I'm not an elite so I do not have sponsors, but I get the opportunity to try out a lot of different gear. Below are some of my favorite items for training and racing.
Petzl Myo - My favorite headlamp hands down
Saucony Peregrine 7 - I've worn version 5 and 6 of this shoe. Killer traction, low profile (4mm), and a good ground feel. This is my go-to when I need confidence or when I'm not sure what the day on the trail will hold. Video review coming soon on iRunfar.
Altra - I've been spending a lot of time in Altras over the last few months. They are 0 drop so it takes some time. Right now I am enjoying the Lone Peak 3.0 and the Paradigm 2.0 Also since I am not 100% neutral in my gait I use the stability wedge.
DryMax Light Trail socks - ankle usually but if the trail is messy, I'll use the taller ones
Rudy Project Ekynox SX - White with blue racing lenses. I have a small face and these fit great. *I'm a Rudy Project MVP so I get a discount on these but not for free.
Amphipod Hydraform Thermal-Lite - I carry handhelds about 50% of the time. After several year using Ultimate Direction handhelds, I switched to these. The strap holds secure and the insulated sleeve makes for a soft grip, especially with sweaty hands.
Salomon S-Lab Adv Skin 5 Set - I've tried a ton of packs and I keep coming back to this one. It has enough storage for a full day in the mountains and the fit on me is
Patagonia Houdini - 30's with (or without) light rain and you are good to go with this 4 ouncer. I also have the Alpine version (6.6 ounces) for heavier rainfall or when I plan to be somewhere a little more remote.