December 7 2017
Our squad of testers put the latest running and fitness gear to the sweat test to determine the winners of our 2017 Tech Awards.
I’m such a nerd for San Francisco and bridges—so obviously the Golden Gate is my favorite! I run in trucker hats too, so everything about this hat as part of the National Parks collection is my jam. What’s more—20 percent of sales of these bad boys ($26) goes back to the charitable partner of the National Park Service to help maintain our favorite spots around the country! —Caitlyn Pilkington, web editor
The single-serving packets of this tasty multi-nut butter ($14) are super convenient, whether you’re running, on a hike or even at the office or home. You can tear off the top and it squirts out a mouth-sized opening, so you can actually use this like a gel. Or drizzle it over your ice cream…luckily there’s 10 in a package, so you can experiment. Nom nom! —Nicki Miller, managing editor
I got a variety pack of SunBum Sunscreen LipBalm for Christmas and have been obsessed with it ever since! It’s impossible to find a good lip balm that has SPF ($4) but doesn’t leave a white residue or taste gross. SunBum is still light and fruity while providing SPF 30! —Monica Olivas, Run, Eat, Repeat and Team WR blogger
These shorts ($45) are made out of coffee grounds—seriously. I am working on adding more and more eco-friendly products to my life, so I was thrilled by that. Even better? I rarely find tight running shorts that I like, but these are actually comfortable and have minimal riding up. —Ashley Lauretta, freelance web editor
On my long runs, I tend to get blisters on the top of my second toe. I’ve used bandaids, and sometimes they work, sometimes they sweat off. However, I tried Silipos for a few weeks and noticed it never fell off and I didn’t get any blisters. I loved them and am so happy I don’t have embarrassing blisters on my feet—especially since it’s sandal season. —Fara Rosenzweig, freelance writer