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Gifts For Trail Runners: Shoes, GPS, Accessories, Food & More!

The ultimate trail running gifts that will make any trail runner in your life, a super happy one!

All opinions are our own and never influenced by brands. If you buy through links on this page, we may earn a small commission. Here's our process.

Trail running is a sport that requires very different gear to road running but unless you’re in ‘that world’, it can be hard to know what trail running gear is the best.


I mean that in terms of durability, performance, and value for money – and this is where this trail running gifts list comes in! Designed to help you find the perfect gift for the trail runner in your life!

Heck, this list is also a great place to start if you’re looking for new trail running gear for yourself too, as we only recommend the gear we’ve tested, and rate highly.

So, if you follow this guide you really can’t go wrong in picking out an item that will bring you, or someone joy on the trails.

Let’s get to it then – here’s our ever-evolving list of best year-round and seasonal gifts for trail runners and road runners. Keep checking back as we regularly update this page.

Spotlight Gifts

Shokz OpenRun Pro bone conduction headphones best running headphones

Shokz OpenRun Pro Bone Conduction Headphones [$179.95]

The Shokz OpenRun Pro is ranked number 1 on our best running headphones buyer’s guide, and for good reason – in our running tests they outperformed other running headphones in most (but not all) categories.

Learn more about some of the disadvantages of bone conduction headphones in my detailed Shokz OpenRun Pro review.

The OpenRun Pro is Shokz’ most premium ‘outside ear’ bone headphones, and are also the best bone conduction headphones for running right now.

We love that they sit outside the ear, because this gives you the ability to clearly hear everything that’s going on around you, in your immediate environment, as well as listen to music.

Outside ear headphones like these are also great for running because your ear canal isn’t sealed off.

This allows for much greater breathability, and airflow through your ears, hence helping you stay cool while running and reducing symptoms of nausea.

So, for anyone who gets nauseous running with earbuds – outside ear, bone conduction headphones are definitely for you.

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REI Gift Card [From $10]

An REI Gift Card is a great gift because you won’t have to guess what your recipient would like to receive the most.

You can either order a Gift Card to be delivered as a physical card, which takes up to 7 days to arrive, OR you can choose to send a digital E-Gift Card, which can be sent directly to them within hours.

You can also choose how much to load the card up with, the minimum is $10.

Send an REI Gift Card and let the picky gift recipient in your life purchase that thing they’ve secretly been pining after.

While surprise gifts can be wonderful to receive, if you buy a gift from REI and it turns out to not be quite what the recipient had in mind, encourage them to say so, and switch it out for an alternative, as REI has an excellent returns policy.

Trail Running Gifts | Accessories

These are our favorite and recommended trail running accessories which would make a great gift for the trail runner(s) in your life.

somewear global hotspot gps satellite messenger and tracker for backcountry adventurers gifts for outdoorsmen and women

Satellite Messenger / Personal Locator Beacon [$280]

If your outdoor-loving friend or family member tends to spend time on trails and out in the backcountry, consider spoiling them with a satellite GPS device to help them plan routes, track their location, and stay in touch with you even when there’s no phone signal in their location.

As an example, read our review of the Somewear GPS messenger and locator beacon (available directly from Somewear), or visit a store such as REI which stocks a range of other GPS communicators and trackers to choose from, such as the popular Garmin InReach Explorer+.

Either of these will be a big gift for those that love big adventures!

The Somewear global hotspot device costs $280 at the time of writing – hit the button below to check for any recent changes.

By using our exclusive discount code TRAILKALE10 you can get 10% OFF your Somewear Satellite Communicator order.

LEARN MORE: Satellite Messenger / Personal Locator beacons buyer’s guide.

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Headlamp 750 (pictured above) is the ultimate headlamp for trail runners.

A Headlamp for running at night [$59.95]

The BioLite Headlamp 330 has a really slim fit construction with 9mm front profile and is hyper-lightweight at 2.43 oz., providing a bounce-free fit and experience while running or hiking. This is the most comfortable headlamp I have ever used.

The Headlamp 330 really is excellent value for money with a 4-hour battery life on the highest setting which uses two beams, wide and focused, firing out 330 lumens of light.

The BioLite Headlamp 330 has multiple light modes too including dimmable spot, flood, spot+flood, red night vision, and strobe.

