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The Best Quick-Dry Pack Towels For Camping & Travel

The best quick dry towels for camping, the beach, boating, watersports and other adventures, including ultra-lightweight pack towels for travel and backpacking.

Best On Running Shoes Ranked With Reviews: Ultimate On Clouds Buying Guide

Welcome to the ULTIMATE On Running shoes buyer's guide, complete with reviews + rankings of the best On running shoes available | YES, I've reviewed them all!

This On Cloudeasy review shares how the shoes perform in the everyday, while running, and how they compare to On's popular Cloud shoes.

In this On Cloudrunner review I share their key features, how they perform while running, and ultimately, who I believe the Cloudrunner is built for.

Our In-house 'On' expert shares how the Cloudmonster performs while running, and why he believes they're On's best road running shoe yet!

In this On Cloudvista Review, you'll learn everything there is to know about these speedy, mid-distance trail running shoes before buying.

In this On Cloud Away review, you'll learn why they are On's best travel shoes, how I rate them, and how they compare to other On lifestyle shoes.

2022 UPDATE: In this On Cloud review [Cloud 5], you'll learn how they perform for running & as a daily lifestyle shoe. Are they really the best On's? Find out why I believe the are!

Apollo Neuro Review: A Wearable To Relieve Stress & Improve Sleep

This Apollo Neuro review covers the benefits and features of this stress bracelet, how its touch therapy works for stress relief, and as a sleep aid.

Ecoflow Review: The Portable Power Stations Changing The Game

From off-grid to solar-generated home backup systems, this Ecoflow review covers their Delta Pro, River Pro, Wave AC and solar generator systems.

Paka Apparel Review: Alpaca Wool Socks, The Answer To Sweaty Feet

Paka Apparel review including why alpaca wool socks are superior to merino for their thermal, sweat-wicking and stink-free properties.
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Trail Marathon / 50K Training Plan + ULTRA RACE GUIDE

The ULTIMATE FREE trail marathon & 50K training plan + race guide. Learn how to 1) Create a training schedule 2) What to eat 3) Recovery 4) Secret race tactics!

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On Cloud Review: On’s Most Popular Lightweight Running Shoes [Cloud 5]

2022 UPDATE: In this On Cloud review [Cloud 5], you'll learn how they perform for running & as a daily lifestyle shoe. Are they really the best On's? Find out why I believe the are!

Best On Running Shoes Ranked With Reviews: Ultimate On Clouds Buying Guide

Welcome to the ULTIMATE On Running shoes buyer's guide, complete with reviews + rankings of the best On running shoes available | YES, I've reviewed them all!

The Best Trail Running Poles For Ultrarunning & Fastpacking

These are the best trail running poles for trail running, ultramarathons, fastpacking and ultra-light backpacking adventures.

On Cloud X Review: Here’s Why They SMASH The Competition!

This On Cloud X Review reveals 1.) how they perform for running 2.) how they compare to other On running shoes 3.) Pros & Cons, Overall Rating & MORE!

Fi Dog Collar Review: A GPS Dog Collar For Active Dogs

Series 2 Fi Dog Collar review covering battery, sleep tracking, using GPS to track your dog and more, based on two years of usage traveling, hiking & at home.

The Best Trail Running Shoes

A list of the best trail running shoes, and expert guidance to ensure you choose comfortable, high-performing shoes for your trail running adventures.
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Whether you’re here for our outdoor gear reviews & buyer’s guides, or to learn more about outdoor activities including trail running, hiking, camping, backpacking, and skiing – you’ll find all that here! We also enjoy writing about the latest adventure dog gear, our DIY Sprinter camper van conversion, and eating a plant-based diet.

Get started by using the menu above to navigate to the gear / topics you’re most interested in, or keep scrolling for the latest content on Trail & Kale. Join our Newsletter to get notified when new gear reviews drop – and follow us on Instagram for a look behind the scenes.

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Outdoor Vitals Ventus Hoodie Review: Ultralight Gear Just Got Even Lighter!

This Outdoor Vitals Ventus Hoodie review covers the key features of this ultra lightweight, insulated, packable jacket for backpacking & more.

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Paka Apparel Review: Alpaca Wool Socks, The Answer To Sweaty Feet

Paka Apparel review including why alpaca wool socks are superior to merino for their thermal, sweat-wicking and stink-free properties.

