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.

The Best Greens Powder Supplements in 2021 to Keep Your Immunity High

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.

Organifi Green Juice Review

Organifi Green Juice is an organic vegan dietary supplement that helps me maintain energy levels through the day. Find out why we use it!

Adventure Dog Gift Ideas | Trail Dog Gear Buyer’s Guide

Seeking adventure with your trail dog? You'll need to kit them out in the best gear that's practical, durable, and offers all-day comfort.
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These are the best backpacking backpacks for multi-day hikes, thru-hiking and traveling around the world (or nearer home).

23andMe Health + Ancestry DNA Test Review 2021

What the 23andMe DNA Test taught me about my health and fitness: In this 23andMe DNA review I share how learning my genetics helped me become a smarter runner.

On Cloudstratus Review – 2x Cushioned Distance Running Shoes

In this On Cloudstratus Review, you will learn everything there is to know about these super cushioned yet responsive marathon running shoes.

The Best Running Belts to Carry Your Phone, Water, Essentials

Welcome to our best running belts buyer's guide, featuring the best running hydration belts for carrying a phone, water & even jackets & hiking poles on runs.

Camping Kitchen Checklist & Camp Cooking Gear Guide

Including our camping kitchen gear checklist and buyer's guide, plus recommendations for the best camp cooking gear, including stoves, tables and complete sets.

Kaabo Mantis 8 Review

This Kaabo Mantis 8 review answers all your pre-purchase questions including riding experience, top speed, stopping speed, distance, pros & cons + more!

On Cloudflow Review: The Third Generation Has Landed!

Tried & Tested by Alastair, our in-house On expert! Find out how well they perform and how they compare to other On running shoes in this detailed review.

Nike Trail Running Shoes Compared: Which Are Best?

Everything you need to know about this year's Nike Trail running shoes lineup. ALL Nike Trail Shoes Compared [Terra Kiger 7 / Peg Trail 2 / Wildhorse 7 & More!]

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In this Nike Pegasus Trail 3 Review, I share everything you need to know about Nike's latest cushioned road/trail hybrid trail running shoes.

The Best Backpacking Water Filters & Purifiers

This backpacking water filter buyer's guide features 1.) A list of best backpacking water filters & purifiers, and 2.) How to choose the right water purification system for you

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Plus how to choose the best one for your dog to wear hiking, including dog backpacks to wear running, and saddlebags for large dogs to carry all their stuff in.

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The best backpacking sleeping bags and pads for camping, including synthetic as well as ultralight down bags, and how to choose the best sleeping system for you.

Rad Power Bikes RadMini 4 Review: A Folding E Bike That Packs a Punch

This Rad Power Bikes Rad Mini 4 review answers all your pre-purchase questions: riding experience, top speed, distance, hidden features, pros & cons + more!

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In this On Cloudultra Review, you'll learn everything there is to know about these super cushioned trail running shoes before buying.

Compex Review: Sport Elite 3.0 Muscle Stimulator & TENS Unit

Review of the Compex Sport Elite 3.0 electric muscle stimulator, plus how to use it to aid with athletic strength, training, recovery and as a TENS device.

Jaybird Vista 2 Review: A New Breed Of Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds For Running

This Jaybird Vista 2 review includes 1.) The key features and why they matter 2.) How they perform while running 3.) Vista 2 VS Vista 4.) Final verdict.

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.

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.

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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.

On Cloud Review: On’s Most Popular Lightweight Running Shoes

In this On Cloud review you'll learn how well they perform for running, and as a daily lifestyle shoe. Are they the best On's? I think so, FIND OUT WHY...

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Complete camping checklist, plus tips on what to bring on a camping trip, including stuff you need, and luxury camping gear you may want to take car camping.

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These 20 running performance hacks will teach you how to run faster, increase your stamina, fuel on the go, recover faster + more!

The Best CBD Balms, Salves & Lotions For Pain & Muscle Recovery

These high-quality CBD balms, salves and muscle rubs are designed for pain relief, and suitable for aiding recovery for runners, cyclists and other athletes.

The Best Hiking Boots For Men and Women in 2021

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.

The Best Plant-Based Protein Powders For Runners & Endurance Athletes

The ultimate guide to finding the best plant protein powders for runners and endurance athletes: the best vegan, high-quality, organic powders for workout recovery.

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

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

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.

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.

The Best Running Headlamps For Trail Running & Hiking

[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!

The Best Running Headphones & Wireless Earbuds of 2021

The best running headphones, including wireless earbuds and bluetooth over-ear headphones for running and gym workouts. EXPERT-RATED by runners for runners.

The Best Hydration Packs: Running Vests For Men and Women

Running hydration vests are essential for long-distance trail and ultra running. Find the best hydration pack for running with our expert buyer's guide.

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

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Our Somewear global hotspot review covers the key features and our experience using this personal GPS tracker and satellite communicator device for adventurers.

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

We compared the Coros GPS watches available in 2021, including the VERTIX, APEX Pro, APEX and PACE 2 running watches, the key features, price & value for money.

10 Useful Mother’s Day Gift Ideas For Active Moms [2021]

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

LARQ Bottle Review – Does It Live Up To The Shark Tank Hype?

This LARQ Bottle review sheds light on the UV light water bottle that can purify water & neutralize bottle stink! Does it ACTUALLY work though? Read on!

Caliper CBD Review: 5 Things You Need To Know About This CBD Powder

In this Caliper CBD review learn what you need to know about this dissolvable CBD powder and why it's such a versatile alternative to CBD oil supplements.

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!

