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.

Categories

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

Brands

Petzl
Light My Fire
Ultimate Survival Technologies
Princeton Tec
Kahtoola
Black Diamond
Adventure Medical Kits
NRS
Coghlan's
Biffy Bag

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Price

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$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

TheTentLab Deuce of Spades

rated 5 of 5 stars Overall, the Deuce of Spades is a cleverly designed latrine trowel that is incredibly lightweight, very strong, and takes up a very minimal amount of space. Makes an excellent gift for the backpacker who has just about everything. According to the manufacturer:" The Deuce of Spades is an ultralight backcountry latrine trowel that’s also the only trowel in the world that can be used right-side up AND UPSIDE DOWN. It only weighs .6 ounces but it’s super effective and ridiculously tough." Initial… Full review

Coghlan's Biodegradable Camp Soap

rated 4 of 5 stars It's a handy, portable, fairly effective soap. Easy to transport, not very messy, doesn't smell too bad and isn't too harsh. We got the chance to try this soap out on our annual coastal car-camping trip. First time, we approached it from a 'try and see' standpoint, figuring that if it works well, then we can stop lugging along actual dish soap, which would be an improvement in many ways. Short answer: We'll be taking it along again in the future. Long answer: This is a pretty reasonably performing… Full review

Black Diamond Spot

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent product. Best in terms of price/performance ratio. Good for camping. I highly recommend this headlamp Excellent product. Best in terms of price/performance ratio. Uses three most widely used AAA batteries. These batteries can be found everywhere. But anyway you will not need to carry spare batteries for multi day trips, because consumption is so low that it will last forever.  I used it heavily for 4 days, I used almost all modes and intensively used on max setting and battery indicator… Full review

Black Diamond Spot

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lasted over five continuous hours outside at -25°F during my most extreme test. Adjustable brightness white light, but doesn't remember the light level when you turn it off. Has red light function too (non-adjustable brightness). Locks for travel so you don't accidentally turn it on. Love this headlamp for night cross-country skiing in Alaska! In a place without light pollution, this light often feels too bright on anything but the lowest setting. Makes me happy because I know I have tons of extra… Full review

Coghlan's Waterproof Fire Sticks

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent, effective, and affordable fire starter tinder that light easily with match or lighter as well as with a ferrocerium rod. Perfect for inclement weather or for those occasions when you don't want to wrestle with seeking dry natural tinder. Great for backpackers, car campers, hunters, and more. Those who frequent backcountry areas with established campsites and fire rings often enjoy the classic thrill of being warmed by or even cooking over an evening camp fire, but adverse weather conditions,… Full review

Princeton Tec Byte

rated 3 of 5 stars This headlamp was good on batteries and packed up small, pretty bright for my vision and easy to turn on and off. It lasted maybe 3 years but now it won't turn on and I see that this is not unusual for the PTec Byte. Could see maybe 20 feet in clear conditions. Beam was not adjustable and somewhat narrow width.  Full brightness would last a few days. I used rechargeable batteries with mine. Easy to use, just a single button for 3 modes. Construction looked durable but it just stopped working,… Full review

SOL Origin

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great Grab n` Go survival kit for backpacking or hiking trips. The SOL Origin is just the right amount of equipment if you find yourself in bad way. The compass, knife, and fire strike are a "must have" in any survival scenario. The whistle and flash signal mirror may just be the difference between being rescued or not. The LED light,  cordage and fishing kit are great extras, along with the 62 point survival instructions, and the ability to add items like water tablets and and a water… Full review

SOL Emergency Bivvy

rated 5 of 5 stars Caught out in the mountains two nights ago and used my bivvy for four hours until daylight. Kept me dry and comfortable, even though laid out on a rock!! (Surrounded by boggy ground.)Problem now to repack!!? Full review

Black Diamond Icon

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great, rugged light. Lasts for 100's of hours on high-med diffuse beam using rechargeable batteries (longer on lithiums of course). I've had good luck with Black Diamond headlamps. I bought the Gemini back around 2002 and that lasted almost 10 years before the battery case finally cracked enough to let rain in... I've had the Icon since around 2012 and it still looks pretty new. It gets almost nightly use while I go feed my livestock. I've used it on weeknight hikes in the pouring rain without any… Full review

Top-Rated Running Gear

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user rating: 5 of 5 (8)
Petzl Tikka XP 2 Headlamp
$55
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Petzl NAO Headlamp
$148 - $185
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel Scout Fire Starter
$10 - $12
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Ultimate Survival Technologies StrikeForce Fire Starter
$20 - $24
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (24)
Princeton Tec Apex Headlamp
$65 - $89
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (23)
Petzl Tikka XP Headlamp
$40 - $54
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (21)
Kahtoola Microspikes Traction Device
$60 - $328
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (15)
Black Diamond Icon Headlamp
$72 - $89
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (14)
Petzl e+LITE Headlamp
$24 - $29
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Black Diamond Storm Headlamp
$50
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Adventure Medical Kits Weekender First Aid Kit
$50 - $59
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
NRS Storm Whistle Whistle/Horn
$9
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Coghlan's Backpackers Trowel Camp Shovel/Trowel
$2
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight / Watertight .7 First Aid Kit
$20 - $26
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Biffy Bag Waste and Sanitation Supply/Device
$11
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
32north STABILicers Original Traction Device
$33
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Doan Magnesium Fire Starting Tool Fire Starter
$8
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Petzl TacTikka Headlamp
$40
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Princeton Tec Remix Pro Headlamp
$42 - $49
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Dr. Bronner Tea Tree Liquid Soap Soap/Cleanser
$5 - $10
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Princeton Tec Fred Headlamp
$18 - $29
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Princeton Tec Apex Pro Headlamp
$76 - $94
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Princeton Tec Yukon HL Headlamp
$65
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Petzl Zipka Headlamp
$25 - $39
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Petzl Zipka Plus Headlamp
$43 - $44
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Petzl TacTikka+ Headlamp
$36 - $44
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel Mini Fire Starter
$7 - $9
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Princeton Tec Corona Headlamp
$36 - $56
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
SOL Thermal Bivvy Emergency Shelter
$16 - $33
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Petzl MYO RXP Headlamp
$80 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Sprinter Headlamp
$55 - $79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Princeton Tec Pilot Headlamp
$6
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Petzl Tikka R+ Headlamp
$49 - $79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Hillsound Cypress 6 Traction Device
$49
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Kako IceTrekkers Diamond Grip Traction Device
$24 - $44
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mautz Fire Ribbon Fire Starter
$5
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ultimate Survival Technologies BlastMatch Fire Starter
$20 - $24
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
$29 - $35
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Light & Motion Solite 250 Headlamp / Flashlight
$150
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Space All-Weather Blanket Emergency Shelter
$15 - $16
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sawyer Extractor Pump Kit First Aid Supply
$15 - $17
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
SOL Sport Utility Blanket Emergency Shelter
$15 - $21
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Tecnu Outdoor Skin Cleanser Soap/Cleanser
$6 - $8
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Icon Polar Headlamp
$51 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Emergency Tinder Kit Fire Starter
$4 - $5
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ultimate Survival Technologies WetFire Tinder Fire Starter
$8 - $9
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leatherman LED Lenser SEO7 Headlamp Headlamp
$90
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Rx Camp Soap Soap/Cleanser
$2
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Petzl DuoBelt LED 14 Headlamp
$144
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