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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 May 30, 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
$55 - $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 - $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
$30
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
$41
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: 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 (26)
Princeton Tec Apex Headlamp
$80 - $89
user rating: 4 of 5 (13)
Princeton Tec EOS Headlamp
$17 - $51
user rating: 4 of 5 (10)
Petzl Tikka Headlamp
$30
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Black Diamond Cosmo Headlamp
$30
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
$46
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
$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 (2)
Black Diamond Storm 375 Headlamp
$40 - $49
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: 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
$25
user rating: 2 of 5 (7)
Princeton Tec Vizz Headlamp
$50 - $69
user rating: 2 of 5 (15)
Yaktrax Pro Traction Device
$25 - $29
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Recent Running Gear Reviews

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

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