Trail Running: Gear 101

Trail running gear! Who doesn’t love the thought of cruising through the crisp, clean air, feet crunching as you fly through a forest? But…what do you wear?

Trail running gear can be confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. What you need to trail run starts simple, and grows as your trail running does.

What does the trail runner need to have?

For many people, trail running can seem daunting: a trip into the extreme side of running. While trail running might seem intense, in truth, it’s pretty basic to set up for. With a little planning, you can be out the door and on the trail in no time.

First, what do you need to be comfortable and safe when you hit the trail? Here’s a gear checklist to get you started. This is by no means everything you can or might need, but it’ll get you started.

We’ll go over gear in more detail in following posts!

Happy runner hits the trails with all the things she needs: water, watch, light, etc.

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