$180; 0.2 oz.; jaybirdsport.com
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.