Winter Gear Guide in TRAIL 36

TRAIL 36 has a 12-page Winter Gear Guide, packed with products and advice!

Be ready for the rain and the blue sky days on the trail with TRAIL 36’s Winter Gear Guide! Get your wishlist going with 12 pages of shoes, optics, apparel, and wellness products from eight superior brands. Find them all on pages 94 to 105 of our latest issue, available from 3 July 2020. TRAIL is now a digital magazine.

Winter Gear Guide T36


  • Brooks Dare Racerback Run Bra R1,399
  • Brooks LSD Pullover R1,449

Our Winter Gear Guide top tip for apparel: “Proper fit is essential. The layer closest to your skin should be snug to prevent chafe. Buy your outer layer one size bigger. This will give you a looser fit over the layers beneath it.” Find more apparel tips on page 99 of TRAIL 36!

You can WIN one of two First Ascent hampers worth R3,000 each in our latest reader survey! Get your copy of our latest issue, TRAIL 36, give it a thorough read, and send us your feedback. (Competition closed 30 September 2020.)

Apparel TRAIL 36 Winter Gear Guide


  • Julbo Aero UTMB R4,100
  • GoPro HERO8 Black R6,999

Our top tip for optics: “Choose quality. Buy the best you can and you’ll be happy for years.” Find more optics tips on page 96 of TRAIL 36!

Keen on gadgets? Win the new Polar Grit X multisport watch worth R8,995 in our reader competition! From battery life to ruggedness to navigation, this piece of technology is a superior companion on the trails. (Competition closed 30 September 2020.)

Optics TRAIL 36 Winter Gear Guide


  • Brooks Cascadia 15 R2,599
  • Brooks Caldera 4 R2,799

Our top tip for shoes: “Trail toes need more space than road toes.” Find more shoe tips on page 100 of TRAIL 36!

Struggling to decide on your new pair? Shoe expert Grant Bryant of RUN Store helps you choose the best trail running shoes for your needs on page 158 of TRAIL 36.

Shoes TRAIL 36 Winter Gear GuideWellness products

  • Enduren Nutrition Endurance Energy Gel 32g sachet/box of 24 R22/R520
  • red espresso® Rooibos Red Cappuccino® R59+
  • Squirrel’s Nut Butter Anti-Chafe and Skin Salve 7ml/14g/21ml/48ml/57ml R55/R85/R130/R185/R199
  • Enduren Nutrition Zero Sports Drink 19 vial R80
  • Druid’s Garden Lion’s Mane Organic Coffee 250g R120
  • Triple Orange Bio-Det Laundry Cream 1kg/5kg/10kg/20kg R125/R556/R1,066/R2,608

Our top tip for wellness: “Long-term healthy habits work better than temporary experiments.” Find more wellness tips on page 102 of TRAIL 36.

Wellness TRAIL 36 Winter Gear Guide

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