Heading to the trail Spring 2016? Top brands keep you looking good, performing at your peak and staying hydrated.

Winter might not be over, but for a trail runner, the countdown to running season is already on! When you gear up to hit the trails Spring 2016, Outdoor Research, SCARPA and Vapur have your back! Brand-new, innovative products keep you looking good, performing at your peak and staying hydrated on the trail. You wont want to leave home without them!

Outdoor Research - On the apparel scene

Tantrum Hooded Jacket ­– Build for highly aerobic pursuits like running and cycling, the Tantrum Hooded jacket uses a quiet, supple 20-denier nylon fabric with mechanical stretch to yield a layer that balances breathability with shelter from wind and light rain. It’s perfect on a cold morning or when the weather is less than ideal. The 5.2-ounce jacket packs inside its lower-back pocket, which can then be worn with integrated waist strap or clipped onto a harness. Men’s and women’s fits. $110

Whirlwind Hoody – The Whirlwind Hoody feels like a favorite cotton sweatshirt but performs like a light shell. Redesigned and simplified for Spring 2016, this piece is a highly versatile wind shirt that can be thrown on in the morning and simply works through a wide range of situations and activity levels. The polyester/spandex fabric protects from wind and light precipitation and offers total freedom of movement. Men’s and women’s specific fits. $115

Women’s Delirium Shorts – Developed with a focus group of women trail runners, the Delirium Shorts adhere to all the details of on-the-trail comfort and utility. A knit waistband ensures superb comfort, and a stretch-woven fabric on the main body pairs durability with wicking and breathability. A zippered center-back pocket and stash pocket on the waistband offers places for things like energy food and keys. $59

SCARPA - Keeping feet happy

Neutron – An everyday trail shoe that tackles everything from training to racing, the SCARPA Neutron combines wide fit appeal, medium cushioning and superb traction with minimal weight at 9.7 ounces per shoe. A dual-density EVA midsole with a six-millimeter drop (15 to 9 mm) and a high-density EVA plate in the forefoot tackles all types of trail running with comfort. Lugs that are 5.5 mm on the Vibram Genetic sole balance traction with versatility. Breathable Airmesh uppers with a reinforced synthetic leather ribcage balance breathability, support and abrasion-resistance. Men’s and women’s fits. $129

Proton – SCARPA’s most stable running platform, the Proton combines great lateral control with a more cushioned 21 to 11 heel to forefoot drop. The Proton is a great choice when stability and shock absorption are the goal. They’re also a great choice as a running-hiking crossover shoe. The Proton employs a dual-density compression-molded EVA midsole combined with a molded external heel counter, which provide superb structure in the back of the shoe. There’s also a high-density EVA trail plate for forefoot protection. Weight comes in at 12.5 ounces per shoe. $129

Atom - At 8.8 ounces per shoe with a more minimal midsole and drop, the SCARPA Atom is the choice for race day or any time when cutting weight makes all the difference. Combining a 4 mm drop (9 to 5 mm) with excellent stability and traction, the Atom provides a highly responsive ride. With its more minimal midsole, SCARPA pairs a similarly slimmed down upper construction: Airmesh with a weight-conscious low-profile welded overlay for support, and a lower-cut ankle collar. $119   

Vapur - Keeping you hydrated when you need it most 

1.5L Vapur  - We live in a world where bigger is better and in the case of the Vapur 1.5L bottle that remains true. Equipped with Vapur’s SuperCap, this biggie bottle can be carried with the same ease as the rest of the Vapur family, but keeps you hydrated longer! Now drink up and laugh in the face of smaller bottles everywhere. $15.99 

DrinkLink Hydration Tube   - Break free from conformity with the new Vapur DrinkLink Hydration Tube – changing the way you think, and drink. Simply convert your Vapur Anti-Bottle into a hydration bladder with the change of a cap. Take any SuperCap bottle and easily screw in the new Hydration Tube system, equipped with a 135-degree angle bite valve, and enjoy the convenience of hands-free drinking on your run! $14.99