Our round up of the best kit for mud lovers planning to hit the trail over the colder months
S-Lab Advanced Skin 1 Belt Set
A small waist bag is ideal for a trail run or event where you need a few essentials and a drink. This super lightweight waist bag can carry a small ‘soft’ 237ml bottle as well. It’s virtually bounce-free and so comfortable you’ll forget it’s even there.
Inov8 Base Elite LSZ with Polygiene
Fitted and lightweight with a zip neck, this top is perfect for winter trail running. Highly breathable with mesh inserts. We love the thumb loops and high collar. Incorporating anti-microbial Polygiene technology to keep you odour-free and cool.
Saucony Peregrine 6 trail shoes
The award-winning Peregrine offers deep lugs and great grip even in the muddiest of conditions. Lightweight and flexible with a 4mm drop, they provide a ‘grounded’ feel but with enough cushioning for long runs.
Nikwax Base Fresh
£8.99 for 1 litre
It can be hard getting your kit clean when it’s properly muddy. Base Fresh from Nikwax helps deodorise, inhibits the build-up of body odour, and accelerates drying. Essential for technical fabrics.
Ronhill Merino 200 wool hat
Keep your head warm on the trail with this luxury merino wool blend hat. Naturally odour wicking and breathable, it’s fast-drying and soft and comfy.
Dexshell Thermlite waterproof socks
Waterproof socks that really work. Keep your feet dry and blister-free even in the wettest conditions. We love the Thermlite sock with lightweight merino wool. See page 43 for our full review.
Offering an aggressive tread with amazing traction, the Fellraiser is a lightweight, low profile and fast drying trail shoe. Perfect for muddy wet conditions. We love the ‘mud friendly’ lacing system.
Ronhill Trail Typhoon Smock
This is 100 per cent waterproof and perfect for a wet day . With a roll-away hood, taped seams and soft liner it offers the ultimate in breathability . It’s one of the best quality jackets we’ve seen in a while.
Aquapac waterproof phone case
£20-£25 depending on size
A fully waterproof case for your phone, keeping it dry and protected . You can use your phone without taking it out of the case . Four sizes available.
Gore 3/4 Air Lady tights
The best Capri tights we’ve tried in a long time. The extra wide waistband provides support but without restricting movement. A small zip pocket on the hip is just big enough for your phone and key.
Ronhill Women’s Merino 200 1/2 Zip
We love Merino wool this winter. It’s great at regulating your temperature, and it’s breathable and warm. This top is quick-drying, soft and lightweight, with thumb holes and flat lock seams.