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Salewa Ultra Train GTX Featured

Shoe Review: Salewa Ultra Train GTX

There is something about testing waterproof running shoes that I just love. I think it’s that whole will it actually keep my foot drive as I dunk it in water and take it out in the harshest conditions mentality. Pushing the shoes beyond its limits to see if I can if it will really live up to its hype is what I live for. There is also part of me that loves testing out a new brand and in this case we have the best of both worlds, the Salewa Ultra Train GTX. This is the first review we’ve done of a Salewa shoe on the site and we are excited to see what was in store for us. So off onto the muddy trails we go!
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Brooks Ghost9GTX Featured

Shoe Review: Brooks Ghost 9 GTX

Lately, the morning runs have gotten a little tougher. As Fall rolls into the Pacific Northwest, mornings come in a little colder and wetter and every time you stomp through a puddle or feel the rain penetrate into your socks, you may find yourself shaking her head. Thankfully, most major shoe manufacturers offer weatherized versions of their most popular to help keep your feet dry and comfortable. In today’s installment, we take a look at the Brooks Ghost 9 GTX.
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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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Salomon S LAB Hybrid Jacket Featured

Apparel Review: Salomon S-LAB Hybrid Jacket

When it comes to trail running, a few key brands come to mind and Salomon really embodies the entire outdoors even outside of running. In today’s review, we take a look at one of their top performance pieces, the S-LAB Hybrid running jacket which turned out to be one of the most well-thought-out and probably one of the coolest jackets we’ve tried. It is made for performance and definitely targets the upper end of the market, but it’s so well made it’s really a solid choice for anyone.
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Shoe Review: Brooks Ghost 8 GTX

In this review, we turn our attention to one of the long-standing leaders in running, Brooks. In our effort to continually run in our ever challenging Pacific Northwest weather, we are reviewing the new Brooks Ghost 8 GTX. The goal, as it is with any all weather shoe, is to let you run as you would normally, but to keep the weather out. And when someone makes a claim that, then we are definitely going to put it through its paces.
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Altra Lone Peak NeoShell - Featured

Shoe Review: Altra Lone Peak NeoShell

Well, it is that time of the year again. The weather has turned and the rain has arrived, and if you’re like me, then you’re looking for shoes to keep the water out and let you run more often. Thankfully, the folks at Altra have released the latest version of their Lone Peak model made especially for this time of year, it’s the NeoShell. We got a chance to put them through the ringer, almost literally.
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Apparel Review: Brooks LSD Thermal Vest

Brooks is definitely one of the biggest names in the running market and we heaped praise on some of their spring and summer apparel offerings last year, but the Fall and Winter months call for a little more warmth and a little more visibility. To counter this, Brooks has released the LSD Thermal Vest which is designed to bridge that time between cold and deep freeze.
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