UTA Approved Apparel
Ultra Trail Australia
Your official gear check store
Various races including the Ultra Trail Australia have Mandatory Gear requirements for your safety out on the course.
Blue Mountains Running Company is a gear check shop, to check your gear is suitable to race standard for the event.
Certain requirements are put in place for your safety out on the course.
No appointment is necessary for us to check your gear, this is a free service.
Once your trail running gear has been checked, an official certificate is printed.
Please Note: There may be random gear checks during the event and if you are missing any item you will receive a time penalty.
Here at Blue Mountains Running Co, we stock a large range of trail running gear suitable for your Ultra running journey.
This is the official link for the check list for the UTA22 Mandatory Gear List
Waterproof and Breathable Jacket with Fully Taped (Not Critically Taped) Waterproof Seams and Hood
At Blue Mountains Running Company we have a large range of Waterproof rain jackets purpose designed for running available for both Men and Womens that meet the mandatory requirements.
We believe either th Salomon or the Aussie Grit brand to be the best purpose designed running waterproof rain jacket.
Remember the rain jacket must be purpose designed for running, big bulky rain jackets are not suitable for this course, minimal underarm vents.
Ideally you need the most lightweight performance jacket with the best fit with fully seam sealed protection.
Take these factors into consideration when purchasing a jacket.
- Best snug fit, while still allowing you to move.
- The hood, try it on, is it adjustable, does it provide a visor so you can still see whilst running in the rain.
- Lightweight, how well will this jacket fit in my pack.
- Waterproof rating of 20,000g/m²/25hrs
- Does it tick all the boxes for Mandatory requirements
Salomon Lightning or Bonati wet weather trail running jacket, has taped seams and is suitable UTA approved apparel.
Lightweight fabric that follows your movements, breathable weather protection plus minimalist details
Womens Waterproof Jacket selection:
Mens Waterproof Jacket selection.
Remember The jacket must fit you. Plastic rain ponchos, wind jackets, water resistant jackets are NOT suitable.
You will only be required to carry this item if weather conditions are very cold or wet. A decision regarding this will be made at 1:30pm the day before the race and publicized at Race Check-In, via the event app and the event Facebook Page.
BEANIE, BALACLAVA OR HEAD SOCK
Here at Blue Mountains Running Company we believe in looking good out on the trails, so we specially designed a Buff/ with the Blue Mountains picturesque background and our logo of course.
Why not make our BMRC Bandana your mandatory gear of choice.
We have a selection of Hydration packs available, the most popular is the Mountain Vest, with front zip capacity.
Bladders are sold separately, the pack contains two soft flasks, each with a capacity of 500ml
Water Bottles or Bladders with a capacity to carry 2 Litres of water
Bladder sizes are 1.5 or 2L, we recommend the smaller bladder for this race and using the two soft flasks for the other litre.
OTHER RECOMMENDED ITEMS
- Full-fingered lightweight thermal gloves (polypropylene, wool or similar) especially if you expect to take more than 8 hours to complete the course.
- The North Face Etip would be our best recommendation for gloves, giving you the ability to use your mobile whilst still wearing your gloves.
- Click here for a full selection of gloves.
- Anti-chafe Body Glide / body lubricant
Other recommended items are Arm Warmers, these are really popular so you will need to get in quick.