Whether on road or trail, the proper gear makes the difference between a sick run and a horrific, suffering chafe-fest. Grab some of our favorite running gear to make the miles disappear under your feet.

Nathan Exoshot Bottle

Get a head start on your New Year’s running resolution with Nathan’s ExoShot Soft Flask w/a Spine.  A diminutive 12oz, the double-wall insulated ExoShot Soft Flask offers superior insulation whose design keeps fluids cooler 20% longer than other flasks. Runners can enjoy grip-free running with the flask’s fully-adjustable ergo-designed hand strap that keeps hands relaxed. Other features include: Bite valve cap, removable neoprene sleeve that offers insulation and a sweat-free surface, expandable stash pocket (can hold up to two packs of Clif shot blocks) and a chafe-free thumbhole. The ExoShot retails for $34.99.

Grab one on sale (as of publish date) from Backcountry.com

 

Feetures! Elite Light Crew Socks

Designed specifically for running, Feetures! Elite light crew socks include asymmetrical foot design, wicking fabric, and a blister-free guarantee.  Targeted compression supports your feet where you need it most.  We've put a few miles on them and they're really nice!

Some colors and sizes on sale right now from Backcountry.com

Ultimate Direction AK Vest 3.0

Grab one from REI

Helly Hansen Dry Base

Tough to find in the US, but Wiggle will send one to you from the UK

Moji Foot PRO Massager

Grab one from Moosejaw

Headsweats Performance Trucker

SAXX Kinetic

Available in both tights and boxer briefs from Backcountry.com

CAMP

Whether you're on an expedition or a weekend at a campground in Rocky Mountain National Park, proper gear makes camping comfortable, relaxing, and fun. We've selected a few pieces for you, each of which we've had our hands on to make sure they're worthy of your next trip into the woods.

BODY

You can't use your favorite gear if you don't have your health.  We tapped our resident personal trainer and asked him to select some fitness and nutritional gear that will help you make the most of every outdoor adventure.

SHRED and SPIN

A pair of wheels gets you deeper and further into the outdoors than any other human-powered transportation.  Whether you're on wide knobbies or skinny slicks, there is no bad season for biking.

SLOPE

Ah, schussing.  Is there any better feeling?  No, we didn't make up that word.  It's German or something.  Point is, this is the perfect time - gear-wise - to upgrade or fill out your quiver.  The latest skis and boards just dropped.  Binding tech is better than ever.  Even ski poles are in a renaissance.  If you haven't looked at new plank(s) in a while, now's the time!

STRIDE

Whether on road or trail, the proper gear makes the difference between a sick run and a horrific, suffering chafe-fest.  Grab some of our favorite running gear to make the miles disappear under your feet.

GALS

It's a gals' gear renaissance.  Never have women had so many options in technical, stylish gear that actually functions as well as it looks.  We have suggestions covering everything from insulation to city boots and everything between.  Guys reading this - you're going to win the holidays.

GUYS

The freshest gear for guys - from head to feet, we have suggestions to cover everything.  Whether you need to keep warm, look good, or keep the stink away, you'll find the perfect gift here.  Women - these are the pieces your guys want.