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Tifosi Optics Launches Enliven Polarized, On-Shore and Off-Shore Color Enhancing Lens Technology Think of sunglasses as your music player. Sunglasses have one control feature, they turn down the volume of brightness of your environment....

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GuideRails empower the foot’s natural range of motion, so you and your shoe work together to keep you in your stride. Brooks Running Company brings its innovative GuideRails support system to the historic Adrenaline...

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A men’s hooded long sleeve shirt that has excellent insulation, moisture wicking, and odor resistance. Clever design elements include extra long cuffs with thumb holes, and a watch slot on the right sleeve.

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First Thoughts Of The Brooks Ricochet I want to be up front that I have been a fan of the Brooks line of running shoes. I have tested several, and run many good pairs...

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If you’re an athlete, outdoor enthusiast, or just want to make sure your eyes are properly protected, sports sunglasses are a must. Cheap sunglasses often use darkly tinted plastic for lenses which don’t actually...

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This season’s batch of shoes were tested in Coastal California’s rolling trails and steep wilderness areas, as well as throughout the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Colorado Rockies, wet Pacific Northwest forests and technical New England terrain.

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Cool weather and muddy trails can be a runner’s heaven, but they require a bit more toughness from your socks. We’ve been testing the following styles, any of which are well suited for your autumn trail adventures.

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Garmin announces integration with Spotify allowing customers to listen to offline playlists from their wrist. Garmin has integrated with Spotify, the world’s largest music streaming service, on compatible Garmin music watches. Garmin customers and Spotify...

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Topo Athletic shoes tend to occupy the lower and lighter weight end of the spectrum, but a new model this fall offers a high-cushioned option to their growing trail line.

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Altra introduces the Escalante Racer – Chicago, to commemorate racing in the Windy City with a red, blue and gray color scheme and a skyline silhouette on the lateral heel. The medial side features...

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Optimal hydration is essential for continued performance on the run. And while we love handhelds, there is no more of a convenient way to carry your hydration and running essentials than a hydration pack....

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A pleasant combination of low and springy, with excellent responsiveness and grip when you’re pushing the pace.

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A durable and highly functional backpack with capacity for full trail days or ultralight overnight outings.

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Jaybird’s Latest X-Series Design Delivers Improved Comfort and Ruggedness for Versatile Outdoor Performance Jaybird, a leader in sport headphones for runners, unveiled the Jaybird X4 Wireless Sport Headphones – the next evolution of the award-winning X-series...

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A vegan-friendly protein-enhanced recovery drink mix from Tailwind Nutrition, sold in portable packets or larger serving bags for home use.

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A lightweight and easy to use sleep system for fast packing, lightweight overnights, or quick setup and takedown before an early morning adventure run.

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Boa Technology Inc., creators of the revolutionary, award-winning Boa System, delivers closure and adjustment solutions purpose-built for performance. Featured in products across the golf, athletic, outdoor, snow sports, cycling, utility, and medical categories, the...

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For those who are unfamiliar with the company RaidLight, they have been serving the trail running community since 1999 with products that enhance a runner’s ability to connect with each other, nature, and the...

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A comfortable slim-fitting multi-purpose athletic shirt with excellent stretch capacity as well as strong moisture wicking and odor control properties.

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A lightweight long-inseam shorts option to keep you simultaneously covered and cool, designed to wick and shed moisture quickly in warm conditions.

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HOKA One One picked up Jim Walmsley shortly after his first foray at Western States in 2016 – the one that was infamously derailed by the missed left turn. He’s been involved with shoe development and prototype testing since then, and the EVO Mafate is an example of how his contributions have improved the performance aspects of existing HOKA models.

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Sunglasses are an essential staple for those who spend time outdoors. And rather than grabbing the gas station “get me bys” that are uncomfortable and only shade your eyes, why not treat yourself to...

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Imagine a pair of sunglasses that could adapt to changing light conditions. Smith Optics imagined this and built the Smith Highwater Sunglasses with the Chromopop Plus Polarchromic Ignitor Lens. The name of these sunglasses...

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 Fit for Rugged Adventure, Styled to Stand Out Garmin unveils the fēnix 5 Plus series, its next generation of GPS multisport watches with built-in routable topographical maps, storage for music playlists, Garmin Pay™ contactless...

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Suunto 9 – Intelligent Battery Technology Suunto unveils the new Suunto 9 – a multisport GPS watch designed for athletes who demand the best from their sports watch. Suunto 9 delivers an amazing battery...

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An extensively updated version of Jetboil’s iconic backcountry water heating system. The new Flash has design updates that make it more stowable, more ergonomic, easier and faster to use than previous editions.

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A soft dual-purpose casual and activewear button-down constructed entirely from post-consumer products.

