Black Diamond Sprinter Headlamp (March 2015 Editor’s Choice)
3.8 oz | 130 lumens | $80 | www.blackdiamondequipment.com
The Sprinter, designed specifically for runners, stands head and shoulders over the competition (so to speak) when it comes to fit. At only 3.8 ounces, the Sprinter is on the light side for a headlamp, and what little weight it does have is perfectly distributed between the lamp in front and the battery in back for a secure, no-bounce ride. Running with the added weight and bulk of a headlamp can take some getting used to, but the Sprinter felt natural from the get-go. Boasting a modest 130 lumens, the Sprinter won’t penetrate far into the blackest nights, nor will its USB-rechargeable battery pack last you through an all-night slog, but it’s ideal for feeling quick and unencumbered on shorter week-night runs.
Hoppy Trails Energy Gel by GU
Hoppy Trails Energy Gel—Hops-Flavored GU Calories: 100 Sugars: 7 grams Price: $1.50 Weight: 1.1 oz Best Features: Silky texture, not too sweet, herbaceous flavor. Room for Improvement: Add a Hoppy … Continue reading “First Look: Hoppy Trails Energy Gel by GU”
LightBender and Lightspur by Nathan
LightBender Armband by Nathan Weight: 2 oz Price: $20 Best features: Comfortable, super stretchy armband Room to improve: Fabric durability Nathan’s LightBender Armband is a good choice for runners who … Continue reading “First Look: LightBender and Lightspur by Nathan”