Running

Surefire Saint Minimus Headlamp

SUREFIRE's brilliant, 100-lumen SAINT MINIMUS headlamp ($139; surefire.com) is like your own personal...

Saucony Protection Gloves

At night, your worries are potholes and truck grilles; SAUCONY's neon-orange PROTECTION GLOVES, with their USB-powered safety lights, will help you avoid the...

Brooks Utopia Softshell

Forecast looking iffy? A wind- and water-resistant jacket like BROOKS's UTOPIA SOFTSHELL ($120;

Winter Running

It's a fine line: you want to beat the cold, but not overheat. Start with a close-fitting, moisture-wicking base layer like ICEBREAKER's merino-wool SPRINT ZIP ($100;

Super Friends

RECENTLY, I LAUNCHED a well-equipped 3.2-mile assault on my favorite running trail: feet clad in stability shoes, head garlanded with a freshly bleached sweatband, right hand...

New Balance 360 Degree Run Jacket

Think drivers really see that tiny reflective logo on your running jacket at night? Don't count on it. New Balance partnered with 3M Scotchlite to make the 360 Degree jacket highly reflective in...

New Balance 1226 Running Shoes

For most runners, New Balance's 1226 hits the sweet spot: plenty of cushioning for long runs on pavement and just enough stability for mild overpronators—and...

19. Win Your Age Group in a Race

Start small. A short mountain-bike race on your after-work loop, with only a few hardcore guys in your "division," is much more winnable than, say, the Leadville Trail 100. If you can't find...

Adidas Solution

If you pronate, you don't want to be reminded with each step. The "light stability" Solution supports moderate ankle wobbling, but it feels more like a gentle guide than a stern correction. That's...

Merrell CTR Cruise

Time for a run—or a hike? The CTR Cruise is ready for either. It's just light, flexible, and cushioned enough for trail running—with a higher-than-average ankle cuff that gives it good side-to...

New Balance 759

With the 759, New Balance went back to the drawing board. Using tougher, lighter, and more pliable materials than previous neutral trainers, they've served up the sleekest, most stripped-down model...

The North Face Sentinel Boa

Roads. Trails. Dirt paths. If you like to mix it up, the Sentinel is your shoe, striking a nice balance of cushioning—for repetitive pavement pounding—and stiffness, for stability on dirt. The...

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