Discover the best trail running gear for the season in the TRAIL magazine issue 18 product guide.
- K-Way Men’s Reiko Moisture Manager R250
- K-Way Men’s Knox Active Shorts R450
- First Ascent Men’s X-Trail Tee R479
- The North Face Women’s Altertude Short R549
- The North Face Men’s NSR Wind Jacket R1,099
- adidas Kanadia TR7 R1,193
- Salomon Speedcross 3 R1,999
- Brooks Cascadia 11 R2,049
- Brooks PureGrit 4 R2,049
- K-Way Swift PAck + 2L Hydration Reservoir R698
- First Ascent Stealth Pack R999
- TomTom MultiSport Cardio Bundle R4,799
- Triple Orange Bio Detergent R92
- BUFF Trail R180
- NuZest Clean Lean Protein R225
- NuZest Good Green Stuff R590
- Black Diamond Spot headlamp R699
- Hi-Tec Sensor GT shoe R899
Sure, when you started out a pair of takkies, cotton t-shirt, and rugby shorts were good enough. But now you’re building your mileage, getting faster, spending more hours sweating it out in the mountains. The gear you invest in will either hold you back or lighten the load.
So how do you choose?
Examine the terrain, the weather, and figure out how long you’ll be out there. If it’s a quickie, a light, breathable shirt and shorts will do. For tricky terrain, choose shoes with enough grip. If it will be rocky, you need to protect your toetsies. For longer runs, you’ll need a hydration pack which sits comfortably and can carry enough clean water, and a jacket in case the weather changes. To get the most out of your training, maybe you should invest in a GPS watch to track your speed, and even your heart rate!
Don’t forget to fuel your body with quality nutrition. Protein is important, along with micronutrients to have all systems functioning at their best. Restore your glycogen with some carbohydrates to avoid a bonk.
Ready, steady GO!