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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 Cloud 5 Ready review shares my experience wearing these everyday lifestyle shoes, plus the features I love, and who I think they are for.

Our In-house 'On' expert shares how the Cloudgo performs while running, and why he believes they can be your secret weapon for training.

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.

On Cloud Review: The Best Selling On Cloud Shoes For Lifestyle & Running [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!
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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!

The Best Discount Outdoor Gear In This Year’s Black Friday Sales

Our Black Friday curated list features our favorite discount outdoor gear for camping, running, backpacking, and active lifestyles. Keep checking back as we add new deals on the best gear we've been recommending this year!

Best Backpacking Sleeping Pads For Thru-Hikes, Weekends and Overseas Travels

These are the best backpacking sleeping pads for wherever in the world you are going - from weekends near home to round the world travels.

LARQ’s Interchangeable Filter & Purifier Caps Provide Endless Options For Water Purification

LARQ's interchangeable water bottle filter & purifier caps is the ultimate clean water processing system on the go. Learn why and how to use them.

We Review the Latest, Greatest and Coolest Outdoor Gear

Welcome to Trail & Kale! Only the best outdoor gear is featured on our website. We hope you enjoy visiting our site and exploring our reviews and buyer’s guides.

For a look behind the scenes, follow us on YouTube where we share video reviews, shorts, and behind the scenes posts – YES! We are real people here at Trail & Kale, just totally obsessed with discovering the best outdoor gear for our adventures. 🙂

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Kepler dancing with Alastair | Learn more about the people behind Trail & Kale and what we stand for on our About Us page.

As well as featuring cool new gear from the best brands in the outdoor industry, we publish in-depth outdoor gear reviews and buyer’s guides to help you learn about quality products designed to perform in all of life’s adventures.

Outdoor activities covered by our expert team include hiking, backpacking, road and trail running, camping, skiing, mountain biking and stand-up paddleboarding.

Gear is trail-tested right here in Northern California, unless, of course, we’re road tripping in our Sprinter Campervan to places close to our heart such as Bend, Oregon, or discovering new adventurous destinations.

Our site also contains informative articles sharing how to live a healthy lifestyle by way of following a whole food plant-based diet and lots of advice to help you enjoy trail, mountain or water sports, including tips on running technique and ultra marathon training.

Kepler is our resident trail dog and he writes many of his adventure dog gear reviews from his perspective – each one, a joyous experience to read! 🙂

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Nike Cyber Week Deals 2022 – Top Picks From This Year’s Sale

Nike’s Cyber Monday sale for 2022 is actually a Cyber Week sale, starting 11/26 and ending 11/29! In this year's Nike Cyber Week sale you...

Nike Black Friday Deals 2022 – Top Picks From This Year’s Sale

Our favorite discounted Nike running shoes and apparel in the 2022 Nike Black Friday Sale, plus get an extra 20% off select styles with this year's discount code.

Best Camping Gifts For Outdoor Lovers

This year's best camping gifts for outdoor enthusiasts who LOVE the great outdoors! Useful camping gear like hammocks, sleeping bags & MORE!

Lululemon Gifts for Runners: Our Favorite Picks

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.

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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.

Chirp Wheel Review: How Well Does This Back Roller Wheel Relieve Back Pain?

This Chirp Wheel review [PLUS & PRO vibrating wheels] explains 1) How the back roller wheels relieve back pain. 2) How to use it. 4) Final verdict.

Athletic Greens Review: My Thoughts After 30 Days Taking It

At a cost of less than a daily coffee, Athletic Greens is a plant-based dietary supplement that helps me maintain energy levels during busy times.

Cold Weather Running Tips And The Trail & Kale Winter Gear Guide

Our cold weather running gear guide and tips will make running in winter as enjoyable and rewarding as it should be.

Just because it’s colder outside right now doesn’t mean outdoor adventures should be few and far between! After all, we strongly believe there’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing and outdoor products.

At Trail & Kale, we go the extra step to find you the best outdoor gear that will help you perform at your best, and potentially more importantly, make your winter running, and outdoor adventures more comfortable and enjoyable.

Whether you’re after a new pair of waterproof hiking boots, high performance rain gear, or sleeping bags for your next camping trip, we’ve written about all the goodies that will make your time in the cold fresh air the best it can be.

