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Posted on Mar 24, 2017

17 Amazing Products Runners Actually Swear By

You'll be sprinting to get these.

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1. A LED Armband to stay visible during those late night/early morning runs.

Get a set of two from Amazon for $10.77.

Promising review: "These armbands are amazing! They light up very well, and the flashing option increases your visibility to others exponentially. I purchased pink and orange armbands and both colors are highly visible. The sizing is good too." —Lara W.

2. A 130dB personal alarm that'll make self-defense easier when you're running alone.

Get it from Amazon for $17.60.

Promising review: "... [A] noise so bad it would scare off a would-be attacker. I think the armband is nice, too, as I wanted something easily accessible while running without having to carry it in my hands or fumble through pockets to activate. —Cathy

3. Anti-chafe balm to keep skin irritation at a minimum during those long runs.

Get it from Amazon starting at $2.58.

Promising review: "Awesome anti-chafe stuff. Awesome! It's not gummy or slippery as expected. I'm not sure exactly how it works, only that it does work! In my experience it's not something that you need to re-apply through the day either." —myrrick

4. And NipGuards to keep your nipples from doing that burning, chaffey thing we all hate.

Get them from Amazon for $10.95.

Promising review: "These worked incredibly well! I just completed my first marathon and I can honestly say that I would not have been able to do it without this product." —Andrew C.

5. A pair of LOCK LACES shoelaces to turn any sneaker into a slip on.

Get them from Amazon for $7.95.

Promising review: "This is one of the best purchases I've made. They are extremely easy to install and stays tight all day. I can easily slip them on and off and don't have to worry about tying my laces anymore." —Julie

6. A microfiber chilling towel to keep you feeling clean and cool while you run.

Get it from Amazon for $11.97.

Promising review: "Love this towel while walking I put this around my neck and keeps me so much cooler! Highly recommended to all." —Joy

7. A BottleBand to easily turn any bottle into a handheld.

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

Promising review: "The clever, no frills, design can be used with a variety of sport bottles. It’s simple and it serves its purpose, period." —MonteC

8. Or this water bottle with a built-in rotating meter to measure your water intake.

Get it from Amazon for $11.69.

Promising review: "I love this water bottle. For me it was the perfect combination of features. I can see inside. It has a wide mouth. It has a very secure closure. It can be operated with one hand. It is easy to clean." —Roy N.

9. This Stretch Out Strap to help loosen up your muscles and improve flexibility.

Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

Promising review: "This strap really works. It's as if you have another person helping you stretch the areas that are difficult. My back feels less fatigue and pain at the end of the day when I use this first thing in the morning and before going to bed. I highly recommend this strap." —Elli

10. A sleek Road ID bracelet to hold all your contact info in case of emergency.

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

Promising review: "Love it! It is comfortable and makes me (and my family) feel better about me running solo." —E.G. LLoyd

11. KT Tape for that added muscle and joint support runners definitely need.

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

Promising review: "Quite possibly the greatest thing since sliced bread, if bread were applied to the skin to recover from athletic injuries. I tried the tape for the first time ... to deal with a nagging injury that was preventing me from running. After a few short training runs with the tape I was able to run the Cherry Blossom 10 miler (slowly and very carefully run)." —Tim

12. Cushioned shoe soles for extra arch support when you're on those daily jogs.

Get them from Amazon for $15.59.

Promising review: "The Spencos have more padding and just a little more arch support which make them much more comfortable." —Todd

13. A roller stick to relieve those sore and tight leg muscles after long runs.

Get one from Amazon for $10.00.

Promising review: "This thing is amazing! I use it on the backs of my thighs after running (or mowing...) and it's solved a lot of issues. I don't recommend it for less "fleshy" or "muscular" parts as its a bit too much ... For me anyhow. Excellent purchase! Highly recommended." —Tav

14. This slim "Buddy Pouch" to comfortably keep all your essential gear on you while you're out for a run.

Get it from Amazon for $22.98.

Promising review: "Constructed very well & feels very secure while running. The pouch also has a second compartment for passport, credit cards, cash etc. This product could also be used on vacation for keeping your phone/passport/hotel key safe. Highly recommend this product." —Aido

15. Or this FlipBelt to store all your important stuff with you while you run.

Get it from Amazon starting at $18.95.

Promising review: "I will definitely be running outdoors more with the hands free benefits of this thing. Worth every penny." —R. Goodman

16. These Icy Feet ice packs for your feet to help relieve foot pain and cramping.

Get them from Amazon for $57.50.

Promising review: "I like how you can have direct ice cold contact without having to shuffle ice packs on the bottoms of my feet. I found relief right away and will continue using these." —imusicl

17. And this dual foot massager to relieve tension and keep your feet feeling pain-free, so you can wake up and do it all over again!

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

Promising review: "I have had plantar fasciitis for over a year with bone spurs on my heels. I received this and used it that evening. When I got out of bed the next morning, I had NO pain!. Over the past few days, my overall pain has decreased quite a bit. I try to use it for 10 minutes twice a day and even brought it to work today tucked under my desk. I am a nurse and on my feet a lot. I have recommended this to several co-workers." —Lori G

🏃🏾🏃🏾🏃🏾 Happy running, folks! 🏃🏾🏃🏾🏃🏾


The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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