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.

LARQ Pitcher Review: A Purifier & Water Filter Pitcher For Your Home

This LARQ Pitcher review shares everything there is to know about this at-home filter & water purifier pitcher, including how well it works in real life.

Best Ski Socks For Men And Women

Buyers guide to the best ski socks that will be warm and comfortable for skiing and snowboarding, plus recommendations from top sock brands.

Best Ski Goggles For Skiing and Snowboarding

Read our buyer's guide to the best ski goggles for skiing and snowboarding, for men and women in all snow conditions.
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What to Wear Skiing & Snowboarding

This men's and women's ski gear checklist covers what to wear skiing (or snowboarding) so you don't forget to pack your ski trip essentials.

The 8 Best Greens Powder Supplements to Boost Your Immunity

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.

Splendid Spoon Review: Plant-Based Breakfast Protein Smoothies

This Splendid Spoon review focuses on their plant-based breakfast smoothie meal plan, including ingredients, how it works, cost and the pros and cons.

10 Healthy New Year’s Resolution Ideas For Fitness & Wellness Gains

Check out our list of the best healthy New Year's resolution ideas for setting some great health, wellness or fitness-related intentions this year.

The Best Reflective Running Vests For Running At Night

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.

10 Sustainable Gifts For Eco-Conscious Outdoor Enthusiasts

Looking for sustainable gifts for him or her? These eco friendly products for outdoor enthusiasts are environmentally sustainable and practical.

Fun & Useful Christmas Gifts For Hikers, Fitness and Travel Lovers

You can't go wrong with these cool and unique Christmas gifts for fitness focused outdoor-loving friends and family who love to stay active and travel

Carhartt Vest Review: Super Dux Insulated Outerwear

This Carhartt vest review goes over the key features of the sherpa lined vest, how it looks when worn, and my review summary.

LARQ Bottle Filtered Review: A Water Filter With Benefits

This LARQ Bottle Filtered review shares everything there is to know about this portable water filter bottle, including how well it works in real life.

The Best Dog Jackets For Winter: Fleeces & Coats For Cold/Wet Weather

The best dog jackets, raincoats, sweaters and fleeces for wet and cold winter weather, including coats, base layers and puffy jackets for adventurous dogs.

Black Friday Outdoor Adventure & Active Lifestyle Deals 2022

This is our Black Friday curated gift list featuring our favorite outdoor adventure and active lifestyle gear of 2021 [All of which have been tried and tested]

Gift Ideas For Outdoorsy People Who Love Adventure

Cool & unique gift ideas for outdoorsy women, men and couples - this gear makes great gifts for Christmas, birthdays, mothers' and fathers' days!

Plant-Based Diet For Runners: Follow This Plant-Based Meal Plan For One Day

The whole food, plant-based diet is perfect for many runners and endurance athletes. Here's a one-day meal plan if you're interested to try eating plant based.

The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet For Athletes (Runners, Hikers, Movers)

How to try a plant-based diet, including easy meal plans, plant-based meal delivery services and the benefits to athletes of going plant-based.

REI’s Gear Up Get Out Sale 2022: Top 15 Deals For Outdoor Enthusiasts

We've selected the best of November 2021's REI's Gear Up Get Out sale deals for hiking, camping, snowsports, and travel gear, with up to 40% off!

Healthy Sleep Habits For Athletes To Sleep Better And Recover Quicker

Healthy sleep habits for athletes to get better quality sleep and help your muscles recover quicker from exercise and endurance workouts.

Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% Review: Ultimate Speed At A Cost

This Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% Review talks about the key features of these Nike racing shoes, how well they perform while running, and whether they're worth the heavy price tag.

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!

Gifts For Trail Runners: 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.

The Best Running Gloves For Winter and Cold Weather Running

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!

On Cloudsurfer Review – Running Shoes For Long Distance Comfort and Speed

In this On Cloudsurfer Review, you'll learn everything there is to know about these cushioned, fast, and fun running shoes.

The Best Waterproof Running Jackets for Men and Women

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 Satellite Messengers & Personal Locator Beacons

If you love trail running, backpacking, or hiking in wild places like we do, you'll already know that cell service can be non-existent much...

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 Phone Cases for Running To Protect Your Smartphone

Welcome to our list of favorite phone cases for running with. All these cases are affordable, slim, lightweight, and will protect your phone.

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.

Adventure Dog Gift Ideas: Hiking And Outdoor Dog Gear

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.

Nocs Binoculars Review: Affordable Travel-Friendly Compact Binoculars

Our Nocs binoculars review covers these budget-friendly, waterproof 8x25 compact binoculars for travel, hiking, surf-spotting and wildlife viewing.

Randolph Aviator Review: The sunglasses choice of the famous and ME! 😎

If you're looking for the best, most stylish Aviator sunglasses that money can buy be sure to read this Randolph Aviator review - Pre-purchase Q's Answered!

IceMule Cooler Review: The ‘Classic Sling’ Backpack Cooler

Review of the IceMule cooler, a sling-style backpack cooler designed to be taken most places, including the beach, park, camping, trails and on the water, SUP'ing, kayaking or boating.

On Cloudventure Review – The On Shoes For Trail Running

Tried & Tested by our in-house On expert! In this On Cloudventure review, find out how they perform and how they compare to other On trail running shoes.

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.

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!

Best Backpacking Backpacks for Men and Women

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

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!]

Nike Pegasus Trail 3 Review

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

Best Dog Backpacks For Hiking With Your Dog

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.

Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags and Pads

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!

On Cloudultra Review: On’s Most Cushioned Trail Shoes

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.

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.

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...

What to Bring on a Camping Trip: PLUS Full Checklist

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.

How To Run Faster, Build Endurance, Fuel On The Go, and Recover More Quickly

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 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.

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 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 Headphones & Wireless Earbuds of 2022

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

Caldera Lab The Good Review: an organic, vegan men's face serum. Find out what makes it such a high-quality product, and my experience after 30 days using it.

Somewear Global Hotspot Review: A Personal GPS Tracker & Messenger

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 [2022]

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.

SuperGreen TONIK Review: 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!
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