Patagonia Women’s Release Review

The Women’s Patagonia Release is a trail shoe that is designed to provide extreme comfort and support during higher mileage runs. The Release weighs 23 ounces/pair and is by no means a light trainer. The Release, however, does provide some excellent trade offs by providing incredible shock absorption and cushioning. The Release was tested on trail runs and day hikes. ...

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Review: New Balance NBx-TREME Crop

The New Balance NBx-Treme Crop is a runner’s dream for a racer back sports bra. The X-treme crop utilizes a seamless design that truly eliminates the potential for any chaffing by removing problem seams from under the armpits and along the bra line. The x-Treme crop is made from Cocona, a textile technology that utilizes activated carbon from coconut shells. ...

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Review: Woolrich Weatherchaser Vest

When you think of Woolrich, what comes to mind? Flannel? That was our first thought.  Although Woolrich is famous for their flannels and other quality clothing, they have recently come out with a performance line that measures up with the rest of the outdoor industry. We recently tested the Woolrich Weatherchaser Vest, which is made of a polyester outer shell ...

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Sugoi Turbo Tri Short Review

The Turbo Tri Short from Sugoi is a no-nonsense triathlon short and a great value. The construction of this short features 6 panels and fits exceptionally well. The Matrix fabric of the Turbo Short is just compressive enough but not restrictive at all. We tested this short in training and racing situations and found it to excel in both- we ...

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Brooks Women’s Ghost 2 Review

The Brooks Ghost 2 is a great match for a neutral runner looking for a lightweight yet durable training shoe. This shoe, weighing only 9.0 oz, makes you feel like you are running on air but with support and cushion throughout. The Brooks Ghost 2 was tested in track workouts, long distance runs and speed workouts. By design, testers found ...

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Mizuno Alchemy 9 Review

The Mizuno Alchemy 9 is the most recent update from Mizuno to their popular pronation control shoe, the Alchemy. The Alchemy 9 sports Mizuno’s Dynamotion fit upper which envelops the foot and reduces distortion of the upper during the gait cycle. Our testers found the upper to be very comfortable and the AIRmesh upper is super breathable. The Mizuno Wave ...

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Patagonia Nano Puff Pullover Review

The Patagonia Nano Puff lightweight pullover is ideal for all types of conditions and activities for the outdoor adventurer. This Patagonia Nano Puff pullover is made of a water resistant polyester outer to keep you dry and comes with Primaloft insulation for warmth.  Following Patagonia’s concern for the environment, the Nano Puff is made from 100% recycled material.  Weighing in at ...

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