Runners wearing base layers for trail running

Gift Guide for Runners

By Alex Guerrero

Whether your friend is a podcast plodder or a mountain marathon master, they know the endorphin rush from getting outdoors. For the most part, running is just about putting your shoes on and getting out the door. But there are some products that make it just that little bit more fun. Here’s a roundup of gift ideas from Alpkiteer Alastair Humphreys and Alpkit staff.

  1. Koulin Trail Tights
  2. Gamma III Headtorch
  3. Morphosis Vest
  4. Laika
  5. Like The Wind Magazine
  6. Specta Pullover Glove

Koulin Trail Tights

man wearing koulin trail tights

Alpkiteer Alastair Humphreys’ favourite tights “in 14 years of proud tight wearing” are the Koulin Trail Tights. It’s the super handy thigh pocket that stands out for Alastair. But they also come with a rear zipped pocket for your valuables – and they’re treated with Polygiene! Pong-free plods await.

Gamma III

gamma iii headtorch

Marketing Director Rob recommends the Gamma III, the running headtorch with a rear red caution light. It’s about minimal interference. It’s got red, white and green LEDs for night vision, battery saving and map reading.

Morphosis Vest

woiman wearing morphosis vest

“Being perfectly layered for the activity and conditions has become a bit of an obsession… a deeply unhealthy obsession… So I was pretty excited about the new Morphosis Vest – it’s a real game changer for winter running. The Morphosis Vest keeps the wind off and provides just enough warmth over a long-sleeved base layer without that notorious boil-in-the-bag feeling.” – Copywriter Mark


woman running in laika

Marketing Manager Alice loves her Laika. “I’m always very cold when I start my run then get quite hot and this base layer is just perfect for being warm enough without sweating! I also really like the fabric (very soft!) and the colour.”

Like The Wind Magazine

like the wind magazine

Exquisite production. Beautiful illustration. Inspiring tales. A quarterly running magazine about why we run. The stocking filler for the runner in your life.

Specta Pullover Glove

specta pullover gloves

"I get very cold fingers when I go running in Winter and those gloves have made my runs so much more enjoyable! I’ve worn them on a -5 degrees weather and they’ve kept my hands warm on my long run.” – Marketing Manager, Alice.

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