Do you avoid roads like the plague and take to the open countryside at a moment’s notice – the bigger the skies, the better? Then these are for you. Get your fix of muddy trails and random weather, and be prepared for every turnstile with this lovely lot.
1. HOKA ONE ONE Speedgoat 4 Trail Shoes
Want a new pair of trail shoes? These are the connoisseur’s choice, with Hoka One One’s signature cushioning, combined with some intense treads to get you through the stickiest paths. Grippy, sticky, and with more room for your toes, these will be your go-to trail busters from 1 Jan onwards.
2. McLEAR Payment Ring
This is truly genius. You load cash on to this deeply groovy, very comfy bit of jewellery, and then you can use it in all your first-world emergencies. Forgotten water? Severe lack of flapjacks? Need to pick up milk on the way home? Leave your cards and phone behind and just wear this bad boy. Your local Co-op won’t know what’s hit it.
3. URESTA Bladder Support Pessary
It happens. To more of us than we care to say, shamefully. And if you’re heading out for one of those longer off-road runs, you need the confidence that this affords. It’s not a trad stocking filler, let’s be honest, but it’s a very welcome one. This pessary reduces stress incontinence in eight out of 10 women, it can be worn for eight hours, and there are five sizes available. Sorted.
4. RUNDERWEAR Running Base Layer
When you’re out and about enjoying all that nature has to throw at you, you’ll soon discover it’s all about the layers. Layer up for the downhill cold bits, layer down for the uphill hot bits – and a combination of those things. All seasoned trail runners need additional kit to see them through unexpected weather, and Runderwear’s base layer ticks about as many boxes as you can think of.
5. CEP Nighttech Compression Socks
Available in four bright colours, these compression socks have been especially designed for cooler, darker conditions – like now! – with 360-degree reflectors. Be seen, and enjoy an awesome run with proven medi compression that supports the supply of valuable nutrients throughout your run and beyond. Plus: no blisters.
6. RUN ANGEL Personal Safety Wearable
Available in five colours, this discreet band emits a loud alarm to attract attention in case of emergency, while the free app that comes with it will alert family and friends by text message and email showing the date, time and your location. This might feel worthwhile if you love the more remote trails or you’re running earlier or later in winter. Enter WMR15 at checkout for 15% off and free shipping.
Prices are RRP and correct at time of print for Women’s Running Issue 120 December 2019. This article contains an affiliate link.