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Yaktrax Run Review

Yaktrax Run

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 you are like me, running ...

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Night Trek 270 Shoe Lights Review

Night Trek 270° Shoe Lights

Headlamps are generally the light source of choice when heading outdoors for an adventure in the dark, because they allow for hands free operation, they’re small and lightweight, and they have a long battery life. Expanding the category of hands free lighting Night Trek has given us another option called the Night Trek 270, which is a lightweight tactical shoe ...

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The Columbia Caldorado Beanie Review

Columbia Caldorado Beanie

Let’s Talk About the Columbia Caldorado Beanie Yep, it’s a beanie, a hat, a lid, a bowler, or a skull cap. Basically, it’s something to keep the noggin’ warm, right?  Not so fast, my friend….!  This Columbia Caldorado Beanie is a multi purpose piece of gear that will satisfy many cold weather outings. The term ‘Beanie’ got me wondering where ...

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Headsweats Trucker Hats Review

Trucker hats can be found everywhere these days: at the bar, coffee shop, on backcountry ski tours, and pretty much any trail running adventure. I too have been sucked into the craze and often sport local Steamboat companies, such as Big Agnes or our local running series on my favorite trucker hat. Prior to the trucker hat, I wore many ...

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LifeStraw Review 


“It all started with the issue of safe water. Which should never be an issue.” LifeStraw was started on the idea of helping provide safe drinking water for people in developing countries who don’t have water piped in from municipal sources or other access to safe water. While this still remains the mission of LifeStraw, their portfolio has expanded into other ...

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Ultimate Direction PB Adventure Vest 3.0 Review

PB Adventure Vest 3.0

When you stamp the name Peter Bakwin on your adventure vest it had better perform above and exceed all expectations one puts on it. However when Peter Bakwin actually gets involved and helps Ultimate Direction create the PB Adventure Vest 3.0, there is a pretty good chance that it will excel in just about every environment you take it in. ...

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Zephyr Fire 300 Hand Torch Review

Nathan Sports Visibility division has the aphorism, “See. Be Seen. Run longer.” And their Zephyr Fire 300 Hand Torch fits perfectly into this motto. First Look The Zephyr Fire 300 is a compact lightweight 359-lumen handsfree flashlight that has a engineered downward angle of 24° to allow full illumination of the path ahead. It comes with an adjustable moisture-wicking hand strap (identical to the one on ...

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Nathan VaporMax Plus

The Nathan VaporMax Plus is a handheld water bottle ideal for staying hydrated on runs long and short while storing necessities (keys, ID, money, fuel). While there are notable design and functionality improvements, I found some components to be troublesome. Nathan VaporMax Plus First Impressions I always, always, always run with water. Hot, cold, humid, dry, I’m always on the roads, ...

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Trigger Point Nano Foot Roller

Trigger Point Nano Roller Background One of the great advancements in running over the last 10 years or so has been the increase in products allowing the individual runner to perform muscle therapies themselves for injuries and general recovery. The use of rollers and massage devices can really help with stiff muscles and tight spots from hard training. One of ...

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