If long distance trail running over steep, rocky terrain is your forte, then the Vasque Trail Bender is the tool you need to get the job done. Designed to conform over invariable terrain, this shoe delivers superior cushioning, stability, and impact reduction thanks to an injection molded midsole.
The Bridgedale Trailhead provides targeted cooling ventilation exactly where it’s needed most. The signature T2 anti-compression cushioning at the achilies heel and metatarsal head combine with 30 percent Merino wool to offer crucial longevity on long distance trail jaunts.
The breakthrough design of Superfeet’s Carbon insole combines the strength of carbon fiber with ultralight foam to create its most innovative, high performance insole yet. Features like beveled edges, foam perforations, a wider forefront, high density foam, and an odor control coating combine to make this one of the best running-specific insoles around.
In addition to standard activity tracking data like distance, pace, and heart rate, Suunto delivers functional data like EPOC (Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption) and PTE (Peak Training Effect). Users can also pull training plans onto the watch to guide their daily workouts, get regular checkups on their progress across sports in an easy-to-read infographic, and use 24-hour heart rate monitoring. The watch also monitors daily steps and calories burned, and sets targets for each. On-screen navigation using activity-specific heat maps from the Suunto Movescount app aids in route discovery around the world.
The Osprey ENDURO 15 was designed specifically with trail runners in mind, particularly those who are more interested in routes than races. Whether you’re sipping from bottles or drinking from the included 2.5 liter hydration reservoir, this running-specific pack has plenty of room for all day or even multi-day treks but is still sleek enough to keep you moving swiftly and unencumbered.
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With a comfortable fit, lightweight frame, and protective lenses, these sunglasses are the perfect choice for any late summer activity you’ll jump into.
The versatile jacket is the perfect mix of protection, comfort, and mobilitya designed to go from everyday errands to singletrack riding —with a percentage of proceeds going directly to IMBA.
This ergonomic pack keeps the weight closer to the carrier’s back, providing better center of gravity. Abrasion- and water-resistant fabric and zippers shelter your gear from the elements.
This classic messenger bag comes with a sustainable twist. Constructed in Asheville from leftover Boy Scout tents and repurposed hardware, each bag is durable, unique and features a quick-release metal front clip, interior pocket, and adjustable shoulder strap.
The lightest fully freestanding dome tent on the market, this two-person tent has a simple two pole design for easy set up. 3lbs 7oz.
Stylish and safe, the helmet offers 18 huge air vents, an integrated LED light, and magnetic chin strap closures.
This tough, dexterous cold weather climbing glove features a stretch double weave soft shell outer, and a waterproof, windproof and breathable insert. The goatskin leather palm reinforces high abrasion areas.
Mountainsmith’s most versatile backpack designed specifically for women, it’s ideal for day hikes or your daily commute bag.
The high cuff is a built-in scree-guard that helps keep out the trail while trail running. Below the cuff is a vented lower that increases breathability.
Stay warm on your next winter adventure with this Merino wool blend full-body underwear. It’s stretchy and comfy, yet it stays dry and holds onto body heat during the coldest nights. The front entry chest zip makes it easy to climb in and out.
No strings attached, these fully waterproof earbuds connect to any device and feature an 8-hour battery and enhanced antenna for anti-skip Bluetooth technology.
This Carhartt shirt jacket can fill an outdoorsy dude’s wardrobe for most of the winter, especially if it’s the Rigby. The stretchy, fleece-lined snap-down allows maximum flexibility and durability for winter adventure.
This 100% organic cotton flannel looks and feels good. For every garment Ecōths sells, they donate 3 meals to local food banks throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Built with 11 ounces of durable cotton duck that can handle the toughest adventure, they feature a comfort waistband and feature a relaxed cut that makes them ideal for kicking around camp.