Run Like a Girl
Aug29

Run Like a Girl

In case you hadn’t noticed, lots of women like to feel like women 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. Several...

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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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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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