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
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

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

Petzl Tikka R+

rated 5 of 5 stars The Petzl Tikka R+ is a high-end yet affordable headlamp option, ideal for the night crawler. It's rechargeable lithium-ion powered, reactive high output LED beam will ensure safe passage on the trail after the sun goes down. The weight and balance of the R+ is supported by a super comfortable easy adjust elastic band. While not exactly sleek, the headlamp is not cumbersome, and would surely satisfy outdoor enthusiast illumination needs on the trail. The Tikka R+ is best used for trail use. While… Full review

Dr. Bronner Eucalyptus Organic Bar Soap

rated 5 of 5 stars Let Dr. Bronner improve the way you stay clean with this Eucalyptus Pure-Castile Bar Soap. A soothing organic scent and an awesomely smooth lather. An all-in-one soap that has quickly become my favorite. I first read about Dr. Bronner’s on a hiking forum. It was mentioned only briefly so I decided to check out their website. I placed an order for a couple of bars of soap, shaving cream, and a bottle of liquid soap. I have been using Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Bar Soap for over 12 months now. Full review

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

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

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 (3)
Petzl NAO Headlamp
$175 - $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
$40 - $54
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (21)
Kahtoola Microspikes Traction Device
$39 - $69
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (15)
Black Diamond Icon Headlamp
$63 - $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 - $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)
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 - $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
$35 - $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
$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
$44 - $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
$27 - $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
$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
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