As Christmas rapidly approaches it’s time to start thinking of presents so if you are looking for some ideas for the trail runner in your life then take a look at the list below to see what this years must have items are.
Or if you are the trail runner leave this webpage open or send it in a cheeky email as a not-so-subtle hint to your beloved.
1. Salomon Speedcross 3
From mud and gloop, to snow and ice the grip provided by the large arrow shaped lugs on the Contragrip sole is unbeatable in all but the deepest and slippiest mud making them perfect for the trails in winter
The shoe is comfortable and well padded and gives you a feeling that your foot is well protected. The soles have good cushioning for long trail and mountain runs.
Treat the trail runner in your life to a pair of these fantastic trail running shoes this Christmas
2. Salomon Trail Runner Warm 1/2 Zip Running Top
The Salomon Trail long sleeve trail running top is designed to combat those cold winter months and is a comfortable piece that delivers light insulation, breathability with great moisture transportation system.
It helps your body stay at its optimal temperature keeping you warm throughout your run. Extra features such as thumbholes, elasticated cuff and actiTHERMTM are the factors offers an added warmth towards your workout, making sure those early morning runs are not ruined by wintry conditions.
Just what any trail runner would love top see wrapped up under the Christmas tree
3. The North Face Runners 2 Etip Gloves
Who wants cold hands when they are out running? These gloves from The Northface are runners specific gloves that tackle the problem of chronically cold hands during long runs. This midweight, weather-resistant fleece running glove makes it easy to layer for added versatility.
Built-in touchscreen conductivity allows you to wear these fleece gloves while handling electronic devices. This lightweight glove is the warm mid-layer and can keep hands warm in all but the coldest of conditions.
Show the love this Christmas with a pair of The Northface Runners 2 Etip gloves for the trail runner in your life.
4. Wild Running: 150 Great Adventures on the Trails and Fells of Britain
Wild Running is the first UK guidebook for those who love to run or want to run, and who dream of exploring Britain’s fantastic collection of mountain, forest and coastal trails. With 150 hand-picked runs, chosen for simple navigation and sensational beauty that are graded from beginner to challenging and containing terrain data with safety and training advice.
Also featuring background to geography of area and its trails, classic races, iconic runs and ‘hard-as-nail’ climbs. Also includes route maps and directions with online GPX download.
Wild Running combines stunning photography, engaging travel writing and practical guidance, and is set to become the definitive guide to running in wild Britain.
5. Petzl Tikka RXP Headlamp
No trail runner wants to give up the trails just because of the dark nights so a good quality head torch is a must for anyone wanting to get out onto the trails in the depths of winter and there aren’t any better for the price than the Petxl Tikka RXP headlamp
With a maximum brightness of 215 lumens the Petzl Tikka RXP delivers clear visibility up to a distance of 110 Metres whilst multiple lighting modes let you choose the light you need from proximity lighting to rapid movement.
Red lighting mode preserves night vision (red LED and strobe mode), whilst mixed Beam combines a wide beam for good ground lighting with a focused beam for added depth. The mixed beam is perfect for close range vision and moving around.
The rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery with USB connection is suitable for frequent use so it can be recharged quickly and easily.
Nobody wants to miss out on the trails during the winter months so this powerful headtorch from Petzl makes the ideal gift for trail runners everywhere
6. Sealskinz Thin Ankle Sock
Sealskinz equipped the thin ankle sock with windproof and waterproof hydrophilic membrane for extra protection. lightweight and breathable giving protection from the elements and excellent dexterity and control. this makes the muddiest trails a joy.
The merino wool lining provides midweight thermal regulation, natural odor-resistance, and a long-lasting soft feel. the elasticized ankle and instep offer support and a secure fit.
Warm, dry feet are a must for an enjoyable day on the trails so these will make the ideal stocking filler for any trail runner.
7. Scott Kinabalu Supetrac Trail Running Shoes
In my eyes the best product of 2015, The Scott Kinabalu Supertrac is a beast of a shoe. Well cushioned with tractor tyre like grip and built to last these shoes have easily become my favourite trail shoe.
The Scott Kinabalu Supertrac is a versatile, lightweight, off-road running shoe desigend for the toughest of mountain conditions.
It has a supportive mesh/synthetic upper material, aggressive outsole that gives excellent traction over both rough and soft surfaces with a heel to forefoot drop of 8mm.
If your trail runner likes to get out on the muddy trails then they will love this shoe, it really does take some beating.
8. TomTom Multi Sport Cardio GPS Watch
The all new TomTom Runner Cardio gives you real time running information when you need and a built-in heart rate monitor so you can get more out of every run.
The built-in heart rate monitor gives you accurate heart rate information without the need for a separate chest strap.
Select a zone to match your training goal and always know whether you need to speed up or slow down. Track your distance, time, pace, speed and calories burnt as you run with real time activity information
9. Ultimate Direction SJ Ultra Vest 2.0
Featuring the best volume to weight ratio of any pack ever made, the 7.5 ounce SJ Ultra Vest can carry a half-day of gels or bars in the easily accessible front pockets, along with a unique expandable or compressible main compartment utilizing Cuben-Fiber, for a total capacity of an amazing 9.2 litres.
Every runner dreams of being like Scott Jurek and whilst this might not give you the same ability at least you eill be able to look like one of the greatest ultra runners of all time
10. SOL Emergency Bivvy
he Survive Outdoors Longer® Emergency Bivvy is the same ultra-light, ultra-warm full protection shelter that professionals rely on and is made from the same heat-reflective polyethylene as Adventure Medical Kit’s world-famous emergency blankets (reflecting 90% of your body heat back to you), with the added benefit of being fully sealed so that no wind, rain, or snow can get inside.
If you’re forced to spend the unexpected night outdoors, hop in the Survive Outdoors Longer® Emergency Bivvy as soon as the temperature drops and instantly improve the odds in your favour.