Archive for 'Gear Reviews & How-to'

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 […]

Nathan SpeedDraw Plus Insulated

  Staying hydrated on a run when the temperature drops well below into the negative double digits can be tricky. For the runner who doesn’t stop when the snow comes and the world outside sparkles in ice, there is a handheld that will endure with you. Water freezes in a hydration hose or in the […]

The 12 Days of Gearsmas

Get ready for 12 days of great gear ideas for your loved one, family and friends to kick off a new season of trail running! On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me, GENR8 Vitargo S2…       Super carbohydrate powder for those long runs or back to back days […]

Mountain Hardwear Ratio 15 Sleeping Bag

This summer I spent many chilly nights in the mountains keeping warm and dry in the Ratio 15 sleeping bag. I’m a fan of running multi-day races, and last year I spent too many sleepless nights frozen because I didn’t put enough thought into the right sleeping bag. I learned my lesson and did my […]

Mountain Hardwear Optic 3.5 Tent

This past August I headed out to the mountains of Colorado for 12 days of camping and running. Camping has the same simplicity and peaceful impact as running trails. The idea of getting away and completely surrendering yourself to the trails and isolation of the land is the perfect way to reconnect with your inner […]

Nathan VaporShadow Pack

For longer runs, or runs where I need to carry more gear, I’ve been playing with the Nathan VaporShadow pack. Right away I noticed this pack has a lot going on. It’s advertised as a high-capacity race vest designed to fit a women’s torso. In terms of storage it’s got plenty of compartments if you […]

Shoe Review: Montrail FluidFlex 2

If you’re a minimal shoe fan, I recently checked out the Montrail FluidFlex 2, and if you’re a numbers person here are the numbers. 4mm offset 15mm heel 11mm forefoot 6.9oz or 196g While I can’t do all my running in minimal shoes, I really like them and keep a pair handy for shorter runs […]

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