All packed.

Trailrunning Packing list

From shoes to clothing to food. Stephan Hugenschmidt gives you a few tips for good preparation, what you should not forget in order to fully enjoy trail running in the Prättigau.

Adapt your packing list to the planned tour, the weather conditions and your preferences.

Tips from Prättigau trail run crack Stephan Hugenschmidt

I actually only use soft flasks, which can be stowed in special pockets on the front of the backpack. Unlike hydration bladders, which are stuck in the main compartment of the backpack, I can always see how much I still have to drink and they can be refilled easily. In addition, these soft flasks are much easier to clean.

On my tours, I always have normal food with me, except for an "emergency bar". I only take gels, bars and other "astronaut food" in competition or for private projects. Otherwise, I prefer a piece of bread and alpine cheese from the region, for example. Or I stop briefly in a hut and eat a piece of cake. I really hate sports drinks where you mix some powder from a plastic can with water.

Sticks can be very useful on tours with a lot of altitude. However, you have to be able to use them properly! That means actively pushing yourself uphill, similar to what cross-country skiers do. If you don't do that, it's better to leave the poles at home.

Packing list Trailrunning

Basic equipment

  • Trail running shoes
  • Running shirt
  • Running pants
  • Running socks (compression socks)

Additional equipment

  • Trail running backpack
  • Weatherproof jacket
  • Cell phone with charged battery
  • Small pharmacy
  • Rescue blanket
  • Cash
  • ID card
  • Water bottle
  • Catering
  • Rain pants
  • Headgear (cap, headband, hat)
  • Gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • maps
  • Sticks
  • GPS watch