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 ...

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Opedix Dual Tec Tight Featured

Apparel Review: Opedix Dual-Tec 2.0 3/4 Tights

Sometimes we get the chance to look at a brand’s product where there isn't much else in the lineup, they simply focus on one core offering and attempt to access in that area. In this case, it's all about compression. Opedix was founded on the idea of producing gear that has a profound effect on health, they refer to it as Kinetic Health Gear. We got a chance to take ...

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Shoe Review: Saucony Triumph ISO 2

We were big fans of the first version of the Triumph ISO released last year, so we approached the ISO 2 review with eager anticipation. The first version was a new addition to the Saucony lineup in that it provided a higher level of cushioning then the majority of shoes they offer. We found that this added cushioning was welcome for most mid-level or even recreational runners, but the shoes ...

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New Balance 910v2 - Featured

Shoe Review: New Balance 910v2

In the past when it came to New Balance, we have reviewed only their Leadville trail shoe and for the most part we confined ourselves to their road lineup which is massive. We did have a chance to take a look at the redesigned 910v2, a trail shoe designed to be a little speedier and fill the gap between road runners and long distance shoes. This is a trail shoe ...

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Altra Instinct 35 And Provision 25 - Featured

Shoe First Look: Altra Instinct 3.5 and Provision 2.5

We got a chance to take a look at two of the recently updated models from the Altra road lineup with the Instinct 3.5 and Provision 2.5. The Instinct is the classic neutral runner while the Provision is designed for those with a little needed stability. Both have seen cosmetic updates as well as some retooling today and really enjoying the somewhat sleeker new look and design. In this article ...

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Altra Impulse - Featured

Shoe Review: Altra Impulse

We looked at a number of shoes from Altra over the last year and most of these tended to the maximum cushioning side. Going into this new year we started taking a look at the rest of the lineup to see what the difference might be. To kick it off, we took a look at the Altra Impulse which is also the new base for the upcoming AltraIQ connected shoe ...

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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 ...

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Vasque Pendulum II Review

Shoe Review: Vasque Pendulum II

For some reason as we move into the fall soon the winter months, we start talking a lot more about trail shoes. I think this is because historically trail shoes are designed for inclement weather whereas road shoes are inherently more vulnerable to the changes in climate. In this review, we are looking at a newcomer for us but in no way new to the trail market, Vasque. We are ...

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SmartWool PhD Ultra-Light and Light Socks

Apparel Review: SmartWool PhD Run Ultra Light and Light Socks

SmartWool is a name pretty much synonymous with hiking and trekking from a sock perspective, but not many people know that they produce running and even some cycling apparel is well. We recently had a chance to test out their new Light and Ultra Light PhD running socks and these things are honestly pretty awesome and a welcome addition to your running wardrobe. SmartWool's Approach to Running The first thing is you'll ...

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