‘Top 10’ Adventure Racing Gear Article

Readers of this blog know my obsession with the sport of adventure racing. (See our web channel dedicated to one of the sport’s most epic events, or our large journalistic effort this week in my “Dysfunction and Dueling National Champs” article.) Today, on Outside magazine I dive deep into the sport again and highlight a stock of essential AR gear, my “top 10” list of products I will not race without. The list is below. But you need to check out the full story, “The Gear Junkie’s Top 10 Adventure Racing Essentials,” to get all the details on my top gear for the sport of AR. —Stephen Regenold

Top 10 Adventure Racing Essentials
1. Headwear: The Original Buff

2. Foot Lube: Hydropel Lubricant

3. Apparel: Merino Wool Clothing

4. Backpack: AS-1 Pack by Mike Kloser

5. Liquid Food: Boost and Ensure shakes

6. Watch: Suunto Vector HR

7. Footwear: Fell-Running Shoes (Inov-8 and La Sportiva)

8. Bike: Giant Anthem X1 mountain bike

9. Jacket: Rab Xenon puffy

10. Helmet: Kong Scarab

—Stephen Regenold is founder of GearJunkie.com and captain of Team GearJunkie/YogaSlackers. Follow the team as they race around the planet this year on our newly-launched team micro-site.

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Stephen Regenold

Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.