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.