What To Wear Hiking: This Hiking Clothes Checklist Is Worth A Bookmark

If you're wondering what to wear hiking, our guide includes a complete checklist of hiking clothes to ensure you have a complete outfit for the trails.

Nike Trail Running Shoes Compared: Which Are Best?

Everything you need to know about this year's Nike Trail running shoes lineup. Nike Trail Shoes Compared Terra Kiger, Peg Trail, Wildhorse & More!

Trail Running for Beginners: How To Start Trail Running

This trail running for beginners guide includes how to trail run, the gear required to progress, how to find local trails, trail running tips, & much more!

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Best Marin Hikes With Views Of The Headlands, Mt Tam, SF Bay

Our 3 favorite San Francisco Bay Area hiking trails located in Marin County, California. All hikes are within a 30-minute drive of the city.

Best Portable Power Station Brands For Camping Electricity and Home Backup Power

The best portable power station brands for camping, home backup, and camper van / RV / off-grid living. Don't be left in the dark, choose wisely.

Caldera Lab’s The Good Review: I Used It For 30 Days And This Is What Happened

Caldera Lab The Good Review: an organic, vegan men's face serum. Find out what makes it such a high-quality product, and my experience after 30 days using it.

Solo Stove Pi Review: This Backyard Pizza Oven Will Up Your Outdoor Kitchen Game

My Solo Stove pizza oven review includes the key features, why it's special, what it's like to cook with and the accessories you'll need.

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The Best Quick-Dry Pack Towels For Camping & Travel

The best quick dry towels for camping, the beach, boating, watersports and other adventures, including ultra-lightweight pack towels for travel and backpacking.

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Dog Gifts For Adventurous Pets, Dog Dads & Moms

Fun and useful dog gifts for your adventurous pet. If they love hiking, camping, water or are just wild at heart, there's something for them here.

Bag Balm Review: The Most Versatile Moisturizer There Is?

My Bag Balm review includes the key ingredients and uses for this versatile face and body moisturizer, including whether it's safe for pets.

What To Wear Hiking: This Hiking Clothes Checklist Is Worth A Bookmark

If you're wondering what to wear hiking, our guide includes a complete checklist of hiking clothes to ensure you have a complete outfit for the trails.

Nike Terra Kiger 8 Review: Nike Just CRUSHED It!

This Nike Terra Kiger 8 review dissects Nike's latest all-round flagship trail running shoes. I also share my arguments for (and against) buying them.

Your Super Review: Moon Balance, Skinny Protein & More

Your Super reviews including their popular women's supplement, Moon Balance, Skinny Protein powder, and the Golden Mellow superfoods mix.

Gobi Heat Review: What I Thought Of This Bestselling Heated Camping Chair

This Gobi Heat review covers the Terrain heated camping chair's key features, pros, cons, comfort and effectiveness..

The Best Dog Beds Buyer’s Guide

Not all pet beds are made equal. We've selected the very best dog beds for orthopedic, memory foam, bolster, nesting, durable & washable beds.

YETI Dog Bed Review – Is the Trailhead Bed Worth it?

I'm the proud owner of a YETI Trailhead Dog Bed. I love to snooze on it but why is it so expensive? My YETI Dog Bed Review tells ALL from a dog's point of view.

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Yesglasses has you covered for affordable prescription sunglasses and glasses

Yesglasses makes affordable, yet stylish, prescription glasses and sunglasses a reality. Here's how they do it (plus - our favorite frame styles for active people).

The Best Outdoor Gear Deals In The REI Anniversary Sale [2022]

The REI Anniversary Sale is their biggest sale of the year, with discounts up to 30% off. Don't miss these deals - our picks of 2022's best discounts.

REI Swiftland Running Gear Is Built For The Trails

The REI Swiftland range of men's and women's running gear has everything you need to kit yourself out for trail running this summer.

Introducing Premium Care Calming Chews & Probiotics For Dogs

PremiumCare calming chews for dogs can help pets deal with separation anxiety and stressful situations such as fireworks and vet visits.

Nike Trail Running Shoes Compared: Which Are Best?

Everything you need to know about this year's Nike Trail running shoes lineup. Nike Trail Shoes Compared Terra Kiger, Peg Trail, Wildhorse & More!