Here are some of our winter running gear buying guides and advice articles to help keep you moving during these cold, wet and dark months.

A Guide To Running at Night: How...

With a little preparation and the right gear for running at night, those night runs may just become your favorite part of the day.

The Best Reflective Running Vests For Running...

Wearing reflective running gear such as a reflective running vest or belt over your running clothes can help you stay safe running or walking at night.

Running Safety Gear For Night Running, Remote...

This is the running safety gear you should consider adding to your checklist for night running, solo runs, wildlife encounters, and remote trail running.

The Best Waterproof Running Jackets for Men...

The best men's and women's waterproof running jackets, plus our buying guide to help you decide which to buy for running in cold and wet winter weather.

The Best Running Gloves For Winter and...

Here are the best running gloves for men and women, to keep your hands warm on those cold winter runs - Find your next pair of running gloves here!

The Best Running Headlamps For Trail Running...

[Buyer's Guide 2021] This best headlamps for trail running, ultrarunning, and hiking guide will help you find the best headlamp for your requirements & budget!

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Sensate Review | Does This Vibration Meditation Device Really Work?

This Sensate review explains the key features of this stress relief gadget, the science behind it, how it works and my experience using it.

The Best Silicone Wedding Bands for Men and 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.

The Best Insoles for Running Shoes | How To Choose The Right Ones For You

Our guide to the best insoles for running shoes includes insoles for flat feet, high arch support and pain relief from issues like plantar faciitis.

Best Camping Gifts For Outdoor Lovers

This year's best camping gifts for outdoor enthusiasts who LOVE the great outdoors! Useful camping gear like hammocks, sleeping bags & MORE!

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How I Find Running Trails Near Me: 5 Best Trail Finder Apps

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.

Chirp Introduces New 3-In-1 Muscle Roller Stick PLUS Their Largest Back Roller Yet!

Finally, a Chirp wheel that caters to those who need a more stable & comfortable back-rolling experience AND a 3-in-1 muscle roller stick that's epic!

Cold Weather Running Tips And The Trail & Kale Winter Gear Guide

Our cold weather running gear guide and tips will make running in winter as enjoyable and rewarding as it should be.

The Benefits of Ice Baths For Runners

The mental and physical benefits of ice baths for runners, including how to take one the right way, and how ice baths can impact your training.

Getting A Side Stitch When Running? Here’s Why It Happens & How To Fix It

Do you keep getting a stitch when running? Here's why it happens PLUS advice on how to stop it - based on my own experience as a runner.

Ooni Pizza Oven Review: Making Backyard Pizzas With The Ooni Karu 16

Ooni pizza oven review on the Karu 16, Ooni's largest, multi-fuel pizza oven, including comparison to other Oonis as well as the Solo Stove Pi.

Kurgo Jacket Review: The Loft Puffy Insulated Dog Coat

This Kurgo jacket review covers the Kurgo Loft Jacket, a puffy, insulated dog jacket for active dogs of all sizes and breeds.

COROS APEX 2 Pro’s Battery Life Is Insane Yet There’s So Much More To This GPS Watch

In this first look COROS APEX 2 Pro review I go over the key features of this premium yet affordable GPS watch for running & other outdoor sports.

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Alleviate Therapy Review: Plantar Fasciitis Treatment For A Long-Term Fix

In this Alleviate Therapy review we explain what makes this arch brace and massaging tool so beneficial for runners with Plantar Fasciitis heel pain.

Best Lululemon Shoes Ranked With Reviews: Ultimate Buying Guide

Comparison of all women's lululemon shoe styles including Blissfeel, Chargefeel and Restfeel, plus sizing tips, color options and pricing.

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.

Say Hello To The Kammok Outpost: The Ultimate Vehicle-Mounted Hammock Stand

What makes the Kammok Outpost the ultimate vehicle-mounted hammock stand for off-grid adventures.

The Grayl UltraPress Titanium Is Here And It’s SO Much More Than A Water Filter Bottle

In this first look Grayl UltraPress Titanium review I go over the key features of this premium Titanium water filter / purifier bottle for hiking & camping

The Best Dog Treadmills To Exercise Your Dog Indoors

Here are the best dog treadmills for keeping high-energy dogs fit during inclement weather conditions or for a supplemental exercise program.

Front of the Pack Review: Can ‘The One’ Help Your Dog, too?

