Four great products for you

Trail running is much more than shoes and clothing. Enjoy four locally available products to make your running – and life – more enjoyable.

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Top quality products for South Africa’s trail runners

First Ascent Men's-X-Trail-Tee-Wasabi lifestyle model t39

First Ascent Men’s X-Trail Running Tee R899

What do trail runners look for in a running tee in 2021?

Several things, but especially a comfortable fit that allows a full range of movement, and a lightweight, cool, breathable fabric with good sweat wicking to evaporate excess moisture and prevent the dreaded t-shirt cling.

Trailies also want it made from soft material that won’t chafe under the arms or lower back when wearing a pack. The Men’s X-Trail running tee will do all of these with its superior technology Quik-Wic fabric.

Its reflective trims ensure you remain visible, even during low light conditions (because, let’s face it, you don’t always know when your adventure goes on longer or starts earlier than you expected!).

This lightweight running tee is the ideal companion on your next mountain run.

Sizes S-XXL
Colour Wasabi
Stockists, Sportsmans Warehouse

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Bix Hydration Mixed Berry & Orange Mango tubes & boxes trail magazine

BIX Hydration Recovery Supplement R140

Bix Hydration was founded by Vlad Ixel, a professional trail and ultra runner who has won over 60 running races worldwide, ranging from 5km road races to 100km trail races.

After two and a half years of research and development with a top sports laboratory in Germany, he launched Bix Recovery in 2019.

Bix contains 12 vitamins and minerals: vitamin C (200mg), zinc (10mg), vitamin E (50mg), Q10 (10mg), bromelain (100mg), calcium (50mg), magnesium (150mg), BCAA (100mg), potassium (50mg), iron (2.5mg), sodium (150mg), B12 (3mcg). It’s vegan friendly and sugar-free.

Bix contains eight times more vitamins and minerals and six times more magnesium than most hydration tablets. Made in Germany using beetroot and carrot powder.

Our assessment: The flavour of both options can best be described as smooth and tasty, with none of the fizziness and synthetic taste that some effervescent tablets have. “I highly recommend and use Bix with confidence myself,” says Deon Braun.

Pack 10 tablet tube or box of eight tubes
Flavours Mixed Berry, Orange Mango
Contact Email |

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Triple Orange Wonder Gel kitchen lifestyle in TRAIL magazine issue 39

Triple Orange Wonder Gel R102

Harness the power of orange oil with Triple Orange’s range of all-natural cleaning products. Using orange oil throughout ensures pure and effective cleaning in your home or office. Available as 500g sachet or tub.

Orange oil is proven to cut through grease and kill germs, all while treading lightly on the Earth. Not tested on animals.

Reduce, reuse, recycle. Repurpose sachets to store odds and ends or for snacks on the trail.

Refilling and reusing plastic containers directly reduces the demand for disposable plastic.

Ingredients Aqua, orange oil, vegetable extract, coconut extract, plant cellulose, caustic soda (0.01%)
Stockists Faithful to Nature, Wellness Warehouse, health shops, online
Contact 011 023 7208 | |

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Brooks Drive Convertible Run Bra R899

If you like options, you’ll probably love the Drive Convertible Run Bra. Its adjustable back straps allow you to switch between scoopback and racerback.

It moves with your body, providing just the right amount of compression to reduce motion and offer run-ready support and comfort across sizes. Shock-absorbing technology provides security and minimal shape without a built-in cup.

Brushed bottom band for flexible movement. Its back closure allows easy on/off. Banded seams provide distraction-free comfort.

Sizes 32B-40D
Colour Rosewater Geo Print
Stockists 011 825 7324 |

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