Off The Beaten Track


Explore the world outside of cities and paved road to conquer the most spectacular landscapes in the countryside. Running is all about escape and release, and there’s no better way to embrace this solitude but on muddy trails, steep uphill and rocky descents.

Trail running is a unique aspect of distance running that will expose you to the toughest yet most beautiful part of the great outdoors. It offers the potential to push your limits and relish the freedom that comes with heading off-road. Like any wilderness challenge, this run requires a savvy preparation and right gears to carry.

Before you step out to the outdoors, it is imperative to study the trail course, aid stations and distance. Bring too much stuff, the heavy weight will slow you down; carry the wrong equipment, you could find yourself unprepared for an emergency. Trail running experience is all better without putting yourself at risk, as the old adage goes, “Better be safe than sorry”.

Go ahead and grab a trail running partner, as we rounded 12 essential gears to add to your trail kit.

Injinji Performance 2.0 Trail Toesocks – Mini Crew RM76.00

  • Fibre construction which wicks sweat away to keep feet dry
  • Superior arch support designed for secure and stable fit
  • Toe Fit System™ for added durability and protection
  • Eliminates skin-on-skin friction for a blister-free feet
  • Mesh top lock with double elastic cuff for ventilation and to keep the dirt out

Available at Running Lab Pavilion & Running Lab One Utama

DrymaxLite Trail Running Socks – RM59.00

Water resistant padding around the ankle to protect the feet by sealing the top of the shoe

  • Designed with abrasion resistant nylon fiber for added comfort
  • Dual Layer Moisture Elimination System and Drymax® Fibers to repel water and keeps the top of the socks dry
  • Anti-blister system to actively prevent the formation of blisters around the foot
  • MicroZap® antimicrobial to provide long term Active Odor Control

Available at Running Lab Pavilion & Running Lab One Utama

PUMA PR Bottle Waist Bag – RM99.00

Polyester and tear-resistance polyester Air-Mesh for durability

  • Moisture-wicking mesh back panel to stay dry
  • Waist bag holder to securely fit water bottle
  • Elastic loops on belt and extra pocket in the center to store smaller essentials
  • Reflective items for enhanced visibility

Available at PUMA concept stores & authorized dealers

Columbia Titan Ultra™ Short – RM269.00

Omni-Shield™ helps you to stay clean and dry by resisting absorption liquids

  • Omni-Wick™ pulls moisture away from the body and enables perspiration
  • Interior compression briefs with reflective detailing
  • Water repellent with a zip-closed security pocket
  • Antimicrobial treatment on brief protects this product from bacterial growth

Available at Columbia concept stores

Columbia Trail Flash™ Running Hat – RM 129.00

Omni-Shade™ blocks UVA and UVB rays preventing sun burn and long-term skin damage

  • Pulls moisture away from the body so sweat can evaporate quickly through Omni Wick™ technology
  • Adjustable back closure for right fitting
  • Electrifying Trail Flash reflective detail to provide optimal visibility

Available at Columbia concept stores

Brooks LSD Lite Jacket IV – RM391.14

Ultra-light windproof and water-resistant fabric for protection in a nearly naked feel

  • Stowable three-panel hood deploys when needed
  • Double back vent allows air to circulate properly
  • Pack into its own back invisible zip pocket
  • Reflective detail lights you up in low-light hours

Available at Brooks concept stores and authorized dealers

Columbia Titan Ultra™ Half Zip Shirt – RM269.00

Omni-Freeze ZERO™ technology uses a specialized blue-dot treatment for cooling sensation

  • Made of High-Performance Wicking Fabric
  • PAntimicrobial treatment protects this product from bacterial growth
  • Mesh underarm panels actively vent excess heat
  • Reflective elements improve visibility in low-light conditions

Available at Columbia concept stores

The North Face BETTER THAN NAKED™ Short-Sleeve Tee – RM239.00

Flashdry™ accelerates moisture removal and evaporation

  • Lightweight fabrics that help regulate body temperature
  • Stitch-free construction on critical seams for zero distractions
  • Ultralight and breathable with athletic fit
  • Integrated reflectivity during low light conditions to improve safety

Available at The North Face concept stores and selected Parkson stores

Columbia Titan Ultra™ Short Sleeve Shirt – RM209.00

Omni-Freeze™ ZERO’s blue rings react with your sweat to lower the temperature of the material

  • With a drop tail hem for added coverage and moisture-wicking technology
  • Active Fit is a silhouette that runs close to the body while maintaining freedom of movement
  • Mesh underarm panels actively vent excess heat

Available at Columbia concept stores

Salomon Agile Short Sleeve Tee – RM 149.00

AdvancedSkin technical fabrics improve body comfort by keeping you dry, warm and protected

  • Utilizes bamboo charcoal yarn and made of double knitted jersey for better breathability
  • Effectively combat bacteria and odor-build-up
  • Lightweight tech tee with mesh pits and gel pocket
  • 360°reflective detailing on front and back of the shirt for excellent visibility

Available at Salomon concept stores

Garmin f?nix® 5 – RM2899.00

Preloaded with topographic mapping, roundable cycling maps, and advanced navigation features

  • Watch configuration to see data overlays on mapping screens without switching screen during activity
  • Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate technology for around the clock heart rate monitoring
  • Water rated up to 100m with 2 weeks of battery life in smartwatch mode and 24 hours in GPS mode
  • Displays information on a bright, high-resolution, full-colour Garmin Chroma Display™ with LED backlighting

Available at Garmin concept stores and authorized dealers

Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR – RM2499.00

Optical heart rate measurement for multisport racing and training

  • Wearable biometric data sensor technology with a battery life up to 12h in training mode
  • Patented PerformTek biometric measurement technology for sensor accuracy
  • Made of steel bezel, mineral crystal glass and with 100m water resistance
  • Training insights and community powered tools in SuuntoMovescount

Available at Suunto authorized dealers

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