KT Tape’s synthetic sports tape is an essential addition to every adventure athlete’s recovery regimen. Designed to help relieve pain, prevent injury and speed-up recovery, the therapeutic adhesive provides comfort and support to sore muscles, is water proof and includes a reflective print for increased visibility at night.
kttape.com; $20 for 20 strips
Designed with adventure enthusiasts in mind, the Anti-Bottle is a reusable vessel that folds, rolls and flattens so you can bring it anywhere, anytime. It’s BPA free, dishwasher and freezer safe and has a sturdy built-in clip that makes it easy to carry anywhere.
The Armpocket helps athletes of all types carry their music comfortably. The band features a vented strap, a memory foam cushion that molds to the shape of your arm and is made of durable, water-resistant fabric that will ensure your electronics (and any other small items you need to carry) are safe and secure. The media pocket is touch screen compatible and features a side Velcro clip to help keep cords in place.
Headsweats calls this reversible band the “ultimate contoured technical headband.” Lightweight terry fabric and COOLMAX® material allow for optimal air flow and wick away moisture to help keep your head cool and dry no matter what crazy obstacle you’re attempting to overcome.
If you plan on making it across the finish line, you’ll definitely an extra energy boost. Builder’s bars include 20 grams of complete protein for lasting fullness, 30 grams of carbohydrates for sustained energy, and are fortified with extra vitamins and minerals to help enhance protein metabolism and keep energy levels steady. Not to mention, they come in eight different tempting flavors including chocolate peanut butter, cookies n’ cream and s’mores.
clifbar.com; $21 for 12 bars
The Spartan way is all about living your healthiest life, and that includes protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Designed with performance athletes in mind, Badger’s zinc oxide face stick provides protection against both UVA and UVB rays, is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes and is made with 98% organic ingredients.
Your lips are just as susceptible to sunburn as your skin, which is why you’ll need broad spectrum lip balm to keep them protected while you spend your days training and racing under the sun. Made with certified organic extra virgin olive oil, beeswax, jojoba butter and cocoa butter, the major protective ingredient in this all-natural, SPF 15 balm is zinc oxide and it contains no oxybenzone, octinoxate or other chemical active sunscreening agents.
Your music keeps you motivated, which is why you need sturdy earbuds you know will stay put even through your toughest, roughest training sessions. Koss' FitClip (designed specifically for women) and Keb15ib models both deliver quality sound and ensure your buds won’t budge, no matter what obstacle or exercise you set out to conquer.
Comfy feet are essential for optimal running. Ordinary cotton socks won’t wick away moisture (can you say, blisters?) or provide the extra protection needed for prolonged periods of running. Throlo’s Experia® socks feature an aerodynamic fit designed to provide extra support in the arch, heel and forefoot without weighing down your feet.
Who has time to worry about their shoelace coming untied when setting out to accomplish an event as challenging as a Spartan Race? Luckily, you can entirely eliminate the need to tie your shoes by opting to fasten them with Lock Laces instead. The bungee-cord-like laces, which were designed specifically with endurance athletes in mind, are water-resistant, easy to install and the built-in spring activated lock system ensures a worry-free, snug fit no matter how intense your activity.
These portable fuel tablets make replenishing electrolytes on-the-go easy and accessible. They come in four different flavors (orange, berry, grape and lemon-lime) and each includes essential electrolytes and vitamins like sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, and vitamin B to help replenish what’s lost during exercise and fight off fatigue.
gozym.com; $15 for 20 single tabs