Trail Running for Beginners: How To Start Trail Running

This trail running for beginners guide includes how to trail run, the gear required to progress, how to find local trails, trail running tips, & much more!

The Best Trail Running Shoes

A list of the best trail running shoes, and expert guidance to ensure you choose comfortable, high-performing shoes for your trail running adventures.

The Best Running Headphones & Wireless Earbuds

The best running headphones, including wireless earbuds, over-ear, and outside-ear bone conduction headphones for running and gym workouts.

Best Dog Toys: The Ultimate Guide For Fun-Loving Best Friends

The best dog toys, from durable chew, fetch and plush squeaky toys to cool specialist pet companies offering canine enrichment and puzzle games.

Nike Pegasus Trail 4 Review

This Nike Pegasus Trail 4 Review shares all you need to know about Nike's latest cushioned door-to-trail hybrid trail running shoes before buying.

Best Energy Gels and Chews For Running and Cycling

The best energy gels and chews for running and cycling, including ultramarathons, endurance cycling events, triathlons, and Ironman racing.

Alternatives to UTMB – 6 Other Epic Mountain Races in European Trail Running Destinations

No race is quite like the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc, but there are other great European mountain ultrarunning race alternatives to UTMB.

5 Best Trail Running Towns To Live In The USA: Western States

Here's what you need to know about the best trail running towns to live in the USA and why these western cities made the list of top places to live for runners.

Check My Body Health Review: What I Learned About My Diet

This Check My Body Health review explains what a food sensitivity is, how to do one and what to expect from your results. Plus our exclusive code!

The 8 Best Greens Powder Supplements to Boost Your Immunity

Welcome to our Best Green Superfood Powders list. This buyer's guide will help you find the best green juice to boost your immune system and overall wellness.

Yesglasses has you covered for affordable prescription sunglasses and glasses

Yesglasses makes affordable, yet stylish, prescription glasses and sunglasses a reality. Here's how they do it (plus - our favorite frame styles for active people).

Best Plant Based Diet Books (with Recipes)

Following a plant-based lifestyle is key to a healthy, happier life. Here's our list of the best plant-based diet books with easy-to-follow recipes!

Best Running Hats: Technical Running Caps To Level Up Your Run Experience

The best running hats/technical caps that: wick sweat away from your face/eyes, keep your head/face/neck protected from the sun, look awesome!

Father’s Day Gift Ideas For Adventure-Loving Dads

If your dad enjoys staying active and has an adventurous spirit, then you can't go wrong with any of these awesome Father's Day gift ideas.

Which is the Best Coros GPS Watch? Coros Running Watches Compared

A comparison of all the Coros GPS running and multisport watches, including reviews of the VERTIX 2, APEX Pro, APEX and PACE 2.

Muscle Cramps From Running: How To Stop Running Cramps In Your Legs

How Can I Prevent Muscle Cramps While Running? Good question! Here are 4 Steps to help eliminate cramping

The Best Satellite Messengers & Personal Locator Beacons

Adventuring off-grid requires extra forethought, and preparation in order to ensure your safety out on the trails. One easy way to reduce the risk...

The Best Camping Chairs: Our Top Picks For Folding, Portable Outdoor Seating

The best portable, folding camping chairs you can also take to the beach and concerts - including everything from luxury reclining to ultralight backpacking chairs.

The Best Silicone Wedding Bands For Men & Women With Active Lifestyles

The best silicone wedding bands that are a safer alternative to metal rings for men and women with active lifestyles, including watersports, physical jobs or lifting weights.

Best Backpacking Stoves For Cooking On The Trails

The best backpacking stoves by type of backpacking, including cold weather and mountain hiking and ultralight stoves for thru-hikers and minimalists.

Best Camping Blankets | The Key Features You Should Know

Choose from our list of the best camping blankets, including down, puffy insulated options that repel dirt, sand, water and dog hair.

The Best Running Socks for Men & Women

The best mens and womens running socks, including cushioned, moisture-wicking, compression and breathable socks, from no-show tab styles to calf length options.

Javy Coffee Review: Everything You Need To Know About This Convenient Coffee Concentrate

This Javy coffee review shares all you need to know about this cold brew coffee concentrate like how to use it, what it tastes like, and if it's any good.

