Make sure you have these items before you head out on the trails.
Sure, you can hit the dirt in your road gear, but the experience is all the better with dialed-in equipment. Beyond the obvious differences in shoes, trail running has some unique gear requirements. Many have to do with being self-sufficient with carrying food and hydration, some have a safely element, and others are all about comfort. We’ve rounded up 10 key things to add to your trail kit. The good news is that much of the gear can do double or triple duty for road running, hiking and other sports. And don’t forget a hat and sunglasses — your favorite road models will serve you well!