WINTER GEAR KITS: Running in a Winter Wonderland
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The Distance Spike is Black Diamond’s pinnacle trail-running traction device, built for fast mountain travel, whether you’re linking 14ers or gunning for an FKT on an alpine peak. An industry-first hybrid upper features a softshell toe cover designed for ultimate fit, superior packability and snow protection.
This outstanding top blends our two fabulous Zone 3 fabrics, 3SP® and SwiftPro,™ for unbeatable performance and plenty of reflectivity. It has a 13-inch reflective front zipper, thumbholes, reflective tape on key seams and a large back zippered pocket. Great for nordic skiing, cycling, running and hiking.
Light, breathable windproof tights for trail runs in windy, damp conditions. GORE-TEX INFINIUMâ„¢ fabric results in completely windproof, highly breathable pant that resists light rain and snow. Teslinâ„¢ panels on the calves improve ventilation, and low-profile hip pockets hold small essentials.
With the addition of Merino wool and earth-tone color blocks, this lightweight mid-crew trail-running sock fits like nothing else out there. Patented SynchroKnitâ„¢ construction drops stitches out of the knitting process to create a sock that is shaped like
Reducing bulk and prioritizing lightweight protection, the Rainrunner was designed for high-output performance. Unique 360Âº venting around the core prevents that swampy overheating of many waterproof layers. Three pockets -including a packable pocket with elastic carry strap – make the Rainrunner an essential layer to hit the trails.
This ultra-lightweight folding pole is equipped with a newly developed Cross Shark grip. The system offers the speed and power transmission of the Trigger Shark system combined with the support of an ergonomic hiking grip for comfort during downhills. The breathable strap features a wide support area for effective power transfer and secure fit.
Black Diamond’s lightest Z-Pole is engineered for those who travel fast. With 100% carbon construction, the Distance Carbon Z weighs just 9 ounces and features a three-section foldable design that allows for quick deployment.
Ideal for long runs in adverse conditions, the Sense Ride 3 GTX Invisible Fit integrates the Gore-Tex membrane into the outer material for a comfy mesh-like feel. Drawing on road-running standards to enhance the overall ride, the shoe is packed with trail-specific features like anti-debris mesh, a ground filter and grippy Contagrip® outsole.
Adjustable, washable and complete with a 3-pack of filters, it filters greater than 95% of virus, bacteria and particles, all while providing uninhibited ease of breathing for running, climbing, cycling and more.
The Dion snowshoes are handmade with super-light aircraft grade aluminum. They’re ultra-customizable, with different cleats and bindings that you can pick to best suit your preferred terrain. The Deep Cleats handle well on steeper terrain without being too sticky, and the QuickFit bindings fit a trail shoe quickly and easily.The Dions feel zippy and fast underfoot.
This super versatile medium-weight pant crosses a wide spectrum of temperatures, conditions and activities. The front panels are made of Windshield, a water-repellent stretch-knit softshell that sheds water, breathes and blocks the wind. The articulated knee overlaps a stretch panel built in for extraordinary mobility.
Stocking Stuffers Under $50
Taco Socks $16 We love these fun socks by Moxy & Grit. Technical, crew-height socks are playful and performance-oriented for the taco-powered trail explorer on your list. Snag these for … Continue reading “Stocking Stuffers Under $50”
Gifts For Trail Running Gals
Mountain Vesta Hydration Pack $164.95 This rugged vest is designed to go the distance in tough mountain terrain. Built for epic adventures, easy to reach soft flasks make hydration easy, … Continue reading “Gifts For Trail Running Gals”