Product guides in TRAIL issue 15

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“Trail runners should always try to buy gear that fits them well and feels comfortable. I prefer something that doesn’t fit me to tightly, especially when racing. But I don’t mind using compression apparel for training.” Thabang Madiba

Trail Magazine product guide issue 15

Apparel product guide

  • Apparel product guide spread TRAIL Magazine 2015Capestorm Frosty Glove R129
  • Capestorm Women’s Thermals LS R199
  • First Ascent Tech Touch Glove R199
  • K-Way Men’s Klaus Moisture Manager R250
  • The North Face Men’s GTD Short Sleeve R439
  • The North Face Men’s Impulse Active ¼ Zip R749
  • First Ascent Men’s Gamma Soft-Shell Hoodie XT-3 R749
  • First Ascent Mens X-Trail Tights R799
  • Capestorm Men’s Bastion Jacket R999
  • K-Way Men’s Mercury Shell Jacket R1,299
  • OMM Kamleika Race Smock II R2,800

“My advice for buying gear is to go for comfort and not to worry about looking smart.” Victor Gugushe

Also consider
Vivolicious Heady R120 • Injinji Trail Sock R179 • Buff® Reflective Buff R269 • Buff® Polar Buff R329 • First Ascent Men’s Champion Shorts R379 • Puma Pwrcool Graphic Ss Tee R599 • K-Way Men’s Wiley Soft-Shell R699 • Asics Black Palm Graphic Knee Tights R799 • Capestorm Krypton Jacket R799 • Merrell Packable Speed Jacket R799 • Puma Men’s Pwrcool 2 In 1 Short R799 • Salomon Beauregard Jacket R1299 • K-Way Drake Down Jacket R1299 • Asics Women’s Pink Glow Palm Lightweight Jacket R1,399 • Salomon Park Jacket R1,799

Shoes

  • Shoes product guideVivobarefoot Trail Freak R1,423
  • Vivobarefoot Trail Freak Weatherproof R1,499
  • Altra Superior 2.0 R1,599
  • Altra Lone Peak 2.0 R1,699
  • Salomon Speedcross 3 R1,899
  • Brooks Cascadia 10 R1,999

A trail running shoe must provide grip, stability and flexibility. It must be light weight and have a great fit. It must feel like wearing a pair of your favourite slippers! Landie Greyling 

Also consider
Inov-8 Roclite 280 R1,155 • Asics Men’s Fuji Attack R1,499 • Reebok All Terrain R1,400 • Puma Faas 300 Tr V2 Nc Camo R1,499 • Merrell All Out Charge R1,599 • Puma Faas 500 Tr V2 R1,699 • Inov-8 Race Ultra 290 R1,750 • Altra Olympus 1.5 R1,799 • Salomon Sense Mantra 3 R1,799 • Brooks Puregrit 3 R1,849 • Saucony Powergrid Xodus 5 R1,899 • Reebok Zpump Fusion R2,000 • Salomon S-Lab X Series R2,399

Hydration

  • Hydration guide for Trail 15K-Way 2L Hydration Reservoir R250
  • Camelbak ARC-1 R399
  • K-Way Swift Hydration Pack R399
  • Camelbak Marathoner Vest R1,100
  • Camelbak Ultra Vest R1,199
  • Ultraspire Alpha 2.0 R1,898
  • Ultraspire Astral R1,998
  • Ultraspire Zygos R2,580

A Bladder is neat, sits out the way and can hold a lot of water, but bottles are great for refilling in a hurry and monitoring fluid levels. Andrew Hagen 

Also consider
Nalgene Everyday Tritan 1l Wide Mouth Waterbottle R175 • Ultraspire Collapsible Bottle R270 • K-Way Airstream Hydration Pack R499 • Osprey Rev Solo Belt R499 • Camelbak Antidote Reservoir R560 • First Ascent Aqueos 2l Pack R799 • First Ascent Artemis 3l Pack R999 • Camelbak Octane Xct R1,100 • Osprey Rev 24 R1,499 • Salomon S-Lab Sense Set R1,799 • Inov-8 Race Ultra Vest R2,095 • Salomon S-Lab Adv Skin 3 12 Set R2,649

Shorts

  • Shorts product guideFalke Trail Running Sock R50
  • USN NRG-Bomb R220
  • LED Lenser NED R320
  • Nuzest Clean Lean Protein R395
  • Julbo Trail R2,130
  • Julbo Venturi R2,500

“Start with just the basics – shoes and shorts and work up from there. Figure out where you want to run and how far. Next get a simple running belt to hold your phone, and add a lightweight windbreaker. Trail running is about as simple and natural an activity as anything, so you do not need much to enjoy it.” Andrew Hagen.

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