Poles increase efficiency on trail but only if they’re not weighing you down! So when every gram counts, reach for Leki’s ultra-lightweight Micro Trail Race. Starting with a full carbon construction, the fixed length cuts unnecessary weight and parts so the poles can be as streamlined as you are. Leki’s new, wide Shark Frame Strap Mesh is breathable and optimizes fit. Combined with..
Treading the line between ultralight and fully featured, Leki has hit the sweet spot with the Leki Micro Trail Pro. It’s light as a feather for all your endurance and racing needs but adds on an extended cork grip and an ever-so-slightly beefier shaft construction. No more hemming and hawing over which poles to bring! The Trigger Shark 2.0 System and Frame Strap Mesh combine togeth..
You know what sucks? Breaking poles. The Les Batons d’Alain is a single shaft pole that is designed to withstand some serious trail abuse. Crafted in the steep valley of Chamonix, this iconic pole was brought into the world by Mountain Guide Alain Desez. They have seen a surge in popularity within the ski mountaineering community but they’re just as useful for mountain running. Wit..
For those who are counting every gram but don't want to run in snowy conditions without an arrest tool, you may recognize the CAMP Corsa Race Ice Axe from your lucid dreams. Designed specifically for skimo racing, CAMP pulled out all the stops to shave weight without compromising the functionality of the tool. At a minuscule 188g, you will barely notice the Corsa Race on your pack ..
When running in high alpine environments, it pays to expect the unexpected. With the CAMP Corsa Ice Axe on your pack, snow-covered paths won't force you to turn back early or, worse, risk it all during a sketchy traverse. The full aluminum construction is lightweight for easy, burden-free carry while remaining resilient to trail abuse. Similarly, its pick is great for running since..
Sometimes your skyrun will take you places the average runner (or hiker) seldom accesses. Snowfields, ice sheets, and glaciers are all alpine obstacles that may lie in the path of your run, and there is hardly a better tool for runners to handle adverse frozen terrain than the CAMP Corsa Alpine Ice Axe. Compared to similar axes, the CAMP Corsa and Corsa Race axes, the Corsa Alpine ..
COROS has really outdone themselves - behold the APEX Pro Watch! They took the already stellar APEX and stuffed it full of even more features, including an insane battery life of 40 hours in full GPS mode. That alone is making the endurance community perk up. But it doesn’t stop there. The Pro model features a touch screen functionality on its durable sapphire glass screen so that ..
What do the current men’s marathon world record holder Eliud Kipchoge and Salt Lake City local and 5 x NCAA All-American road and trail crusher Grayson Murphy have in common? Well, they both rely on the Coros Pace 2 to provide a reliable watch option for their running needs. From relaxed pre-work miles to 50km trail races and beyond the Coros Pace 2 fits everything you need in a si..
When you’re out charging in the mountains, you shouldn’t have to fiddle with a confusing watch, wonder if your efforts are being recorded, or pray the batteries don’t die. So, take a deep breath and allow the COROS APEX Watch to reassure you. From here on out, you can just focus on your adventure. We have intentionally picked the COROS lineup due to its consistency, impressive batt..
Time to upgrade, accessorize, or charge-up your COROS MultiSport watch? We have you covered. A few offerings to keep you connected to your watch, your workouts, and your world. APEX 42mm / PACE 2 Silicone Band - sillicone band for your APEX 42mm or PACE 2 watch. APEX 46mm / APEX Pro Silicone Band - silicone band for your APEX or APEX Pro watch. Charging Cord - works with ..
Julbo doesn't play games when it comes to their glasses. The Julbo Aero Sunglasses are the product of years of innovation and testing that resulted in unparalleled quality. The groundbreaking REACTIV lenses adjust their tint based on ambient lighting, so you can wear the same glasses for your dawn run and your lunch break sprint. If weather or cloud cover changes, the lenses will s..
A well-fitting pair of glasses is not one size fits all, as not all heads are the same shape and size. Thankfully, Julbo recognizes this and produced the Aerolite glasses so that those of us with smaller heads aren't excluded from the benefits of Julbo's performance optics. Boasting much of the same technology as Aero Sunglasses, the Aerolites have a narrower frame to better fit wo..
