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Gear and Technology

Running gear for the Anytime Sleigher

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Giddy up, giddy up, giddy up, let’s go. Whenever, wherever.

Ready to run

It’s easy to pick the Anytime Sleigher out of a crowd. Whether they’re grocery shopping, in line at a coffee shop, or attending a Zoom meeting, these runners prefer versatile layering gear like zip-ups, vests, and joggers. The Anytime Sleigher is prepared to hit their next PR with little notice.

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Gifts for the Anytime Sleigher

The best stocking stuffers for on-the-go runners are lightweight, adaptable pieces of gear that easily transition from everyday activity to running.

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We also recommend:

  • Mens Dash 1/2 Zip 
  • Women’s Shield Hybrid Vest 
  • Women’s Chaser 5” Short 
  • Men’s Rush Jogger 
  • Men’s Distance Short Sleeve 

Check out more versatile running gear.

Tips to turn you into an Anytime Sleigher

We asked gurus to share some tips to better prepare you to get into stride at the drop of a hat.

Zip up

Boston-based New England Guru John Deangelis recommends a good half zip for easy layering. “They have that upscale look, quality, and feel making them perfect to wear around town. When you get that urge to run, no need to worry — they're lightweight, breathable, moisture-wicking, and quick-drying.”

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Tights can be pants

Everyday comfort and running comfort can live in the same world. A stylish pair of running tights allows you to go from running errands to running your route in no time.

Good pockets are gold

If your schedule is such that you don’t have time to change, it’s helpful to wear gear with adequate pockets that can store keys, phone and other essentials. Look for roomy pockets with a zipper for extra security.

Water is your best accessory

Keep a water bottle with you so you can stay hydrated and get after your run whenever it suits you. You may not need to carry a purse or backpack these days, but a water bottle is always a necessary accessory.

Other gift ideas:

Are you looking for more gifts for runners? Explore our other holiday heroes below:

The Rudolph Runner

The Blizzard Braver

The Snowbird Runner

Still stuck on what to get the runner in your life? Browse our full gift guide and Run Happy (Holidays).