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 Sense Pro 3

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This is my favorite short distance shoe for technical terrain and when I want to feel FAST. Its super lightweight, hugs your feet and is super sticky and responsive. The reason why I say short distance is because they are minimal cushion so they can start to hurt the feet for longer distances if you have sensitive soles (which I do).

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 Sonic RA Pro

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I don’t run road very often but when I do these are it. They are light, still have some grip and have perfect shock absorption.

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!

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 6inch

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I was super on the fence about these before getting them because of the length, but oh my god, the most comfortable pair of shorts I have ever had on my body! They are so light and moisture wicking! (Same note regarding modular item as per above)

Salomon Agile Long Tight

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I run very warm so leggings season for me is pretty much only when it starts getting below 35 degrees and even then I like to keep them lightweight. These are perfect for anyone who wants leggings that won’t make you overheat but also still give you the protection you want from wearing pants. Bonus: zippers on the bottom legs for boots or putting on socks easily.

Tops

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

Muscle Tank

RacerBack tank

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.

Agile LS Hoodie

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This is the jacket I wear over my tank when the weather starts changing to cooler temps. I love that it has a hood (which actually also has an exit for your ponytail). It’s great to wear as as a second layer because it’s moisture wicking. It’s also pretty light so when it starts to get to warm, it’s not a lot of extra weight to carry.

Sports Bra

The 37.5 Bra

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I need to have 5 of these because they are soooo comfortable. I am a bigger chested runner so I need a bit extra support. This is extremely comfortable, moisture wicking, non chafing and plenty of support for me.

Trail Snacks

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