Product guides in TRAIL issue 15

Find awesome trail running products in the TRAIL 15 Gear Guide!

“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 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 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 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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