Trail & Kale’s mission is to empower and educate outdoor enthusiasts of all experience levels, to give you the confidence and knowledge required to live a healthy, active lifestyle, explore new outdoor activities, and challenge your limits – because that’s where growth happens. LIVE CLEAN, RUN FREE!

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The ‘TRAIL‘ part is easy; we love spending time in the great outdoors, immersed in nature, exploring new trails, and testing the latest gear. The ‘KALE‘ part of our name symbolizes the importance of a living a healthy lifestyle, where superfoods play such a large role in fueling our adventures.

This is why you’ll notice our content focuses on 4 key areas:

  • Product Reviews of premium outdoor gear (we don’t waste your time (or ours) reviewing low quality gear).
  • Buyer’s Guides to ensure you purchase the best quality gear for your budget.
  • Advice to help you start a new outdoor activity, and make it a part of your lifestyle.
  • Nutrition advice and recipes to help you form healthy daily habits.

Trail & Kale is an online publisher, focused on empowering our readers to maximize quality time outdoors, be active and live a healthy, balanced, lifestyle.

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 road and trail running, hiking, camping, backpacking, mountain biking, stand up paddle boarding, and skiing. About Trail and Kale 800px 1

We also review the latest adventure dog gear, share our DIY camper van adventures with our pets, and offer tips on living a healthy, plant-based lifestyle.

What information will I find on Trail & Kale?

Quality outdoor gear reviews, buyer’s guides, and advice

We find and share gear and concepts that help enable you to enjoy a more active lifestyle.

Our gear reviews and buyer’s guides are 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 don’t outsource our gear reviews to freelance or guest writers, which means our in-house team offers a uniquely consistent voice and perspective on the gear we review, including the ability to make direct comparisons between similar products. Our reviews are often enhanced with video reviews to further demonstrate product features that are sometimes hard to put into words. Our end goal is to be as valuable to our readers as possible.

Our buyers guides are to-the-point, informative and supported by clear explanations and comparisons between products (with links to in-depth product reviews), so you leave our site more informed, and less confused, about the various features and options to choose from when buying outdoor gear.

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We test and review gear for a living which means we’ve tried A LOT of outdoor gear over the years, and we know what’s worth the money and what isn’t.

This includes yoga, fitness, van life, home life and life with an active adventure dog.

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We focus on reviewing premium, high-end gear that we would (and do) use and enjoy ourselves, and don’t waste our time writing (or yours reading) reviews of generic or cheap gear that doesn’t meet our high standards.

We’re also REAL PEOPLE who have traveled the world, explored hiked, camped and run countless marathons and ultra marathons all over the globe. We live and breathe this lifestyle and are here to answer any questions you may have about our experience using the gear we review.

Plant-based nutrition

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.

We have years of experience in eating, drinking and reviewing the latest and greatest in plant-based nutrition designed for athletes and people who lead an active lifestyle. 

About Us | Live Clean, Run Free 1 - Trail and Kale | Trail Running & Adventure
Hey, I'm Alastair and I'm totally obsessed with discovering the latest, greatest & coolest gear for outdoor pursuits. Learn more about Trail & Kale, and everything we stand for as an outdoor gear & healthy foods publication.
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One of Trail & Kale's co-founders, Mom to Seb and guardian of our resident adventure dog, Kepler, Helen can be found trail running with Kepler and enjoying road runs with a jogging stroller, all while testing out the latest running gear for our readers.
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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 🙂 Learn more about me and my hoomans, and all the things that Trail & Kale stands for.



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