The other day I was out running as a guide for a group of new trail runners. For some of them it was the first time they went into the forest running on small singletrack and having great fun.
It was a day like any other here in Denmark. It was sunny, rainy, hot and at times a bit chilly. As we were running I was asked a lot of questions like: How do you manage to just run on the trails and not knowing where you are (or at least my new friends did not know where they were 😉 )? And what shoes should I go buy for trail running? Will my Garmin Forerunner GPS watch be ok for trail running?
And so they kept asking me questions. One of them more challenging than the other. But when one girl at some point asked if she HAD to bring a pack as the weather was changing quite a bit on this particular Saturday, I had to answer her that choosing the right cloth from the start can do quite a lot to your comfort during a run.
If I should recommend one single little item it would be the Smartwool arm warmers. They are among my very favorite gear for running in the fall and commuting to the office as well.
With arm warmers made from wool, you get a very versatile piece of gear that will keep you warm when wet and the wind is tough. When it becomes warmer you can roll down the arm warmers. When having a break you can roll them up again.
So when it comes to a small not expensive piece of gear with a lot of options I can fully recommend the Smartwool arm warmers. It even comes in both dull black and a colorful option 😀