I’ve been fortunate enough to test out a number of new pieces of running apparel from a variety of the major brands. In this post I’ll highlight the new, and one old pair, of running shorts that have stood out to me so far in 2019. rabbit FKT 5″ Short …
"The UltrAspire Lumen 600 3.0 waist light allows you to take the burden of lighting off your head and move it onto your waist. This 600 lumen lamp is a workhorse that lights up the entire trail in a lightweight, compact, and rechargeable package."
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
The brand rabbit is still relatively new on the running apparel scene and I’ve been eager to check out their clothing since their launch. Over the winter I tested a short sleeve tee-shirt (exclusively indoors), a long-sleeve shirt, and a cold-weather jacket. ez-tee rabbitKNIT This short-sleeve tee is made of …
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
It’s cold and the wind is whipping outside, but you have a training run on your schedule…what do you do? You could postpone, or you could pull on one of these pairs of toasty winter running tights and hit the trails with vengeance. We have done the latter for you with each pair of the ... Read moreWinter Tights Review
In the perfect world we’d all train on the best days and during the light of day. This isn’t a perfect world, but fortunately we have gear that helps keep us training even when the sun goes down…headlamps! To keep you running through the shorter days of winter we have reviewed the following headlamps. Keep ... Read moreLight it Up… a Headlamp Review
When you’re out exploring the wintery trails [or even the chilly spring and fall trails] you’ll want to keep your hands warm and dry. Tucking your fingers up into your jacket sleeves does not cut it, so let’s take a look at the cold weather running gloves that are currently on the market.
Two-time 100km world champion and Western States 100 record holder, Ellie Greenwood joins regular guest Ian Sharman to talk about what has changed in their Ultrarunning since they began: Gear Nutrition Training Bonus topic: what race would you gift a running friend this Christmas and why? Sharman Ultra – Endurance Coaching
Overview of the HOKA ONE ONE Challenger ATR 5 The HOKA ONE ONE Challenger ATR 5 is the latest version of HOKA’s venerable, do-everything, neutral trail shoe. New for this model is a wide (i.e., EE width) option that I know a lot of people have been asking for and …
As winter rapidly approaches, and has already arrived in some areas, we wanted to provide you with a review of our favorite cold weather insulated jackets. It can be tough to find motivation to go outside in burly conditions, but these 10 pieces help to eliminate any need to motivate, and instead get you psyched […]
Viper 2 Vibration Roller Features: Three Vibration frequency levels: 45, 68, 92 HZ Materials: Poly-propylene outer shell Power: Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries / 2 hours of use per charge Extras: 1 … Continue reading "First Look: Vyper 2 Vibration Roller, by Hyperice"
Trying to figure out what to get that crazy mountain, ultra, trail runner family member or friend in your life this year for the holidays? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Below you will find our top gift ideas for this holiday season in the Ultrarunnerpodcast.com Holiday Gift Guide …
- Gear Buff Crescent Moon EVA Foam Snowshoes dion snowshoes Icebreaker Cool-Lite Icebreaker Tech Trainer Hybrid Jacket Kahtoola Microspikes Patagonia Strider Pro Petzl BINDI Polar Buff rabbit FKT Salomon Ultra Pro Thermonet Buff Topo Ultraventure Ultimate Direction Moonlight Jacket Ultimate Direction Ultra 2.0 Jacket Under Armour Horizon BPF
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 …
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"
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."
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"
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"
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"
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 […]
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 …
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"
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"
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"
myCharge UNPLUGGED 10K Fast Wireless Powerbank Weight: 0.4 lbs. Battery: 10,000mAh Lithium Ion Dimensions: 2.8 in x 0.8 in x 5.8 in Wireless Output: 10 Watts USB Port: 2.4A output … Continue reading "UNPLUGGED 10K Fast Wireless Powerbank by myCharge"
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"
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 …
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"
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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Honey Stinger Cracker n’ Nut Butter Snack Bar Price: $26/box of 12 Flavors: Peanut butter, milk chocolate, sea salt / cashew butter, milk chocolate, sea salt / almond butter, dark … Continue reading "First Look: Honey Stinger Cracker n’ Nut Butter Snack Bar— Cashew Butter and Milk Chocolate"
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"
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"
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"
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. …
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"