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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.

The best running gear, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on August 24, 2021. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 5 of 5 (14)
Hillsound Trail Crampon Traction Device
$69
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Ledlenser MH10 Headlamp
$70 - $79
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Petzl TacTikka Headlamp
$22 - $59
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (37)
Kahtoola MICROspikes Traction Device
$70
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (17)
Petzl e+LITE Headlamp
$22 - $29
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (15)
Black Diamond Icon Headlamp
$50 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (15)
Hillsound Trail Crampon Ultra Traction Device
$75
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Princeton Tec Apex Pro Headlamp
$75 - $98
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Snowline Chainsen Pro Traction Device
$50
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Princeton Tec Remix Pro Headlamp
$66
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Princeton Tec Yukon HL Headlamp
$64
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Petzl Zipka Headlamp
$22 - $29
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Black Diamond ReVolt Headlamp
$58 - $64
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Petzl TacTikka+ Headlamp
$50
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Streamlight Septor Headlamp
$41
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Sprinter Headlamp
$80
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Knog Quokka Headlamp
$25
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
NiteCore HC30 Headlamp
$55
user rating: 4 of 5 (39)
Black Diamond Spot Headlamp
$30 - $39
user rating: 4 of 5 (26)
Princeton Tec Apex Headlamp
$80 - $84
user rating: 4 of 5 (13)
Princeton Tec EOS Headlamp
$16 - $48
user rating: 4 of 5 (10)
Petzl Tikka Headlamp
$30
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Petzl Tikkina Headlamp
$15 - $19
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Princeton Tec Remix Headlamp
$15 - $46
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
SureFire Minimus Headlamp
$179
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Kahtoola NANOspikes Traction Device
$50
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Princeton Tec Fred Headlamp
$40
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
BioLite HeadLamp 330 Headlamp
$45 - $59
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
ICEtrekkers Diamond Grip Traction Device
$40 - $49
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Petzl Noctilight Headlamp
$15 - $19
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Fenix HL60R Headlamp
$75
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Iota Headlamp
$40
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Storm 375 Headlamp
$40 - $49
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Petzl Actik Headlamp
$37 - $69
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Petzl Bindi Headlamp
$34 - $59
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Amphipod Swift-Clip Cap Light Headlamp
$15
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Princeton Tec Sync Headlamp
$20
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
BioLite HeadLamp 200 Headlamp
$45
user rating: 3 of 5 (3)
Vargo V3 Pocket Cleats Titanium Traction Device
$60
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Atlas Run Running Snowshoe
$250
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
BioLite HeadLamp 750 Headlamp
$100
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Petzl NAO+ Headlamp
$150 - $199
user rating: 2 of 5 (7)
Princeton Tec Vizz Headlamp
$50 - $57
user rating: 2 of 5 (15)
Yaktrax Pro Traction Device
$25 - $29
user rating: 5 of 5 (8)
Petzl Tikka XP 2 Headlamp
$55 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Petzl NAO Headlamp
$185 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Cree 3 Watt Zoom Ultra Bright Headlamp Headlamp
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Petzl Zipka Plus 2 Headlamp
$45 MSRP
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Recent Running Gear Reviews

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
BioLite HeadLamp 750

After fly in baggage—die I took my Biolite 750 into luggage and fly. After I arrive, get my baggage, come home, and see Biolite 750 flashing twice blue every 3 second and front button not work, like iPhone button not work when power off. I think, ok! Let’s go charging, but I connect charge and blue flashing still flash. I leave it for hours... After I try to start and more restart and press any button, all button, but hi is done. Many review for excellent light but nobody don’t say—problem. Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
LoveBeams Magic Headlamp

The LoveBeams Headlamp was built by a clever engineer who wants to provide superb lighting for a variety of environments. As a rechargeable headlamp that can be used with firmware, users should expect a versatile, colorful, and efficient experience. LoveBeams Headlamp When LoveBeams released their first headlamp, I was excited to get the opportunity to test it out. This little package can be used in a variety of environments to light the way. But it’s built with customizable features, which means… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Princeton Tec Apex

Bought this lamp on the Princeton Tec website. Fantastic headlamp—my dad is a farmer and said it's the best headlamp on the market. Headlamp recently stopped working. Sent it back to USA as it has a lifetime guarantee. Got a replacement the last day in the post. What can I say but Princeton Tec has excellent after-sale service. What a headlamp, what a company!!!! Full review

rated 2.5 of 5 stars
BioLite HeadLamp 330

This product is very comfortable, but sadly is not environmentally friendly. I love the concept of many of their products. But I am disappointed that they do not try keep their products from being discarded when they break. Some some simple adaptations could be  easily made. As much as the company claims the battery will last longer than others, you cannot buy any replacement parts for their products, so into the landfill they go.    Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Black Diamond Storm 375

Good light, good functionality, but you can't replace the batteries in the field without an additional tool. Generally a great light, with lots of functionality. It's a little heavier than others as it uses 4 AAA batteries. Battery life seems a little short—but I can't be sure and that may be due to powering the extra brightness. I take it on all trips from ice and rock climbing, to back country skiing and hiking. The biggest problem is changing batteries in the field. While the door opens easily… Full review

rated 1 of 5 stars
Yaktrax Pro

Piece of junk. Don’t waste your money.  Broke after less than two weeks of moderate use. Contacted the company twice with no response . Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Dion Snowshoes 121

I've used my Dion lightweight snowshoes for snowshoe running and races for 10 years. They are the best! Easy to repair—take into a shoe repair shop for new rivets after 7 years. Parts easily available. Have done up to 8 races in a season. They have had lots of use and keep on going. Recommend 100%! Have said enough above. They are exceptionally strong snowshoes. Full review

rated 1 of 5 stars
Yaktrax Pro

Came highly recommended. Worn three times and they started coming apart. Rubber broke on both shoes. Grippers broke off from both shoes. Really disappointed as they came highly recommended. Not fit for purpose if they broke up on Day 3. Full review

rated 1 of 5 stars
Vargo V3 Pocket Cleats Titanium

Difficult to maintain position of cleats even after extensive adjustments. Extremely tough to adjust in freezing conditions. Work well when descending steep trails. Running on level ground or ascending pulls cleats too far forward. I bought these at the recommendation of a friend. Desired use was for trail running in late autumn/early winter along a trail starting at around 2000 feet, cresting at 10,000. Looking for a product that could be added to shoes above the snowline and removed when lower… Full review