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Ultimate Direction Wink

The Wink has been around for a while. Recently Ultimate Direction updated this pack. With 4 Pockets up front, 2 are multi-use stretch and 2 are secure zippered pockets. Capacity is 7.4L and it comes with a true sized 2L reservoir. The reservoir is stored in a secure pouch, separating it from the remaining storage […]

Nathan VaporAiress

           Light-weight women’s race vest from the Vapor Series. 50% lighter then the VaporShadow vest. Features a 2L bladder, water resistant pill pocket, over the shoulder load lifters, two front bottle pockets, front mesh gel pockets, side stretch mesh pockets, a used gel pocket and a rear external shock cord for extra […]

Mammut MTR 201 Tech Low

  When I was first asked to test-run this shoe I was a little wary. When it comes to trail running shoes, it can be difficult to find the perfect balance between comfort, flexibility and sturdiness in one shoe. Having never heard of Mammut before, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Although my shoe size […]

Nathan Firecatcher

  Comes with two 10 oz / 300 ml flasks with push-pull caps and will accommodate a 1.5 L bladder. The bladder is not included. Pocket options include a moisture resistant pill pocket, secure zippered pocket and a mesh front pocket for gels. The fabric is a breathable mesh with reflective markings. There is additional […]

Shoe Review: Inov-8 X-Talon 212

  Extreme terrain? Snow? Mud? The X-TALON™ 212 is built like a beast to handle whatever a trail throws at you. A fair number of trail shoes are built from road shoe designs and then given a slightly more grippy outsole. The X-Talon feels like it was born for the roughest, wettest, snowy icy terrain […]

Montane VIA Trail Series Long Tights

  Lightweight spring weather and summer mountain tights, featuring fast drying high stretch fabric. Protects from UV Rays with 50+ UPF, has flatlocked seams throughout and zips at the ankle with reflective VIA logos. One of the best features on these tights is the stretch mesh fabric on the rear knee panels for ventilation. Another […]

Montane Allez Mirco Hoodie

Picking winter running layers is tricky business. Hypothermia can be an issue not only when you haven’t dressed warm enough, but when you’ve picked layers that are too warm, or too many layers, or fabric’s that are not moisture wicking. You end up over sweating and running in damp clothes that cause your core temperature […]

Atlas Race Snowshoes

  Here in Canada most of us are blessed with a break in the trail running season and usually get a few months of snowy winter. This, in turn, opens up opportunities to gain some serious fitness in some other sports and activities. One of the great sports, and one that will allow you to […]

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