Let’s talk about running shorts! They are a solid go-to for every runner out there, so let’s discuss how to find the best option for you and what you’re doing on the trails. When it comes to running shorts we need them to do two things — keeping your tush covered and keeping your thighs ... Read moreSpring 2019 Shorts Review
Long sleeve tops have three primary purposes when you’re out running — warmth, protection, and color. Okay, so color might be a personal opinion. Maybe we should say they’re also great nose wipers on the days we don’t have a buff or gloves? Regardless, we can all agree that long sleeve tops are great for ... Read moreSpring 2019 Long Sleeve Tops
Capris or cropped tights are a great option when you can’t quite decide between full tights and shorts. Much like the running vest, you get a bit of protection while also being able to soak up the sunshine while you’re on the trail. When it comes to picking out your next pair of capris, there ... Read moreSpring 2019 Capris Review
Let’s chat about vests…insulated adventure vests. Personally I find vests to be an essential for trail running because they’re so versatile. When you’re out exploring the trails you need to keep your core warm, but don’t necessarily need your whole upper body to stay toasty. This is where vests come into play — they’ll keep ... Read moreInsulated Vest Review
Our thighs and tush are often the first to get cold in the winter weather, so let’s chat about insulated adventure skirts and how they can help keep us warm on any trail-venture. There’s no denying the fact I absolutely love running skirts and I had high hopes for insulated skirts. Some were a huge ... Read moreInsulated Adventure Skirts
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Shola 230 Short Sleeve Crew by Kora Materials: 100% Yak Wool Price: $125.00 Best Features: Socially responsible, warm Room for Improvement: Pricey, slightly scratchy The Shola 230 SS Crew by … Continue reading "First Look: Shola 230 Short Sleeve Crew"
Switch Jacket by Mountain Equipment Material: Trunk: 20D RS Nylon outer fabric / Arms, shoulders, side panels: Pontetorto® Tecnopile 187 fleece / Insulation: POLARTEC® Alpha® Weight: 8.6 ounces Price: $77 Best Features: … Continue reading "First Look: Switch Jacket by Mountain Equipment"
HEAT Run Tight by 2XU Weight: 8.6 oz Materials: 58% polyester, 32% viscose, 10% elastane Price: $90 Best Features: Warm, odor resistant, minimal look Room for Improvement: Small Pocket, bunching … Continue reading "First Look: 2XU HEAT Run Tight"
Drymax Hyper Thin Running Mini Material: 73% Drymax Olefin, 11% polyester, 11% nylon, 5% elastan Price: $13.00 Best Features: lightweight, breathable, nonslip, keep feet dry Room for Improvement: not for … Continue reading "Trail Tested: Drymax Hyper Thin Running Mini"
Tahoe CL 3″ Base Liner by Path Projects Material: Coolite Mesh—82% polyester / 18% Spandex Weight: 2.3 oz Price: $26 Meant to be worn under your liner-less running shorts or workout shorts, … Continue reading "Tahoe CL 3” Base Liner by Path Projects"
Trail Runner was impressed with the initial performance of these socks/compression sleeves, and Lily Trotters has offered our audience a discount. Our exclusive TR code is TrailRunner25. Lily Trotters Compression Socks … Continue reading "Lily Trotters Compression Socks and Sleeves"
Balega’s Enduro V-Tech Quarter Sock Price: $13 Balega’s newest line of Enduro socks (in stores September 1) is a new twist on an old success story. The Enduro is one … Continue reading "First Look: Balega’s Enduro V-Tech Quarter Sock"
Lily Trotters Compression Socks and Sleeves Price: $35-40 Material: 93% nylon, 7% spandex While the success of compression during exercise may still be up for debate, it can be highly … Continue reading "Lily Trotters Compression Socks and Sleeves"
Run Co. All-Day Tee Price: $45 Material: 79% Polyester, 21% Recycled S.Cafe Polyester Here at the Trail Runner office we have a sort of game: whenever we get our hands on … Continue reading "Territory Run Co. All-Day Tee"
Craft Cool Comfort RN Short Sleeve Price: $40 Material: 100% recycled-mix polyester Sadly, as a runner, I don’t like the feel of most performance apparel. Particularly for tops, I prefer … Continue reading "First Look: Men’s Craft Cool Comfort RN Short Sleeve"
Brooks FastForward Crossback Sports Bra Material: 82% polyester, 18% spandex Price: $34 The FastForward bra is designed to give runners substantial support while still offering good breathability and airflow. The … Continue reading "Trail Tested: Brooks FastForward Crossback Sports Bra"
OR Interstellar Jacket Price: $300 Material: 100% Nylon rip stop Though originally intending for climbing, the Interstellar was receiving rave reviews, so I wanted to check it out. Being a climber and a runner, I … Continue reading "First Look: OR Interstellar Jacket"
Arc’Teryx Atom SL Vest Material: Shell: 100% nylon / Insulation: 100% polyester Price: $150 This vest is a breathing machine! On those brisk mornings or chilly headlamp evening runs, this is a great, … Continue reading "First Look: Arc’teryx Atom SL Vest"
