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

Petzl
Black Diamond
Light My Fire
Ultimate Survival Technologies
Kahtoola
Princeton Tec
Repel
Lightload Towels
Adventure Medical Kits
Sea to Summit

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

NiteCore HC30

rated 5 of 5 stars Great headlamp for a good price. Best for serious night navigation and caving. Ok, so I can finally add this review after several months of punishing caving and some night navigation. This light gets a fantastic review. Bought it when one of my Zebralight H600 lamps died. It is similar in the general design, but there are marked differences. 1. The light cycles through the different modes much more intuitively than a Zebralight. It can be annoying to users like me at first, but once you figure it… Full review

Chamois Butt’r Chamois Butt'r Original

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great skin lubricant for use just about anywhere on your body. It seems the older I get the more things I have to deal with to continue to enjoy the hiking and backpacking that I do. One item that I don't recall ever having to deal with when I was younger is chaffing in various areas that after a day or two of longer hikes, would be uncomfortable enough that I would need several days to recover before hiking again. To address the issue I went out and started looking for something to help… Full review

Petzl Tikkina

rated 4.5 of 5 stars For the price it is high quality. A very cheap and good quality headlamp.  The brightness is pretty good (80 lumens), has two modes which are easy to operate. Battery case seems OK.  Full review

TheTentLab Deuce of Spades

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the best trowel to have on any backpacking trip! Small, lightweight, sturdy! It gets the job done! There are not many out there to choose from, but this is for sure the best one! I used to have a hard plastic one, but this one is way better! I brought this on my thru hike on the JMT in August. I love it! It was lightweight and small enough to fit in any side pocket of my pack. I like how strong it is. Anyone who has been hiking through the Sierras knows that there aren't toilets in too many… Full review

PROcure Epsom Salt Rub

rated 3 of 5 stars An easy to use spot treatment for sore muscles. Mixed with aloe, it is non-greasy and odorless. When I received a sample of the PROcure Epsom Salt Rub, my first thought was this is another product making dubious claims without any science behind it. While I had certainly taken Epsom salt laden baths in the past for aches and sore muscles it just seemed a stretch for it to work as a topical product.  After using the rub for several months for a variety of muscle pains I became a believer. While… Full review

Black Diamond Storm

rated 5 of 5 stars Great headlamp—strong beam with good battery life. Love this headlamp. It's waterproof, has many features; the best of which is the ability to lock it in the off position. I don't have to turn batteries around to prevent it from turning on while in my backpack. The battery life is very good; just remember to set it to low whenever possible. Full review

Black Diamond Ion

rated 5 of 5 stars Packs a lot of power into a small lightweight design. Fully waterproof. I do a lot of OCR (obstacle course racing) and trail running. Now that it's fall I find it dark in the AM or early evening and a headlamp is critical. This is great lamp at this price point. It's super lightweight and waterproof (IPX8). This is a rare feature at this price point. When racing I may be submerged and have lost other lights that are "water resistant." At night running on trails it does provide sufficient lighting… Full review

U.S. Armed Forces U.S. Military Fire Starter Trioxane Fuel Bars

rated 4 of 5 stars U.S. Military Fire Starter Trioxane Fuel Bars: These fire starter bars will start a fire in the winter with wet conditions. They are not as good as ESBIT. U.S. Military Fire Starter Trioxane Fuel Bars This comes with MREs.You should always have one of these in your pack for emergencies. Trioxane tabs are on eBay. They can be purchased for about fifteen cents each. The new ones are three and one half inches long. They are scored twice to break apart so you have three tabs for a nickel each. They… Full review

Black Diamond Spot

rated 4 of 5 stars Excellent bright light. Easy to use boost function to max light output. Love the light! Super bright with a very easy tap to boost to max output. Have yet to test run times, but so far it's pretty good. My only complaint is the awkward orientation of one of the buckles.The buckle causes the strap to push against the head if tight. Caused an abrasion on my scalp, cleared after loosening the strap.  Full review

Top-Rated Running Gear

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user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Petzl NAO Headlamp
$175 - $184
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond ReVolt Headlamp
$60
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
$25
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Petzl TacTikka Headlamp
$60
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (26)
Kahtoola MICROspikes Traction Device
$65 - $69
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (24)
Princeton Tec Apex Headlamp
$73 - $89
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (23)
Petzl Tikka XP Headlamp
$35 - $54
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
$28 - $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
$45 - $60
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)
Doan Magnesium Fire Starting Tool Fire Starter
$13
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Princeton Tec Remix Pro Headlamp
$36 - $49
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Exotac NanoStriker XL Fire Starter
$29
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
$66 - $94
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Princeton Tec Yukon HL Headlamp
$55
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Petzl Zipka Headlamp
$30 - $39
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Petzl TacTikka+ Headlamp
$36 - $44
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Petzl Tikkina Headlamp
$15 - $19
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Princeton Tec Corona Headlamp
$45 - $48
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
$25 - $27
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Princeton Tec Fred Headlamp
$25 - $29
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Sprinter Headlamp
$64 - $79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Petzl Tikka R+ Headlamp
$68 - $79
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)
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
$36
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
$17 - $21
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Tecnu Outdoor Skin Cleanser Soap/Cleanser
$8
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Icon Polar Headlamp
$80 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Emergency Tinder Kit Fire Starter
$5
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
$6 - $15
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel Army Fire Starter
$17
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
QuikClot Sport First Aid Supply
$12 - $19
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