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Mountain Marathon Kit List

Multiple long days running in the hills, carrying everything you need whilst navigating your own route. Mountain Marathons are some of the worlds toughest races. It may not be fun all the time. But when you're done, you're buzzing and can't wait to sign up for the next one.

When it comes to packing for a mountain marathon, lightening your load is key. But going fast and light can be easier said than done when you have a minimum kit requirement list as long as your arm. This is where your choice of kit can make all the difference, saving every gram you can.

Don't let nature catch you off guard. Take everything you need for being fast and light in the mountains whilst staying protected from whatever the weather has to throw at you!

Mountain Marathon Clothing Fast and light clothing for running a mountain marathon

Choosing the right clothing to wear can be paramount to success. Whether there are storms overhead or nothing but blue skies, going lightweight can still mean protected from the elements if you're well prepared with the right kit. If you're not sure what you'll need, checking the FRA minimum kit requirements is always a good place to start.

Mountain Marathon Clothing Bundle [Mens]

Men's clothing bundle for a two day Mountain Marathon navigation course

£257.00 £318.00 if purchased separately

Mountain Marathon Clothing Bundle [Womens]

Mountain Marathon Clothing Bundle [Womens]

Women's clothing bundle for a two day Mountain Marathon navigation course

£257.00 £318.00 if purchased separately

Koulin Trail Tee [Mens] in Forest Green

Koulin Trail Tee [Mens]

Lightweight technical base layer t-shirt with Polygiene ™ technology, for activities where breathability and moisture wicking is key

£19.00

Koulin Trail Tee [Womens] in Forest

Koulin Trail Tee [Womens]

Lightweight technical base layer t-shirt, with Polygiene ™ technology for activities where breathability and moisture wicking is key

From £19.00

Koulin Trail Long Sleeve Zip [Mens] in Fontainebleau blue

Koulin Trail Long Sleeve Zip [Mens]

Lightweight, long-sleeved, zip neck base layer with Polygiene ™ technology, for when breathability and moisture-wicking are key

£25.00

Alpkit Koulin Womens Long sleeve zip base layer in blue

Koulin Trail Long Sleeve Zip [Womens]

Lightweight, long-sleeved, zip neck base layer with Polygiene ™ technology, for when breathability and moisture-wicking are key

£25.00

kepler short sleeve merino base layer grey /gray

Kepler Short Sleeve [Mens]

Fast drying, comfortable and odour resistant. Pure merino wool base layer to be worn next-to-the-skin for running, riding, climbing or hiking

From £39.00

womens kepler short sleeved merino thermal base layer top aubergine

Kepler Short Sleeve [Womens]

Comfortable, lightweight, fast drying, anti-microbial merino base layer, for temperature regulation, freshness, and next-to-skin luxury during active mountain sports

£39.00

Koulin Trail Short [Mens]

Koulin Trail Short [Mens]

Medium-length running shorts in a lightweight, stretchy, and fast-drying fabric; treated with Polygiene to keep the odours at bay.

£22.00

Women's Koulin Trail shorts - Breathable and stretchy running shorts with Polygiene

Koulin Trail Short [Womens]

Medium-length running shorts in a lightweight, stretchy, and fast-drying fabric; treated with Polygiene to keep the odours at bay.

£22.00

Koulin Trail 3/4 Tights [Mens] with Polygiene

Koulin Trail 3/4 Tights [Mens]

Technical 3/4 length trail leggings with stash pockets, featuring Polygiene™ odour resistant technology for when excellent wicking and breathability are key

£24.00

Koulin Trail 3/4 Tights [Womens]

Koulin Trail 3/4 Tights [Womens]

Technical 3/4 length trail leggings with stash pockets, featuring Polygiene™ odour resistant technology for when excellent wicking and breathability are key

£24.00

Koulin Trail Tights with Polygiene

Koulin Trail Tights [Mens]

Technical trail leggings with stash pockets, featuring Polygiene™ odour resistant technology for when excellent wicking and breathability are key

