Gifts for a Runner

Asics Gel-Arctic 4 WRs shoes (Courtesy of Asics)
Asics Gel-Arctic 4 WRs

Asics Gel-Arctic 4 WRs Shoes

For the guy who would rather get fat than run on a treadmill, there are Asics’ highly water-resistant Gel-Arctic 4 WRs. Replaceable metal spikes embedded in the outsole bite into the iciest trails and bike paths.

Magic 4 Runner Wind Shell

C.A.M.P. Magic 4 Runner
C.A.M.P. Magic 4 Runner wind shell. (Courtesy of C.A.M.P.)

C.A.M.P.’s ultralight and well-vented Magic 4 Runner wind shell has a cool trick up its sleeve: it squirrels away into its own built-in (and tiny) fanny pack when not in use.

Swift Midlayer Hoody

Salomon Swift Midlayer
Salomon Swift Midlayer hoody (Courtesy of Salomon)

Not sure if it’s cold enough for a hat and gloves? The solution is Salomon’s stretchy, highly windproof Swift Midlayer hoody, which has integrated pull-down mittens and a cozy-fitting hood. 

Black Diamond Sprinter Headlamp

Black Diamond Sprinter
Black Diamond Sprinter headlamp (Courtesy of Black Diamond)

 

Black Diamond’s Sprinter headlamp ($80; blackdiamond
equipment.com) is bright enough for predawn backcountry ski missions. A flashing red light on the back makes it a great choice for after-work runs in the neighborhood, too.

Black Diamond’s Sprinter headlamp is bright enough for predawn backcountry ski missions. A flashing red light on the back makes it a great choice for after-work runs in the neighborhood, too.

Nuun Tablets

Nuun
Nuun tablets (Courtesy of Nuun)

Odds are you’ve donated money to a friend’s or coworker’s Team in Training–­sponsored project. Over the past 25 years, more than half a million people have raised $1 billion to support cancer research while preparing for a triathlon, a ­marathon, or some other ­endurance race. You might also be familiar with electrolyte-packed Nuun tablets—go on a run or a bike ride with an Outside staffer and chances are good he or she will try to slip one into your water bottle. Now Nuun and Team in Training have joined forces. You don’t need to run a half-­marathon to contribute to the cause (though we still think you should): 15 percent of the ­proceeds from Nuun’s special-edition grape flavor will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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