Essential Gear for Surviving the Heat of Death Valley

Our Directors of Toughness put our gear to the test in the extreme and unrelenting heat of Death Valley National Park. Here are their top picks for surviving the heat:


  1. WOMEN’S TITAN ICE™ HOODIE: Built with sweat-wicking, super-cooling technology and 4-way comfort stretch, this sleek performance hoodie keeps you cool and dry on steep ascents and cancels the chill on the way back down. The women’s Titan Ice Hoodie features clean, bonded seams that slide smoothly over your skin during repetitive motions like running, and a zip-closed security pocket at left bicep makes the perfect place to store your media.

  2. WOMEN’S TRAIL FLASH™ SHORT: Outfitted with our electrifying Trail Flash reflective detail, this light and stretchy running short helps keep your outdoor training program intact even if you’ve lost the daylight. Featuring curved leg hemlines that are flattering and comfortable, the women’s Trail Flash Short breathes and wicks sweat and lends a secure fit on the fly thanks to a drawcord adjustable waist.

  3. WOMEN’S FIRE VENTURE™ TEXTILE SHOE: A lightweight and durable shoe designed for multiple activities on the trail. Featuring a suede-and-textile upper, long-lasting comfort midsole with superior cushioning and energy return, and a non-marking, high traction rubber outsole.


  1. MEN’S TITAN ICE™ SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT: Keep cool in this short-sleeved performance shirt featuring sweat-activated super cooling technology. A crew neck and bonded seams create a active silhouette whilst elastane fibers ensure a perfect fit for all activities.

  2. MEN’S VENTRAILIA™ RAZOR MULTISPORT SHOE: The Ventrailia Razor is a lightweight, flexible, trail shoe with welded textile and mesh uppers for maximum breathability, cooling and comfort. The Techlite lightweight midsole offers superior cushioning and high-energy return.

  3. MEN’S TITAN PEAK™ SHORT: This lightweight and technical performance Titanium short is crafted of 4-way comfort stretch fabric with built in Omni-Shield™ advanced repellency and Omni-Shade™ UPF 50 sun protection. Designed with the serious thru-hiker in mind, the rugged Titan Peak will become your go-to short this summer.