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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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On Running Cloudflow 5

Shoe Review: On Running Cloudflow

In a world of running, occasionally a player comes along and tries to innovate in a way that really changes the way we think about how a running shoe is designed. On Running, a Swiss company, has been making massive in-roads over the last year with their cloud inspired shoes. We had a chance to take a look at one of the more performance centric models, the On Running Cloudflow. Construction: ...

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Altra LonePeak 35 5

Shoe Review: Altra Lone Peak 3.5

The Lone Peak has always been my staple trail shoe when it comes to Altra. You’ve got the Superior which has a little less cushion, more ground feel, and typically works better for a little more speed. The Olympus on the other hand is all about stack height, so a ton of cushion, designed for distance, and a slow roll. The Lone Peak hits the sweet spot where you get ...

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Nike Zoom Fly 1

Shoe Review: Nike Zoom Fly

Wow, I haven’t been more excited to try out a shoe in a long time. After watching Nike’s Breaking 2 and seeing their 4% shoe, I was truly ecstatic to see this manifest itself in their consumer lineup. On top of it, the Zoom Fly represents an all new design and profile for Nike, it truly is one of the first truly different things we have seen them in a ...

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Running Hats 1

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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Jaybird X3 1

Tech Review: Jaybird X3 Bluetooth Headphones

This year brought a new addition to the Jaybird lineup and a successor to the amazing X2 bluetooth headphone, the X3. Everyone here love the XT one while others fell out of favor, stop working, the exit to just keep plugging along. We had some minor grapes of course, but the X3 brought some new features which we were hopeful would remedy some of those earlier issues. Jaybird is an interesting ...

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Saucony Ride 10 5

Shoe Review: Saucony Ride 10

To say Saucony is a mainstay in the market is an understatement. You will find loyalists who will literally never buy another shoe as long as they live which is why you find models who have hit their 10+ revision. In this case, we look at one of the most comfortable shoes in the lineup, the Saucony Ride 10. This neutral road runner represents a conversion of all Saucony's technologies ...

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JBL MiniBT 4

Tech Review: JBL Reflect Mini Bluetooth Headphones

We look at a lot of headphones here and lately we’ve been playing around with the JBL Reflects. They are a budget friendly mid-range wireless model built on JBL’s deep audio quality roots. JBL is known for making some great speakers, so we were definitely curious how their foray into the mini Bluetooth world would go. Out of the Box The out of the box experience is somewhat anti-climactic. It is a ...

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Altra Paradigm 3 5

Shoe Review: Altra Paradigm 3.0

The Paradigm is the shoe that initially made me fall in love with Altra. I was never really sure about zero drop, but the additional cushion from the Paradigm really allowed me to explore this world with a little more support. I had been patiently waiting for this new model, so when it arrived at our doorstep I threw on almost instantly. Construction: Upper The upper on the Paradigm 3.0 has ...

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