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 ...

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Shoe Review: New Balance Fresh Foam 1080

There are certain brands that stick out in your mind for various reasons, but when it comes to New Balance I always think back to college. I went to school in the suburbs of Boston and when you talk about running shoes with almost anyone in the northeast inevitably New Balance was one of the first brands they would mention it. It's a lot like Nike in Portland or Brooks ...

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Brooks Seattle - Featured

Apparel Review: Brooks Seattle Shell and Tights

In our ongoing hunt for running apparel for winter, I wanted to talk about Brooks and their Seattle line. When I first got a look at it and even when I saw the name I thought immediately, someone has finally built apparel specifically for road running in the Pacific Northwest. Turns out I was right and the Seattle Shell and Tights are really about staying dry and keeping you warm ...

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Nathan - Featured

Gear Review: Nathan High Visibility and Lighting Lineup

Fall in the Pacific Northwest usually means darker mornings and earlier evenings and if you're like me and still want to get out and hit the road, then it's best to do it safely and more importantly, visibly. Our friends at Nathan have long been providing top quality gear both in the visibility and lighting categories (as well as hydration of course) for runners for quite a while. They offer ...

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Orange Mud HydraQuiver VP2

Gear Review: Orange Mud HydraQuiver Vest Pack 2

In this review, we are taking a look at The Orange Mud HydraQuiver VP2, which takes hydration back to its simplest form. Hydration hasn't changed much over the last several years. Sure, bags have gotten better fitting and yes, small incremental changes have been made, but the status quo within hydration has remained ever present. It's basically a bag for liquid and for lack of better terms, some sort of ...

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Altra Provision 2.0 Featured

Shoe Review: Altra Provision 2.0

There are very few innovators in the running shoe market and by that I mean companies that are truly changing the way we we think about running shoe design. Most improvements that come to market are more aesthetic in nature and only result in small performance increases. Altra, on the other hand, is one of those companies that has built its foundation on changing the way people run. Their goal ...

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Salomon S-Lab X-Series

Shoe Review: Salomon S-LAB X-SERIES

First off I'll kick this off by saying I've run in various pairs of Salomon trail shoes throughout the years so I'm pretty familiar with their features and design. Their quality has always been very high and their customer support and warrantee replacement program has always been top notch. So when the new S-Lab X-Series came across my desk and I was pretty pumped to see all that trail experienced packed ...

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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 ...

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New Balance Leadville 1210v2 - Featured

Shoe Review: New Balance Leadville 1210v2

We got our chance to take look at the New Balance Leadville and immediately could tell it was a shoe designed for distance. It's the namesake for one of the biggest ultra races in the country the Leadville 100 (now sponsored by New Balance), made famous in Born to Run, but we were skeptical as to whether he could live up to the expectations. To test it out, we put ...

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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 ...

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