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Cambelbak Circuit Vest Review

The Camelbak Circuit Vest has been my go to running vest this summer. It is a simple, light weight running pack that has very basic features, yet gets the job done for stashing food and staying hydrated. I used the Camelbak Circuit Vest on a 50 miler, 50K, trail marathon and multiple training runs. In total, I have probably worn ...

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Brooks UpLift Crossback Sports Bra Review

Brooks UpLift Crossback Sports Bra

The Brooks UpLift Crossback Sports Bra has many excellent features to help keep your mind on your exercise task and off what your sports bra is doing. The Brooks UpLift Crossback is designed for medium to high intensity activity, such as running, for women with C/D sized cups.  Here’s a breakdown by feature for the sports bra. Sizing One of ...

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Tailwind Nutrition Caffeinated Endurance Formula

Here at ActiveGearReview we have been avid Tailwind fans since our initial review of Tailwind Endurance Fuel in 2013 (full review available here). Tailwind is a Colorado based company that prides itself on being easy on the stomach, while also remaining gluten/vegan/soy/and dairy free. As an avid trail runner, I used to fall into that “crappy stomach” crowd that would ...

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Women’s Spring Hiking Guide

Spring in the mountains means a transition from our beloved winter-time activities and the return of trail based activities, such as hiking, mountain biking, trail running, and climbing. As the snow melts in Colorado, many flock to warmer climates to jump start the summer activities. Here at ActiveGearReview we did just that and headed for some fun in the sun to ...

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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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Outdoor Research Women’s Ferrosi Windshirt Review

Outdoor Research Ferrosi Windshirt

Ferrosi Fabric Last summer, the male gear reviewer in the house got a pair of Outdoor Research Ferrosi shorts to review (full review here). I was instantly jealous of the fabric and wished I could own a piece of gear that featured the incredible stretch and comfort. Fortunately, I’ve had the opportunity to ski (skate and alpine touring), hike, bike, ...

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Orange Mud Hydraquiver Vest Pack 2 Review

Initial Thoughts on the Orange Mud Hydraquiver Vest Pack 2 “Innovation from frustration” is the Mantra from Orange Mud founder Josh Sprague (read our interview here) – Josh was bothered by many of the same things that all runners face when using a water pack. The fit was sloppy, the pack bounced around, chafing ensued, there were too many pockets, there ...

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Outdoor Research Tantrum Hooded Jacket Review

OR Tantrum Hooded Jacket

The Outdoor Research Tantrum Hooded Jacket arrived to my house about 30 days ago and I’d say I’ve used it for 30 days straight. The Tantrum Hooded Jacket has been my favorite piece of new gear and one I don’t leave the house without. The jacket itself is super lightweight, weighing 4.4 oz. Despite its’ weight, the jacket keeps you ...

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