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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Nathan Hydration Firecatcher Race Vest
Jul08

Nathan Hydration Firecatcher Race Vest

Miles run (so far) – 1,248 Last and definitely “least” – in terms of size and weight – from Nathan is the minimal Firecatcher race vest. In a sport that had taken a turn toward carrying plenty of gadgets and large amounts of supplies, the idea of “minimal racing” is rapidly growing. Nathan kept in mind that not everyone can train on a gel and swig of water for multiple hours but still like the simplicity...

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Nathan Zeal & Zelos Review
Jun23

Nathan Zeal & Zelos Review

Nathan Zeal: $125: Carrying Capacity – 8.6L with 2L reservoir and 18oz front water bottle Nathan Zelos: $125: Carrying Capacity – 8.7L with 2L reservoir and 18oz front water bottle Average miles run at time of review (per tester)- 78 Another great vest that Nathan let us test is the men’s Zelos and women’s Zeal Race Vests. While the structure of the vests are nearly identical (the main difference is in the front left...

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Nathan Hydration VaporShadow/VaporCloud – Review
Jun13

Nathan Hydration VaporShadow/VaporCloud – Review

Miles used (so far) – 617 miles Next on the list for our Nathan Hydration series review is the VaporCloud/VaporShadow race vests. The VaporCloud and VaporShadow are identical in features with exception of the VaporShadow being designed specifically for a female fit with a slightly different front pocket and torso wrap that better fits a female frame. As with their Elevation, Nathan made sure that this vest was UTMB capable with 11L of...

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Nathan Elevation Hydration Pack – Review
Jun04

Nathan Elevation Hydration Pack – Review

Miles run (so far): 236 miles Of all the packs we’ve tested from Nathan, this is definitely the most serious pack in terms of capacity. It boasts being UTMB ready and there’s no doubting that it’s more than capable. With 15.5 Liters of storage capacity, 2L bladder, two front storage pockets capable of 22oz SpeedDraw bottles, trekking pole clips, tons of storage pockets, water resistant pill pocket and a removable whistle, it has...

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Ultimate Direction Signature Series Jenny “Ultra Vesta”
May22

Ultimate Direction Signature Series Jenny “Ultra Vesta”

Every once in a while there is a product that hits the market and totally grabs your attention. Not that it is necessarily some crazy new invention, but mostly because its application is so simple that you wonder why it hadn’t been made sooner. We were particularly excited about this piece because we knew that it was forged from the collective attention to detail from experienced folks in the ultra community. With a continuous...

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