Because each beam can be dimmed, you can actually run the headlamp for much longer than 4 hours but not at its brightest level.

It also uses a rechargeable battery that can be charged via micro USB for convenience.

FULL REVIEW: Biolite HeadLamp 330 Review: The Best Value Headlamp.

FEATURED IN: Best Headlamps for Trail Running & Ultrarunning.

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Oakley Flak 2.0 XL sunglasses front best running sunglasses Trail and Kale

Sunglasses for running [$176]

The Oakley Flak 2.0 XL sunglasses have made it to the top of our best running sunglasses list for good reason.

These multi-sport sunglasses offer a standard-size frame with enhanced lens coverage which increases your peripheral view while trail running, hiking, or cycling.

The Flak 2.0 XL uses Oakley’s high definition optics and the overall design has been tuned to be extremely lightweight.

Also, the lenses are replaceable which is nice to know just in case you do accidentally damage them.

READ NEXT: The Best Running Sunglasses Buyer’s Guide

Weight: 28g (1oz) / Polarized lenses available?: YES / Replaceable lenses: YES

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Lightweight Folding Trail Running Poles [$169.95]

If you or someone you know is about to run a mountain marathon then you need to seriously consider getting some lightweight trail running poles to take with you.

The poles we love are Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z Trekking Poles. Being built with Carbon, they are very lightweight and they are also designed to fold up nice and small, important if you need to place them back in your race vest while not in use.

I won’t bother listing any other poles in this gift list as these come out top every time.

FEATURED IN: Best Trail Running Poles: For Ultrarunning & Hiking too!

If you need a little advice on using poles while trail running, including advantages and disadvantages, have a read of this informative article: Trail Running With Poles: Benefits, Disadvantages And Advice.

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Trail & Kale Trucker Hat [$27]

Trucker hats are all the rage on the trails nowadays which is why we have 2 designs available at our online store.

Our Classic Trucker is available in 4 color combinations but if you’re after a more stealthy trucker hat then check out our Stealth Edition Trucker.

We designed our subtle yet distinctive “Stealth Edition” Trucker hat for those who like to fly a bit more under the radar.

You can buy it in any color, as long as it’s black (and very stealthy). It features the Trail & Kale Mountain logo embroidered in a grey/silver color on the front.

Trucker hats are great for keeping rain, sun, and sweat out of your eyes and face and also look damn cool. If you’re after a more technical running hat, see our technical running cap gear guide.

All products in our Online Store ship worldwide! Full review: Trail & Kale Classic Trail Running Trucker Hat Review.

Janji AFO Hyperlight Running hat

A Technical Running Hat [$38]

The Janji AFO Hyperlight Cap running hat is super lightweight (29g), breathable, packable, and has a flip brim to improve visibility when running uphill.

This running cap is made from a stretch woven fabric for a super minimal feeling hat with a fast dry time, high breathability + impressive sweat-wicking capabilities for cool comfort while running.

I really like the crushable foam brim which allows you to scrunch up the running hat for quick storage in your hydration running vest with no fuss, as the brim retains its shape when you un-scrunch it.

The brim can also be securely flipped up when not needing to shield from the sun, and you want visibility while climbing steep hills.

And finally, there’s an adjustable reflective bungee cord with a rubber toggle at the rear for a lightweight, adaptable fit.

FEATURED IN: Best Running Hats: Top Technical Caps for Trail & Ultrarunners

Feetures Elite Ultra Light No Show Tab Best no show running socks for trail running trail and kale 3

Comfortable AND High performing Running Socks [$18]

The Elite Light Cushion No Show socks from Feetures are my current favorite running socks, and deservedly win our Editor’s Choice Award for Best No Show Running Socks.

These no-show socks have been designed with an anatomical fit and targeted compression, which provides a fit that is almost custom, and a reduced risk of blisters because of it.

I particularly like that Feetures’ light cushioning doesn’t take up any unnecessary room inside your running shoes, which can sometimes lead to shoes feeling too tight.

There’s just enough cushioning under the heel, forefoot, and toe regions with more around the Achilles heel area.

In the remaining areas is structured, directional compression which supports regions like the arches and the top of your feet.

There are also no seams around the toes which makes them very comfortable as your toes splay and flex while running.

