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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 March 12, 2021. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 5 of 5 (14)
Hillsound Trail Crampon Traction Device
$65 - $69
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Ledlenser MH10 Headlamp
$70 - $79
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Petzl TacTikka Headlamp
$30 - $59
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (37)
Kahtoola MICROspikes Traction Device
$70
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (17)
Petzl e+LITE Headlamp
$30 - $69
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (15)
Black Diamond Icon Headlamp
$70 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (15)
Hillsound Trail Crampon Ultra Traction Device
$70
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Black Diamond Storm Headlamp
$50
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Princeton Tec Apex Pro Headlamp
$75
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Princeton Tec Yukon HL Headlamp
$49
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Petzl Zipka Headlamp
$27 - $29
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Black Diamond ReVolt Headlamp
$60 - $64
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Petzl TacTikka+ Headlamp
$50
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Streamlight Septor Headlamp
$26
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
STABIL icers Original Traction Device
$45
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Sprinter Headlamp
$80
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
BioLite HeadLamp 330 Headlamp
$45 - $59
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Knog Quokka Headlamp
$25
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
NiteCore HC30 Headlamp
$55
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
BioLite HeadLamp 750 Headlamp
$100
user rating: 4 of 5 (39)
Black Diamond Spot Headlamp
$28 - $39
user rating: 4 of 5 (25)
Princeton Tec Apex Headlamp
$90
user rating: 4 of 5 (13)
Princeton Tec EOS Headlamp
$8 - $48
user rating: 4 of 5 (10)
Petzl Tikka Headlamp
$30
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Black Diamond Cosmo Headlamp
$21 - $29
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Petzl Tikkina Headlamp
$18 - $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
$30
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
ICEtrekkers Diamond Grip Traction Device
$40 - $49
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Petzl Noctilight Headlamp
$20
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 (1)
Petzl Actik Headlamp
$50
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Petzl Bindi Headlamp
$45 - $59
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Amphipod Swift-Clip Cap Light Headlamp
$15
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Storm 375 Headlamp
$50
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (8)
Black Diamond Ion Headlamp
$25
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Princeton Tec Sync Headlamp
$30
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 (1)
Petzl NAO+ Headlamp
$200
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (15)
Princeton Tec Fuel Headlamp
$15
user rating: 2 of 5 (7)
Princeton Tec Vizz Headlamp
$48 - $49
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
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Recent Running Gear Reviews

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

rated 1 of 5 stars
Atlas Run

I am a woman (shoe size 6-7) and this snowshoe did not work for me at all. I bought these snowshoes to run in and could not even hike for any distance in them as I was constantly fiddling with straps etc... Atlas snowshoes used to have a good reputation but the quality has gone downhill. The strap is too rigid so it is hard to stretch them into the required slots. Even so, they slip off after walking for a few minutes. So, impossible to run in. Perhaps someone with bigger feet would have more success,… Full review

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Princeton Tec Vizz

It stopped working after sometime. I didn’t use it much either. Stay away from this product despite lifetime warranty. Cause actually you need this device in most critical circumstances and when it stops working then you are pretty much done for. My review of this product is totally terrible. It's not reliable. and when you are in some critical situation like tracking in the mountains this could mean a difference between life and death. Who care about lifetime warranty? You won’t be able to… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
Petzl NAO+

A powerful headlamp for night skiing, night biking, kiwi-spotting, or other activities where a good look ahead is needed. Optional reactive lighting automatically adjusts for distance, increases battery life, but takes some getting used to. Requires a mobile device and app to access all controls, but the app won’t work reliably on all mobile devices. Great for moving fast, but overkill for slow speed activities, and definitely not for the light minimalist. Here in Norway, we take our headlamps… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
BioLite HeadLamp 750

The BioLite HeadLamp 750 is a new full-featured headlamp with capability up to 750 lumens, more than double the maximum output of BioLite's other headlamp models. In addition, the HeadLamp 750 utilizes BioLite's unique and comfortable 3D SlimFit headband design. The HeadLamp 750 has a long lasting 3000 mAh Lithium Ion battery with a unique Run Forever capability that allows external batteries to be connected to the micro-USB charging port. The BioLite 750 is a full featured headlamp that would be… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Black Diamond Storm

A really good headlamp, but don't forget your patience... The Black Diamond Storm 350 I purchased one of these headlamps brand new about a year and a half ago and received a second one as part of a prize package about two months later.  I liked the one I already had enough that I kept the second one as a backup and for loaning to that one person at the campsite with the most annoyingly bright headlamp. They both have similar time on them so this review covers them both as I have found no differences… Full review