GEAR & CLOTHING
In this section you can read about some of the gear I like to use for training, racing and travelling. Some products are sponsored, some are not.
I get quite a few requests on this-and-that, but I have a very strict rule to only use gear I find effective and necessary for my development as an athlete.
I hope you can find some inspiration to your own kit list here.
For the past 4 years, I have only used Inov8 shoes for trail and OCR events. Inov8 has a wide range of products and you’ll often see me in the:
- X talon 210 (Soft and muddy racing)
- G-260 (Very, very muddy racing)
- TrailTalon 250 (Hard ground trail racing)
- TrailRoc 285 (The best companion for a long and nice mountain run)
I started running in Inov8 before I was even close to a partnership with them. The shoes had an incredibly fit for my feet, I felt in total control and getting a grip has never been easier! For road shoes. I generally find that my body (especially feet) needs some good variety in choice of shoes for road running.
I once used Suunto watches to track my training and racing, but coming short on functionality I was always a little frustrated. One day I borrowed a Fenix 3X from a friend and my mind was blown away! I now collaborate with Garmin to help other athletes enjoy the benefits of high-end GPS tracking and personally I use the Fenix 5X. I combine this with a pulse belt, simply because I am a nerd and I geek out around numbers.
I have found the Fenix 5X and Fenix 5 Plus to being sturdy, precise and with an impressive battery time and precision. I wear it all the time and I like to geek out about the many functions and settings in the watch. I’m excited to see what’s next as I’m soon to try the Fenix 6!
I normally don’t wear big packs for running as I do middle-distance events. But I almost always wear a Spibelt with a little bit of energy, phone and keys for training. When I go for longer runs I like to wear a small Race Elite vest from Inov8. They have an amazing fit and I especially like the small side pockets in which I stack almost everything – lots of CLIF bars!
My bigger pack is the Inov8 2-in-1 race PRO vest, which has the option to detach the chamber on the back, making it incredibly versatile. Also an improved area for the phone in which sweat isn’t a big issue, that was a lot of help.
SHORTS AND TIGHTS
With tights, I’ve had a few. I don’t know what makes good running tights, except for how they feel and how they hold up. I’m currently using Race Elite tights from Inov8 and the Winter Combat tights from SAYSKY – they’re both better than any I’ve ever tried, simply because I feel very, very comfortable in them.
At any race, you can find me wearing a pair of Tracksters before and after the race. The Trackster from SAYSKY is a comfortable and lightweight race pant that gives a slight protection from wind – the perfect travelling, walking, running, cooking and living pant.