The socks are made with 95% Nylon and 5% Spandex which is able to wick moisture away from your feet and toes to keep them cool, dry, and hopefully blister-free.

FEATURED IN: Best No-Show Running Socks

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A Duffel Bag For All Their Running Gear [From $158]

Lululemon makes great-sized sports duffel bags for men and women – we say they’re great-sized as they are ideal as trail race drop-bags, general workout, and gym bags.

Both can store a change of clothes, shoes, toiletries, and other running accessories. 

These bags are water-repellant and have separate shoe compartments, which can also be used to stash sweaty and/or dirty post-run gear if you need to keep it separate from the rest of your bag’s contents.

They also feature dedicated laptop storage compartments, in case you want to use them for work or travel.

The women’s run kit duffel bag we love is the ‘Out of Range Duffel’ and the men’s is the ‘Command the Day Duffel’.

GPS Running Watches

Garmin Fenix 7 GPS Running Watch [From $700]

Garmin Fenix 7 GPS Running Multisport watch comparison Best GPS Running Watches

The watches in the Garmin Fenix 7 range have every feature you could want in a GPS watch for trail and ultra running, including music, and also a great range of features for other sports and workout tracking.

Our top pick in the range is the mid-size Fenix 7 GPS watch with solar and a Sapphire glass lense that resists scratches.

If you have smaller wrists then we recommend going for the Fenix 7S – your arms will thank you for it after a long run!

Recommended store in the UK:

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COROS APEX Premium GPS Multisport Watch

Coros is a lesser-known brand that is making serious waves in the trail running and Ultrarunning scene with the Coros Apex GPS Watch in particular [FULL REVIEW HERE].

Weight: 50.8g/55.3gFull GPS: 25/35hoursPrice: $300/$350

The APEX is the only Coros watch to offer two different watch sizes, 42mm and 46mm. This is great news for those who want plenty of features but don’t want to wear a bulky watch due to small wrists.

The APEX tracks course, speed, time, pace – all the usuals, as well as elevation gain/loss, weather (via the built-in barometer) cadence, calories, and heart rate.

From this data, the watch also calculates estimated fitness levels including VO2Max and lactate threshold, and the efficiency of your aerobic and anaerobic training activity.

Watch Size: 42mm/46mmWaterproof: 100m

In UltraMax mode, the battery will last up to 100 hours using GPS. While using normal mode will yield up to 35 hours. This is easily enough for most ultramarathons.

Having an extremely competitive price point, the choice of two lightweight watch sizes, a very impressive battery life, on-wrist HR, and many other features made the Coros APEX one of our top picks for trail and ultrarunning.

READ NEXT: Coros Apex Review: The Ultimate GPS Watch For Trail Runners?

READ NEXT: Coros GPS Watches Compared: Which one should you buy?

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Trail Running Shoes (Best All-rounders)

On Cloudultra best trail marathon shoes trail and kale

On Cloudultra [$179.99]

The On Cloudultra is On Running‘s latest trail running shoe and a seriously worthy contribution to the trail running and ultrarunning arena.

I’m a big fan of On running due to their consistent ability to innovate when it comes to running shoes, and even apparel.

The On Cloudultra has answered my calls for an On trail running shoe that can handle technical terrain extremely well and remain comfortable for many miles on trails or hard surfaces like concrete and tarmac.

When you wear them, regardless of whether on roads or trails, you get a firm yet responsive ride that is confidence-boosting and enjoyable.

These are great trail running shoes for distances up to and over the marathon and my current favorite On trail running shoe all-rounder.

To learn more about these trail running shoes, read my full On Cloudultra review.

Drop: 8mm / Weight: 10.41oz (295g) / Support Type: Neutral.

Salomon Ultra Glide Best Trail Running Shoes

Salomon Ultra Glide [$140]

The Salomon Ultra Glide did a brilliant job of tackling pretty much any type of terrain I chucked at it.

On steep technical downhills, I had total control of my footing and felt very confident in my ability to run hard knowing that the grip on these trail running shoes would keep me upright.

They’re comfortable out of the box, and fit true to size with Salomon, and other running shoe brands that we review here on Trail & Kale.

I love the Quicklace system for fast adjustments when you need to make them, and as mentioned earlier, the outsole provides formidable grip when you need it.

