Review: Brooks Cascadia 10

I love this quote from the Brooks marketing material because it really nails how I felt about the shoes, "Born and raised to run the trail, the Cascadia 10 loves to get down and dirty." Its so much hype speak, but it really nails it yet it also touches on one of my sticking points. On most trails, these things just crush it and the why is really the most interesting part, ...

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Review: Altra Lone Peak 2

The Lone Peak 2.0 is really designed to be the trail shoe no one knew they needed. It feels like it was developed by folks that run trails every single day so it has all these insanely well thought out little features both aesthetically and functionally that make it stand out from the crowd. Plus, its an Altra so if you are already of a fan of Zero Drop and ...

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Review: New Balance Fresh Foam Boracay

The New Balance Fresh Foam Boracay is a much improved update to their current Fresh Foam 980 Road. Aesthetically, it hits on all the same notes as the 980 but with some new striking color ways that I think hit the mark really well. Other than style, technically the shoe has definitely been improved and updated in this new iteration and the changes should be welcome for most. WHAT'S NEW WITH THE BORACAY So ...

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Review: Brooks LSD Lite Jacket IV

The Brooks LSD Lite Jacket IV was really one of the nicest pieces I have worn while running in quite a while. Now that may sound like high-praise, but as an ultra lightweight water and wind-resistant jacket you would be hard pressed to find a better performer. Did I mention that it's got several color options including high-viz and a stowable hood as well? Nice. The takeaway here is that this ...

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Review: Altra Paradigm

Its hard to know exactly where to begin with the Paradigm or any Altra shoe for that matter. The first thing to say is that they are different and by that I mean totally and entirely different than any other shoe you may have stepped in. Judging whether that is good or bad is really about personal preference, but I'm going to lead off by saying to give it a ...

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Review: New Balance Ultra Hooded Jacket

New Balances's new Ultra Hooded Jacket is really designed to stand up to the weather and this means all types. Whether it is rain, wind, sleet, or even snow the Ultra really stood its ground for me. Material-wise, its 100% anti-snag nylon and this cuts wind really well and deals with rain pretty effortlessly. This makes it a great option for trail or road and honestly, it looks good enough ...

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Review: Saucony Drylete XPT Pant

If tights just aren't your thing in the winter and you want something thats a good cross between a pant and a tight, then take a look at the Saucony Drylete XPT Pant. These things are designed for maximum warmth and breathability, but not at the expense of movability and flexibility. So they aren't big and baggy or really flowy when you run, instead they hold tight allowing for maximum ...

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