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The Topo Athletic Ultraventure represents Topo’s entry into the maximal trail running shoe market. Building on the success and popularity of the road Ultrafly, the Ultraventure brings ultra comfort to the trails. For those of you out there who have been eagerly awaiting a maximal shoe that has a natural …

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KT Recovery+ Ice/Heat Massage Ball Materials: Massage ball is steel, housing is plastic, gel inserts Price: $40 Best Features: Effective at releasing knots in large muscle groups with the hot … Continue reading "First Look: KT Recovery+ Ice/Heat Massage Ball"

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Anti Chafe Balm by Territory Run Co. Weight: 2 ounces Price: $13 Best Features: All natural, moisturizing, good price Room for Improvement: Would be better in stick-form Territory Run Co. … Continue reading "First Look: Anti Chafe Balm by Territory Run Co."

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Utility Running Belt by Ultimate Direction Materials: Rugged Mesh Weight: 2.25oz/ 64 grams Price: $40 Best Features: Trekking pole holsters, very little bounce, impressive amount of storage capacity, no adjustability. … Continue reading "Trail Tested: Utility Belt by Ultimate Direction"

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Spot Lite 160 Headlamp Weight: 1.9 ounces Price: $25 Lumens: 160 Best Features: Lightweight, inexpensive, dimming ability, red night vision, waterproof, battery powered (2 AAA), adjustable angle position Room for … Continue reading "First Look: Black Diamond Spot Lite 160 Headlamp"

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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"

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Given the rapid advances in phone technology, we decided to test if your iPhone could really give you the same accuracy as a GPS watch on the trails. Can you really justify that extra toy or will your phone give you the same result without blowing your budget? To be fair, your watch does have […]

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The Janji Runpaca Long Sleeve shirt is made of pima cotton, blended with alpaca fleece to create a performance shirt with all day comfort. Janji is a small, Boston-based running company with a mission of making performance running apparel that connects people. 5% of each of their sales goes to …

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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"

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Jaybird X4 wireless headphones Weight: 0.5 ounces Charging: 10 minutes of charge = 1 hour playtime. 1.5 hours of charge = 6 hours playtime. Price: $130 Best Features: Great sound quality, lightweight, … Continue reading "First Look: Jaybird X4 Wireless Headphones"

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Halo V Sweatband Headband Material: 100% Dryline fabric with Velcro closure Price: $17 Best Features: Compact, doesn’t move, absorbs sweat from your brow so it doesn’t get in your eyes, comfortable. Room … Continue reading "First Look: Halo Sweatband Headband"

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The Topo Ultrafly 2 is a neutral road shoe that is light enough for your speed workouts, yet cushioned enough to take you through a road ultra in comfort. The updates from version 1 to 2 are noticeable, and make an already great shoe even better.  Specs Weight: 8.3 oz, …

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If you’re interested in purchasing the Topo Ultraventure, please check availability at your local, independently owned running specialty store. They need your business and are a great resource for the community. Thank you for watching and reading. Now go out and run! Meet Your Reviewer: Ben Zuehlsdorf I am an …

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Rekovr Shoes by Topo Athletic Weight: 7.5 oz Drop: 3mm Stack Height: 22mm (heel) / 19mm (forefoot) Sizing Accuracy: True to size Price: $100 Best Features: Comfortable, supportive Room for … Continue reading "First Look: Topo Athletic Rekovr Shoes"

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If you’re interested in purchasing the HOKA ONE ONE Speedgoat 3 when it becomes available, please check availability at your local, independently owned running specialty store. They need your business and are a great resource for the community. Thank you for watching and reading. Now go out and run! Meet …

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If you’re interested in purchasing this product, please first check availability at your local, independently owned running specialty store. They need your business and are a great resource for the community. If that’s not an option, please help support us by ordering from this affiliate link: NATHAN VaporZach 2.5L Race Vest …

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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"

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It’s that time of year again – the “Swim/Bike/Run Gear I use List!”.  Well, ok, it was that time of year like 3 years ago.  Thankfully as part of The Girl’s new duties, she prodded me enough to get my …

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Salomon S/Lab Ultra Set 5 Weight: 123 Grams/4.34 Ounces Price: $155 Fit: True to size Max Storage Volume: 5L Best Features: Excellent material stretch, tons of front pocket storage, every storage … Continue reading "Trail Tested: Salomon S/Lab Ultra Set 5"