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Springtime socks have to be ready for anything: cold mornings, mid-day heat, sudden thunderstorms, or muddy trails. Here are some of our favorites from this spring’s sock bounty.

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ONE PAIR. ONE LIFE. Revant Upends Eyewear Market with One-Pair-For-Life Performance Sunglass Collection Out of Portland, Oregon, Revant Optics launches its first performance sunglass collection today to upend the eyewear market. Made in the USA, Revant’s glasses are created with the best possible materials and designed to be repaired and optimized for life so if ...

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Pushing boundaries to redefine the future of hydration, HydraPak creates innovative solutions that stand up to the harshest environments. Easy-to-use and highly functional, these HydraPak products showcase the technical manufacturing expertise that has distinguished the company for nearly two decades. The Velocity 1.5L reservoir, 500ml and 250ml soft flasks cover the spectrum of carrying needs ...

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Two new running packs from Orange Mud for 2018 made for fast and light movement.

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SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/GearistSub Where do I start? Mountain Lion encounters: http://bit.ly/himrlion Want to know more about mountain lions / cougars / pumas / panthers / catamounts? Check out some of these things on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2EGnEd2 While it's quite rare, humans and cougars do sometimes wind up face-to-face. If that happens, here are a few steps to get out of that situation as safely as possible: 1. Know your tracks. 2. Keep your friends close. 3. Let it go. 4. DO. NOT. RUN. 5. Show them who's boss. 6. Throw sticks and stones. 7. Fight back. 8. Do not play dead. Watch the video for more in-depth info on each of these points! What's the most crazy animal encounter you've had while off the beaten path? Tell us in the comments! Check out Gearist socks: http://gearist.com/shop FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA http://facebook.com/Gearist http://twitter.com/TheGearist http://instagram.com/TheGearist Subscribe to Gearist on YouTube! http://bit.ly/GearistSub

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Two leading entries in the newly emerging utility belt category, the Naked Running Band and UltrAspire Fitted Race Belt are mesh and elastic waistbands that are chock full of pockets and attachment sites to carry your essentials on the run.

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SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/GearistSub Full review of the New Balance 910v4 Trail: http://bit.ly/nb910v4trail Get the New Balance 910v4 Trail at: Amazon: https://amzn.to/2GBLqvR Zappos: http://bit.ly/910v4ZAPPOS The last time we looked at the New Balance 910 was in its second iteration (Which you can read about HERE). Now in it’s fourth go-round, this popular shoe, built to tackle almost any terrain, finds its way onto the feet of both Lori and Brandon. Additionally, the New Balance 910v4 was Lori’s race shoe at the Deception Pass 50k this past weekend (as of this writing). Keep on reading to see why Lori thought it worthy to be on her feet for so many grueling miles! The NB 910v4 is a solid trail shoe and has been Lori’s go-to for many training runs as well as a couple of 50k races. That being said, again, it may be a bit on the stiff(er) and heavy(er) side for some runners with the women’s size 8 weighing 9oz and the men’s size 9 at 10.4oz. If you are looking for a trail shoe and want something that will tackle a lot of different terrain, we feel the comfort and ride of this would suit you nicely. Coming in at $109.99 (or as low as $60(!!!) at the links below) seems like a reasonable price to pay for such a capable and versatile shoe. How stiff do you like your running shoes (road AND trail)? Tell us in the comments! Check out Gearist socks: http://gearist.com/shop FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA http://facebook.com/Gearist http://twitter.com/TheGearist http://instagram.com/TheGearist Subscribe to Gearist on YouTube! http://bit.ly/GearistSub This product was provided for review purposes by New Balance. All opinions are those of the author and/or Gearist contributors.

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SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/GearistSub Full review of the Salomon S/Lab Sonic 2: http://bit.ly/2kZKgkM Get the Salomon S/Lab Sonic 2 at: Amazon: http://amzn.to/2B5pOF1 Backcountry: http://bit.ly/2Gvd2Ux When we say Salomon running shoes you say…probably trail, right? In the past few years, Salomon has actually been dipping their toes into the road running market and with typical Salomon panache, they’ve built shoes that are not just for fun, but for some serious kicking of ass. Today they shoe we're going to talk about is the big daddy of Salomon’s road running fleet – the Salomon S/Lab Sonic 2. Some people are critical of reviewers who don’t really have anything negative to say about a given piece of gear (we do have a bit of a thing with this shoe so hold your horses) but if we're being honest, we don’t really have any problems with the construction, fit, quality or performance of the Salomon S/Lab Sonic 2. This is a great shoe and we think you’d be good to go with distance from 5K to marathons and beyond. Now that that’s been said, the price of this shoe, as with all S/Lab shoes (and other gear) is quite steep at $180. If you’re shocked by that then you likely haven’t seen prices on other S/Lab shoes before. It’s an expensive shoe but there are others in the Salomon road running line which bring a lot of the same or similar technologies to the table with a more approachable price tag. Again, the Salomon S/Lab Sonic 2 is a fantastic shoe and we think that it does a wonderful job of balancing performance and comfort from both sides. While it is expensive, it could be the shoe that you find as good as we do and that may just be worth it. If you there was a shoe that was absolutely perfect for you, how much would you be willing to pay for it? Tell us in the comments! Check out Gearist socks: http://gearist.com/shop FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA http://facebook.com/Gearist http://twitter.com/TheGearist http://instagram.com/TheGearist Subscribe to Gearist on YouTube! http://bit.ly/GearistSub This product was provided for review purposes by Salomon. All opinions are those of the author and/or Gearist contributors.

