Posted December 1st, 2015 by Brian Hock
We shared our holiday wish list of running-related products from the ladies on Monday. Now the guys of the Simple Hydration Ultra Racing and Run Teams share the running-related products they either use or simply want for 2016. Note that the following items are in no specific order.
The most versatile piece of equipment I run with is a buff from www.buffusa.com. It can be helpful, worn, and used in so many different ways. In the summer I can use it in my head to keep the sweat out of my eyes, around my beck with ice cubes wrapped in it to keep me cool, or around my wrist to wipe the sweat away. In the cooler months it can protect my face, ears, neck from the elements. There are numerous tutorials on YouTube and online to show you all the different ways to wear it.
Mizuno BT Seamless Long Sleeve
It’s a seamless base layer with Breath Thermo in it (which means it warms up when it gets wet). It’s good to run in but to be honest, I use it more when I’m snowboarding.
One thing that I think should be on every runner’s wish list is a Buff headpiece. These things are amazing. Their website (buffusa.com) shows a number of different ways they can be worn/used. I use mine all year long. In the summer, they work great around the neck as bug protection or around my wrist to help wipe away sweat. In the wintertime I use as stocking hat, headband, and mask. They come in an almost overwhelming variety of colors and designs. And they are pretty reasonably priced, ranging from $14-$40 I think for most products.
Think of it like a somewhat scaled down “fitness” version of the twice as expensive Fenix. This watch will track, running, walking, biking, swimming, and golf. It works with the Garmin Connect IQ Store where you can upload new watch faces, custom data screens, etc.. Retails around $250 U.S.
Farm to Feet Wool Socks
I recommend the King, Asheville, and the Blue Ridge Graduated Compression Sock. These socks are super durable, made in the U.S. from local sources, and keep your feet dry with little to no stink. (that is the beauty of wool)
Black Diamond Storm Headlamp
Bright, up to 50 hours at max 160 lumens output scanning 70 meters, up to 200 hours on low power. Also converts to flashing red light. Multiple modes and settings. For the money, and long dark evening running through the winter it is a great product.
AIR GORE-TEX® Active Shorts
I think these shorts are pretty rad. Keeps me dry in the rain and warm when it’s windy. I used these during Ultra-Trail Mont Fuji (UTMF) and on all my winter runs here in Norway.
URBAN RUN WINDSTOPPER® Gloves
I need warm gloves during the winter here in Norway. These are definitely on my wish list!
Buff Anton UV Half Buff
San Francisco Running Company – The Classic Trucker Hat
Triggerpoint GRID Foam Roller
Tailwind Nutrition Stick Pack Bundle
The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances
NIKE Enchanted Impossibly Light Running Jacket
Hydro Flask Insulated Water Bottle – 18oz Flip Lid
La Sportiva Bushido
Petzl Nao Headlamp