From technical rocky scrambles to wide-open gravel, trail running shoes are the king of versatile footwear. More and more runners are taking to the trails these days — and it’s no secret why. Fresh air, wide-open spaces, and softer underfoot surfaces add up to a glorious running experience that paved roads just can’t match.
An assortment of our favorite trail running gear — shoes, hats, and gloves — is on sale now.
Saucony recently released the 13th generation of the ever-popular Peregrine trail running shoes. As is often the case when a new product launches, its predecessor is now available at a major discount. The Peregrine 12 has never been cheaper.
One of our favorite running shoes of all time, the Peregrine 12 is a refined one-shoe quiver for training and racing. It has a lightweight, breathable upper and strategically placed protective overlays. A firm heel cup and aggressively lugged outsole add rugged utility for off-pavement excursions.
It’s a sleek and simple legacy trail runner, and it’s a steal at $78.Shop Men’s Shop Women’s
The Lone Peak is Altra’s flagship zero-drop trail runner, and it’s one of our favorites for long-distance objectives. Like the Saucony Peregrine, the Lone Peak recently received a slight update. The 6 version is no longer the newest Lone Peak, which sets the stage for bargain pricing.
The Lone Peak 6 may not be brand new, but it’s still a spectacular trail running shoe. We reviewed a pair last summer and found it to be extremely responsive, grippy, and durable. The roomy toebox allows the toes to spread naturally while hopping from rock to rock on technical trails.Shop Women’s Shop Men’s
Brooks Fusion Midweight Running Gloves: $23 (32% Off)
Spring has technically begun, but the weather is still cold, wet, and windy across much of the country. Cold fingers can quickly kill the running stoke. Many high-end endurance athletes have chronically poor circulation in their extremities, and a reliable pair of midweight gloves can be a quick fix.
Brooks’ Fusion Midweight Gloves aren’t overly high-tech or flashy. Instead, these are simple, moisture-wicking, full-finger running gloves with effective temperature-regulating properties. They’re light enough that they won’t cause overheating, but they’re warm enough to prevent tingling fingertips. Touchscreen compatibility and magnetic cuffs add extra utility.Shop Now
Janji AFO Hyperlight Cap: $22 (42% Off)
At just 1 ounce, this running cap weighs less than a slice of bread. It’s available in numerous colors and patterns, and one is available now for 42% off at REI. High-vis lime green might not be everyone’s preference, but a great hat is a great hat — even if it’s the color of radioactive slime. Plus, the bright green might increase your visibility — an important safety consideration for road runners.
The hat itself is made from a combination of polyester and elastane and sports a streamlined aerodynamic fit. It dries quickly, breathes well, and scrunches easily into a backpack or pocket.Shop Now