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6 Stocking Stuffers for Trail Runners

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Light up the season with these Trail Runner picks for the special runner in your life. Keep the cold out, the light on, the tunes up, the chafe away, the feet cozy and the calories up this season with these excellent items we’re especially pumped about.

GORE Windstopper Gloves (multi sport)

Material: Membrane: Gore Windstopper, Palm: 60% nylon, 40% polyurethane, Back: 87% polyester, 13% elastane, Lining: polyester
Price: $60 (on sale for $45)
Best Features: Windproof, breathable, very warm
Room for Improvement: Pricey

GORE’s WINDSTOPPER Gloves are one of the season’s essential accessories. This glove was made for practically every activity, from cycling to Nordic skiing to cutting down Christmas trees, making it a staple in your winter wardrobe.

The WINDSTOPPER glove material is completely windproof while the polyester backhand and inside wicks away moisture. The grippy fingertips allow for easy mid-activity phone use. Though GORE advertises this glove for mid-temperature use (41-59 degrees), it performed well on runs and other activities in frigid temps as low as 10 degrees.

It’s also thin enough to be used as a base glove under a mitten if you’re in need of extra warmth. Overall, this is a fantastic glove. Additional colors and/or patterns would be very welcome.

—Katie Stookesberry, a road runner in winter and trail runner by summer, loves trashing her quads on downhills and will never pass up a good Negroni.