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Gear Reviews: Traction for Running in the Snow and Mud

Winter in the Pacific Northwest tends to bring a couple challenges to runners, lower temperatures and inclement weather. Lower temps can be solved with the right apparel and even the rain can be conquered with the right Gore-tex based shoe, which everyone seems to have now, but snow and ice... that is another story. Traction becomes impossible as the ice hides under fluffy new fallen snow and even the walk ...

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Running Gift Guide for Holiday 2017

If you’ve got a runner in your life and you are looking for something special, then our team has put together a list of some of our favorites from the last year. There are all kinds of products on the list and our goal was to hit something for everyone. Without further ado, our running gift guide for the holiday 2017 edition! JBL Charge Bluetooth Speaker The JBL Charge Bluetooth speaker has ...

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Apparel Wrap Up – Running Hats For Everyone

Running hats have grown into not just a useful tool for keeping the sun out of your eyes or to provide some level of sun protection, but in many ways have grown to be a badge of honor. Most races will offer a variety of styles not just for sale but also as swag and sometimes even something special for the winners. They come in all shapes and sizes; some ...

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His and Her’s Shoe Review: Topo Athletics Fli-Lyte 2

Topo Athletic is one of those brands that rides just under the mainstream radar. When you have them on and happen to spot someone else in a pair, it typically results in a subtle nod, as if you both know something everyone else is missing out on. You also don't find them at traditional running stores, but instead walking stores and specialty shops. We have reviewed them in the past ...

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His and Her’s Shoe Review: New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v3

We are back today with another New Balance shoe, this time it's the Fresh Foam Zante v3. After recently looking at the Fresh Foam 1080v7, its hard not to compare it to the Zante v3. Where the 1080v7 was packed with cushion, structure, material, and was even a little weighty, the Zante v3 is the total opposite. Instead, this shoe is designed for speed and responsiveness, but we put it ...

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His and Her’s Shoe Review: New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v7

New Balance has been going through some dramatic changes in the last couple years and I think it's culminating this year in better aesthetics, improved design, and really just more enjoyable shoes. In today's review, we look at the New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v7. All New Balance shoes are built on the Fresh Foam platform for the most part but there are variances that come in the flexibility, the level ...

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Boston Marathon 2017 Shoe Round-Up

We are rapidly closing in on the big day for a lot of runners around the world, the start of the 2017 Boston Marathon. While we really enjoy the beauty of the run, the people, the city, and the achievement; what we really like are shoes. Every year manufacturers release special editions specifically for Boston and we have started our round-up. We will keep this updated as more release, but ...

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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 ...

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Gear Review: Black Diamond Sprinter Headlamp

The mornings are dark here in Portland in the winter and the night seems to come even faster so having a reliable headlamp can make all the difference. We have tried a lot of them over the past few years, but the latest edition to make the cut is the Sprinter from Black Diamond. Fit of the Sprinter The Sprinter isn’t the brightest headlamp out there, but it is built for ...

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Runner Subscription Boxes Reviewed

Subscription boxes have been taking the world by storm over the last couple years and we decided to jump in and see what's out there for runners. So whether you're looking for something for yourself or someone close to you, we figured there had to be a box out there for everyone and we were pleasantly surprised by the results. Our goal wasn’t to find the perfect or cheapest box ...

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