• Future’s So Bright

    SmithAttack MSRP: $249  Weight: 1.03 oz   Fit: All  Lens curve: 7 x 4 Due to magnetic temples on the Attack, the arms snap on and off quickly and intuitively to … Continue reading "Future’s So Bright"
  • Suunto 9 Baro

    Suunto 9 Baro Price: $600 Geared specifically for the ultrarunner and endurance athlete, the Suunto 9 Baro is the newest, smartest addition to an already impressive family that raises the … Continue reading "Trail Tested: Suunto 9 Baro"
  • KATANA Safety Arc

    KATANA Safety Arc Weight: 1.5 oz Size: 2.25” w x 3.75” h Price: $149 + a monthly subscription Best Features: Discreet and access to 24/7 response center Room for Improvement: Doesn’t work … Continue reading "First Look: KATANA Safety Arc"
  • 2019 Ultimate Direction Hardrocker Vest

    UD 2019 Hardrocker Vest Weight: 10.6 oz Volume: 12 liters External materials: Tech-printed, 4-way-stretch, silicon-coated nylon Blader compatible: Yes Price: $165 Best features: Lightweight, plenty of pockets and style Room for … Continue reading "First Look: 2019 Ultimate Direction Hardrocker Vest"
  • 2019 Trail Running Kit From Patagonia

    One of the brands that continues to lead the charge for sustainability in the outdoor industry, Patagonia works to protect the places we love.  Some of Patagonia’s initiatives include grant … Continue reading "2019 Trail Running Kit From Patagonia"
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    Hoppy Trails Energy Gel by GU

    Hoppy Trails Energy Gel—Hops-Flavored GU Calories: 100 Sugars: 7 grams Price: $1.50 Weight: 1.1 oz Best Features: Silky texture, not too sweet, herbaceous flavor. Room for Improvement: Add a Hoppy … Continue reading "First Look: Hoppy Trails Energy Gel by GU"
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    LightBender and Lightspur by Nathan

    LightBender Armband by Nathan Weight: 2 oz Price: $20 Best features: Comfortable, super stretchy armband Room to improve: Fabric durability Nathan’s LightBender Armband is a good choice for runners who … Continue reading "First Look: LightBender and Lightspur by Nathan"
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    Run Free Pro Bio In-Ear Coaching

    Run Free Pro Bio Headphones by Soul Electronics Weight: 20 grams Best Features: Great sound quality. Real time coaching feedback. Room for Improvement: Challenging set up, initially. Price: $150 The … Continue reading "First Look: Run Free Pro Bio In-Ear Coaching"
  • Rock On Athletic Balm

    Rock On Athletic Balm Price: $40/4 oz container Best Features: Contains phytoplankton-rich, glacial marine clay. Room for Improvement: Expensive. We first became acquainted with Rock On Athletic Balm at our … Continue reading "First Look: Rock On Athletic Balm"
  • REI Flash Folding Trekking Poles

    REI Flash Folding Trekking Poles Materials: Carbon composite shaft construction, EVA foam grip, Tungsten carbide tips Weight: 13.8 ounces (for 115 cm length) Price: $150 Best Features: Ultra lightweight, sleek, … Continue reading "First Look: REI Flash Folding Trekking Poles"