Jay­bird Run

$180; 0.2 oz.; jay­bird­sport.com

Backpacker - - Field Test Shakedown -

OUR TAKE If you’re the sort of hiker who likes to take your tunes and TED Talks on the trail, these wire­less, sweat­proof ear­phones may be your best bet. The Blue­tooth ear­buds are the most com­fort­able we’ve ever worn: They’re com­pletely cus­tom­iz­a­ble and never slipped out of our ears when we were trail run­ning. Each pair of Runs comes with round and oval sil­i­cone tips, plus var­i­ous re­mov­able fins that lock the buds around the con­tours of your ear so you can dial in fit. THE DE­TAILS These in-ear phones aren’t noise-can­cel­ing, which we ap­pre­ci­ated when we were on the trail, but the sound is clear. “I could hear a run­ner be­hind me telling me he was pass­ing on my left with­out is­sue,” our tester said af­ter a run in the Boul­der foothills. A but­ton on each bud op­er­ates func­tions, such as paus­ing mu­sic, pick­ing up calls, and ac­ti­vat­ing Siri. The case, about the size of a D bat­tery, dou­bles as a power bank and holds two charges for when you need to top up on the f ly .

TRAIL CRED “With four hours of play time on a sin­gle charge, plus the fully charged case, I had enough power for a solo week­end trip in the In­dian Peaks,” one tester says.

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