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Ultimate Direction AK Vest 2.0

When Ultimate Direction launched the Signature Series in late 2012, the Anton Krupicka vest (and its larger counterpart, the Scott Jurek vest) were everywhere at trail races.  For a while, it seemed like half the runners were wearing the AK edition, and the other half were heading to the store …

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Pearl Izumi E:Motion Road N2

Right around the time I had resigned to working on speed over trails, my usually-full shoe cupboard went perilously empty of road …

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RecoFit Compression Sleeves

Alright, let’s get it out of the way. I’ve referred to compression wear as “pointless accessories”, “a waste of money” and “leg …

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Tire pullin’

This should really be considered the final entry of a three part story. The first installment (my first DNF) taught me that I …

Hydration Pack Shootout!

I only sling on a hydration pack when I know that water and nutrition will be required and sparse. For me, its …

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Hydration Belt Shootout!

Sometimes a race vest is necessary, but sometimes we just need to carry the basic essentials…A little bit of food, maybe a …

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Trail Cleat Shootout!

I’ve recently tried out two  shoes that I can only describe as “trail cleats.”  These shoes are made for mud, wet grass, …

Salomon – S-Lab Fellcross 2

The new Salomon S-Lab Fellcross 2 is a vicious animal strapped to your feet. Fell and mountain racers, listen up. Having spent …