Need some help buying gifts for the runners in your life? We’re here to help! Our staff have curated a list of practical gifts to help them continue running year round!
Increasing level of traction:
Level 1 – Saucony Peregrine Ice+
Level 2 – Ice Spikes
Level 3 – Kahtoola Microspikes (Trail use only)
Level 4 – Salomon Unisex Spikecross
Neighbourhood visibility – Running in the morning or at night we all want to make
sure we’re able to be seen by cars and the Get Vizy products help with that. We have the arm band as well as the vest to help you be seen from up to 1km away!
Lighting up the trails and pathways – A headlamp is the way to go when lots of light is needed. We have quite a few options from Black Diamond and Silva which will make sure you way is perfectly lit.
Cold, Cold Hands
Cold hands? We have the solution for you!
Heading out during a chinook? Above zero, but still like having a thin pair of gloves on? Check out these options (and can be used for layering in colder temps):
We also carry mitts and gloves geared towards the -5 to -20 runs and the first two are convertible mitts/gloves that allow you to add or take away the mitt layer for your hands:
When cold snap hits and you need to protect those digits!! We have options for you:
For really, really cold hands, pair a thin glove with a warm mitten and have Little Hotties available just in case!
Take It Off-Road
Thinking about hitting the trails? Not sure what is needed will for that trail race that was a good idea after glass of wine or two (we've all been there!)? Here are some trail essentials to make their adventure fun and safe!
Trail Shoes - These can also double as a winter running shoes with traction control if they have a sticky traction grip on the bottom.
Running Hydration Packs - These packs carry everything needed from bear spray, jacket, nutrition, cell phone, etc. without bouncing as they sit higher on the body. The litre capacity of the pack will tell you how much stuff you can cram into it.
Also consider other sports or activities that you might use your pack for - biking, skiing, hiking, etc.
Bear Spray - Important to carry year round and some races require you to have it.
Packable Jackets - These jackets can be waterproof or have a good water repellency (DWR) to them but they are lightweight and ball up into a small pouch. These are essential for safety in case the weather turns.