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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 Garmin910XT, and I thought that it did pretty much all I need; it has a pretty good battery life, but I’m not a fan of the barometric altimeter, …

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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 …

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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 …