CW-X Endurance Generator tights
Compression fabric near the hips and in the knees hold hip flexors, hamstrings, quadriceps, and knees in place, creating better alignment for a more efficiency stride. CW-X claims the Generators result in 26 percent less energy expenditure than running in other tights. We don't know about that, but they sure feel fast. $170; cw-x.com
Camp Windmit'N mitts
No bigger than a couple of tea bags, these synthetic over-mitts pack away in their own easy-to-stash stuff sacks when not in use. But when the wind starts howling, throw them over fleece gloves (or bare hands) and they'll block the breeze from chilling your fingers. $25; camp-usa.com
Ultimate Direction Jurek Essential hydration belt
Long miles on the trail demand things like your phone, gels, money, ID, and maybe a lightweight storm shell. Look no further. The Jurek Essential is a minimalist waist belt with three key pockets for all the necessities. Need water, too? Pair it with the Jurek Grip ($20), a 20-ounce bottle with a hand strap. $30; ultimatedirection.com
180s Bluetooth HD earmuffs
180s brings earmuffs into the 21st century. The Bluetooth HDs keep your ears from icing over while delivering stellar sound wirelessly from your phone or another Bluetooth device. Bonus: they're collapsible for easy transport, and they're adjustable, so one size really does fit all. $80; 180s.com
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32 North Stabilicers Sportrunners ice cleats
Like snow tires for your car, the Sportrunners have nine metal cleats on the bottom, delivering grip on otherwise treacherous ice. And unlike other traction devices we've tested, which can wiggle loose, these strap down securely and never once slipped on us. $40; 32north.com
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