£28.00

Koulin women's trail base layer tights

Koulin Trail Tights [Womens]

Technical trail leggings with stash pockets, featuring Polygiene™ odour resistant technology for when excellent wicking and breathability are key

£28.00

Alpkit Gravitas super lightweight mens waterproof jacket

Gravitas [Mens]

Ultralight and highly breathable 3-layer waterproof running jacket, for fast and light running, riding and racing

Sale: £135.00 Was: £149.00

Alpkit Gravitas super lightweight womens waterproof jacket blue

Gravitas [Womens]

Ultralight and highly breathable 3-layer waterproof running jacket with taped seams, for fast and light running, riding and racing

Sale: £135.00 Was: £149.00

Parallax waterproof over trousers

Parallax [Mens]

Lightweight waterproof trousers with a breathable 2.5 layer fabric and comfort that's made for movement

Sale: £68.00 Was: £75.00

Parallax [Womens]

Lightweight waterproof trousers with a breathable 2.5 layer fabric and comfort that's made for movement

Sale: £68.00 Was: £75.00

Heiko [Mens] Lightweight Primaloft Silver insulated jacket

Heiko [Mens]

Warm, windproof, and packable Primaloft Silver jacket that fits into your layering system no matter the conditions.

£95.00

Alpkit Heiko Womens Primaloft Jacket

Heiko [Womens]

Warm, windproof, and packable Primaloft Silver jacket that fits into your layering system no matter the conditions

£95.00

Akcelerate dual skin running socks

Akcelerate

3 pack of our breathable microfibre dual skin running socks

£12.50

Rana waterproof sock with a full-length breathable membrane

Rana Waterproof

Waterproof crew-length socks with a full breathable membrane that feel just like normal socks; comfy, stretchy, and well-suited to year-round hiking, riding, and running

£25.00

Kepler Lightweight superfine merino Beanie

Kepler Lightweight Beanie

Naturally technical, anti-microbial, and odour resistant merino beanie for keeping your head warm and comfortable when it’s chilly out

From £19.00

Kantju Trail running gaiter

Kantju

Stretchy and breathable running gaiters for reducing blisters and hot spots when out on the trail

£21.00

Specta Stretchy fleece running glove with touch compatible fingertips

Specta

Close-fitting liner glove with touchscreen compatible fingertips in a comfy fleece fabric, ideal for layering up under a shell glove

From £15.00

Specta Pullover Mitt Stretchy fleece running glove with pullover windproof mitt

Specta Running Pullover

Midweight fleece running gloves with stowable windproof pullover mitt and touchscreen compatible fingertips, ideal for those inevitable windy and rainy runs

£19.00

Mountain Marathon Shelter and Sleeping Lightweight tents and sleep systems to keep you moving fast

A good night's sleep can make a crucial difference to powering through another day of mountain running, and by carrying kit that minimises weight, you'll find it all the more easier to haul it on to the next checkpoint.

Soloist

Soloist

One person 3 season backpacking tent weighing 1.2 kg, freestanding, stable and light with oodles of room for your kit

From £119.00

Alpkit Ordos 2 ultra-lightweight tent in green

Ordos 2

Ultralight 2 person semi-geodesic backpacking tent weighing 1.3 kg, our lightest tent designed to maximise comfort for its weight and small pack size

From £255.00

Apex

Pack of 6 high load strength, lightweight titanium V-pegs

£18.00

Cloud base lightweight inflatable camping mat - grey / silver

Cloud Base

Lightweight inflatable camping mat weighing 395 grams and 5 cm thick to soak up uneven ground

£45.00

Pipedream 200 hydrophobic down sleeping bag

PipeDream 200 Hydrophobic

Packable comfort for trips in temperate climates. 7˚C limit 2 season ultra-lightweight sleeping bag weighing 545 g with hydrophobic goose down

£155.00

Pipedream 400 hydrophobic light weight goose down sleeping bag

PipeDream 400 Hydrophobic

Ultra lightweight 3-season hydrophobic goosedown sleeping bag ideal for moving fast and light or lining your winter bag. Box wall construction with a -6ºC sleep limit and weighing just 865 g