Best Hiking Daypacks For Men and Women – Plus How to Pack for a Day Hike

Only top expert rated & tested hiking backpacks made our list of the best hiking daypacks for women and men. Plus, how to pack a daypack with the essentials.

The Best Trail Running Shoes

The best trail running shoes of 2021, and expert guidance to ensure you choose comfortable, high-performing shoes for your trail running adventures.

SuperGreen TONIK Review 2021: Benefits, Taste, Ingredients, Price, Verdict + MORE!

In this SuperGreen TONIK Review, learn about the benefits of drinking SuperGreen TONIK powder, how it tastes and compares to other powders + MORE!

On Cloudswift Review LATEST EDITION [What the Helion!?]

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

Purity Coffee: What Makes This Organic Coffee One of the Healthiest Brands

In this Purity Coffee review I explain how Purity Coffee is different to other coffee brands, the health benefits, its flavor, pros and cons and where to buy.

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!

Venga CBD Review: THC-Free CBD Products For Endurance Athletes

Venga CBD THC-Free CBD Products have been engineered for Endurance Athletes. This review explains the science & benefits of taking Venga CBD.

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.

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!

How To Find Hiking & Running Trails Near Me? The 5 Best Trail Finder Apps in 2021

If you are wondering 'how to find trails near me for hiking and running', here are the 5 Best Trail Finder Apps in 2021 that do just that.

5 Best Trail Marathon Shoes For Training & Marathon Races [Buyer’s Guide]

These are the best trail marathon shoes we've tried this year! Find your new pair of trail running shoes for marathon training and racing today. [START HERE]

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.

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

This Chirp Wheel review explains 1) How well it relieves back pain. 2) How it works. 3) How to use it properly. 4) My final verdict on this back roller wheel.

KLH Fusion True Wireless Earbuds Review 2021 [Editor’s Choice Award]

This KLH Fusion True Wireless Earbuds review covers the key features, pros, cons, and my thoughts on using these premium noise-canceling earbuds for running.

The Best Running Gloves For Winter and Cold Weather Running

To save you time, I've asked all the common questions while researching the best running gloves on the market. See the 7 Top gloves for cold weather runs!

Gifts For Trail Runners in 2021: Shoes, GPS, Accessories, Nutrition & 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.

Jack1t Review 2021: Premium Down Jackets For Men and Women

In this Jack1t review, we cover the key features, pros, cons, and our thoughts on the performance of these premium British-designed down jackets for men & women

Leatherman FREE P4 Review

This Leatherman FREE P4 review covers its key features, what differentiates the FREE P4 from other multi-tools, the pros and cons and compares it to the P2.

Black Friday Trail Running, Adventure, Active Lifestyle Deals 2020

This is our Black Friday curated gift list featuring our favorite trail running and adventure gear of 2020 - Here are the amazing once-a-year deals we chose!

5 Best Running Tights in 2021: For Cold Winter Trail Runs

This shortlist of the top 5 winter running tights for trail runners and ultrarunners will help you decide which tights are ultimately best for you.

On Cloudboom Review AND How They Help You Run Faster

In this On Cloudboom Review, you will learn everything there is to know about these lightweight, Carbon plate racing shoes before buying.

BioLite HeadLamp 750 Review: Editor’s Choice Award Winner, Here’s Why…

This BioLite HeadLamp 750 review covers the key features of this high-performance headlamp, my loves/dislikes, and how it performs while ultrarunning and hiking.

5 Best Waterproof Trail Running Shoes in 2021 (so far…)

This concise list of the 5 best waterproof trail running shoes will help you decide which ones to buy, based on your individual requirements.

The Best Labor Day Sales For Trail Runners & Hikers 2020

Here's a round up of the best Labor Day sales for trail runners and hikers in 2020 - Epic deals of up to 50% of awesome outdoor gear!

NIKE Wildhorse 6 Review – Everything You Need To Know Before Buying!

In this Nike Wildhorse 6 Review, you will learn everything there is to know about the latest version of these Nike trail running shoes.

PlantRise Review 2021 – The Supergreens Drink With 72 Healthy Ingredients!

PlantRise SuperGreens72 contains 72 superfoods designed to increase energy + focus, support the digestive system, gut health, and help boost immunity.

Speed Training for Runners: The Benefits and How-to Guide

Welcome to our detailed yet easy to follow speed training for runners 'how-to' guide. This article will prepare and guide you through your first Interval Training session. Enjoy!

Nike Terra Kiger 6 Review – Everything You Need to Know Before Buying!

In this Nike Terra Kiger 6 Review, you're going to learn everything there is to know about the latest version of these awesome Nike trail running shoes.

Nike Pegasus Trail 2 Review – Everything You Need to Know Before Buying!

In this Nike Pegasus Trail 2 Review, you're going to learn everything you need to know about these radical new door-to-trail hybrid trail running shoes.

Naked Greens Superfood Powder Review 2021

Naked Nutrition's Naked Greens Superfood Powder helps maintain a healthy microbiome within my body, and manage energy levels, mood, stress + more!

Bluefin SUP Review: Cruise Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard

The inflatable stand up paddleboard featured in this Bluefin SUP review is the bestselling Cruise 10.8ft paddleboard, designed as the perfect all-rounder.

Hemp Daddy’s CBD Review: Full Spectrum CBD Oil and Transdermal Cream

Our review of Hemp Daddy's CBD oil and pain cream, which are full-spectrum organic CBD products specifically intended for use by endurance runners and athletes.

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.

INMOTION L8F Electric Scooter Review

This INMOTION L8F Electric Scooter review, includes detailed photos and my video review of this electric scooter capable of covering up 22 miles on one charge.
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