The largest lensed offering in Julbo's impressive lineup is the Aerospeed glasses - a stylish yet extremely functional optic for those who refuse to compromise on vision in the field. The humongous single lens offers a massive, unobstructed field of view while protecting you from wind and sun at any angle. Julbo's proprietary REACTIV Photochromic lenses self-adjust to the amount of..
You’d be forgiven for assuming all visors are the same. Take a simple regular hat and remove the top, right? That may be true for other brands, but the folks at Dynafit took their time elevating the oft-neglected visor category with their React Visor Band. To them, it’s a headband that happens to have a flexible brim. So yes, it keeps the sun out of your eyes like a visor, but it a..
No need to reinvent the wheel here! The La Sportiva Advisor does its job and does it admirably. It keeps the sun out of your eyes and uses quality materials to increase durability, wick sweat, dry quickly, and look good. As with all running gear worth its while, a reflective trim increases visibility. Don’t overthink it - grab the Advisor and get going! Integrated sweatband s..
In the natural world, clouds and shadows are the only protection from the unrelenting sun. So for those bluebird exposed, midday runs, your only option is artificial protection such as the La Sportiva Stream Cap. Like a good cap should, it keeps the brightness out of your eyes and radiation off your face. But its construction is what makes it stand out from the rest - the Stream Ca..
Once the staple of seedy bars and farmer's fields, the trucker hat got pushed into the mainstream in the early 2000s and is here to stay. The good news is that the stylish hat also works well for keeping the sun off your face while not overheating. So, proudly adorn your skull with a logoed SkyRun hat and continue to set trends. Sure to fit all but the largest or smallest noggins, ..
Yes, snow and ice are for running. Sure, most times we would prefer an open trail, but sometimes winter sticks around too long, or that snowcapped peak is just calling. If your adventures may involve a wintery mix you can combat the elements with Black Diamond's Distance Spike traction devices. Built for fast and light approaches, these handy helpers are compact and low weight so i..
While many hang their running shoes up when the fluffy stuff starts to fall from the sky, many others do not, and persevere through the sleet, snow, and ice that is representational of winter. It is for these diehard runners that La Sportiva created the Hobnails. Being compatible with any rubber-soled shoe, the Hobnails allow you to customize your shoe for ultimate wintertime tract..
SIDAS doesn't want anything to get in your way when you're out on the trail, including your insoles! With their 3Feet Run Sense insoles they have created a low profile insert that is tailored to your arch height and natural stride. No overcorrecting, SIDAS just wants to support your natural gait to avoid pain and fatigue whenever you adventure. Each model has specific patterns of E..
The act of trail running might be simple - one foot in front of the other - but it can often involve a surprising amount of items. Thankfully, the Ultimate Direction Crew Roll is an innovative way to keep things organized so your car doesn’t end up looking like a used gear shop! No more rummaging through a vast, bottomless duffle bag at the trailhead either. The roll unfurls to rev..
You’re welcome to wear a car headlight on your head, but if you want something much lighter and seemingly just as bright, the Petzl Swift RL headlamp is your best bet. Pumping out an impressive 900 lumens on its highest setting, it’ll light up the trail ahead of you... and the whole mountain for that matter. In fact, the Swift is the brightest headlamp in Petzl's lineup (aside from..
Peter Piper packed a pocket full of...nutrition bars? With Ultimate Direction's Adventure Pocket you can pick and choose what you want to bring along if you need a little extra space. Perfectly paired with UD's Race Belt 5 you can expand your carrying capacity to personalize your setup for short, medium, or longer runs. The Flex Mono Mesh backing will help move sweat away from your..
The classic "clutch" has always been to carry just the essentials. This concept applies to Ultimate Direction's Clutch as well. Bring only what you need, leave behind everything that can weigh you down. With a 500ml capacity you can stay hydrated while on that shorter outing. Since going hard is more inevitable than possible you can stash some nutrition in the zippered pocket to ke..
