Holiday Gear Guide for Runners – Casualwear Edition

It’s that time of year again when we are all out looking for the best deals, killer sales, quality items and perhaps a little gift buying for others as well. Whether you are shopping for yourself or looking for that perfect gift for the runner in your life, look no further! Here is a compilation of a just a few of the product reviews that Run Oregon bloggers have tried and tested and found true to their word in 2022.

Arcade Belts

From Run Oregon: If there are two clichés with holiday purchases for a dad in your life – they have to be ties and belts. Both are necessary pieces, but often such a bland gift that its comical. Enter Arcade Belts. These are a perfect option for those dads who have a little style and flair and provide sportiness for every PNW runner.

Description: Changing the game in how belts should perform, feel, and look, Arcade provides the finishing touch for any activity. It’s also the perfect gift or product recommendation for anyone who likes to wear something with a purpose. Every Arcade performance stretch belt is made from REPREVE post-consumer recycled yarn, resulting in the perfect balance of uncompromising function and reduced carbon footprint.

Field-tested and supported by Arcade’s Lifetime Guarantee, these belts continue to deliver ultimate comfort, durability, and function.

MSRP: ~$30+

DeckersXLab KO-Z EZ Cabrio

From our Review: Full review coming 11/30! A snippet: I continue to love footwear from Deckers, and the Cabrio is no exception. My wife generally rolls her eyes when I receive a new pair, but the comfort and function in these are second to none.

Description: With a 4-way stretch collapsible heel, this convertible slipper sneaker hybrid is as cozy as it is easy to wear. Whether you’re lounging around or logging your steps, the anatomic fit and gradient density cushion in this shearling lined slip-on is sure to keep your feet feeling fresh.

MSRP: $140

LIVSN Ecotrek Trail Pant

From our Review: I was pretty much blown away by these pants. They are an active PNW’ers dream – versatile enough to step into any situation you need.

Description: Our customers asked for fully synthetic pants that can go on extended hikes in both wet and cold conditions – so we got to work! The Ecotrek pants are our most innovative and sustainable pants yet.

MSRP: $129


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