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Patagonia Tsali 3.0 Men’s and Women’s Trail Running Shoe Review

In Patagonia’s line of trail shoes, the Tsali 3.0 holds the maximus badge for their collection of dirty tread. It is their workhorse shoe designed for long miles, varied terrain, and foot comfort. Over the winter months Olga and I have had the opportunity to take the men’s and women’s Tsali 3.0 on a number […]

Sock Talk: Winter Running Socks – Review of drymax, Pearl Izumi, and Sugoi

Quick, down and dirty sock…yes dirty sock review. In an attempt to get some winter socks tested for the benefit of the buzz family, I braved the cold, the wet, the snowy, the icy conditions of the desert southwest…(insert slight sarcasm) to bring you the low down on several winter weather sock offerings. Over six […]

Altra The One and Lone Peak 1.5 Men’s Trail Shoe Review – Zero Drop Road Snap and Mod-Weight Trail Workhorse

I hope everyone out there in Endurance Buzz land has been hitting the trails and roads to soak up some sunrises, sunsets, and general gorgeousness in this new year! Lots of races, old and new, to experience this year. And as always, look to the buzz for the latest gear reviews on your favorite shoes, […]

Ultimate Direction Jurek Essential Belt – Trail Running Gear Review

I love lightweight minimal construction equipment. I’ve always been a pack junkie, I think it started when I began adventure racing back a decade ago, and had a connection at REI so attaining gear for minimal cost wasn’t too much of a problem. Since then I’ve been through dozens of packs, heavyweight for long backpacking […]

Patagonia EVERlong Men’s and Women’s Trail Shoe Review

Lightweight, cushy ride, with a traditional shoe fit and performance vibe. Patagonia is rollin’ out some new dirty tread for Spring 2014 called the EVERlong. This shoe fits between their EVERmore (less cushioning) and Tsali (more cushioning) trail shoes and had development support from 100 mile monster Jeff Browning with the focus being a lightweight road […]

Teva TevaSphere Speed Trail Shoe: Men’s and Women’s Tread Review

Most folks probably know the name Teva from their active-life sandal collection. Recently Teva came out with their natural surface trail shoe series called the TevaSphere collection. This series is Teva’s creative approach to combining barefoot-style minimalism, and the stability and comfort of a traditional shoe. Not an easy marriage when we are talking about […]

Nathan VaporShape Women’s Running Vest Review: Cool Hydration, Abundant Storage, and Cozy Comfort…but Strange Color

The Nathan VaporShape took me by surprise with its sleek profile and multitude of pockets and storage. It was everything I loved about my Nathan Intensity pack, only SO much more! Here are some of the product details on this loaded-with-goodies hydration pack: Designed specifically for women Body mapped for ultimate fit Adjustable 4-point strap […]