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Yaktrax Run Review – More Traction, More Stability, More Winter Running Fun

There are increasingly more and better products available in the marketplace to get us out into the great outdoors no matter the conditions. Weather continues to drive much of the development and for good reason, runners want to be safer, faster and more comfortable as they brave the elements. Be it La Nina, El Nino, […]

Black Diamond Distance Trekking Poles Review for Trail Runners – Plus 10 Reasons Why You May Want to Consider a Set

I’ve never written a review on trekking poles. But then again, I’ve never owned poles in my life, unless those poles are for cross-country skiing. Even with alpine skiing, I prefer to tuck mine under the arms and scream downhill freely. I am just not much of a poles user. But in the last decade […]

Pearl Izumi EM Trail N1 and M2 Women’s Shoe Review

It is almost too late to share my opinion on Pearl Izumi shoes I had received almost a year and half ago, but since I do have an opinion, and they are still the under-dog where trail running shoes companies are concerned, I decided it is worth it. Sometime in the Spring of 2013 I […]

Merrell All Out Fuse Women’s Trail Running Shoe Review

“Discover a closer connection to the world around you in Merrell Barefoot” That was the statement that came along with the Merrell All Out Fuse shoes I received one day some four months ago, and it was love at first sight, second, and many more afterwards. Let me backtrack a bit. Over a year ago […]

Ultimate Direction Jenny Collection Trail Gear Review: Ultra Vesta Pack and Body Bottle

I got the Ultimate Direction Ultra Vesta Jenny Collection pack on Thursday in February, literally a day prior my departure to North Carolina for a 40M trail race. I figured, what the heck, might as well give it a real try right away! That said, a fair warning – the bottles inside the front pockets […]

Ultimate Direction Jenny Collection Trail Running Gear Review: Meow, Handy 10, and Handy 20

I’ve been a long-time fan of Scott Jurek so I was pretty excited at the opportunity to test and review some of the products from the Ultimate Direction Jenny Collection. Jenny Jurek is Scott’s wife and the lead designer for UD Jenny Collection, a line of products designed specifically for female athletes by female athletes. […]

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 […]