Gear Guide to Cold Weather Running

Kahtoola MICROSpikes Traction System
Kahtoola Inc., a small company in Flagstaff, Ariz., has a solution to assuage slipping this winter with its MICROSpikes, a footwear accoutrement that cinches on with a rubber noose to position 10 stainless-steel spikes directly down off the sole. Paired with waterproof trail-running shoes, they fit tight and do not slip. The spikes bite into ice to provide solid footing, even on a hockey rink. For running, the setup does little to interfere with your stride. $59.www.kahtoola.com



Nathan Sports L.E.D. Runner's Vest
With less sunlight during the winter season, sometimes you have no choice but to run in the dark. Maintaining good visibility is crucial during night-time runs. This L.E.D. vest from Nathan Sports features up to one mile of visibility; made of lightweight, breathable mesh; 360-degree visibility with 500 candlepower reflectivity; 150 hours of battery-powered illumination. $30.www.nathansports.com



Polar RS800G3 Multisport Training System
This tech watch, which launched last year, got an upgrade and a partner product in the form of a new GPS module that attaches to your arm and provides speed and distance measurements. It can calculate your miles-per-hour reading while on the run, measure heart rate, calories burned, elevation gained and lost, and a litany of other functions. System includes the watch, GPS module, heart rate transmitter, and software. $499.95. www.polarusa.com


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