£215.00

Mountain Ghost sleeping bag synthetic

Mountain Ghost 140

7˚C limit 1 season synthetic sleeping bag weighing 980 g, ideal for summer use in temperate climates

£59.00

Numo inflatable camping mattress

Numo

Thick big chamber 2 - 3 season full length sleeping mat weighing just 350 g, packs down smaller than a self-inflating mat saving space in your sack

£42.00

Mountain Marathon Equipment from titanium cookware to carbon poles

If you're taking part in a Mountain Marathon, you need to be self sufficient, so no pub dinner at the end of the day! Instead you'll need a lightweight cooking system to make your meal, a torch for the darker hours and of course a pack to carry it all in that's comfy and supportive enough for running up all those hills!

kit for mountain marathon

Mountain Marathon Equipment Bundle

A fast and light bundle: what you need to stay fed and well-rested for a mountain marathon two-day mountain navigation competition

£250.00 £297.00 if purchased separately

Kraku ultralight titanium camping gas stove

Kraku

At just 45 g this is possibly the world's lightest camping stove, Kraku's tiny pack size makes it perfect for ultralight adventures and flying solo.

£25.00

Alpkit Mytimug lightweight titanium mug

MytiMug 400

400 ml titanium mug, perfectly proportioned for morning coffee and soup at lunch, the perfect cooking mug for lightweight heroes

£25.00

MytiMug 650

A perfectly sized titanium cooking mug for the soloist adventurer, can be used on a stove to cook your meal or just supping tea around your camp fire

£29.00 Eat from it, drink from it, live out of it

Lightweight foldable titanium spork

SnapWire Foon

Lightweight folding titanium spork (or foon? or maybe forpoonk?) that you can stash away in your camping mug (or your in pocket for stealth snacking)

£7.00

Tifoon

Titanium spork (or foon? or forked spoon) with bottle opener giving 3 functions in one, the ultimate lightweight camping cutlery

£9.00

Gamma III head torch

Gamma III

Running head torch with 180 lumen white, red and green LEDs, a rear battery pack, and a rear red caution light.

£25.00

Marathon Ultra Compact trekking pole for running and hiking weighing just 205 g

Carbon Marathon Ultra Twins

Our premium 3 section full carbon pole for ultra running and alpine trekking. Packs down to 37 cm and weighs just 205 g per pole for easy carrying and high support to weight ratio

£72.00

Presta 20 l lightweight multi-activity backpack for trail-to-mountain days out

Presta

20 litre multi-activity daypack for fast-paced day-long missions on the hill, trails, or mountains, designed around all-day comfort, functionality and stability

£50.00

Alpkit Gourdon 20 day sack in black

Gourdon 20

Waterproof 20 litre roll-top drybag with bungee straps and mesh pockets for added capacity, ideal for anything from adventure races to the daily commute.

From £32.00

Mountain Marathon Food and Nutition Stay fuelled and hydrated for long days in the mountains

Food and water are always a top priority, especially when you're spending long days running up, down and in between the mountains. With the right type of food and water filters, there's no need to run out of either.

Hippo Filter Kit - mini water filter with a hollow fibre membrane

Hippo Filter Kit

Palm-sized water filtration system weighing just 58 g with 1 litre/minute flow rate for trekking, camping, bikepacking, and emergency preparedness

£25.00

Swig water bottle

Swig bottle

Drinks bottle in 750 ml or 500 ml capacity for swigging on the go

From £4.00

firepot chilli con carne and rice by outdoorfood.com

Firepot Meal Pouch

Pouches of delicious, nutritious and natural dehydrated food for speedy cooking on the trail or at home

From £6.50

Extreme Foods - Breakfasts

3 choices of extreme breakfasts to start another day on the trail giving a 500 calorie start to the day

From £6.00

Extreme Foods - Veggie Mains

Yummy vegetarian main meals made from natural ingredients and freeze-dried to deliver 500 calories per 100 g sachet

From £6.00

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