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RM Extreme Contoured Roller Massager Price: $35 From Pro-Tec Athletics, the makers of the Orb massage ball, comes the Extreme Contoured Roller. Looking somewhat like a weapon from the middle … Continue reading "RM Extreme Contoured Roller Massager by Pro-Tec"

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The Topo Athletic Rekovr is designed to be your go to shoe to maximize your recovery whether you are at work or play. This wool blend slip on shoe is intended for active recovery and is roomy, comfy, and can be dressed up enough to take you to the office. …

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Ultimate Direction Comfort Belt Weight: 1.13oz Materials: Shell: 81% polyester, 19% spandex, Lining: 85% nylon, 15% spandex Price: $35 Fit: True to size If you’re looking for a stretchy, barely-there-feeling fuel belt, … Continue reading "Ultimate Direction Comfort Belt"

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The Skechers Go Run Ride 7 shoe is a lightweight everyday trainer designed to eat miles for breakfast. A substantial upgrade from the Ride 6, if you are in the market for springy yet responsive cushioned shoe, get to know the Ride 7.  Skechers Go Run Ride 7 Specs Weight: …

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Suunto 9 Baro Price: $600 ($650 with Heart Rate Belt) Weight: 81 grams/2.85 Ounces The following is an in-depth review of the Suunto 9 Baro. See below for the quick-and-dirty … Continue reading "Trail Tested: Suunto 9 Baro"

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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"

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To all of you Skechers naysayers out there, this might be the shoe that really changes your mind. Lightweight, responsive, and with the perfect amount of cushion for long days on the trail, it’s time to take a serious look at Skechers for your next trail shoes. For this review, …

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Flight 30 pack by Six Moon Designs Price $150 Weight 20 oz. The 2018 Flight 30 pack by Six Moon Designs is the latest version of their popular ultralight fastpack. It’s designed … Continue reading "First Look: Flight 30 Fastpack by Six Moon Designs"

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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"

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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"

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Arc’teryx Norvan 14 Price: $200 Weight: 0.256 kg / 9 oz (pack only) Volume: 12 L The Arc’teryx Norvan 14 is a high-volume, weather-resistant trail-running vest. What stands out about the Norvan 14 … Continue reading "First Look: Arc’teryx Norvan 14 Trail Running Vest"

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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"

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The Raidlight Responsive 10L Race Vest is a whisper light vest that can take you from short to long days. Super stretchy comfort material, combined with boa-style adjustment toggles, allow you to customize your fit on the go. Women’s specific styling offers bottle pockets that are slightly higher to accommodate women’s anatomy.

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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"

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Duplex Flex Tent Upgrade Product Brand: Zpacks Price $725 Weight: 30 oz The Zpacks Duplex Flex Tent Upgrade may well be the ideal shelter for fastpacking.  It’s ultralight (30 oz … Continue reading "Zpacks Duplex Flex Tent Upgrade"

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RaidLight Carbon Ultra Compact Poles Price: $150 Overall, I really like the Carbon Ultra Compact poles. They are super lightweight and surprisingly confidence inspiring. I took them all over the … Continue reading "RaidLight Carbon Ultra Compact Poles"

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Outdoor Retailer is North America’s largest tradeshow for the outdoor industry. Split between an annual Summer Market show and an annual Winter Market show it is the conference where exhibitors, retail buyers, and the outdoor media come together to preview upcoming products. Brands previewed a ton of upcoming new products we should …

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WIN Sports Detergent Price: $11 If you keep your running clothes for more than about six months, they’ve likely developed a special scent reminiscent of a boy’s middle-school locker room. … Continue reading "WIN Green Sports Detergent"

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Outdoor Retailer is North America’s largest tradeshow for the outdoor industry. Split between an annual Summer Market show and an annual Winter Market show it is the conference where exhibitors, retail buyers, and the outdoor media come together to preview upcoming products. Brands previewed a ton of upcoming new products we should …

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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"

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Outdoor Retailer is North America’s largest tradeshow for the outdoor industry. Split between an annual Summer Market show and an annual Winter Market show it is the conference where exhibitors, retail buyers, and the outdoor media come together to preview upcoming products. Brands previewed a ton of upcoming new products we should …

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