Running Accessories

The best running accessories, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on May 20, 2019. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Running Accessory Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
Swiftwick Pursuit Four Sock

Swiftwick is as good as it gets for scent-free, blister-free comfort, wicking, and durability. Updated!! I have owned Swiftwick socks of one variety or another for five or so years now. I've worn them up and down several Cascades Volcanoes and they are now my go-to light hiking and running socks. Test Conditions: I received two almost identical sets of Swiftwick socks about four months ago and I have included them in all my fitness, trail runs, gym workouts and hikes in the hills. It's been long-pants… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Balega Blister Resist Quarter

Balega's Blister Resist Quarter is a hybrid mohair and synthetic sock from a company that does a great job with running socks. Great wicking properties help keep your feet comfortable. Smooth material doesn't tend to chafe. They tend to show wear by looking "fuzzy" but that's cosmetic—no notable thin spots or wear. Slightly more bulky than a typical running sock. OVERVIEW By calling this a "blister resist" running sock, Balega is pretty clearly pushing the narrative that this sock is somehow better… Full review

rated 2.5 of 5 stars
Garneau Arm Coolers

Costly. Fit well if sized correctly. Cool and sunburn-free. Info tag pokes. Latex! LATEX: If you have a latex allergy, do not use these. Info tag pokes your underarm soft skin if you don't fold correctly. Otherwise, they keep the sun off and feel cool. Rather expensive. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Lily Trotters Signature Compression Socks

Great sox! Great for during a hike or after for recouping. Made for women, but work perfectly well for men. These socks are AWESOME! I am a larger male and I know these socks are made for women, but as a member of another website, I was given this product in exchange for a review. I tried these on after getting the largest size in black, and surprisingly they fit well. I used them as my sock liner for an 11-mile backpacking test hike and after an 11-miler the day before. They worked out all the… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Injinji Performance Mini-Crew Sock

Injinji makes some comfortable, durable merino wool socks that might just aid in preventing blisters between your toes. Injinji makes some comfortable, durable merino wool socks that might just prevent you from getting a blister around your toes. For some people this is a real problem and these socks seem to solve the problem brilliantly. I'm evaluating these socks against five other pairs of socks that I've worn over the last few years. These socks look great and fit great—no excess, no bulging,… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Darn Tough Merino 1/4 Sock Cushion

A comfortable, cushioned, and durable merino wool sock that might just last a lifetime. Darn Tough makes some comfortable, cushioned, and durable merino wool socks that might just last a lifetime. I'm evaluating these socks against five other pairs of socks that I've worn over the last few years. These socks look great and fit great—no excess, no bulging, no binding, just a great fit. They are comfortable right out of the packaging. I typically like to wash my clothing before using, but on one… Full review

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Barefoot Company Free Your Feet (Classic Swiss)

Don’t believe in advertising. I feel painful when I wear sock on the road that full of rock. Terrible product. Terrible. I feel I‘ve been ripped off. Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
The Elixir UV Arm Sleeves

Arm covers to protect you from the sun. Sun protection using lightweight arm sleeves that have numerous color choices. In the hot summer, a long sleeved shirt may make you feel too warm. While wearing a short sleeve shirt, the arm covers prevent sunburn and help keep your arms cool. In the shade, take them off it you want. They compress to a baseball size. I have another pair from a bike gear company that costs $30+ and liked them a lot. I looked online and found lots of black ones that seemed they… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Outdoor Research ActiveIce Chroma Sun Gloves

Sun protection for hands, with reinforced palms. I got these gloves after trying out the regular OR ActiveIce Spectrum sun gloves, finding them very good at their intended purpose as an alternative to applying sunblock to protect busy hands from harsh sun. However, I wondered about their durability with heavy use. This Chroma model improves on that score with reinforced palms, and stretch-adjustable wrist straps. These features help with grip/stability (and hopefully wear) when using tools like… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Darn Tough Merino 1/4 Sock Cushion Running Sock
$18 - $25
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research ActiveIce Spectrum Sun Gloves Glove Liner
$15 - $30
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Bridgedale Bamboo Lo Running Sock
$8
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough Merino 1/4 Sock Mesh Running Sock
$14 - $17
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
WrightSock CoolMesh II Quarter Sock Running Sock
$10 - $14
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Radar Pocket Cap Cap
$11 - $28
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough Vertex 1/4 Sock Ultra-Light Cushion Running Sock
$13 - $18
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Headsweats Race Hat Cap
$13 - $21
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Swiftwick Pursuit Four Sock Running Sock
$20
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough Vertex Tab No Show Ultra-Light Cushion Running Sock
$13 - $17
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kavu Synthetic Strapcap Cap
$15 - $30
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
WrightSock CoolMesh II Tab Sock Running Sock
$8
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Balega Enduro Quarter Running Sock
$6 - $13
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough Merino No-Show Sock Mesh Running Sock
$16
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Lightweight Glove Liner Glove Liner
$7
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool PhD Running Ultra Light Micro Sock Running Sock
$8 - $16
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research ActiveIce Sun Sleeves Arm/Leg Sleeve
$29 - $34
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Prismatic Cap Rain Hat / Winter / Cap
$46
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
The North Face Etip Glove Glove Liner
$30 - $45
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research ActiveIce Chroma Sun Gloves Glove Liner
$21 - $32
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Garneau Arm Coolers Arm/Leg Sleeve
$30
user rating: 5 of 5 (11)
Trailspace Trail Runner Cap Cap
$18 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Lily Trotters Signature Compression Socks Compression Sock
$48 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Injinji Performance Micro Sock Running Sock
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Revel Cap Cap
$26 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Drymax Maximum Protection Trail Running Sock Running Sock
$25 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Feetures! Bamboo and Wool Ultra Light Cushion Quarter Sock Running Sock
$13 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
WrightSock CoolMesh Lo Quarter Sock Running Sock
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Injinji SPORT Original Weight PED Running Sock
$10 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Salomon XA Trail Pro Running Socks Running Sock
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Thorlo Experia Merino Wool/Silk - Thin Cushion Micro Mini-Crew Running Sock
$18 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough Team Micro Crew Running Sock
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Drift Creek Outdoors Seattle Cap
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Swiftwick One Merino Running Sock
$14 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
DeFeet Aireator Sock Running Sock
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sunday Afternoons Eclipse Cap Cap
$32 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough Coolmax Vertex Tab No Show Ultra-Light Running Sock
$15 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Under Armour Armour Stretch Fit Cap Cap
$22 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
DeFeet Handskins Glove Liner
$16 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Carhartt Bomber Cap Cap
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool PhD Run Medium Mini Sock Running Sock
$19 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Injinji Trail 2.0 Midweight Micro Running Sock
$15 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Thorlo Experia CoolMax - Thin Cushion Micro Mini-Crew Running Sock
$15 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Nike Daybreak Hat Cap
$22 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
CEP Compression Running Sock Running Sock
$60 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
The Elixir UV Arm Sleeves Arm/Leg Sleeve
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Balega Blister Resist Quarter Running Sock
$15 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear WayCool Arms Arm/Leg Sleeve
$30 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Manzella Sprint Glove Liner
$17 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Injinji Performance Mini-Crew Sock Running Sock