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
Ultimate Survival Technologies
Kahtoola
Princeton Tec
Black Diamond
Lightload Towels
Adventure Medical Kits
Sea to Summit
NRS
Coghlan's

Genders

Unisex
Men's
Women's
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

Yaktrax Hand Warmers

rated 5 of 5 stars Small enough to tuck away in your pack relatively unnoticed, but oh so nice to have when you need them. These rapid oxidation warmers can be used as labeled to warm your hands or just about any other parts you want to warm up. Pack them as survival gear if you want, but I carry them to be used for the happiness a little warmth can bring on winter trips. Yaktrax is well known for their traction devices, so when I came across their hand warmers at my local Renys (A Maine adventure!) last fall I grabbed… Full review

ClickHeat Hand/Pocket Warmer

rated 0.5 of 5 stars This product gets very hot, but only for about a 1/2 hour. It then needs boiling in a pan for at least 15 minutes to re-charge the crystals. This is fiddly and potentially dangerous for scalding with kids or disabled people. I was at the NAIDEX Expo last Thursday 28th April, with my support workers and we visited your stand there. (Clickheat) I am disabled from birth with cerebral palsy.  We were very interested in the heat products that you were displaying, as I felt this would be beneficial… Full review

UCO A-120

rated 4 of 5 stars Light and comfortable on the head with an easily adjustable output, the UCO A-120 works well for in-camp lighting or after dark activity both on- and off-trail. Good battery life even on the brightest setting makes this lamp especially good for those who night hike or do other activities that require long periods of use, even if it is just reading in your tent. Product Specifications From Vendor:    BATTERY TYPE (included): 3x 1.5v AAA in external pack    BULB TYPE: CREE XP-E LED    HIGHLY… Full review

UCO A-45 Comfort-Fit Headlamp

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Light and comfortable on the head with an easily adjustable output, the UCO A-45 works well for in-camp lighting, though few would find it bright enough for night hiking. Super easy to use making it great for children or others that may have dexterity issues. Good battery life even on the brightest setting means you won't have to be changing them all the time when the kids forget to turn the lamp off. This review was done in conjunction with the UCO A-120 which is the A-45's higher powered companion… Full review

UCO Stormproof Match Kit

rated 5 of 5 stars Okay, hopefully my final review of matches! These matches are amazing, and are now kept in our emergency kits, should we ever need to start a fire in extreme conditions. The matches are heavy duty, definitely waterproof, and the case and extra strikers make this a solid, though not expensive, addition to any emergency outdoor gear kit. We purchased this set of 25 matches,as part of the UCO set which includes a waterproof case, 25 matches, and 2 extra striker strips. These guys are heavy duty! Strong… Full review

UCO Waterproof Matches

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Last fall, I reviewed a very disappointing brand of "waterproof" matches. Since then, I have obtained two types of UCO matches, and both are amazing upgrades, and are dependable components of our fire kits. When canoe camping, and tent camping in all types of weather, we need to have reliable matches. This review is for the UCO WATERPROOF MATCHES, which we have used through last fall, winter, and early spring. These are dependably, easy to light matches, which we use for camping in all weather conditions,… Full review

ClickHeat Hand/Pocket Warmer

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Click Heat gel packs have a small metal disc inside. When "clicked" the disc causes the gel in the pack to solidify and become hot through an exothermic reaction. They are really neat but quite impractical for the outdoors. They only last about 1/2 hour. These are just little 3 x 3 inch packets. You bend the small metal disk inside. When it clicks, there's an instant reaction that causes the gel inside to solidify. packets after "click" The heat comes instantly.  I brought these up north (Minnesota)… Full review

Hillsound FreeSteps6

rated 4.5 of 5 stars SO FAST to throw on my feet, and very quick to remove! I LOVE the Freesteps for light hiking, walking on icy streets, and even trail running! Full review

Princeton Tec Byte

rated 4 of 5 stars This is one awesome headlamp. Light and bright, well bright enough for me. Had mine for about three years, maybe more? Three settings of light and easy to adjust. This was a gift to me after a fall in the dark at Camp Daniel Boone in WNC. It got 70 lumens up to 30 meters. At 2.26 it is light and small. The hi and low settings are bright. The red light function is great for not waking the whole camp at night. Mine was a gift. But they run about 23 to 30 bucks. Full review

Top-Rated Running Gear

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user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Petzl NAO Headlamp
$148 - $184
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Ultimate Survival Technologies StrikeForce Fire Starter
$25
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (26)
Kahtoola MICROspikes Traction Device
$70
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (24)
Princeton Tec Apex Headlamp
$42 - $89
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (23)
Petzl Tikka XP Headlamp
$40 - $54
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (15)
Black Diamond Icon Headlamp
$67 - $89
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (14)
Petzl e+LITE Headlamp
$24 - $29
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
Black Diamond Storm Headlamp
$35 - $49
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Lightload Towels Towel
$2 - $4
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Adventure Medical Kits Weekender First Aid Kit
$50 - $60
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond ReVolt Headlamp
$48 - $59
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Sea to Summit Dry Lite Towel Towel
$10 - $12
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)
Dr. Bronner Tea Tree Liquid Soap Soap/Cleanser
$5 - $10
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Princeton Tec Apex Pro Headlamp
$72 - $93
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Princeton Tec Yukon HL Headlamp
$65
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Petzl Zipka Headlamp
$32 - $39
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Petzl TacTikka+ Headlamp
$36 - $44
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Princeton Tec Corona Headlamp
$56
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
SOL Thermal Bivvy Emergency Shelter
$16 - $29
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Princeton Tec Fred Headlamp
$20 - $29
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Sprinter Headlamp
$60 - $79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Petzl Tikka R+ Headlamp
$60 - $79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Hillsound Cypress 6 Traction Device
$49
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ultimate Survival Technologies BlastMatch Fire Starter
$20
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)
Space All-Weather Blanket Emergency Shelter
$16
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Whiz Freedom Feminine Funnel Waste and Sanitation Supply/Device
$25
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sawyer Permethrin Premium Insect Repellent Insect Repellent
$13 - $18
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
SOL Sport Utility Blanket Emergency Shelter
$14 - $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
$50 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Emergency Tinder Kit Fire Starter
$4 - $5
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Rx Camp Soap Soap/Cleanser
$3
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Petzl DuoBelt LED 14 Headlamp
$144
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
BodyGlide Anti-Chafe Hygiene Supply/Device
$6 - $15
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
QuikClot Sport First Aid Supply
$10 - $20
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
UCO Stormproof Match Kit Fire Starter
$7
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
32north STABILicers Lite Traction Device
$17 - $29
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Atlas Run Running Snowshoe
$164
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Crescent Moon Gold 12 Running Snowshoe
$186
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Exotac NanoStriker XL Fire Starter
$29
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Discovery Trekking Ultra Fast-Dry Towel Towel
$16
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Climb On Bar First Aid Supply
$5
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Snow Peak GigaPower 2Way Torch Fire Starter
$40
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Adventure Medical Kits Pocket Survival Pak Plus Survival Kit
$70 - $79
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Adventure Medical Kits Comprehensive First Aid Kit
$170 - $200
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