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WAA Ultra Carrier Long Sleeve Shirt

We tested and reviewed the innovative WAA Ultra Equipment (What An Adventure) Ultra Carrier long sleeve shirt. The reference to shirt is not entirely accurate as this is more a piece of gear than just an item of clothing. Sure, it’s a shirt but it’s a lot more than that as it offers what a […]

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Double Propulsion 60 Hoody

Ready for a winter run with 60g of SmartLoft insulation to keep you warm front and back in quilted polyester with DWR finish protecting you from the winter wind. SmartLoft wool by SmartWool is their lightest weight insulation for high intensity workouts in cool to cold conditions and it provides thermoregulation even when wet. The […]

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Gear Review: The North Face Better than Naked Jacket, Short-Sleeve and Singlet

Better Than Naked First of all, I need to explain the photo of our Canadian World Mountain Running Team on top of a mountain in Poland. I hoped this picture would never see the light of day but alas here it is. For the record I did have shorts on, my engine just runs a […]

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Gear Review: The North Face Torpedo Jacket

There is still some snow around, but things are starting to warm up with spring around the corner. The North Face Torpedo Jacket has been working really well for me in this type of weather. It’s super lightweight, making it easy to stuff in my pack or wrap around my waist. I find I can […]

Gear Review: Columbia Triple Trail II Shell Jacket

Gear Review: Columbia Triple Trail II Shell Jacket

When you run through Canada’s harsh winter conditions you need to be adequately prepared to counter the effects of frostbite, frigid temperatures, sleet, snow, blasting winds and everything else winter can throw at you. A large portion of the jackets devoted to running are designed for temperatures around freezing, but not much below. Light shell jackets […]

Gear Review: TNF Women's Capri Tights & GTD Tee

Gear Review: TNF Women’s Capri Tights & GTD Tee

The North Face GTD capri tights These capri tights are the perfect thing to wear for a cool spring day or a nice fall run.  I found they were snug without being too tight and felt almost like a second skin—nice and light and well-ventilated.  I also found them very supportive due to the compression fit, […]

Gear Review: Arc'teryx Trino Jersey LS Men's

Gear Review: Arc’teryx Trino Jersey LS Men’s

Fall weather is in full swing and often times, as a trail runner, you need some added wind protection for those cooler days and frosty mornings. Soft shell jackets have become popular due to their combination of wind protection, breathability and off-the-trail style. Arc’teryx Men’s Trino Jersey LS is a well-designed soft shell windbreaker, designed […]

Gear Review: Compressport Calf Sleeves

Gear Review: Compressport Calf Sleeves

Compression technology is a balance between too much and too little. Err on the side of too much and you restrict circulation and limit performance benefits. On the other side of things, if there’s too little compression the effect is minimal and you’re really just wearing an expensive fashion accessory. The other balancing act is […]

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