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born out of a love of the outdoors, nature and creativity

Trail & Kale’s mission is to empower outdoor enthusiasts of all experience levels, giving you the confidence and knowledge you need to live a healthy, active lifestyle, enjoy the outdoors confidently, and challenge your limits.

We’re inspired by beautiful natural places and connecting with like-minded people. Here at Trail & Kale, we write outdoor gear reviews & buyer’s guides, and help you learn more about outdoor activities including trail running, hiking, camping, backpacking, and skiing. We also review the latest adventure dog gear, share our DIY camper van adventures, and offer tips on living a healthy, plant-based lifestyle.

What content will I find on Trail & Kale?

Our content is focused on maximizing quality time outdoors, being active and living a healthy, balanced, lifestyle with a positive mindset:

Quality outdoor gear reviews, buyer’s guides, and advice: Our gear reviews and advice is designed to be friendly, clear and informative for everyone, whether you’re a complete beginner here to learn, or simply researching the latest outdoor gear. We test gear for a living which means we’ve tried A LOT of outdoor gear over the years, and we know what’s worth your money and what isn’t.

Active lifestyle content: We define an active lifestyle as simply choosing not to live a sedentary life – both mentally and physically. Having an open mind, being curious and opting to spend quality time outdoors with a focus on sustainability. We find and share gear and concepts that help enable you to enjoy a more active lifestyle. This includes yoga, fitness, van life, home life and live with an active adventure dog.

Plant-based diet content: We believe that eating plant-based is the way forward, and that there is so much more we all have to learn about the nutritional and wellness benefits of plant foods, drinks and products. This includes meals, shakes, protein powders, and green powder supplements.

About Us | Outdoor Gear Reviews You Can Trust 1 - Trail and Kale | Trail Running & Adventure
Hey, I'm Alastair. I started Trail & Kale to share the mental & physical benefits that trail running and nature had given me. This site now inspires hundreds of thousands of people all over the world to trail run, hike, adventure more, and live a healthy plant-based lifestyle. It's also a place to learn how to chase your dreams, untether from convention and live more self-sustainably.
About Us | Outdoor Gear Reviews You Can Trust 2 - Trail and Kale | Trail Running & Adventure
Hi, I’m Helen, one of Trail & Kale's founders. Things that bring us joy are spending time together running, hiking and adventuring in beautiful places around the world, working towards being more self-sustainable and living a healthy, plant-based lifestyle. We changed our lives to realize our dreams and share advice on how you can do the same.
About Us | Outdoor Gear Reviews You Can Trust 3 - Trail and Kale | Trail Running & Adventure
Hi, I'm Kepler, the official adventure dog of Trail & Kale! I'm a frisky pup with a love of life, frisbees, and dirt. I write about dog gear and the essence of being an adventure dog 🙂

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One of the things we love most about running Trail & Kale is hearing from and seeing what our community of fellow outdoor adventure lovers are up to – it provides us with inspiration for our own adventures and we pick up some great tips from people with backgrounds and experiences that are different to our own. If you haven’t already, connect with us on Instagram for our latest updates and stories. You can also connect with us and our trail running community in the Trail & Kale Strava Club and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more gear reviews, advice, running short films and insights into the process of converting our Sprinter van into an off-grid tiny home on wheels.


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