The Best Outdoor Gear Deals In The REI Anniversary Sale [2022]

The REI Anniversary Sale is their biggest sale of the year, with discounts up to 30% off. Don't miss these deals - our picks of 2022's best discounts.

BOTE Breeze Aero Review: A Lightweight Inflatable Paddle Board For Beginners

This BOTE Breeze Aero review goes over everything you need to know about this lightweight 10'8" inflatable SUP for beginners, before buying it.

The Best Running Sunglasses: Great For Trail Running & Hiking Too

Our shortlist of the best running sunglasses will help you decide which sunglasses to buy. All glasses are protective, lightweight, comfortable, stylish!

Best Trekking Poles For Hiking

Whether you're looking for carbon or aluminum, adjustable or folding, these are the best trekking poles for hiking, trekking, backpacking and thru-hiking.

iRocker Paddle Board Review: The Inflatable 10’6 Cruiser SUP

The inflatable stand up paddleboard featured in this iRocker paddle board review is the bestselling Cruiser 10' 6 SUP - the all-rounder for beginners.

The Best Trail Running Poles For Ultrarunning & Fastpacking

These are the best trail running poles for trail running, ultramarathons, fastpacking and ultra-light backpacking adventures.

Inov-8 ParkClaw G 280 Review: Graphene Door-To-Trail Shoes

In this Inov-8 ParkClaw G 280 Review, I share their key features, how they perform while running, and ultimately, who I believe they are built for.

The Best Running Shorts For Men [Road & Trail-worthy]

Our buyer's guide to the best running shorts for men - Including the finest modular short + liner combos, 2 in 1 running shorts, compression, & more!

How To Find Hiking & Running Trails Near Me? The 5 Best Trail Finder Apps in 2022

If you are wondering 'how to find trails near me for hiking and running', here are the 5 Best Trail Finder Apps that do just that.

Best On Running Shoes Ranked With Reviews: Ultimate On Clouds Buying Guide

Welcome to the ULTIMATE On Running shoes buyer's guide, complete with reviews + rankings of the best On running shoes available | YES, I've reviewed them all!

Best GPS Watches for Running and Hiking

Discover the best running watches for marathon training, trail running & ultras, including top GPS watches from Garmin, Suunto, Apple, Polar, Coros, and more.

On Cloudrunner Review: I Wasn’t Expecting This!

In this On Cloudrunner review I share their key features, how they perform while running, and ultimately, who I believe the Cloudrunner is built for.

Sixthreezero Bike Review: Vintage-Inspired Bicycles & E-Bikes

In this Sixthreezero bike review I provide an overview of the Sixthreezero brand, an a more detailed look at my vintage-inspired Sixthreezero e-bike.

14 Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas For Adventurous Moms

Unique Mother's Day gift ideas for adventurous moms of all ages, including moms that love hiking, running, fitness, camping and being outdoors.

REI Swiftland Running Gear Is Built For The Trails

The REI Swiftland range of men's and women's running gear has everything you need to kit yourself out for trail running this summer.

Gifts For Trail Runners: Shoes, GPS, Accessories, Food & More!

After gift inspiration for the trail runner in your life or yourself? Check out our list of the best affordable and useful gifts for trail runners.

Solo Stove Bonfire Review: How Is This Smokeless Firepit Possible?

This Solo Stove Bonfire review explains the backyard and camping firepit's key features, pros & cons, and what calling it a smokeless firepit really means.

Lululemon Running Shoe Review – How The Women’s Blissfeel Shoe Stacks Up

Lululemon running shoe review including the Blissfeel's key features, pros, cons, and how they stack up to other running shoe brands.

Kane Footwear Review: Recovery Shoes For Athletes OR Anyone Needing The Benefits

In this Kane Footwear review, I share how these slip-ons can potentially help your feet recover faster after a run or spending long days on your feet.

Earth Day Gifts From The Eco Friendly Brands We Love

These Earth Day gifts are all made sustainably from Climate Neutral brands - many of which are B-Certified. Eco-friendly products are great for gifts!

Rumpl Blanket Review: Everyone In This Family Loves These Insulated Quilts

Our Rumpl blanket review compares the key features of the Original, Nanoloft and Down puffy camping blankets, plus the pros and cons of each.