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Review: Brooks LSD Lite Jacket IV

The Brooks LSD Lite Jacket IV was really one of the nicest pieces I have worn while running in quite a while. Now that may sound like high-praise, but as an ultra lightweight water and wind-resistant jacket you would be hard pressed to find a better performer. Did I mention that it’s got several color options including high-viz and a stowable hood as well? Nice.
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Review: New Balance Ultra Hooded Jacket

New Balances’s new Ultra Hooded Jacket is really designed to stand up to the weather and this means all types. Whether it is rain, wind, sleet, or even snow the Ultra really stood its ground for me. Material-wise, its 100% anti-snag nylon and this cuts wind really well and deals with rain pretty effortlessly. This makes it a great option for trail or road and honestly, it looks good enough to wear with jeans.
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Review: Saucony Drylete XPT Pant

If tights just aren’t your thing in the winter and you want something thats a good cross between a pant and a tight, then take a look at the Saucony Drylete XPT Pant. These things are designed for maximum warmth and breathability, but not at the expense of movability and flexibility. So they aren’t big and baggy or really flowy when you run, instead they hold tight allowing for maximum performance.
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Review: New Balance Ultra 6 Inch Short

The Ultra 6 inch short is a great warm weather short or for those that like a more traditional mid to short leg running short. We really loved the topo design, it lended itself really well to both road and trail running. The short comes in two colors a black on black and then a grey with neon green trim and both are solid looking. The fabric is also anti-snag which is a big plus for trail runners.
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