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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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Apparel Review: Columbia Montrail Running Lineup

​Most people aren’t aware that Montrail has been part of Columbia for the last 11 years, but this year is really the moment when they are stepping out hand in hand. The new branding now combines into Columbia and Montreal into a single lock-up which looks a lot like Columbia’s Titantium line, but clearly welcomes them into the family. The good news is, nothing has really changed except the logo.     Titan ...

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Taking a look at apparel from Vuori Clothing

Alright, it's time to talk apparel and in this case specifically about an apparel brand that many of us in the Pacific Northwest haven't heard too much about, I'm talking about Vuori. I stumbled across this brand on a recent family vacation down to the Encinitas area, just north of San Diego, this past summer and definitely wanted to expose them to our readers. The brand is relatively new in the ...

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Apparel Review: Compressport Running

We were super excited to get a chance to check out some of the latest offerings from Compressport given it's a new name to most in the US market, but they have some extremely deep roots in Europe and is a favorite among elite trail and distance runners. We are starting to see the brand pic wk up pace domestically and in most major races, you'll find multiple runners in ...

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Apparel Review: Salomon S-LAB Hybrid Jacket

When it comes to trail running, a few key brands come to mind and Salomon really embodies the entire outdoors even outside of running. In today's review, we take a look at one of their top performance pieces, the S-LAB Hybrid running jacket which turned out to be one of the most well-thought-out and probably one of the coolest jackets we've tried. It is made for performance and definitely targets the upper ...

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Apparel Review and Interview: Altra StashJack and Brian Beckstead

In the world of running, there are really two kinds of companies. First, there are the giant manufacturers where everyone knows their name and they produce a solid diverse lineup of apparel, footwear, accessories and more, but then there's also the niche market. These are the guys who focus on innovation at a non-mass-market level and while the hope is of course to one day be competitive with the larger ...

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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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Apparel Review: Saucony Evolution Sportop

A couple months back we had a chance to review several of Saucony’s RunWarm and RunDry pieces and they definitely leaned toward the late winter weather, but today we wanted to show off their Evolution Sportop. It has definitely been designed for these early spring mornings in hopes to provide you with a nice thin layer of warmth coupled with their RunDry technology. This quarter-zip style is a staple in ...

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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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