Black Diamond Sprinter Headlamp Featured

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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Brooks Launch 4 Featured

Shoe Review: Brooks Launch 4

Flagship shoes are those models that every big manufacturer has gotten behind for years. The model numbers in some cases range up into the teens as they have released so many versions of it and Brooks is a great example of this. Most folks that know the brand have seen the names Glycerin, Adrenaline, Ghost, etc for quite a while. A few years ago however, they added something new to ...

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Saucony Triumphy ISO 3 Featured

Shoe Review: Saucony Triumph ISO 3

It’s a new year and with that brings all new models of your favorite shoes. In this round, we take a look at the latest in neutral road maximum cushioning from Saucony in the form of the Triumph ISO 3. We reviewed this model in the past and have always been happy with the progression, so let's see how the 3 stacks up. Construction: Upper Probably the biggest departure in the ISO ...

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Hoka One One Hupana Featured

Shoe Review: HOKA ONE ONE Hupana

There's definitely been a trend over the last half of 2016 and now into 2017 where manufacturers are designing shoes that are made with lifestyle in mind. By this, I mean shoes you can wear to work or to run or even a little of both and they still look good and function well in both environments. In this review, we take a look at HOKA’s first foray into that ...

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Saucony Freedom ISO Featured

Shoe Review: Saucony Freedom ISO

Alright, we were really pumped about this next one because this shoe represents an almost fundamental shift for a company that has long produced shoes that follow a fairly specific model. That company being Saucony and the shoe in question is the Freedom ISO and it's definitely a first of its kind. Now don't be scared, this doesn't mean Saucony won't keep producing a very broad shoe lineup, but instead ...

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Running Japan Featured

Feature: Running in Japan with Brooks

Back in the day, I never really embraced the idea of running while I was traveling. I always took the approach that I would be walking all day and exercise would not be a problem, so why would I pack more equipment on top of it? Then several years ago I changed my perspective. The first trip I tried this on was a family trip to Ireland. I had run ...

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Altra Instinct Provision Featured

Side by Side Review: Altra Instinct 4.0 and Provision 3.0

In today's wrap-up we are checking out two of the latest from Altra, the Provision 3.0 and the Instinct (for women called it’s the Intuition) 4.0. The reason we go head-to-head on these is because they are very similar runners both featuring moderate cushioning with the big difference around the level of support they provide. The Provision is definitely your stability shoe whereas the Instinct is your very neutral road ...

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Newton FateII Featured

Running Shoe Review: Newton Fate II

Newton has always been one of those brands that I was always curious about. A lot of other reviewers and folks I know swear by them, but I have never had the chance to try them out. I have always loved the visual of the shoe and I also love the fact that it represents a company doing it their way. Newton has a very specific point of view on ...

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Mizuno Waverider20 Featured

Running Shoe Review: Mizuno Wave Rider 20

We have had quite a few Mizuno models roll through the office recently and I was probably most excited to check out the new Wave Rider 20. The Wave Rider is one of the oldest mainstays in the lineup, it has quite the loyal fanbase. I was coming in as newcomer to the model with my only experience being other Mizuno shoes I had tested prior like the Enigma or ...

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361 Voltar Featured

Running Shoe Review: 361° Voltar

I have heard people call them the Nike of China and you probably saw them during the Olympics, but weren't sure what brand it was. I was in a very similar place and from the first time I tried on a shoe from 361°, I had no idea what to expect. In this review, we are taking a closer look at the Voltar, a neutral road runner that is designed ...

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