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Unless your local trails are equipped with water fountains every mile you’re going to need to bring water on your run to stave off dehydration. The Dynafit Flask shrinks as you sip, so not only does it get more portable as you go, it also minimizes the sloshing you get with regular water bottles. BPA/PVC free and integrates perfectly with Dynafit running packs and belts. It’s the s..
It just happens: footwear gets nasty. You may smell like roses, but your feet tend to stray from that path. You can revive your footwear and save the room from smelling like a locker room with SIDAS's Cedar Wood Dryer Bags. They absorb moisture while leaving behind a very pleasant cedar smell. Now you can smell like a freshly chopped tree as you run around, or simply use them in yo..
Rumor has it that Petzl challenged their designers to reinvent the headlamp with running comfort in mind. Whether or not that’s actually true, the designers did in fact come up with a funky-looking yet great-feeling headlamp. Most notably, the weight is now distributed all around with the ultrathin lamp upfront and the power source in the back. And like that, the dreaded, front-hea..
The Dynafit Graphic Performance Headband was designed with the ambitious athlete in mind. Breathable and moisture-wicking, this headband will keep the sweat off of your brow and out of your eyes. Light windproofing helps prevent a cold breeze from stripping all the heat from your head and ears without hampering heat ventilation. That way, your dome can be kept comfortable in a vari..
The CAMP Ice Axe Head Protector is a rubber cap for your axe that covers both the tip of the pick and the adze thus protecting you and your gear from the pointy bits during travel and storage. But when it's time to bust out the tool, simply stash the protector in a pocket. Designed to fit the Corsa line of axes, the Head Protector will keep your axe sharp while keeping everything e..
Running with an unprotected ice axe may sound like a bad idea... because it is! The CAMP Ice Axe Spike Protector is a little rubber cap that slides over the spike of your axe so it can't scratch you or your gear when it's not in use. You'll only have to ruin one vest to realize you should have covered your spike - so learn this lesson the easy way and grab a Spike Protector today...
According to the International Journal for Clinical and Experimental Medicine (Hosseinlou et al., 2013), 16 degree Celsius (~ 60 F) water is the most efficient temperature for rehydration - hotter and you lose water through sweat, colder and your body loses energy to warm up the water. Thanks to Dynafit's Race Thermo Bottle, you can keep your water at this perfect temperature for o..
Behold the CAMP Action Bottle! From the very first single-celled organisms drifting through the primordial soup, life has never been able to exist on this planet without water. This is especially true for large, bipedal mammals scampering along ridgelines for the sake of fun. Thankfully, 1.4 million years of human evolution has created the CAMP Action Bottle so that we silly sapien..
Are you a fan of soft flasks, but just can’t seem to figure out the darn nozzle? Well here is your slosh free, sip and shrink, taste free solution! The S stands for straw, to give you the extra clearance from that pesky vest bottle pocket.Made from PEEVA, the Ultimate Direction Body Bottle II 500 S is purpose-built to be compatible with your Ultimate Direction gear. It fits seamles..
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Do you commonly find yourself on the verge of collapse from dehydration because you don't want to bother with bringing heavy, sloshing water? With the Katadyn Be Free Filtration Bottle (BPA Free) you can literally drink those problems away. Just find a source of water, running or still, and fill the bottle. The filtration system will clear the water of 99.9% of bacteria and 99.9% o..
Standard fare with any running vest, soft flasks are the best way to onboard water while minimizing sloshing. The Ultimate Direction Body Bottle II 500 is compatible with any UD vest, vesta, or waist belt. Whether you lost a bottle from your vest, want to up your H2O for those longer missions, or dedicate one to mixed drinks - this is your go-to bottle. Made of a new FDA approved B..
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If you have ever had a sticky gel leak in your pocket, then you have probably wondered if there is a better way. Well, I am here to tell you, there is! The Ultimate Direction Body Bottle 150 G is the perfect way to transport liquid calories without all of the wrappers and glucose-laden pockets. Just mix water with your gel and carry it in this tiny bottle! Made from BPA free Thermo..
