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.

Category

Traction Devices
Running Snowshoes
Watches
Headlamps
Sun and Bug Protection
First Aid and Hygiene
Survival Gear

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Hillsound
Ultimate Survival Technologies
Coghlan's
Light My Fire
Petzl
Kahtoola
Black Diamond
Repel
Lightload Towels
Adventure Medical Kits

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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

Ledlenser SEO5

rated 4.5 of 5 stars For the pice a superb head torch with enough light to race with, but not enough to illuminate the entire mountain (a blessing in my view). This is a simple well powered head torch that does what you need for a long night race. It has a 3 x AAA setup so you can use both rechargeable and single use batteries. They sit in the back of the light so no need for a separate pack.  Light is clear and focusable. You can dial up and down or choose the quick half power settings. Personally I use half power… Full review

Princeton Tec Vizz

rated 1 of 5 stars Liked it initially, but chews through batteries and died after 12 months. Ptec wouldn't cover it. I found one of the outer white LEDs didn't always work and the battery life is terrible. It took me a while to work out, but when I turned the lamp off the main LED was still on, only very dull, but you could not turn it off. Then after 12 months it stopped working altogether and despite a "lifetime warranty" it was not covered. I would not buy Princeton Tec ever again. Full review

Matador NanoDry Shower Towel (Large)

rated 5 of 5 stars I have used several backpacking towels over the years and they have all suffered in three ways that Matador managed to fix. They are either too small, too heavy and bulky, or not effective at drying, and some fit into all three categories. Matador solved all these problems with the NanoDry Towel. The first thing I noticed with these towels was just how light they were. When you take them out of their case you will be surprised at how nice it would be to take them backpacking. At the same time when… Full review

Black Diamond Spot

rated 4 of 5 stars Good functional light with some useful extra functionality—strobe light, red light, dimming function. Very useful headlamp. Switching functions is a bit of a hassle while placed on your head, but what do you expect from something so small. Batteries last long enough. Very bright. Full review

Badger Sport Broad Spectrum SPF 35 Sunscreen

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I have been using Badger sunscreen this summer as an alternative to more chemically-based sun protection. It definitely does the job of keeping you from getting burned, and it doesn't have nanoparticles or potentially carcinogenic chemical agents. It also doesn't easy wash, rub, or sweat off. On the downside, it is very thick and not so easy to apply, and it can make you look like a ghost. Also, removal requires some scrubbing. My go-to sunscreen, which works extremely well, apparently isn't so… Full review

Thermacell Backpacker Mosquito Repeller

rated 5 of 5 stars Amazing! Very impressed so far with the Backpacker Mosquito Repeller. Have previously owned the handheld version and loved it. Decided this would be great for backpacking, used the fuel I already have present for cooking. Can't speak of the science of this device other than when on, my wife and I have had no issue with mosquitos.   Comes with a handy sack to put in backpack. Screws onto fuel can easily. Once "On", simply press the ignite switch.   Even if not using for backpacking, this is a… Full review

Coghlan's Flint Striker

rated 3 of 5 stars Looks good, but as supplied does not perform. I bought this Ferro fire steel online from a very reliable survival training centre with their recommendation from students' field use where they said that it was good for over 4,000 strikes. I was therefor most surprised to find it didn't produce a spark at all with the pressed steel striker supplied. With the Light My Fire striker it was a very different story—massive spark every time. I filed and ground the Coghlan's striker to give a good 90-degree… Full review

UCO X-120R

rated 1.5 of 5 stars This headlamp has no reason to be on the market. It delivers very little, the design has no sense, and it's just not powerful enough. I can't really understand why should anyone choose this headlamp over the other. I want a headlamp that is light, sturdy, comfortable with long battery life. This headlamp is uncomfortable. The unit keeps slipping down from its position. The output is weak. The control over the light beam is not enough. It's not focused enough for long distance or dispersed enough… Full review

Princeton Tec Apex

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Unreliable quality. It's bright and lasts long enough but it seems to break very easily under normal caving or camping conditions. Great return policy, but it gets old constantly returning a product that's supposed to be reliable. I've returned the product twice and both times Princeton Tec gave me a new one with no questions asked. My second replacement has broken now and I suspect Princeton Tec will give me a new one with no questions asked this time as well, I'm just not sure it's worth the headache. Full review

Top-Rated Running Gear

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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 - $3
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel Scout Fire Starter
$7
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Ultimate Survival Technologies StrikeForce Fire Starter
$21
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Petzl TacTikka Headlamp
$30 - $39
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (29)
Kahtoola MICROspikes Traction Device
$50 - $69
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (23)
Petzl Tikka XP Headlamp
$35 - $41
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (17)
Petzl e+LITE Headlamp
$25 - $29
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (15)
Black Diamond Icon Headlamp
$80 - $100
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (15)
Hillsound Trail Crampon Ultra Traction Device
$70
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Black Diamond Storm Headlamp
$40 - $50
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Repel Permanone Insect Repellent
$8
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Lightload Towels Towel
$3
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 - $19
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Sea to Summit Dry Lite Towel Towel
$10 - $11
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Icon Polar Headlamp
$70
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
$9
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Princeton Tec Remix Pro Headlamp
$24
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Dr. Bronner Tea Tree Liquid Soap Soap/Cleanser
$13
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Princeton Tec Apex Pro Headlamp
$50 - $94
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Princeton Tec Yukon HL Headlamp
$53
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Petzl Zipka Headlamp
$27 - $33
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Black Diamond ReVolt Headlamp
$60
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Petzl TacTikka+ Headlamp
$30 - $39
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Thermacell Backpacker Mosquito Repeller Insect Repellent
$40
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 - $30
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight & Watertight .7 First Aid Kit
$26 - $33
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Sawyer Permethrin Insect Repellent Treatment for Clothing, Gear, and Tents Insect Repellent
$12 - $17
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Petzl MYO RXP Headlamp
$100
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Sprinter Headlamp
$64 - $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)
Petzl Spiky Plus Antislip Sole Traction Device
$29 - $34
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
$17 - $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
$4
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ultimate Survival Technologies WetFire Tinder Fire Starter
$4 - $9
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Petzl DuoBelt LED 14 Headlamp
$180
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
BodyGlide Anti-Chafe Hygiene Supply/Device
$10
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
$8
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
STABIL icers Lite Traction Device
$18 - $55
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Atlas Run Running Snowshoe
$250
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Crescent Moon Gold 12 Running Snowshoe
$194
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