Jolly Pets Dog Toys Review

Aspen and Suki were delighted to test out some new toys from Jolly Pets.  First up, the Monster Ball is not only a treat hider, but also a toss ball that is unevenly weighted, therefore providing unpredictable bounces while playing fetch. Suki and Aspen were immediately trying to grab the Monster Ball from each other. The Monster Ball is made ...

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Brooks Trance 9 Review

The Brooks Trance 9 is a premium moderate-stability training shoe and has been completely redesigned for 2009. The Trance incorporates Brooks’ new-and-improved Progressive Diagonal Rollbar (PDRB®), which gives it good pronation-prevention without sacrificing ride- these shoes really transition well from heel strike to toe-off. We are a big fan of Brooks’ BioMoGo midsole material- not only does it provide a ...

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Elemental Herbs Sunscreen Review

Elemental Herbs manufactures a wide array of organic skin care products, including sunscreen. We tested Elemental Herbs’ Sunscreen Sport SPF 20, Sport SPF 22 tinted, and Kids SPF 20. Elemental Herbs sunscreens are chemical and fragrance free. The active ingredient in all three products is zinc oxide 25%, which naturally acts as a physical barrier against harmful UVA and UVB. ...

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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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