The Dynafit Alpine Bottle Holder is an elegant solution to the challenges of keeping your liquids liquid and easily accessing said liquids without breaking stride. When running on frigid mountain trails, the insulation in this bottle holder will help keep your water above its freezing point in cold conditions. A vertical velcro strap and horizontal clip make this bottle holder easy..
You've got a bottle to hold your water, but what's going to hold the bottle? The CAMP Action Bottle Holder is a versatile solution to all of your bottle-holding hangups. A combo of an upper vertical velcro strap and a center lateral strap make it easy to attach to a vest, pack, or even your dog's collar! A small elastic pouch on either the right or left side (your choice!) is perfe..
Reservoirs are a pretty simple piece of engineering. Hard to improve right? The folks at Ultimate Direction have defied the odds and done just that. The Ultimate Direction Reservoir II is packed with thoughtful features to keep you hydrated on the trail. The wide mouth opening and detachable straw allows for easy filling in low CFS mountain streams, or easy cleaning in the sink. Th..
Do you ever think to yourself midrun, “Gosh, I could really go for a massive milkshake right now!" Well, enter the Ultimate Direction Reservoir. While we don't necessarily recommend topping it off with frozen desserts, you can if you want because the bladder is just that versatile. It's easy to clean and fits well into most packs, though it will work best in a bag that is in the 10..
Maxed out the filter in your Katadyn Be Free Filtration Bottle? The Katadyn Be Free Filter will save the day. Once you’ve used your previous filter for roughly 1000 liters, simply switch it out with a new one. This will enable you to keep making all of your friends jealous as you drink from horrendous streams and they’re hallucinating from dehydration. As always, the filter removes..
Training for the Uphill Athlete should be a staple in every trail runner's literary diet. You know it's good because it's written by Scott Johnston, Steve House, and trail running's golden boy, Kilian Jornet. Every page you turn, you're either bombarded (in a good way) with new physiological training information & tactics or beautiful landscape images from iconic destinations. ..
Trail Running Utah’s National Parks combines the joy of trail running with some of Utah’s most scenic landscapes. Reid Marshall and Marina Santiago cherry pick a handful of exciting running routes that take you up, down, and around this wild desert terrain. All five of Utah’s national parks are included - Zion, Capitol Reef, Bryce, Arches, and Canyonlands. With critical beta, beaut..
The Superfeet Carbon Insole is the thinnest and lightest of Superfeet's footbed lineup. Thin enough to not jeopardize the performance fit of snug-fitting race shoes, yet still provides support for your arch and stability for your heel. Of course, a sprinkling of cushioning is thrown in for good measure. Moisture-wicking and antimicrobial materials help keep the insoles fresh and dr..
The Superfeet Blue Insole is their middle-of-the-road footbed that offers support for medium height arches and greater heel stability. By supporting your arch, the insole holds your foot in a more natural position, which alleviates soreness and shifting within the shoe. This is especially appreciated on longer runs. The Blue Insole takes up a bit more volume than the thinner Carbon..
The Superfeet Green Insole is for feet with high arches and volume that need underfoot support. Without support underneath, the arch may "collapse." This results in straining your underfoot and splaying out the toes and metatarsals which ultimately changes the shape of your foot inside the shoe. Aside from being uncomfortable and maybe even painful, an arch that is not well support..
Would your mother be ashamed of the current state of your trail running kit? Fear not, simply throw them in the wash with some Nikwax Garment Care and they'll be good as new. Those smells, stains, and stenches will be gone forever (or at least until next time). Nikkwax is also extremely useful if you’ve been feeling as if your “water-resistant” clothing is no longer resistant to wa..
Nothing ruins your day out on the trails like a scalding sunburn. Easy to carry and even easier to apply, the Dermatone "No Touch" Sunscreen Stick is a go-to solution for keeping your skin protected and happy. Simply remove the cap, wipe on like a glue-stick, and you're good to go! No more greasy fingers or worrying about sunscreen opening in your pack. Small and compact, you could..
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