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Shoe Review: Altra Lone Peak 2.5

The new Altra Lone Peak 2.5 is probably one of the best trail shoes to come out from Altra to date. It features a fully redesign upper that is more durable, a whole new lacing system, and a slightly firmer midsole. It's not so drastically different from its predecessor, but the places where it makes improvements are important. It shows Altra's commitment to improving on what works and not necessarily ...

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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: 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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Shoe Review: New Balance 910v2

In the past when it came to New Balance, we have reviewed only their Leadville trail shoe and for the most part we confined ourselves to their road lineup which is massive. We did have a chance to take a look at the redesigned 910v2, a trail shoe designed to be a little speedier and fill the gap between road runners and long distance shoes. This is a trail shoe ...

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Topo Runventure Featured

Shoe Review: Topo Runventure

Once the Topo Runventure came into the office and was handed to me for a run test, I was super excited to throw these on. They are an amazingly light-weight, comfortable and durable shoe that I was ready to put to the test. I particularly liked their styling and color palette - teal blue, black and grey. I had a trip to Europe on the horizon and knew that I ...

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Tech Review: Monster iSport SuperSlim Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

I think my new fascination might be with headphones and in particular, wireless headphones. I've had too many mishaps with wires while running on the road and trail or even on my bike, all ending in disastrous results. In this edition, I got a chance to take a look at the iSport SuperSlim Bluetooth headphones from Monster, a company that was previously more known for its cables, but who has since moved into ...

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Shoe Review: Hoka One One Speedgoat

Well the long-awaited review for the Hoka One One Speedgoat is finally here. A lot of folks have requested this simply because the Speedgoat have a whole new look thats is new to Hoka's lineup and it's something a little more aggressive and honestly people are just curious how well it's performing. With this review, we also want to change the way we handle our reviews a bit and while ...

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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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