Trail and Ultrarunning’s Holiday Gift Guide
Dec08

Trail and Ultrarunning’s Holiday Gift Guide

And just like that, it’s the holiday season. Can you believe it’s back already? Whether you’re an avid runner or you’re looking to buy your favorite runner the perfect gift, we’ve got a quick list of great things to snag this holiday season! Petzl Tika XP 2 Headlamp - $60 As the days get shorter and the sunny hours dwindle, running with a headlamp may be essential for runners hoping to keep their training...

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Feetures Elite Ultra Light – Sock Review
Nov30

Feetures Elite Ultra Light – Sock Review

There are two types of runners in this world; those who care dearly about the socks they wear and those who don’t. We at TAUR are definitely part of the “people who care about the socks they wear” crew. We are critical of not just the way a sock feels, but even how it looks. And above all things we care about durability. Feetures was excited to have us review their new Elite sock, the Ultra Light, a low cushion, high...

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New Balance 980 Trail – Shoe Review
Oct21

New Balance 980 Trail – Shoe Review

New Balances new mid and outsole technology – Fresh Foam – has now been applied to their new trail shoe, the 980 Trail. The stable, yet comfortable midsole is meant to hold up in the toughest of conditions and provide cushioning whether on technical mountain trails or the roughest of pavement. This shoe, retailing at $109, offers a fully breathable, no seam upper designed to wrap the foot in just the right places. With a...

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Run Like a Girl
Aug29

Run Like a Girl

In case you hadn’t noticed, a lot of women like to feel like a woman both on and off the trail. Just like everybody, they are sweating, burping, farting (from what I’ve heard), blowing snot rockets, getting dirty and grunting it out in a definitely non-traditionally feminine manner, the last thing most women want to do is LOOK masculine when they’ve already proven themselves to be as hardcore as any runner out there....

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Optic Nerve Amino and Sequence Sunglasses – Review
Aug28

Optic Nerve Amino and Sequence Sunglasses – Review

When runners think about necessary gear their first thoughts most frequently go to shoes, socks, or maybe hydration systems. Rarely do runners give any considerable thought to their clothing and more specifically, sunglasses. We partnered with Optic Nerve last Fall to do a review of their active wear sunglasses, the Crux, which performed extremely well. This time around they came to us to have two models to test- the Amino and the...

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Gear Review- Tailwind Nutrition
Jul29

Gear Review- Tailwind Nutrition

Here’s a bit of nutrition that’s gotten A LOT of praise over the last year or so. Starting from a grassroots effort, with no elite athletes as ambassadors, Tailwind Endurance Fuel has really taken off in the endurance athletics world. It really is a product that was developed out of a passion for the sport and a desire to increase one’s ability to compete at the highest level. After suffering through endurance races and never feeling...

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GORE Running Apparel- “Magnitude” Series
Jul22

GORE Running Apparel- “Magnitude” Series

Total miles (so far) – 120 In a world full of tons of different apparel companies, it’s hard to find one that sticks out. I’m always in search of that perfect short and perfect singlet. I know what I want in my mind but I’ve yet to find it ANYWHERE in the market. When the opportunity came up to try out GORE Running Apparel, I was stoked to give it a shot. GORE is well known for products other than running apparel. In fact, their...

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JWalking Running Kilt – Review
Jul14

JWalking Running Kilt – Review

“You should run in a kilt”, they said. “It will be fun”, they said. And you know what? They were right. A couple of months ago JWalking reached out to us and asked if we’d do a test of their new running kilt, along with their active wear running button-down hawaiian style shirt. Upon receipt of two of each in the mail, they were immediately distributed between myself and our head Review Coordinator...

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