Why I've given my dog 'The One' dog supplement. My Front of the Pack review explains why it's so popular and how it could help your dog, too.

Outdoor Gifts For Adventurous, Outdoorsy People: Get Any Of These, They’ll Love You Forever!

Cool & unique outdoor gifts for men, women and couples. These adventure gifts are great for Christmas, birthdays, mothers' and fathers' days!

Paka Baselayer Review: Super Soft, Sweat-Wicking Alpaca Wool Apparel

Paka baselayer review including why alpaca clothes are so popular for hiking, backpacking, travel, skiing and more.

Lululemon Gifts for Runners: Our Favorite Picks

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.

Viome Review: My Experience Of The Viome Health Intelligence Test

This Viome review covers my experience of the process of taking, and receiving results from, a Viome gut and blood health test.

Best Merino Wool Base Layers For Men and Women

The best Merino wool base layers are insulating yet also breathable, making them ideal for skiing, hiking and other cold weather outdoor activities.

Best Down Booties and Slippers for Camping, Backpacking & Van Life

The best insulated down and synthetic booties for camping, backpacking, skiing, van life and wearing at home to keep feet warm in winter.

The VSSL First Aid Stash Kit Is A Completely Customizable Tube Of Tricks

VSSL's aluminum canister gear kits are designed to last a lifetime in the great outdoors. Plus, tips for customizing your kit.

Biolite FirePit+ Review: This Smokeless Firepit Means More Fun Evenings Outdoors

Biolite Firepit+ review including the key features, pros, cons and our experience using this ingenious smokeless firepit.

Rumpl Nanoloft Flame Review: YES! A Fire-Resistant Puffy Blanket, Finally!

Stain, water and fire-resistant, why choose these insulated Rumpl Nanoloft Flame blankets vs. other Rumpl puffy blankets.

Wolf Republic Review: Ranger Pack & More Hipster Dog Gear

Wolf Republic review covering their Ranger Pack, copper dog bowl and rope tug toys for discerning adventure dogs, LIKE ME! WOOF!

Aventon Aventure Review: This Ebike Is An All-Terrain Beast

This Aventon Aventure Review is for anyone wanting to put fun back into their rides. With 4" fat tires + 80mm forks this ebike cruises all terrains.

Puffin Koozies: Cool Beverage Jackets For Your Drink

These Puffin koozies are the only beverage jacket your drink should be wearing, plus why they make such great (affordable) gifts.

Nike’s Pegasus Trail 4 GORE-TEX Is Built For Winter Trail Runs: No More Excuses!

With the Nike Pegasus Trail 4 Gore-Tex, winter running doesn't have to be miserable! With the right waterproof running gear, it's actually a lot of fun!

This Helinox Dog Cot Is The Elevated Dog Bed Your Best Friend Deserves

What makes ultralight camping brand Helinox's dog cot so special, and why your dog needs this premium elevated dog bed in their life.

Get These Tifosi Pink Sunglasses And Help Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

With mirrored pink lenses and a pink frame, these Tifosi pink sunglasses stand out from the crowd while also giving back to charity.

Alleviate Therapy Review: Plantar Fasciitis Treatment For A Long-Term Fix

In this Alleviate Therapy review we explain what makes this arch brace and massaging tool so beneficial for runners with Plantar Fasciitis heel pain.

On Cloud 5 Ready Review – The Most Durable Cloud Variant Yet!

This On Cloud 5 Ready review shares my experience wearing these everyday lifestyle shoes, plus the features I love, and who I think they are for.

Inov-8 Trailfly G 280 Review: First Run Impressions Video

In this Inov-8 Trailfly G 280 review, I share my first impressions in real-world trail conditions. Enjoy the story!

Aventon Soltera Review: This Stylish, Lightweight E-Bike Is Something Else!

This stylish, maneuverable commuter e-bike had a ton of surprises for me while testing! City commuters, this Aventon Soltera Review is for you!

ORCA Walker Tote Review – This Soft Cooler Brings Style & Function Together

Everything you need to know before buying an ORCA Walker Tote soft cooler. Includes a full feature breakdown, how-to-use demo, how it compares to the competition, and more!

Running Safety Gear For Night Running, Remote Locations, And Wildlife Encounters

This is the running safety gear you should consider adding to your checklist for night running, solo runs, wildlife encounters, and remote trail running.