying as a safety net on an imminent bad weather. All it takes is two trees to make… Full review

Top-Rated Running Gear

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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Vargo Ultimate Fire Starter Fire Starter
$25
user rating: 5 of 5 (14)
Hillsound Trail Crampon Traction Device
$65
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
TheTentLab Deuce of Spades Camp Shovel/Trowel
$20
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
$9
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Ultimate Survival Technologies StrikeForce Fire Starter
$15 - $24
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Petzl TacTikka Headlamp
$30 - $54
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (29)
Kahtoola MICROspikes Traction Device
$56 - $69
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (24)
Princeton Tec Apex Headlamp
$80 - $89
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (23)
Petzl Tikka XP Headlamp
$32 - $41
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (15)
Petzl e+LITE Headlamp
$24 - $29
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (15)
Black Diamond Icon Headlamp
$70 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (15)
Hillsound Trail Crampon Ultra Traction Device
$70
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)
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
$11
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Icon Polar Headlamp
$74
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
NRS Storm Whistle Whistle/Horn
$9
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Doan Magnesium Fire Starting Tool Fire Starter
$9 - $12
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Princeton Tec Remix Pro Headlamp
$28 - $59
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Dr. Bronner Tea Tree Liquid Soap Soap/Cleanser
$5
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
$70 - $94
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Princeton Tec Yukon HL Headlamp
$56
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Petzl Zipka Headlamp
$20 - $33
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Black Diamond ReVolt Headlamp
$45 - $59
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Petzl TacTikka+ Headlamp
$30 - $39
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel Mini Fire Starter
$10
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Petzl Tikkina Headlamp
$15 - $19
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Princeton Tec Corona Headlamp
$30
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Sawyer Permethrin Premium Insect Repellent Insect Repellent
$12 - $17
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
SOL Thermal Bivvy Emergency Shelter
$20 - $30
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight & Watertight .7 First Aid Kit
$26 - $33
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Thermacell Backpacker Mosquito Repeller Insect Repellent
$35 - $39
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Sprinter Headlamp
$68 - $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
$35
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Whiz Freedom Feminine Funnel Waste and Sanitation Supply/Device
$25
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
SOL Sport Utility Blanket Emergency Shelter
$17 - $22
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Tecnu Outdoor Skin Cleanser Soap/Cleanser
$1 - $8
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Emergency Tinder Kit Fire Starter
$4
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
$180
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Underwater Kinetics 3AAA Vizion Headlamp
$31
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
BodyGlide Anti-Chafe Hygiene Supply/Device
$10
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