To learn more, watch my Salomon Ultra Glide review on YouTube or read our Best Trail Running Shoes Buyer’s Guide.

Drop: 6mm / Weight: 9.2oz (260g) / Support Type: Neutral

Trail Running Clothing

On Running Waterproof Anorak Best waterproof running jackets trail kale

A waterproof running jacket [$249.99]

The On Waterproof Anorak has many practical features that will keep bad weather out while still allowing for airflow and breathability.

The hidden vents on the front and rear will help increase airflow through the jacket while still making sure the rain stays out.

The On Waterproof Anorak is a great mixed-weather running jacket too because it packs down into its own inner pocket ready to be stashed into your hydration pack at a moment’s notice, with ease.

We like that the materials have been responsibly chosen. The advanced waterproof membrane is not only breathable, stretchable and durable, but it’s also entirely PTFE-free.

The fit is a bit looser than the slim fit styles, which is good if you prefer a looser fit, or if ‘slim-fit’ apparel doesn’t suit your body shape.

FEATURED IN: Best Waterproof Running Jackets for Trail Running & Ultrarunning

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Janji Running Clothing

Janji manages to maintain reasonable prices while delivering very high-quality threadwork in their apparel.

I love that Janji running and active lifestyle clothing makes you stand out from the crowd just by virtue of fun and unusual design work.

I’m usually wearing at least one item from Janji, whether it’s a running cap or hoodie.

It’s nice knowing that you’ll also be buying from a boutique brand that donates a portion of their sales towards funding clean water projects in countries around the World.

JANJI CLOTHING REVIEWS: Janji Bolivia Men’s Apparel Review / Janji Women’s Apparel Review / Janji Uganda Men’s Apparel Review

Hydration Packs / Race Vests for Trail and Ultrarunning

Ultimate Direction Ultra Vesta 5.0 Best Hydration Vest For Running

Ultimate Direction Ultra Vesta 5.0 [$139.95]

TOP CHOICE FOR WOMEN: The Ultra Vesta 5.0 is the latest women’s hydration pack from Ultimate Direction, specifically designed for long-distance trail runs.

There are many storage compartments located in easy-to-grab areas, it fits the female form very well, is lightweight and looks great, too.

Recommended UK online stores for the Ultimate Direction Ultra Vesta 5.0:

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Salomon S Lab Sense Ultra 5 Set Pack

Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra 5 Set Pack

TOP CHOICE FOR FOR MEN: We highly rate the Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra 5 Set hydration packI choose to wear this pack for racing with! The fit and function is absolutely brilliant!

FEATURED IN: Best Hydration Packs For Men

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Running and Workout Recovery Tools

KANE Footwear

Post-Run Recovery Shoes [$70]

For anyone who wishes their feet would recover faster after long training runs, races, or even spending the day standing due to a job that requires it, the Kane Revive recovery shoe could be just what you’re looking for.

I really like the tingly sensation from the raised nodes on the footbed which have been designed to help stimulate blood flow around your feet and hence improve recovery time.

The EVA-Foam midsole is very well cushioned which makes them comfortable to wear all day, or lounging at home – it’s especially welcomed on our hardwood flooring.

There are plenty of colors to choose from and they are very reasonably priced at $70 too which makes them great gifts.

To learn more about the Kane Revive recovery shoes, read my in-depth review.

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TENS Machine with Muscle Building Tech [$205]

Compex is the company behind a range of excellent recovery and muscle-building tools.

The Mini Wireless Muscle Stimulator with TENS is Compex’s latest device, it’s so small that it can very easily be taken with you on the go.

Very handy if you want to give yourself a recovery massage straight after a race (more on that in the Recovery section below).

The Compex Mini has 6 programs to help athletes improve their running performance.

The programs are ‘Prewarm Up’, ‘Endurance’, ‘Resistance’, ‘Training Recovery/Active Recovery’, ‘Muscle Relaxation’, and ‘Pain Management’.

Using a Compex muscle stimulator is a highly effective way for me to build strength in my muscles, especially when I don’t have easy access to big mountains, where climbing would do a similar job for my quads.

I also use the TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) function of my Compex on my Achilles heel when I feel like it may be flaring up, usually after a high-intensity road run.

TENS calms it down, reduces the pain, and helps it heal faster.