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 Smith Outlier 2 Look Good, See Better. The Outlier 2 is a fresh take on Smith’s best-selling original Outlier frame. They have taken everything customers loved from the original, and modernized it. The Outlier 2 features a durable yet lightweight and eco-friendly Evolv frame that provides an exceptionally comfortable wearing experience, while the megol nose ...

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SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/GearistSub Well...Ironman Boulder 2018 isn't going to happen for Brandon. Let's hear why. Like the gear we talk about? Check it out for cheap (and help Gearist keep the lights on) here! http://amzn.to/2A8SJby FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA http://facebook.com/Gearist http://twitter.com/TheGearist http://instagram.com/TheGearist Subscribe to Gearist on YouTube! http://bit.ly/GearistSub

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The Brooks Launch burst onto the running scene nine years ago as an eye opener. It was springy and fast, suitable for longer easy runs or fast paced efforts. It grew an immediate following due to its versatility and feeling. Nine years later the Launch is still striking that balance with slight updates year after ...

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On the heels of their award winning Trail 5 shoe last fall, Salming has released their much anticipated encore, the OT Comp. Short for Off Trail Competition, Salming teamed up with technical soles authority Michelin, in order to create a lightweight agile self-cleaning shoe with incredible traction that caters to the needs of orienteering, OCR ...

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This Spring, Altra has introduced two noteworthy “half updates” to their popular Superior and King MT trail models.

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The Garmin vivofit 4 is a daily activity tracker with an incredible 1+ year battery life – no charging necessary! It has a built in sunlight-readable, always-on color display, designed for 24/7 wearability. The vivofit 4 is swim and shower safe and features a sleek, comfortable band. It is ready to go right out of the ...

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Native Eyewear has released five new styles from its 2018 sunglasses collection, the Wells, Acadia, Sixty-Six, El Jefe and the Catamount. The collection embraces Native’s ‘Roam Free’ lifestyle and continues Native’s core philosophy that fuses function and performance with style. Native has also expanded the availability of a new Violet Reflex Lens in the company’s ...

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Brooks PureFlow 7: Get ‘em while they’re hot. Brooks just released the 7th version of the PureFlows in February. The name PureFlow sums it up nicely as they provide a smooth ride with adequate support without a lot of extra bells and whistles (weight) to a neutral runner like myself. First Look And A Little History ...

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A Retro-Value for Modern Times Tifosi Optics introduces Swank, a fun new style with features designed to perform in any situation. Swank combines a lifestyle silhouette and a vibrant color palette with many of the same technical features found in our other high performance sports sunglasses. Swank is sure to become a new favorite for ...

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Luck Comes in Just Your Size To offer runners a little extra luck this year, Brooks Running releases a special edition Launch 5 Shamrock Shoe to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Available today, March 1, the limited-edition green kicks feature a clover-print upper as well as gold detailing on its aglets, midsole and outsole. “When we ...

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New for 2018 from Native Eyewear is the Violet Reflex lens. This new Violet Reflex technology sets itself apart from Native’s other lenses by adding unrivaled color and contrast enhancement through color-sorting filtration. The resulting high definition of the violet lens is reinforced by Native’s standard lens features, which include polarization, UV and infrared protection, decentered ...

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This first update to the Mazama is generally focused on the upper, while the midsole and outsole remain relatively unchanged. The primary changes include a thinner mesh that has enhanced breathability and improved water drainage compared to the original, as well as a 3D rubber print that provides added structure and targeted stretch regions for improved fit and abrasion resistance.

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From an activity tracker standpoint, the Ionic is simply impeccable. It combines wrist-based 24/7 heart rate monitoring with calorie tracking and sleep metrics to provide a wealth of fitness analysis. It's also a full-fledged smart watch, which opens the door to cool add-ons like third party apps.

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Turn any pair of running shoes into ice grabbers. With the Yaktrax Run, ice and snow can no longer be a deterrent to getting outdoors to do some winter running. Slip the Yaktrax Run onto any existing running shoes, and you will be able to take off and run in the iciest of conditions. If ...

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