THE 5 ESSENTIAL ACCESSORIES FOR THE TRAIL
Trail enthusiasts know that the new season is fast approaching. To make sure you start on a good basis, some essential accessories are to be provided before starting.
THE RIGHT PAIR OF SHOES
Unavoidable. Making sure you have a good pair of shoes on your feet is the first thing to do. A wide choice is available, at various prices. The Salomon brand has just launched the Ultra Glide, with models for men and women, which offers grip, comfort and lightness. The plus: the “Quicklace” lacing system offers the assurance of permanent support for the foot in the shoe.
A WATERPROOF JACKET
When the weather is capricious, it is essential to be equipped with rain gear. The Salomon Shell Jacket is lightweight, fully waterproof, and ultra-breathable. This allows you to stay dry even in rainy weather, without sacrificing your comfort during exercise. Available in men’s and women’s models.
A PAIR OF SUNGLASSES
Conversely, when the light is more intense, a pair of glasses adapted to the requirements of the terrain is essential. It allows you to keep optimal vision when moving from a shaded area to a sunny area. The glasses of the French brand Julbo are renowned for their comfort and lightness. And above all, excellent support during the race.
THE TRAIL BAG
Another essential element, the trail bag is the ideal way to ensure your hydration in absolute comfort. The Salomon ADV Skin 12 jacket guarantees freedom of movement, and offers integrated compartments for carrying water pockets that can hold 1.5 litres. It also has many storage pockets, ideal for carrying your belongings effortlessly.
Running in the middle of nature is an immense pleasure. But it is wiser to be well equipped in case of an emergency. Plan to take with you a whistle to signal yourself, first aid aid – in particular compresses, bandages and disinfectant – an emergency blanket, a headlamp, a compass, and a mobile phone. Other elements can be added, depending on the situation and the distances covered. Thinking about your own safety, and making sure you can be easily found in the event of a hard blow, must be, whatever happens, at the top of the list of priorities.