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Opove percussion massage gun mothers day gifts for active moms

A massage gun to recover muscles faster [$159]

For the cost of treating your mom to a one-time massage at a day spa, treat her to her own percussion massager that she can use every day!

This Opove Apex high-efficiency percussion massage gun helps relax tired and overworked muscles and provides relief to tight spots after long days on the trails or simply after a hard day’s work.

We’ve tried plenty of massage guns in our time, and the Opove Apex is our favorite one right now!

You can get more than 20% off right now by shopping direct on Opove’s website using the button below:

FEATURED IN: The Hacks and Tools That helped Improve My Trail Running Performance (Nutrition, Recovery, Gear + MORE)

Chirp Wheel sizes

A Back-Roller to fix an achy back and improve posture [$99 for bundle]

The Chirp Wheel is designed to fit perfectly between your shoulder blades, targeting the muscles that go up and down your spine.

As your back is strained from the countless activities you do, those muscles lock up, and cause even more pain.

The Chirp Wheel massages those muscles, relaxing your back and relieving all of the pain.

This is my favorite recovery tool right now, I get a lot of relief and satisfaction out of rolling on my Chirp Wheel to relieve clicks, knots and tension in my back!

Chirp’s latest deal includes A Chirp Wheel 3 Pack, carry case, posture corrector, and tutorial videos—for only $99! Now with FREE shipping!

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Trigger Point Grid Foam Roller

Who wouldn’t want an instrument of pain as a gift?! But in all seriousness, foam rollers are an excellent way to speed up recovery times after a run. The GRID foam roller is for anybody who wants to move better.

Use the GRID for a self-massage and roll through the tight muscles, knots and kinks that prevent feeling good and moving well. 

Then there are massage balls… The great thing about the massage ball is its tiny size, which means you can take it with you on those longer hiking and running adventures.

Massage Balls can target all sorts of isolated muscle areas due to their small size.

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CBD ache relief cream applied to sore muscles

I have been having so much success with CBD balms for recovering sore muscles in a targeted manner.

I first noticed the power of CBD when I was in Europe to race Matterhorn Ultraks and then the UTMB OCC 56km 5 days later. I wouldn’t normally stack races so close to one another, but when I was offered the opportunity to run both, I couldn’t refuse.

I used a Recovery Balm from Venga CBD on my leg muscles after Matterhorn Ultraks and felt repaired and ready to run UTMB OCC 5 days later.

That impressed me but what really blew me away was just how good my legs felt the day after UTMB OCC which saw me running 57km, with 3200 meters of positive gain for 10.5 hours.

That’s a long time for me to be running on such steep mountain terrain.

I can only attribute it to the Venga CBD Recovery Balm I smothered over my legs the night of the race. Kudos to Venga CBD for this Recovery Balm, it’s a pretty amazing product.


We now use Level Select CBD as it’s a little less expensive and delivers a higher amount of CBD in each product – so value for money is much better. However, both products are excellent!


Running Nutrition

NKD Nutrition Strawberry Banana Protein Powder Best Fathers Day gifts for active dads trail and kale

A Plant-Based Protein, because plants are a cleaner source of protein [$41.99]

This pea protein-based vegan powder is the tastiest protein shake we’ve come across, and definitely something to look forward to after an intense workout. These are just two of the reasons Naked Shake tops our Vegan protein powder buyer’s guide.

It’s a high-quality protein powder that makes delicious dairy-free protein shakes that taste like strawberry banana milkshakes and deliver 20g of protein and only 5g of sugar.

Not only is it plant-based, but its ingredients are non-GMO, dairy-free, gluten-free, and soy-free, and we love that it doesn’t taste overly sweetened, as other protein shakes we’ve tested often do.

We’ve experienced rapid post-workout recoveries after tough endurance efforts as a result of using this protein powder.

NAKED SHAKE is also the best-tasting protein powder and has the nicest texture/consistency of all the proteins we have tried when mixed with water.

  • Primary plant protein: Pea
  • Servings per container: 30
  • Grams of protein per serving: 20

tailwind nutrition endurance fuel

An endurance fuel to keep you running, as you run [$39.99]

I have a lot of success using Tailwind Nutrition as an all-in-one food solution while running.

Tailwind is a powder that you mix with water, and it will keep you going without the need for solid foods, which can be awkward when you’re racing.

