Trail Running Essentials

Trail Running Essentials


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Athlete: BD Athlete Joe Grant

Location: Swiss Alps
Photographer: Dan Patitucci

Headlamps, Packs & Gaiters


  • $44.95
    Witness, the lightest pack on the market. Built to go anywhere, the Cirrus is the ultimate accessory pack, designed to stuff into a small pocket and deploy at a moment’s notice.

  • $149.95
    Designed for mountain missions at a fast clip, the Distance 4 Hydration Vest combines our running harness suspension with the best-in-class materials found in our Distance Pack to create the ultimate running vest.

  • $49.95
    A fast-and-light yet highly durable 14-liter pack, the Trail Zip 14L has quick zip access and purpose-built features for moving quick in the mountains.

  • $74.95
    Built for long runs that start early or push past the daylight hours, the USB-rechargeable Sprinter 275 runs on the modular new Black Diamond 1800 rechargeable battery or standard AAA batteries and emits 275 lumens of power making it ready for any trail in any weather.

  • $69.95
    A fast-and-light, yet highly durable 18-liter pack, the Trail Zip 18L has quick zip access and purpose-built features for moving in the mountains.

  • $59.95
    From day hikes to peak bagging, the Trail Blitz 16L carries everything you need while remaining light and fast. Featuring our signature Blitz-style main opening for quick and easy access to your gear, this pack also comes with two integrated Z-Pole sleeves, so you can stash your trekking poles when the trail ends and the climbing begins.
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    $139.95
    Built for the fast and light mountain adventurer, the Distance pack transcends barriers with its hybrid design that includes vest-inspired suspension for running, and a unique feature set that allows you to carry the appropriate gear while navigating intricate mountain terrain.

  • $149.95
    When moving fast through varying mountain terrain, the Distance 15 Pack has your back. Built to incorporate the best technology of both running vests and alpine packs, the Distance 15 includes vest-inspired suspension for running, and our time-tested alpine pack design for carrying a variety of tools for mountain adventures.
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    $47.50
    Ultralight and designed to integrate with a running shoe, the Distance Gaiter is built to keep you high and dry on mountain runs.

  • $39.95
    Whether you’re bagging the Grand Teton in a quick car-to-car push, heading into the mountains for a scramble up your favorite ridge, or simply looking for a no-frills day pack for a few days of travel, the Trail Blitz carries everything you need while remaining light and fast. Featuring our signature Blitz-style main opening for quick and easy access to your gear, this pack also comes with two integrated Z-Pole sleeves, so you can stash your trekking poles when the trail ends and the climbing begins.
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    $19.95
    The 500mL soft flask is ready for your next adventure. Designed for the minimalist, our 2-D pinch weld construction water bottle meets your hydration needs without weighing you down.

Trekking Poles

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    $149.95
    If trekking poles are a mountain runner’s “samurai swords,” then the Black Diamond Distance Carbon is the Hattori Hanzo edition. Designed in collaboration with BD Athlete Joe Grant, the fixed-length Distance Carbon weighs in at only 95 grams per pole (120 cm), making it the lightest pole we’ve ever produced.

  • $99.95
    Designed for everyday use by trail runners and day hikers, the Distance Z is our most affordable Z-Pole with a lightweight aluminum construction. Now improved with our SlideLock technology and increased joint durability, the Distance Z provides reliable three-season support for a wide array of mountain adventures.

  • $169.95
    Our lightest Z-Pole built for mountain athletes and weight conscious adventurers, the Distance Carbon Z is now stronger with improved joint support and durability, making it the ultimate in folding-pole performance.

Layers & Gloves


  • $85.00
    From hard gym sessions, to all-day peak-bagging missions, the Flux Tee keeps you dry and moving with Nuyarn merino wool technology, which dries five times faster than standard merino, while providing 35% more stretch, all with merino wool’s natural odor-resistant qualities.

  • $85.00
    From hard gym sessions, to all-day peak-bagging missions, the Flux Tee keeps you dry and moving with Nuyarn merino wool technology, which dries five times faster than standard merino, while providing 35% more stretch, all with merino wool’s natural odor-resistant qualities.

