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Trail Running for Beginners: How To Start Trail Running

The trail running for beginners guide: Includes how to trail run, the gear you need to progress, how to find local trails, trail running tips, & much more!

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!

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!

In this On Cloudboom Echo Review you will learn everything there is to know about these hyper lightweight, carbon-plate running shoes before buying.

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.

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!

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.

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 Poles [For Ultrarunning & Fast Hiking]

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

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!

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!
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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.

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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.

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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

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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 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 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.

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Delight the runner in your life with a gift from lululemon! We've picked the best lululemon gifts for runners - for both men and women.

5 Reasons Why a Customized Leatherman Surge is a great Father’s Day gift

I'm using my customized Leatherman Surge every day it's awesome! Here's 5 reasons why it would make a great gift for Father's Day, a birthday or Christmas.

5 Reasons a Leatherman Makes a Useful Mother’s Day Gift

Practical reasons why the Leatherman Signal makes an awesome useful Mother's Day gift for an adventurous Mom, especially when hiking, camping or traveling.

Adventure-Ready Outfits from REI Co-op Women’s Clothing Range: Currently 25% Off

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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 & Fast Hiking]

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.

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.

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.

What To Wear Hiking: Bookmark This Hiking Clothes Checklist

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.

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.

Best Camping Lanterns | Everything You Need To Know Before Buying a Camping Light

Buyer's guide to the best camping lanterns, including solar, rechargeable battery-operated LED lanterns, plus outdoor string lights for camping.

On Cloudmonster Review: My New Favorite Road Running Shoes

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!

Teva Slippers Review: The ReEmber Moc Slip-Ons

Find out what makes these men's and women's slip-on quilted Teva slippers so popular for camping and wearing in and around the house.

The Ultimate Fastpacking Gear Guide

Everything you need to know about fastpacking, including a full gear guide for fast ultralight backpacking (and long-distance trail running) adventures.

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.

The Best Plant Based Protein Powders For Runners & Endurance Athletes

Ultimate guide to the best plant-based protein powders for runners, endurance athletes, and weight lifters + How to choose a clean vegan protein!

Best Coolers and Ice Chests: Hard Shell, Wheeled & Soft Backpack Coolers

The best coolers and ice chests compared, including hard and soft sided, with wheels, backpack coolers and more: YETI vs RTIC, Igloo, Hydro Flask + more.

The Best Stand Up Paddle Boards | Everything You Need To Know Before Buying a SUP

This SUP buying guide features 1.) A list of the best stand up paddle boards & brands, and 2.) A guide to choosing your next stand up paddle board.

Level Select CBD Review: CBD For Better Sleep & Recovery

My Level Select CBD review covers CBD gummies for sleep, focus, and immune support, and their sport CBD ache relief cream for muscle soreness.

On Cloudvista Review: On’s Responsive Mid-Level Trail Running Shoes

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

Best Camper Van Rental Companies for US Road Trips

Find a camper van rental company for US road trips California, Colorado, Alaska, Hawaii (and more), in Sprinter vans, VW campervans and custom conversion vans.

Olukai Sandals Review – Hawaii On Your Feet!

This Olukai sandals review takes a look at the key features, pros and cons of their Hawaiian-inspired men's and women's Ohana flip flops.

The Best Backpacking Tents For Multi-Day Hikes & Fastpacking

Including a complete guide to choosing the best backpacking tent for multi-day hiking trips, lightweight and ultralight tents as well as budget options.

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!

Ride1UP Roadster V2 Review: The Commuter E-Bike That Zips Under The Radar

This insanely stealthy commuter ebike had a ton of surprises for me while testing! Commuters, this Ride1UP Roadster V2 Review is for you!

The Best Hiking Boots For Men and Women in 2022

This guide makes it easy to find the best hiking boots for you - both men's and women's, from breathable lightweight boots to waterproof backpacking options.

lululemon Yoga Mat Review | The 5mm Reversible Mat

Our lululemon yoga mat review explains the key features of their popular thick, non-slip reversible yoga mat, and whether it's worth the money.

REI Membership Benefits Including Huge Co-Op Sale Discounts

Looking to become an REI Member? There are so many REI Membership benefits which are all explained here. Become a member now and get huge Co-op sale discounts.

Because Animals Review: Omega and Probiotic Powder for Dogs

Our Because Animals review includes noochies cat and dog treats, dog probiotic powder supplement, and their cultured meat pet food innovations.

The Importance Of Getting Out Into Nature: A Thank You to our Natural World

The importance of getting out into nature, having a positive influence, and benefits of green exercise. Thank you Nature Conservancy for your work.

Hex Brand Review: A Well designed DSLR Camera Bag With A Ton of Storage

Hex Brand Review: Key features, detailed photos, and a video review of this thoughtfully designed, stealthy, urban DSLR camera bag.

The Best Dog Boots For Hiking, Snow & Hot Pavements

Plus how to choose the best dog boots for hot pavements, slippery hardwood, snow and ice, including for running, hiking and biking with your dog.

Slowtide Towel Review: Quick-Drying Camping and Travel Towels

Why one of these Slowtide quick-dry towels is a great choice for the beach, travel, gym, the pool, backpacking and camping.

On Cloudaway Review: On’s Best Travel Shoes For The Adventurous

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.

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