To anyone having stomach issues, Tailwind Nutrition is the product I recommend trying first, if that doesn’t work then Hammer Nutrition Perpetuem should be your next port of call.

The most cost-effective way to buy Tailwind is in a 50-serving bag – the links below will take you to stores selling them.

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Organifi Green Juice [$69.95]

Organifi Green Juice is a gently dried 11-superfood green powder dietary supplement that is certified USDA organic, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, and Vegan.

With ingredients like spirulina, moringa, chlorella, ashwagandha, mint, lemon (and more), this product has been designed to help people feel energized and detoxify their cells.

Green Juice is a great first step to helping people re-train their taste buds and start replacing the sugary processed foods in their diet with real, revitalizing nutrients.

This is the gift of a new journey to a super healthy lifestyle and diet. We mix a scoop of it in a glass of water every morning.

FULL REVIEW: Organifi Green Juice Review: The Organic Vegan Superfood Supplement.

Our exclusive Organifi coupon code ‘TK15′ will get you 15% OFF your order at organifishop.com.

Strength Training Equipment

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Bosu Balance Trainer [$189.95]

The use of a balance trainer is something that I feel is largely overlooked when it comes to cross-training for runners.

I’m sure you have heard it before but let me say it again, strength training is so important when it comes to becoming a stronger runner.

So what happens when you make it fun by adding the added challenge of being required to engage your brain to focus on keeping your balance.

Well, suddenly you’re motivated to increase your strength to improve your balance and reduce that “wobble”.

FULL REVIEW: The Bosu NexGen Pro Balance Trainer: Become A Stronger Runner.

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Trail Dog Gift Ideas

Kepler is such a huge part of our lives and is with us on most of our adventures which is why, this year, we are including our favorite trail dog gear of the year in this holiday gift guide.

These are awesome gifts if you or a friend enjoys trail running with a dog.

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Kepler wearing his Fi GPS Collar which tracks his location and mileage, to help ensure we keep him well exercised.

Fi GPS Dog Collar

The Fi Collar is the smartest smart GPS Tracking collar for dogs. Chew-proof, water-proof (even the ocean), can take 300lbs of pulling force (if your dog is a puller) and is generally extremely dog-proof.

It is Bluetooth enabled to track doggo’s walkies and activity and to keep your dog in great shape.

With Fi, you can instantly track your dog’s location no matter where they are in the USA, which means you can keep an eye on dog walkers and caretakers, just in case.

This smart dog collar has a ton of clever features and an exceptionally long battery life (you can get an average of three months between charges).

FULL REVIEW: Fi GPS Dog Collar Review.

The Fi Smart Dog Collar costs $149 at the time of writing – that includes either a grey or yellow collar and the main matchbox-sized GPS device mounted on it, together with the base station that you plug in at home.

Use our exclusive coupon code TK25 via the link below to get $25 OFF your Fi Collar order.

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Kepler wearing his Kurgo Townie Harness

Kurgo Adventure Dog Gear

Our top picks from Kurgo include the Townie Harness, and also the Cooling Vest which is essential for those hot summer runs.

FULL REVIEWS: Kurgo Townie Harness Review / Kurgo Cooling Vest Review

For more adventure dog gift ideas definitely check out our dedicated Adventure Dog Gift List HERE

Photography + Video

If you’re familiar with our Instagram Feed then you already know that trail running takes us to some of the most beautiful places in the world.

Being a photographer myself and a creative person at heart, I can’t help but stop and takes pictures during a run in the mountains or on the trails.

This outstanding natural beauty deserves to be captured with camera gear that will do it justice.

Here’s my list of top photography and video equipment that’s small enough to take running with you; if you want your Instagram photos to go viral, this is a great place to start.

GoPro Hero10

An action camera to record those wild downhills and fun wildlife [$449.99]

The GoPro HERO10 is easily my favorite running camera. I have tried a few in my time including Insta360 but the video and image quality of the GoPro is hard to beat.

The built-in camera stabilization is truly epic – even while running! Long are the days when you needed to take a stabilizer gimbal with you while on a run to get any footage worth watching when you got back.

I’m now using it all the time for Instagram and YouTube.

It’s very small which means you can take it everywhere with you and it’s rugged and waterproof so you won’t need to worry about breaking it while out running.

