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Ultraspire Quantum

I’ve been a big proponent of scaling back on gear I carry for awhile, and have worked hard to whittle down my “necessities” to just a three things: A car key, a few gels, and my iPhone.  Yeah, yeah, an iPhone isn’t a necessity, but when balancing kids, live media, …

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Hoka One One Clifton review

Apparently it takes…ahem…big feet…to criticize Hoka One Ones. Because of a sizing disparity, I’m still not sure I fit that bill, but …

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Bia GPS Watch for Women

Multi-sport GPS just got chicked.  I’ve had a succession of Garmin watches, starting with the Forerunner 201 many years ago. Now I have the …

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Ultimate Direction Fastpack 20

“Fastpacking” – a hybrid of trail running and ultralight backpacking – is an exciting way to explore the trails. While this concept …

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Nathan FireCatcher Vest Review

If you’re a trail runner, you’re likely familiar with the brand Nathan. Nathan Sports has been in the game for years and …

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Adidas Energy Boost

I’ve had this pair of shoes since November, have worn the heck out of them, and am just getting around to a …

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Pearl Izumi Fly Convertible Jacket

Let’s start with the givens.  I live in Ashland.  Basically, it’s Northern California in terms of climate, so with the exception of …