Gear Guide issue 26

Buy everything you need to prepare you for the trails this summer. Our gear guide features bars, hydration, tops, shorts, tights, accessories and shoes shoes shoes!

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accessories Gear Guide TRAIL 26Buy the best gift to yourself with the TRAIL 26 gear guide! From bars to tights, running belts to trail shoes, caps to running prams, discover a new way to enjoy your adventures.

nutrition Gear Guide TRAIL 26Nutrition

  • Pekant Granola Bar 35g R15/R250
  • Nakd Lemon Drizzle bar R20
  • Pekant Protein Bar 65g R25/R400
  • Enduren Cramp & Fatigue Buster Tabs R80

accessories Gear Guide TRAIL 26 copyAccessories

  • Balega Silver Sock R150
  • Feetures Elite Sock R239/R249
  • Dr Cool Ice Wrap R299-R549
  • FuelBelt FuelPack R350
  • First Ascent X-Trail Running Cap R549
  • SWIZA DO3 R590
  • Salomon Pulse Belt R599
  • First Ascent Ultralight Wasp 600 Running Belt R799
  • Sziols X-Kross sport glasses R2,500
  • Breezing Metabolism Tracker R7,500
  • Thule Glide sports stroller R9,499

apparel Gear Guide TRAIL 26Apparel

  • Hi-Tec Tabah Tee R249
  • First Ascent Fusion Tee R549
  • First Ascent Reaction Tights R599
  • First Ascent X-Trail Short Tights R599
  • First Ascent Kinetic Running Shorts R649
  • Salomon Pulse Seamless Tee R699
  • Salomon Lightning Wind Anorak R1,399

shoes Gear Guide TRAIL 26Shoes

  • Hi-Tec Equilibrium Bijou Low R1,199
  • Hoka One One Speed Instinct 2 R1,995
  • Hoka One One Challenger ATR3 R2,150
  • Saucony Peregrine 8 R2,350
  • Hoka One One Speedgoat 2 R2,450
  • Brooks Mazama 2 R2,499
  • Brooks Caldera 2 R2,599
  • Salomon Speedcross Pro 2 R2,900

Win a pair of Hoka One One Speedgoat 2 trail shoes in our latest reader competition, live at 3pm Friday 15 December.

Buying gifts

So you want to buy gifts for special trail runners? Our two-step buying guide will prevent disappointment for them, and gifts that don’t get used. (Think about making presents too.)

Know what they want

A. Be direct

“Hey, I want to buy you some trail gear. What do you need?”
“Good morning darling, send me the link to your wishlist when you have a mo.”

B. Be sneaky

“So I’ve been going through TRAIL mag and circling all the gear on my wishlist. Don’t you wish you had a pair of XYZ socks?”

C. Be stalky (jokes!)

Check out their social media to see if they have shared links to anything specific, like a review for shoes or apparel. Or if it won’t raise their hackles if they find out, wait for them to leave their computer and look at their browser history.

If you still don’t get an idea of the model they want, go for a product you know they’ll appreciate based on its usefulness to them.

50-51 Gear Guide opening spread TRAIL 26Get specific advice on choosing gifts from Craig Gornall of The Sweat Shop Bedfordview on page 51 within the gear guide of TRAIL 26.

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