Active Lifestyle Gear

LARQ Bottle + Bottle Movement [From $39.95]

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The LARQ bottle, and LARQ Bottle Movement (as featured on our backpacking water filter buyer’s guide), will purify water and neutralize any stinky bottle-odors, completely autonomously.

LARQ Bottles are for those who want something a little different from the other lifestyle water bottles on the market.

Although not designed for running with, it’s an awesome water bottle to keep with you at work, the gym, hiking or while traveling.

The LARQ self-cleaning bottle can fill up from almost anywhere, even on the trails, and will purify your water at the tap of a button.

The high-quality bottles themselves have all been designed beautifully and make for fantastic gifts.

If you want to take this bottle on a hiking trip with you, I recommend getting the LARQ Bottle Movement as it’s a much lighter option.

You may also be interested in reading some of our other LARQ reviews, including the ‘Original LARQ PureVis Bottle‘, ‘LARQ Movement PureVis Bottle‘, ‘LARQ Bottle Filtered‘, and ‘LARQ Filter Pitcher‘.

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If you love books as we do, you should definitely check out our personal list of what we consider to be The Best Running Books for Adventure Lovers too…

OK, so let’s finish this gift list with these running books that are packed full of adventure, inspiration and motivation.

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Grand Trail shares the stunning beauty and raw emotions of ultrarunning, paying tribute to the passion and splendor of the sport and lifestyle. Filled with powerful photographs and intimate stories, Grand Trail portrays ultramarathon champions and their extraordinary world.

Grand Trail features the icons of ultrarunning―people, places, and races―in spectacular color and black-and-white photography by Alexis Berg. Exploring iconic courses like Western States, Hardrock, Marathon des Sables alongside personal portraits of heroes like Kilian Jornet, Emelie Forsberg, and Scott Jurek, Grand Trail is as inspiring as it is beautiful.

In its pages, Grand Trail shares the indescribable feelings that spring from running free in a wild place, alone in thought or sharing the miles with another of the tribe. The simple beauty of the task. Stunning views of the world’s most beautiful trails. Faces lined with exhaustion in gritty aid stations. The unguarded gaze of a spent runner who half hears the...

Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner

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In one of his most ambitious physical efforts to date, Dean Karnazes attempted to run 50 marathons, in 50 states, in 50 days to raise awareness of youth obesity and urge Americans of all fitness levels to "take that next step."

"UltraMarathon Man: 50 Marathons - 50 States - 50 Days", a Journeyfilm documentary, follows Dean’s incredible step-by-step journey across the country.

Ultrarunning legend Dean Karnazes has run 262 miles-the equivalent of ten marathons-without rest. He has run over mountains, across Death Valley, and to the South Pole-and is probably the first person to eat an entire pizza while running. With an insight, candor, and humor rarely seen in sports memoirs (and written without the aid of a ghostwriter or cowriter), Ultramarathon Man has inspired tens of thousands of people-nonrunners and runners alike-to push themselves beyond their comfort zones and be reminded of "what it feels like to be truly alive," says Sam Fussell, author of Muscle.
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Finding Gobi

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“Leonard and Gobi’s story represents the power of people working together and the profound depth of feeling possible between a man and his dog.”--Publishers Weekly

A man, a dog, and the lengths to which love will go to sacrifice for its companion.

Finding Gobi is the miraculous tale of Dion Leonard, a seasoned ultramarathon runner who crosses paths with a stray dog while competing in a 155-mile race through the Gobi Desert in China. The lovable pup, who would later earn the name Gobi, proved that what she lacked in size, she more than made up for in heart, as she went step for step with Dion over the Tian Shan Mountains, across massive sand dunes, through yurt villages and the black sands of the Gobi Desert, keeping pace with him for 77 miles.

As Dion witnessed the incredible determination and heart of this small animal, he found his own heart undergoing a change as well.  Whereas in the past these races were all about winning and being the best, his goal...

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

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The astonishing national bestseller and hugely entertaining story that completely changed the way we run.
An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt?
Isolated by Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured runner Christopher McDougall sets out to discover their secrets. In the process, he takes his readers from science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultra-runners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to a climactic race in the Copper Canyons that pits America’s best ultra-runners against the tribe. McDougall’s incredible story will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that you, indeed all of us, were born to run.


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