While we’re big fans of the ‘old guard’ of trail running brands – the likes of Rab, Inov-8 and Montane come to mind – we also love to see the new kids on the block here at Outdoors Magic, the ones that approach trail running gear design from a new angle and fresh pair of eyes.
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With that in mind, we’re bringing you our pick of our favourite new trail running brands to look out for coming into 2021. From premium British design, to extremely well-considered trail packs, this list has got the lot.
Founded by trail runner Kate Mackenzie, Harrier makes extremely well-considered trail running vests and accessories, all at an extremely reasonable price. This is all thanks to Harrier’s direct-to-consumer business model and lack of “over-hyped” marketing campaigns – what you see is what you get at Harrier, and we love that transparency.
We’re currently testing the all-new Kinder 10L Race Vest – a perfect companion for those incoming winter runs, where the 10 litre storage will happily carry a waterproof, spare midlayer and gloves. We’ll be sure to update this article once our review of the pack has gone live.
Head over to Harrier Running for more info.
The vision: “To create the world’s best headwear using our own experience and passion, in a style that promotes adventure”. With their name originating from the term ‘fractal’, meaning “infinite pattern”, the team at Fractel see each of their lightweight running caps as a whole new design from the last. This ethos has left the company with an extremely varied range of caps – one to suit every kind of runner.
They feature everything you’d expect from a running cap, from UPF +50 sun protection, to mesh venting and a built in sweat absorbing headband. On top of all this, Fractal are a member of 1% For The Planet, meaning at least 1% of the company’s profits go towards environmental causes. Nice.
Head over to Fractel Running for more info