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

Genders

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

Princeton Tec Apex

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This headlamp is a good buy. It works very well for night hiking and navigation. The spot beam is useful for route finding, and the flood is very nice. The spot beam on this headlamp has a really good range, about 300' or so, and is plenty bright enough to navigate at night. It does drain the batteries though, and can use them up in about an hour, so I only use the spot when I need to see something far away. For the rest of the time, the flood is almost perfect on this light, and does nicely. Usually,… Full review

Atsko Sport-Wash

rated 4.5 of 5 stars After using my tent and storing my tent in my bag and forgetting all about it—leaving it in my Forerunner for a week, while it was still wet—when I pulled it it out and saw how wet it still was, I could smell the mold. So I hand washed it with vinegar, which worked well and then I found some Sport Wash at the local True Value. After a good hand wash and some rinse, hanged it to dry on the clothesline. It came out just like new! Now I just did my 80 liter pack and it came out really well too. Full review

Vargo Titanium Pocket Cleats

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Vargo Pocket Cleats are a front foot traction option for light hiking and running. I found that they are best for trail running on level terrain or for those interested in a lightweight backup traction device. I had the opportunity to test the Vargo Pocket cleats on the back roads and trails of the White Mountain region of New Hampshire. I found them to be well made and an innovative use of titanium. However, they were not well suited for all applications I tested them in. Ease of Use: The design… Full review

Petzl MYO 5

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Though heavy by today's standards, this headlamp lasts forever and never breaks. I have been using this lamp for 4 years now. I have a lighter lamp but I keep going back to the Myo. The 5 LED setting lasts an extremely long time. I change the batteries out maybe 3 times a year and use it for night hikes at least once a month and I use it at home all the time. The 4 AA batteries can power the small LEDs forever. The halogen setting draws a lot of energy and is only good for about 4 hours or so. I'm… Full review

Atsko Sport-Wash

rated 5 of 5 stars I've put Atsko Sport Wash through the paces for the past week on a variety of items. Each time, I was pleasantly surprised at how well it cleaned. At this point, I recommend it to wash everything and I mean everything. I emailed Atsko for a sample which they happily were going to send me. But not knowing how long I was going to be in the area, I found a local outfitter that carried it and picked up the 18oz size. Admittedly, I was extremely skeptical when I first went to use Atsko Sport Wash on… Full review

Yaktrax XTR Extreme

rated 2.5 of 5 stars I have to agree with several of the poorer reviews regarding this product. Not having a chain joining the two traction plates allowed them to move around causing the traction spikes to line up incorrectly on the foot. This constant movement of the plates also causes excess strain on the link that joins the chains to the rubber/grommet causing some of those links to start opening up. I bought these a few weeks ago to take along while snowshoeing so when trail conditions warranted, I could use these… Full review

Vargo Titanium Flint Lighter

rated 4 of 5 stars A great lightweight and dependable fire starting tool that takes up hardly any space and works in any weather. The flint is readily replaceable, making this a good long term investment. From Vargo Outdoors: A trusty Titanium tool which gives a dependable spark even in the worst conditions. This spark lighter even works after being doused with water, this is a great choice if you want a reliable way of lighting a stove whilst still being super lightweight. A built-in clip lets you easily store this… Full review

Mammut X-Shot Headlamp

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Hard use headlamp that stands the test of time in all manner of conditions. Good for canoeing in dark conditions, close up work, and hiking. Recommended for those who are serious about night movement. I purchased this over six years ago in Alaska for use while duck hunting. Since then, it's been used lots of times in all types of weather (wet, cold, wet and cold, hot, you name it!). It has decent battery life and throws a great spot -— so good in fact that you can use it for night / early morning… Full review

Atlas Race

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Toe crampon breaks easily!!! I like these snowshoes except the titanium toe cramping breaks easily. Then Atlas makes you contact the retailer to set up repair through Atlas, and then you have to pay shipping. How do they consider this a warranty? So far they have broken twice in same location, seems to be a design flaw that they don't wish to change. Very poor customer service! Full review

Top-Rated Running Gear

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user rating: 5 of 5 (8)
Petzl Tikka XP 2 Headlamp
$40 - $54
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel Mini Fire Starter
$7 - $9
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Petzl NAO Headlamp
$139 - $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
$72 - $89
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (23)
Petzl Tikka XP Headlamp
$37 - $54
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (21)
Kahtoola Microspikes Traction Device
$60 - $64
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (14)
Petzl e+LITE Headlamp
$22 - $29
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (14)
Black Diamond Icon Headlamp
$63 - $89
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 - $60
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
$25 - $27
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 - $37
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Atsko Sport-Wash Soap/Cleanser
$20
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Doan Magnesium Fire Starting Tool Fire Starter
$8 - $12
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Petzl TacTikka Headlamp
$40 - $59
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Princeton Tec Remix Pro Headlamp
$42 - $59
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Dr. Bronner Tea Tree Liquid Soap Soap/Cleanser
$5
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Princeton Tec Fred Headlamp
$22 - $29
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Princeton Tec Apex Pro Headlamp
$37 - $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
$30 - $44
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Princeton Tec Corona Headlamp
$45 - $56
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
SOL Thermal Bivvy Emergency Shelter
$20 - $33
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Petzl MYO RXP Headlamp
$90 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Sprinter Headlamp
$55 - $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
$36
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Light & Motion Solite 250 Headlamp / Flashlight
$150 - $179
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
$16 - $18
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 - $3
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Petzl DuoBelt LED 14 Headlamp
$180
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Underwater Kinetics 3AAA Vizion Headlamp
$31
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