Trail Running Recommendations

The following are all of my favorite things to use in trail running right now. Click the photo to link to where you can buy it.

Trail Running Shoe

S/Lab Ultra

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This is my favorite all around shoe for technical trails and mountain climbing/scrambling. It’s cushy enough to keep you comfortable for long distances, wicks away water for stream crossings, super sticky for rocky terrain and fits really comfortably. This is a unisex shoe, so you buy it in men’s sizes (1 size smaller than what you usually wear if you’re a woman).

Salomon Ultra Pro

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My new favorite all around perfect trail shoe for short & long distance. Killer traction that grips on snow and ice and doesn’t feel like overkill with regular trail conditions. Cheaper price point than the Ultras and also has a bit more cushion. I had to size down a 1/2 size.

Salomon Sense Pro Max

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This is my go to shoe for when I want lots of cushion! I use them on road, gravel and lightly technical terrain. They have good grip and traction but are not as aggressive as the other options. They transition really well from road to trail.

Road Shoe

Salomon Predict RA

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Its actually a pretty close tie between these and the Sonic RA 2 of which I used both during my recent road marathon training. These win out because of slightly more cushion and that sleek sexy style hehe. I had to size down a 1/2 a size.

Running Hydration Pack

Salomon Advanced Skin 12 Set

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I absolutely LOVE this pack because it literally can be used for every trail need. Its stretchy so it holds A LOT but it is also super light, so on shorter days it doesn’t feel like to much. I can generally access any of the back pockets without having to actually take the pack off (which is my favorite feature). It also holds trekking poles, has 2 pockets in the front for soft flask bottles (included) and holds an additional 1.5 liter bladder (not included) in the back. It is one of the more expensive packs out there but it is absolutely worth it. Great quality and unlimited usefulness!

Note: This pack is being discontinued and replaced with the following Salomon Advanced Skin 12 Set. It has a cheaper price point and some overall changes. I haven’t tried it out yet but know people that have and enjoy it!

Bottoms

S/Lab Light Skirt

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I have never been a running skirt person because I hated the way they would always seem to flip out on the bottom around my big butt. But this one does not do that because it is a super light material. I love the way it bounces with me as I run. Not recommended for windy days from personal experience! (Note: this is a modular product so it does not come with a built in liner. You choose the type of undergarment you want separately from the Salomon website. Personally, I wanted to keep it as light as possible so I just wear active underwear under mine and it works splendidly)

S/Lab Light Short 3inch

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I finally got brave and got the 3 inch and damn ok, they knocked the 6 inch down to second. I had to get used to, what I felt was like not a lot of back coverage, but they are so comfortable for both running and strength training that I got over that really quick! Also a modular product as the skirt above .

Salomon Elevate Aero 7/8 Tight

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These are the most comfortable pair of leggings I have ever owned. They are high waisted but the elastic band is comfortable and doesn’t dig into your belly. They are super lightweight and feel like you are pretty much naked. This specific color option is very flattering as well.

Salomon Comet Pant

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This isn’t necessarily a running pant but I’m pretty sure you could get away with it. I have both colors and I wear them to work and all around everywhere because they are so lightweight and comfortable. I wish they had more colors so I could just have one for every day of the week. If Salomon is going to start making regular every day clothing, sign me the eff up.

Tops

Salomon Agile Wind Vest

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This is my FAVORITE Salomon item. I love it because I run really warm and most of the time wearing a full on jacket over my tank or long sleeve is way too much. This is the perfect layer that still allows me to keep cool but block the wind. AND IT HAS FRONT POCKETS. If I’m doing a short run, I can just put my gel, phone & key in the front pockets and it doesn’t bounce around and EASY ACCESS. I one hundo stan this vest.

Salomon Comet Breeze Tee

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I have NEVER enjoyed wearing tee shirts, especially not to run but I now own 3 of these in different colors. They are so lightweight and breathable. I have ran in them in 70 degree weather and not felt like I had to strip down. Super flowy and the color options are DOPE. If you try anything of the Salomon clothing, try this. You will not be disappointed.

Choose Mountains Tanks

You can pretty much see me wearing the following two Choose Mountains tank tops year round. Super comfortable material and LONG!

Muscle Tank

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Jackets

Lightening Race WP Jkt

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This jacket is perfect for me because it keeps me warm but it still lets air in through the material so I don’t feel like I am wearing a garbage bag once I start working up a sweat. I used this jacket a lot on my 14er adventures during the summer and rarely had to add an extra layer. It also conveniently zips up into its own pocket to be about the size of your palm.

Trail Snacks

Fritos
Oatmeal Cream Pies
Pop Tarts
Cheez Its
Moon Pies
Endurance Tap Gels
Scratch/Tailwind/Spring Energy ElectroRide