Running Gear

The best running gear, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on December 9, 2018. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

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.

Recent Running Gear Reviews

ClickHeat Hand/Pocket Warmer

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Sold by Berko Productions of Miami, FL (and some cites also say NY, NY) at Providence Place Mall in Providence, RI. Scam artists selling a ridiculously overpriced, poor quality product (ClickHeat) with lies, lies, lies! As I wrote above, bought this lumbar pack (with sleeve) at Providence Place mall in Rhode Island a few days ago. Activated and wore while remaining in mall. Was told by salesperson that heat would last two hours. It lasted 30 minutes. While still in the mall, I looked up the company… Full review

Petzl Reactik +

rated 0.5 of 5 stars A total pain in the ass to get all lights at max. Total pain to use buttons. And why did I buy a light with an app? Full review

ClickHeat Hand/Pocket Warmer

rated 5 of 5 stars I like these packs as they work well, quickly, and lasted me quite a while. Unlike others I have had no difficulty as I have read the directions and followed them to a tee. Also, I was careful when boiling it to stir the neck pack around do it doesn't stick to the hot metal pot. IT WILL NOT BURN YOU if it gets punctured as someone else said. In fact, it is sodium acetate, a salt, and is made by mixing baking soda and vinegar. Read the safety data sheet or chemical information on it. I saw a lot… Full review

ClickHeat Hand/Pocket Warmer

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Seemed fascinating when “pitched” at the gun show. Was told that the heat would last for over an hour and to rejuvenate it just place it in some "warm" water for a few minutes. Neither are true. My old solid fuel hand warmers were far superior. Interesting yet disappointing. Full review

Petzl Bindi

rated 4 of 5 stars A small, rechargeable headlamp that takes up minimal space. Modes and Run Times: Three white beams: 5 lumens (50 hours run time), 100 lumens (3 hours run time), and 200 lumens (2 hours run time) Two red beam options: solid and blink For a small, compact headlamp, these modes are pretty good, with my only complaint being the noticeable difference between 100 lumens and 200 lumens of the white beam is very minor. I’d personally prefer to see the 100 lumen option nixed for something more akin… Full review

Kahtoola MICROspikes

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Top notch outer foot gear with outstanding customer service. I use mine during ice fishing season. They're part of my ESSENTIAL GEAR LIST. I wouldn't consider venturing onto the ice without them. They've saved me from slipping and falling dozens of times. I've been ice fishing for decades and have tried a number of other brands. All were disappointing, but hands down, these are the best. Full review

Kahtoola MICROspikes

rated 5 of 5 stars Pretty sure these saved my life numerous times. Used these on many snow covered cliffs and steep mountainsides. These spikes give you sure footing when crossing sketchy areas. Full review

Petzl Actik

rated 4 of 5 stars It's your definitive all-purpose headlamp, plus two red modes (solid and strobe). The manufacturer specs are as follows:   Range: I think the manufacturer overstated the high-power distances. I'm going from the following baseline: back-country camping far away from urban light pollution, on a dark night without much moonlight, in a dense area with forest canopy above, and no campfire or other lights... so pretty dark. At the lowest setting (5 lm), I'd say it's similar to the 10m (30 ft) advertised. Full review

Princeton Tec Fuel

rated 1 of 5 stars This is just one of the models of theirs I've owned. All had switches go out and drain batteries when not on. POS, go with anything else. Crappy products. All models I've had drain batteries when turned off and switches fail. Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (14)
Hillsound Trail Crampon Traction Device
$65
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Ultimate Survival Technologies Survival Blanket 2.0 Emergency Shelter
$15
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Coghlan's Backpackers Trowel Camp Shovel/Trowel
$2
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel Scout Fire Starter
$8
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Ultimate Survival Technologies StrikeForce Fire Starter
$21
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Petzl TacTikka Headlamp
$30 - $47
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (31)
Kahtoola MICROspikes Traction Device
$56 - $69
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (24)
Petzl Tikka XP Headlamp
$50
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (17)
Petzl e+LITE Headlamp
$22 - $29
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (15)
Black Diamond Icon Headlamp
$19 - $100
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (15)
Hillsound Trail Crampon Ultra Traction Device
$38 - $70
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Black Diamond Storm Headlamp
$50
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Princeton Tec Apex Pro Headlamp
$47 - $94
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Repel Permanone Insect Repellent
$8
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Lightload Towels Towel
$6
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Adventure Medical Kits Weekender First Aid Kit
$60
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Space All-Weather Blanket Emergency Shelter
$17
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Sea to Summit Dry Lite Towel Towel
$11
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
NRS Storm Whistle Whistle/Horn
$9
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Doan Magnesium Fire Starting Tool Fire Starter
$7
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Matador NanoDry Shower Towel Towel
$20 - $35
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Dr. Bronner Tea Tree Liquid Soap Soap/Cleanser
$13
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Petzl Zipka Headlamp
$27 - $33
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Black Diamond ReVolt Headlamp
$50 - $59
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Petzl TacTikka+ Headlamp
$33 - $39
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Thermacell Backpacker Mosquito Repeller Insect Repellent
$30 - $39
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Petzl Tikkina Headlamp
$15 - $19
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
SOL Thermal Bivvy Emergency Shelter
$20 - $29
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight & Watertight .7 First Aid Kit
$29 - $33
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Sawyer Permethrin Insect Repellent Treatment for Clothing, Gear, and Tents Insect Repellent
$12 - $16
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Petzl MYO RXP Headlamp
$100
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Sprinter Headlamp
$80
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Ultimate Survival Technologies BlastMatch Fire Starter
$17
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Hillsound Cypress 6 Traction Device
$49
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Tweezer / Magnifier First Aid Supply
$6
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Whiz Freedom Feminine Funnel Waste and Sanitation Supply/Device
$25
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
SOL Sport Utility Blanket Emergency Shelter
$18 - $19
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Tecnu Outdoor Skin Cleanser Soap/Cleanser
$1 - $8
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Emergency Tinder Kit Fire Starter
$5
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ultimate Survival Technologies WetFire Tinder Fire Starter
$4 - $9
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Petzl Spiky Plus Traction Device
$10 - $34
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
BodyGlide Anti-Chafe Hygiene Supply/Device
$5 - $10
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Exped Travel Box II Plus Bug Net
$179
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
QuikClot Sport First Aid Supply
$11 - $19
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
UCO Stormproof Match Kit Fire Starter
$7
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
BodyGlide Foot Glide Hygiene Supply/Device
$5 - $8
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Deluxe Mosquito Head Net Bug Net
$5
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
STABIL icers Lite Traction Device
$18 - $21
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Atlas Run Running Snowshoe
$250
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Crescent Moon Gold 12 Running Snowshoe
$259
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