It’s that time of year when many struggle with what gift to give their favorite trail runner. The follow is a list I compiled of some of my favorite things that are sure to put a big smile on whoever receives them.
This jacket is the bomb! I live in the Pacific NW so we do a lot of running in the rain. The Patagonia Light Flyer uses the latest, lightest GoreTex to deliver a truly bullet proof jacket. I have found that it has plenty of ventilation while blocking the most severe wind and rain.
Hiking poles have caught on in the United States in ultra events. They can make a difference taking the load off tired legs on long accents. They are a must if you do multi-day events. The Black Diamond Ultra Distance Z-Poles are the lightest and most compact pole out there. Be sure to check the sizing because these don’t adjust.
Want to put a big smile on your gel loving trail runner? Or do you know someone that is just starting out? This assortment of Hammer Gels, Heed, and Recoverite covers all the bases. Best of all, the Starter Kit is 20% off until Dec. 13th.
This is an extremely well done calendar featuring great photos from trail events on the west coast. All proceeds go to the Washington Trails Association.
Nothing better than going old-school and giving your favorite trail runner a paperback book. Seasoned ultra runners will identify with John’s rambling through his experiences on the trails. This is a perfect read that night before an ultra, curled up in a warm sleeping bag reading by headlamp!
This watch goes the distance. If your trail runner is planning a 100 miler, they need a watch that can last over 24 hrs. This watch really delivers with the best software for capturing data after runs.
Ok, you still don’t know what to get, Try this!
Don’t laugh, this is really a cool add-on to your existing toilet. The Squatty Potty allows your plumbing to align properly so you eliminate waste more efficiently.
But don’t take my word for it, watch this endorsement by Howard Stern!
So there’s my list. I hope one of these works for your trail runner, or at least gives you more ideas of what to shop for!