Runners’ Favorite Gear Submissions Surprise and Inspire

I asked a diverse group of runners across the country to submit their favorite pieces of running gear. What I received was informative, fun and surprising. Enjoy and please submit your own favorites at the end of this post.

Name: Jason Koop
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Link: @jasonkoop

Jason koop

  • Ultraspire Spry vest
  • Rice, bacon, egg and cheese ball
  • Injinji Toe Socks
  • Kathoola microspikes
  • Neutrogena Ultimate Sports sunscreen
  • Petzl Tikka XP2
  • Garmin 910xt
  • Eddie the trail running dog. He does about 80% of my runs as well as about all of the Hardrock course.


Name: Matthew Van Horn
Location: Utah 

Matt Cat

  • I like to keep it simple
  • Favorite Shirt: Speed Goat 50K 2012
  • Favorite Shorts: Patagonia Strider Pro
  • Loving the Hoka Evo Stinson right now
  • Speedgoad 2013 50K DryMax Socks
  • Garmin
  • iPod shuffle for the solo run
  • Justin’s Nut Butter
  • Salt Stick Electrolyte Caps
  • EFS Liquid Shot for carbs
  • Wipes are more important than water


Name: Leslie Chala
Location: Bellingham, WA

  • Capri Leggings
  • Bright reflective tank top
  • Tight fitting jacket (I ditch this a lot along the trail and hope its still there when I come back)
  • Ankle socks
  • Headband so I don’t get an earache
  • Wristband for sweat or snot (mostly snot!)
  • Headphones
  • Beat up Brooks shoes


Name: Scott Darnell
Location: Logan, UT

  • Stoic Merino T – Wools wicks moisture better than any fabric and somehow avoids stinking, so you can sport it after a run about town…or tomorrow for another run if not washed.
  • Garmin Forerunner GPS –  Some days it is good to keep you going, some days makes you think the run will never end.
  • GO BELT – Said ‘no bounce’ in the description, and I am a believer.
  • Headsweats Visor/Headband with Sunglasses – One or the other.
  • iPhone – Road ID App will send a text or email to a loved one with a link to where you are.  CharityMiles App for my mom died of cancer 15 years ago – every run is dedicated to her.
  • Road ID Bracelet (not pictured) – has my name information and contact info for how to get in contact with my wife/family if I was found.  Not pictured because I never take it off…not even for the picture.


Name: Lane McKellar
Location: Boise, ID 

  • North Face Showers Pass high vis jacket
  • REI crew tshirt
  • Compression shorts
  • Tek Gear jersey shorts
  • Feetures socks
  • Hoka one one trail shoe
  • Lilly the dog


Name: Alan Lawrence

Location: Paradise, UT

  • Altra Instinct 1.5 for road
  • Altra Lone Peak 1.5 for trail
  • Nathan Trail Mix hydration pack
  • Rudy Project sunglasses
  • Black Diamond Spot headlamp for night runs
  • Annie my Chocolate Lab


Name: Yvette Briant
Location: San Marcos, CA


  • Everlast workout top
  • Comfy sweat shorts
  • Polar HRM
  • Rockin’ Knee socks
  • Old hat


Name: Delena Angrignon
Location: Squamish, British Colombia 

  • Gear for winter running in Squamish
  • Salamon backpack
  • Hestra gloves
  • Thick socks
  • Neck Gaiter
  • Cloudveil beanie
  • Arcteryx jacket
  • Arcteryx fleece
  • Nike tights
  • PROBAR Superfood Slam
  • PROBAR fruition
  • iPhone in case
  • Honey Stinger chews


Name: Francys Tobler
Location: Bellingham, WA


  • New Balance 1400 Shoes
  • Running skort
  • Nathan hydration pack
  • Chocolate Gu
  • Clif Shot Bloks
  • Dri-Fit Running top
  • Zensah Compression sleeves
  • Wool socks


Name: Mark C.
Location: Florida


  • Shoes: New Balance Minimus
  • Socks: Thorlo
  • Fuel Belt
  • Oranges are in season so I randomly picked a couple today


Name: Adrian Toledo
Location: Logan, UT


  • Saucony Xodus 3.0  Runs like a Ferrari, Climbs like a Jeep.
  • CEP Calf Sleeves
  • Smart wool Socks
  • Adidas Arm Sleeves
  • TNF Flight Series Jacket
  • TNF Flight Series Running Tights
  • Ipod Nano
  • Headsweats Visor
  • Cotton Gloves
  • Garmin GPS Watch
  • Hammer Nutrition Products.
  • Asics Skull Cap
  • Streamlight Mini AAA Flashlight – High output light
  • BioFreeze
  • Chapstick SPF
  • Engerizer Headlamp
  • Fire Fly Red Flasher


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