Gifts for a Runner
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.’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
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’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.
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.