Top summer trail gear

Tina Chantrey picks out the best trail gear of the summer!

X BIONIC EFFEKTOR POWERSHIRT
X-BIONIC Partial Kompression in the entire upper body and arms helps with the return of venous blood to your heart, saving your cardiovascular system energy. The large 3D-BionicSphere System on the back relieves your body’s own need for temperature management. It fits like a second skin – a powerhouse of a top!
£84.99 ardblairsports.com

 

OSPREY REV 1.5
A very light, well-designed trail pack with a 1.5L reservoir. The BioStretch body-wrap harness sits comfortably across your back and shoulders, meaning the pack doesn’t roll off as you run. The DigiFlip pocket on the harness provides instant access to GPS or phone.

£50, ospreyeurope.com

 

BAM COASTAL HOODIE
Another cosy, luxurious item from BAM; the coastal hoodie is ideal to throw on before or after a race, or to stash in your pack for cooler evenings. You’ll love the large snug pockets.

£48, bambooclothing.co.uk

X BIONIC VISOR HEADBAND
This is so much more than a visor – it gives protection from sunlight, and the comfy headband absorbs excess sweat, or keeps you warm when it’s cold. It’s highly elastic so fits all; once you’ve tried it you won’t run without it. An all-year-round essential!

£42.99, ardblairsports.com

 

LORNAH MUNA SPLIT SPEED SHORT
Fancy wearing something different? We really rated these ultrashorts from Lornah Kiplagat, with their subtle African print, four-way stretch microfiber and zipped pocket. We give them 10/10 for perfect fit and feel.
£35, lornahsports.co.uk

GORE AIR LADY SHORTS
Perfect for the trails, these lightweight running shorts, with a feminine layered look, are for runners who insist on comfort. We loved the wide waistband, snug inner and the security of a zip back pocket.
£39.99, goreapparel.co.uk

TOPO RUNVENTURE
Expect perfect traction over a variety of surfaces with the multi-directional lugged outsole on the Topo Runventure. A moulded TPU midsole and 19mm platform provide protection without sacrificing ground feel. We think it’s a stylish, versatile shoe.
£100, topoathletic.com

PURE LIME COMPRESSION BRA
Moulded cups encapsulate and isolate the breasts to deliver adaptive, consistent support. You get a fuller fit with this bra and the anti-bounce straps do exactly what they say! A piece of kit well worth investing in.
£34.99, purelime.com

 

RUNDERWEAR BRIEF
If you are fed up of your pants going off-piste when you run, give the Runderwear range a go. Seamless technology for optimum comfort and pants that don’t move – perfect. We love them!

£16, runderwear.co.uk

GREGORY MAYA 5
Packed full of technical features, including a woman-specific design, you have all the space you need to stash your kit and nutrition, and the pack’s BioSync Suspension was ultra comfortable across the shoulders.
£45, gregorypacks.com

 

MONSTER ISPORT SUPERSLIM HEADPHONES
These light, USB rechargeable wireless earphones don’t come cheap, but what you’re paying for is excellent sound quality – and the convenience of not having a long wire to get tangled up in. Fit is nice and snug, too.
£129.95, shopmonsterproducts.co.uk

ALŌ
Alō, a new aloe vera juice brand available in a range of flavours, consists of real aloe pieces packed with over 200 nutrients, making it an ideal post-run rehydrating drink. It’s got bits in, which you may have to get used to, but it’s tasty and easy to drink!
£1.99, Waitrose or alodrinks.co.uk

 


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