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Honest reviews by runners who demand the best.

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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 has been around several years now and is growing in popularity the industry hasn’t quite caught up yet with the trend yet. The market is basically segmented between …

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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 …

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Bras for Busty Runners

I asked Ashland-based trail runner Bethany to review a handful of running bras for this Spring/Summer.  Having a larger chest comes with …

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Osprey Rev 1.5 Hydration Pack

 I use a hydration pack for runs longer than 2 hours, preferring the Nathan HPL #020 for its capacity and comfort.    I also …

Book Review: Flanagan’s Run

In our interview with Dr. David Horton, the good doctor mentioned a book that had a big impact on his life.  That …