Running Gear

The best running gear, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on April 18, 2019. 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

BioLite Headlamp 330

rated 4 of 5 stars Thin, light, balanced, rechargeable, bounce-free—put the Headlamp 330 on the buy-list. The technology is advanced enough that rechargeable headlamps are finally a good deal. You can't get this much light in this small of a package anyplace else so far. Remember when a 90-lumen headlamp was the best thing ever? Say hello to 330! Winter is a time when runners have to run in the dark to get their miles in. Short days mean you need a headlamp. Most flashlights and headlamps are little more than a… Full review

ClickHeat Hand/Pocket Warmer

rated 1 of 5 stars I bought ClickHeat at the World of Wheels Auto Show in Rosemont a week or so ago. I spent $80 and the first time I used the packs it leaked onto my new sheets and mattress. I emailed Customer Service and spoke with Jodi Dobrinsky (757-472-9123) and she was by far the worse customer service rep I have ever dealt with in all my life. She sends me an attachment showing that my money was nonrefundable and no where on the box nor the receipt does it state this was nonrefundable and I advised her of that. Full review

Snowline Chainsen Pro

rated 5 of 5 stars I found myself crawling uphill on all fours through icy snow—not even trying to use the glass-slick trails—and headed right out to buy these. Absolutely love 'em. But who carries them? I got the last pair at Sierra, and I want some for my wife. Very good traction on hard ice and packed snow. Full review

Kahtoola NANOspikes

rated 4 of 5 stars Love em. I've worn these both hiking and running and they worked great. They are comfortable and the spikes are hardly noticeable. The only downside is they shift to the side, so be prepared to adjust them occasionally. Full review

Light & Motion Solite 150

rated 4 of 5 stars Highly recommended after several tests outdoor (several days of hiking in the German Alps). I disagree with the first review: I consider it an absolute PLUS to be able to charge via USB. Take a power bank and charge the Solite as often as needed on a trip of several days. Everyone has multiple wall plug adaptors already, so why should LightnMotion provide another? Full review

ClickHeat Hand/Pocket Warmer

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Complete waste of money! Do not buy these from the slick gimmick sellers as I did at the IX Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Complete waste! Just threw in fire pit....gonna see what color happens. Full review

ClickHeat Hand/Pocket Warmer

rated 1 of 5 stars Don't WASTE your money—Scam! DON'T waste your money—it is all a scam!! The ice pack you cannot put in the freezer, ONLY the fridge so it does not even get cold. Then the heat no longer works. PLUS they lie. There is NO 10-year warranty. The minute I got home I had a feeling it was a scam. I read the reviews and they confirmed all the feelings I had. If the boat show was still going on today, I would drive all the back there and confront the sales guy. How can he do this day after day knowing… Full review

Kahtoola MICROspikes

rated 5 of 5 stars My wife and I spent a week in the Smokies at the Wilderness Hike Week event January 23-28. The area received several inches of rain then snow followed on the evening of the 23rd, then it was bitterly cold on the 24th. We led a hike up the Ramsay Cascades Trail on the 24th, which was very icy, especially near the cascades themselves. Others without spikes were having a lot of problem and one person slipped into the creek. Brenda and I had no problem at all. We had eight folks on that hike. We also… Full review

Kahtoola MICROspikes

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I thru-hiked the PCT last year and bought the Kahtoola Microspikes in Lone Pine at a known gear shop. These were amazing. Be sure to buy the correct size. I learned at the gear shop that the cleats should not be loose. This means that they may be a tight fit, but things wear in over time. Also, they should last around four seasons. When putting them on start from the top of your shoe and pull/follow the bands on both sides with your hands to the back of the shoe. Do not allow the red band to be… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (14)
Hillsound Trail Crampon Traction Device
$65
user rating: 5 of 5 (7)
TheTentLab Deuce of Spades #2 Camp Shovel/Trowel
$20
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)
Ultimate Survival Technologies StrikeForce Fire Starter
$21
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Petzl TacTikka Headlamp
$13 - $34
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (36)
Kahtoola MICROspikes Traction Device
$70 - $73
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (17)
Petzl e+LITE Headlamp
$30
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (15)
Black Diamond Icon Headlamp
$75 - $99
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
$37 - $49
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Princeton Tec Apex Pro Headlamp
$76 - $94
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Repel Permanone Insect Repellent
$8
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Lightload Towels Towel
$2 - $5
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 - $34
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
NRS Storm Whistle Whistle/Horn
$9
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Ledlenser MH10 Headlamp
$80
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Doan Magnesium Fire Starting Tool Fire Starter
$16
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Princeton Tec Remix Pro Headlamp
$55 - $61
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 (7)
Princeton Tec Yukon HL Headlamp
$59
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Petzl Zipka Headlamp
$25 - $29
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Black Diamond ReVolt Headlamp
$48 - $59
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Petzl TacTikka+ Headlamp
$33 - $44
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
$20
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
SOL Thermal Bivvy Emergency Shelter
$20 - $29
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Streamlight Septor Headlamp
$28
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
STABIL icers Original Traction Device
$60
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight & Watertight .7 First Aid Kit
$26 - $29
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Sawyer Permethrin Insect Repellent Treatment for Clothing, Gear, and Tents Insect Repellent
$8 - $16
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Petzl MYO RXP Headlamp
$110
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Sprinter Headlamp
$68 - $79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Ultimate Survival Technologies BlastMatch Fire Starter
$17
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Ledlenser MH2 Headlamp
$25
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)
Ledlenser H7 Headlamp
$60
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Whiz Freedom Feminine Funnel Waste and Sanitation Supply/Device
$25
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Streamlight Enduro Headlamp
$15
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
SOL Sport Utility Blanket Emergency Shelter
$18
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 Spiky Plus Traction Device
$25
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Petzl DuoBelt LED 14 Headlamp
$180
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
BodyGlide Anti-Chafe Hygiene Supply/Device
$5 - $10
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