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Taking a look at apparel from Vuori Clothing

Alright, it’s time to talk apparel and in this case specifically about an apparel brand that many of us in the Pacific Northwest haven’t heard too much about, I’m talking about Vuori. I stumbled across this brand on a recent family vacation down to the Encinitas area, just north of San Diego, this past summer and definitely wanted to expose them to our readers.
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CSX Compression Socks

Clothing Review: Champion CSX Compression Sport Socks

Compression technology has been taking off in the recent years, we’ve all seen it races all those calf sleeves and socks that more and more runners seem to be wearing. It’s almost become a staple on the ultra scene where almost every one out of two athletes is wearing them. We’ve all questioned how much they can really help and you’ve probably weighed trying them on yourselves, so we went ahead and did it for you. Champion CSX recently got us a couple of pairs of their full length compression sport socks to try out and from a recovery perspective there’s something definitely here.
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Feetures Elite Socks

Clothing Review: Feetures Elite Light Comfort No Show Socks

Socks are one of those interesting spots in the industry where manufacturers continue to innovate even though you may not expect it. Feetures is one of those companies that thinks having a couple of pairs of really high quality socks is drastically more important to your overall performance and it shows throughout their product line. Many runners, especially beginners, tend to pickup whatever’s cheapest and these usually come in a 6 or 12 pack and I think its important to view whats under your shoe just as much as you focus on the shoe itself. We had a chance to review a few pairs of the Feetures Elite Light No Shows and put them through their paces and the team was very pleased with the results.
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Salomon Fast Wing Hoodie

Clothing Review: Salomon Fast Wing Hoodie

The gear team had a chance to tackle some runs with the new Salomon Fast Wing Hoodie and this jacket is honestly just insane. It is listed as super light, but when you first pull it into your hands its almost a little alarming at how little it weighs. You really begin to question how high the quality is and how much its going to do for you, and then you run with it and you are blown away.
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Headsweats Sublimated Trucker Hat

Clothing Review: Headsweats Trucker Hat

Trucker hats have definitely found their way back into the fashion world and the old school Von Dutch styling is gone only to be replaced by the logo of your local brewery or bike shop and now even performance apparel manufacturers like Headsweats are jumping on board as well. Almost everyone knows Headsweats, they are the go to for most big race swag bags and do everything from visors to headbands to cycling caps and more. Their new Trucker Hat feels like a logical extension to the line and we got our hands on a couple of the new models to give them a spin.
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