  • $99.00
    The Long Sleeve Rhythm Tee is the world's lightest technical merino wool shirt featuring Nuyarn fabric, which dries five times faster, breathes better and has 35% more stretch than standard merino, making the Rhythm unstoppable on the move.

  • $99.00
    The Long Sleeve Rhythm Tee is the world's lightest technical merino wool shirt featuring Nuyarn fabric, which dries five times faster, breathes better and has 35% more stretch than standard merino, making the Rhythm unstoppable on the move.

  • $75.00
    The Rhythm Tee is the world’s lightest technical merino wool shirt, featuring NuYarn fabric, which dries five times faster, breathes better and has 35% more stretch than standard merino, making the Rhythm unstoppable on the move.

  • $75.00
    The Rhythm Tee is the world's lightest technical merino wool shirt, featuring NuYarn fabric, which dries five times faster, breathes better and has 35% more stretch than standard merino, making the Rhythm unstoppable on the move.

  • $129.00
    Built for mountain adventures, the Distance Wind Shell is an essential protective layer with added weather resistance. Featuring the Green Theme Technology revolutionary Breathable Water Protection—an all-new environmentally friendly PFC-free DWR that is superior in performance and durability to any other DWR solution—the Distance Wind Shell packs down and stows into its chest pocket with a carabiner clip loop, so you can attach it to your harness during fast and light missions that require emergency protection if the weather breaks.

  • $135.00

    From high alpine monsoons on mountain missions to trail explorations, the Fine Line shell has you covered. Featuring our BD.dry™ waterproof/breathable/windproof solution, the FineLine is a durable, lightweight stretch shell built for mountain adventures. 


  • $135.00

    From high alpine monsoons on mountain missions to rainy trail explorations, the FineLine Stretch Rain Shell has you covered. Featuring our BD.dry™ waterproof/breathable/windproof solution, the FineLine is a durable, lightweight stretch shell built for mountain adventures. 


  • $235.00
    Employing the benefits of our First Light insulation with panels of blended merino wool in key areas, the First Light Hybrid Hoody combines a range of field-proven materials into a incredibly breathable and versatile midlayer.

  • $129.00

    Built for mountain adventures, the Distance Wind Shell is an essential protective layer with added weather resistance. Featuring the Green Theme International’s revolutionary Breathable Water Protection Technology—an all-new environmentally friendly PFC-free DWR that is superior in performance and durability to any other DWR solution—the Distance Wind Shell packs down and stows into its chest pocket with a carabiner clip loop, so you can attach it to your harness during fast and light missions that require emergency protection if the weather breaks.


  • $159.00
    The ultimate fast and light protective layer, the Deploy Wind Shell is the world’s lightest wind shell at 48 grams and built to withstand harsh winds on your mountain adventures.

  • $229.00 - through $235.00
    Employing the benefits of our First Light insulation with panels of blended merino wool in key areas, the First Light Hybrid Hoody combines a range of field-proven materials into a incredibly breathable and versatile midlayer.

  • $159.00
    Essential core warmth that combines the benefits of our First Light insulation with key panels of merino-blend fabric, the First Light Hybrid Vest provides crucial and incredibly breathable midlayer performance.

  • $159.00
    Essential core warmth that combines the benefits of our First Light insulation with key panels of merino-blend fabric, the First Light Hybrid Vest provides crucial and incredibly breathable midlayer performance.

  • $39.95
    Stretchy, breathable and highly weather-resistant, the MidWeight Softshell gloves are perfect for spring ski tours, fall runs, high-altitude hikes and other active, chilly pursuits.

  • $29.95
    Stretchy, breathable and highly weather-resistant, the LightWeight Softshell gloves are perfect for spring ski touring, running, hiking and other active yet chilly pursuits.

  • $159.00
    Essential core warmth that combines the benefits of our First Light insulation with key panels of merino-blend fabric, the First Light Hybrid Vest provides crucial and incredibly breathable midlayer performance.