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Fluidstance Featured

Review: 30 Days with the FluidStance Level

To say we were excited to check out the Level from FluidStance is an understatement. From its early roots as a Kickstarter project, it has grown into a truly viable business with multiple product lines all built around the same core principle; to keep people healthy and improving workspace conditions. Yes there are similar products on the market, but none are as visually striking and well-designed, but the big question is does it actually work?
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Nathan Vaporair Featured

Gear Review: Nathan Hydration Packs and VaporAir

Nathan has an incredible lineup of hydration packs and I feel sometimes like they fall off the radar when it comes to high end gear as they’re very consumer-centric. This sometimes makes people think they don’t make high-end gear and this is totally false. In actuality the majority of the packs they have this year are some of the best we’ve seen anywhere. Additionally, their lineup is so broad that they hit the hydration market across multiple categories. On the higher end, they offer numerous choices for backpack hydration for longer runs. On the mid-level, they offer two multiple styled hydration belts, and then of course they have a plethora of single bottle options as well. In this article, we will touch on a few of these with a particular focus on the high-end.
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Goodr Featured

Gear Review: Goodr Running Sunglasses

A friend of mine introduced me to Goodr sunglasses a few months back and I didn’t think much of it. At first glance, I just cast them aside not expecting much from them, but then I read into them a bit more and then I had a chance to wear them. I also got my friends to try them as well and as it turns out, you really should never judge something without trying it first.
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Lifeproof Featured

Gear Review: Lifeproof Cases and Armbands

I’m definitely one of those folks thad is a fan of taking my phone with me on a run or a ride. It’s not always about listening to music all the time or taking photos along the way, but if anything its about safety. I view it as a just another pound or so of weight and it’s just good to have in case something comes up. The problem I find is two-fold. First, most of the armbands in the market are annoying to use and second and inevitably, my battery will run out. I could use one of the extender batteries, but then these never fit in the normal arm sleeves which is annoying. When Lifeproof offered to send some gear over for the crew to check out, I was first in line to grab one.
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