The North Face Flight Jacket Price: $160 Material: 100% Nylon ripstop If you want to wear a jacket that feels like it’s barely there, the new ultra lightweight Fight RKT jacket, designed by Rob Krar … Continue reading "First Look: North Face Flight RKT Jacket"
Patagonia Active Hipster, Active Brief and Active Mesh Boy Shorts Price: $24.00–$29.00 When it comes to performance wear, we put a lot of consideration into what we don before setting off on the trails. We … Continue reading "First Look: Patagonia Active Underwear"
Switchback Running Sports Bra Materials: 85% recycled polyester 15% Spandex Jersey Price: $49 The Switchback Sports Bra features a slim fit without adjustable closures and has an elegant design. It works as a running bra that can be worn straight to a lunch date. While most bras with padded cups can leave you feel like … Continue reading "First Look: Patagonia Switchback Sports Bra"
Human Octane Men’s Elite Compression Shorts Price: $98 Material: 77% Nylon / 23% Elastane Human Octane’s Elite compression shorts have a comfortable fit and allow for ample movement. This reviewer is 6 ft and 145 lbs and wears a small in the shorts. Getting them out on the trails, I found that my hamstrings, quads, … Continue reading "First Look: Human Octane Compression Shorts"
La Sportiva Comet Skirt Price: $59.00 Outer Material: 86% Polyester, 14% Spandex. Inner Brief: 92% Polyester, 8% Spandex. The Comet Skirt from La Sportiva delivers a lightweight, breathable and quick-drying design for the skirt-loving trail runners amongst us. Offered in a variety of bright, splashy colors typical of La Sportiva apparel, folks will definitely … Continue reading "First Look: La Sportiva Comet Skirt"
Patagonia Nine Trails Shorts Price: $65 Material:Body: 91% recycled polyester, 9% spandex. Liner: 100% polyester (42% recycled). Simple, Secure and stink-free. Patagonia’s Nine Trails shorts are the ultimate go-to for any type of running. From sprints to hills to long slow strolls, the Nine Trails are a staple. The fit is on point, flowy, allows … Continue reading "First Look: Patagonia Running Shorts"
Spring showers are hammering parts of the U.S. so we’ve checked out some new models of running shells to help us get to the May flowers. These jackets are super light, packable and keep the elements at bay. La Sportiva Women’s Briza Windbreaker Jacket Price: $89 Weight: 2.8 oz Material: 100% polyamide Rear: 100% … Continue reading "First Look: Spring Running Jackets"
Accelero Men’s Running Tights Material: 18% elastane 45% nylon 37% polyester Price: $99 Upon first inspection, I realized the Accelero tights have a bunch of subtle features that are very much appreciated but not overtly advertised on their site. First, let’s address fit and feel. There are quite a few seams on these tights and … Continue reading "First Look: Arc’Teryx Accelero Men’s Tight"
Brooks Canopy Running Jacket Price: $120 Material: 100% ripstop polyester Right out of the box, the fit of the Brooks Canopy Jacket was near perfect. It follows the contours of the shoulders, is drawn in beneath the arm and follows the torso to a point just beyond the waist, offering enough coverage without extending too far. There … Continue reading "First Look: Brooks Canopy Jacket"
GORE-TEX Shakedry R7 Hooded Jacket Price: $300 Material: Outer: GORE-TEX®Membrane. Inner: 100-percent Polyamide. April showers are just around the corner, and now is the time to prepare for the rain and wind of springtime! Specifically designed for runners, the GORE-TEX Shakedry R7 Jacket in men’s and women’s is a worthy consideration for your mud-season closet. Weighing … Continue reading "First Look: GORE-TEX Shakedry R7 Hooded Jacket"
Your feet may be in need of some spring cleaning as the winter months come to an end. Here are Trail Runner‘s first impressions of great new trail-running socks. Smartwool: PhD Run Ultra Light Micro Socks Material: 49% Merino Wool, 47% Nylon, 4% Elastane MSRP: $16 My first impression of the PhD was … Continue reading "First Look: The Best Socks for Springtime Running"
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I’m always struggling to find a sports bra that fits well. Do you have any tips on fit, or what to look for when choosing a sports bra? Photo Credit: Angela Shartel Katie: When it comes to a supportive sports bra, most brands have realized the old “smash and squeeze” or “double bagging” methods are...
DYNAFIT MEZZALAMA JACKET $250 Named for an Italian ski-mountaineering race, the Mezzalama is a go-to for variable winter weather or alpine conditions. Strategically placed insulation adds enough warmth for colder temps or lower intensities, but breathability remains fairly high due to the light, stretchy ripstop fabric used elsewhere. That nonabsorbing, water-resistant, wind-blocking fabric, along …
A look at the best gear--including hydration packs, apparel, lighting, and trekking poles--from the 2016 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market.