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.
This TruMedic Massager review shares whether or not this powerful yet quiet, premium massage gun package with 6 speeds, 5 heads is worth $300
This TRX straps review shares the key features and pros/cons of suspension trainer straps PLUS some of the best exercises for a full body workout.
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.
From off-grid to solar-generated home backup systems, this Ecoflow review covers their Delta Pro, River Pro, Wave AC and solar generator systems.
This Outdoor Vitals Ventus Hoodie review covers the key features of this ultra lightweight, insulated, packable jacket for backpacking & more.
The best two week California road trip itinerary, including our favorite unique, beautiful and adventurous places for outdoors-loving people.
This On Cloudeasy review shares how the shoes perform in the everyday, while running, and how they compare to On's popular Cloud shoes.
Find a camper van rental company for US road trips California, Colorado, Alaska, Hawaii (and more), in Sprinter vans, VW campervans and custom conversion vans.
Our 3 favorite San Francisco Bay Area hiking trails located in Marin County, California. All hikes are within a 30-minute drive of the city.
The best portable power station brands for camping, home backup, and camper van / RV / off-grid living. Don't be left in the dark, choose wisely.
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.
My Solo Stove pizza oven review includes the key features, why it's special, what it's like to cook with and the accessories you'll need.
My Bag Balm review includes the key ingredients and uses for this versatile face and body moisturizer, including whether it's safe for pets.
Everything you need to know about this year's Nike Trail running shoes lineup. Nike Trail Shoes Compared Terra Kiger, Peg Trail, Wildhorse & More!
This trail running for beginners guide includes how to trail run, the gear required to progress, how to find local trails, trail running tips, & much more!
The best dog toys, from durable chew, fetch and plush squeaky toys to cool specialist pet companies offering canine enrichment and puzzle games.
The best energy gels and chews for running and cycling, including ultramarathons, endurance cycling events, triathlons, and Ironman racing.
Here's what you need to know about the best trail running towns to live in the USA and why these western cities made the list of top places to live for runners.
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.
Yesglasses makes affordable, yet stylish, prescription glasses and sunglasses a reality. Here's how they do it (plus - our favorite frame styles for active people).
The best running hats/technical caps that: wick sweat away from your face/eyes, keep your head/face/neck protected from the sun, look awesome!
A comparison of all the Coros GPS running and multisport watches, including reviews of the VERTIX 2, APEX Pro, APEX and PACE 2.
How Can I Prevent Muscle Cramps While Running? Good question! Here are 4 Steps to help eliminate cramping
Adventuring off-grid requires extra forethought, and preparation in order to ensure your safety out on the trails. One easy way to reduce the risk...
Choose from our list of the best camping blankets, including down, puffy insulated options that repel dirt, sand, water and dog hair.
This Javy coffee review shares all you need to know about this cold brew coffee concentrate like how to use it, what it tastes like, and if it's any good.
The REI Anniversary Sale is their biggest sale of the year, with discounts up to 30% off. Don't miss these deals - our picks of 2022's best discounts.
This BOTE Breeze Aero review goes over everything you need to know about this lightweight 10'8" inflatable SUP for beginners, before buying it.
Our shortlist of the best running sunglasses will help you decide which sunglasses to buy. All glasses are protective, lightweight, comfortable, stylish!
The inflatable stand up paddleboard featured in this iRocker paddle board review is the bestselling Cruiser 10' 6 SUP - the all-rounder for beginners.
These are the best trail running poles for trail running, ultramarathons, fastpacking and ultra-light backpacking adventures.
In this Inov-8 ParkClaw G 280 Review, I share their key features, how they perform while running, and ultimately, who I believe they are built for.
Our buyer's guide to the best running shorts for men - Including the finest modular short + liner combos, 2 in 1 running shorts, compression, & more!
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.
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!
Unique Mother's Day gift ideas for adventurous moms of all ages, including moms that love hiking, running, fitness, camping and being outdoors.
The REI Swiftland range of men's and women's running gear has everything you need to kit yourself out for trail running this summer.
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.
This Solo Stove Bonfire review explains the backyard and camping firepit's key features, pros & cons, and what calling it a smokeless firepit really means.
In this Kane Footwear review, I share how these slip-ons can potentially help your feet recover faster after a run or spending long days on your feet.
These Earth Day gifts are all made sustainably from Climate Neutral brands - many of which are B-Certified. Eco-friendly products are great for gifts!
Our Rumpl blanket review compares the key features of the Original, Nanoloft and Down puffy camping blankets, plus the pros and cons of each.
Buyer's guide to the best camping lanterns, including solar, rechargeable battery-operated LED lanterns, plus outdoor string lights for camping.
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!
PremiumCare calming chews for dogs can help pets deal with separation anxiety and stressful situations such as fireworks and vet visits.
Ultimate guide to the best plant-based protein powders for runners, endurance athletes, and weight lifters + How to choose a clean vegan protein!
My Level Select CBD review covers CBD gummies for sleep, focus, and immune support, and their sport CBD ache relief cream for muscle soreness.
In this On Cloudvista Review, you'll learn everything there is to know about these speedy, mid-distance trail running shoes before buying.
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 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!
This insanely stealthy commuter ebike had a ton of surprises for me while testing! Commuters, this Ride1UP Roadster V2 Review is for you!
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.
Hex Brand Review: Key features, detailed photos, and a video review of this thoughtfully designed, stealthy, urban DSLR camera bag.
Plus how to choose the best dog boots for hot pavements, slippery hardwood, snow and ice, including for running, hiking and biking with your dog.
Why one of these Slowtide quick-dry towels is a great choice for the beach, travel, gym, the pool, backpacking and camping.
In this On Cloud Away review, you'll learn why they are On's best travel shoes, how I rate them, and how they compare to other On lifestyle shoes.
Our Sonos Roam review covers the key features, pros and cons of this portable waterproof Bluetooth speaker, including a comparison to the Sonos Move.
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!
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.
This BioLite Lantern review explains why everyone's raving about these rechargeable color-changing camping lanterns called AlpenGlow 500 & 250.
Aftershokz review - Learn how Shokz OpenRun Pro bone conduction headphones perform while running. Plus how bone headphones work & more!
My Ombraz sunglasses review covers their key features and what armless sunglasses are really like to wear for everyday as well as sports.
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.
This Splendid Spoon review focuses on their plant-based breakfast smoothie meal plan, including ingredients, how it works, cost and the pros and cons.
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.
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.
Looking for sustainable gifts for him or her? These eco friendly products for outdoor enthusiasts are environmentally sustainable and practical.
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
This Carhartt vest review goes over the key features of the sherpa lined vest, how it looks when worn, and my review summary.
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, raincoats, sweaters and fleeces for wet and cold winter weather, including coats, base layers and puffy jackets for adventurous dogs.
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]
Cool & unique gift ideas for outdoorsy women, men and couples - this gear makes great gifts for Christmas, birthdays, mothers' and fathers' days!
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.
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.
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 get better quality sleep and help your muscles recover quicker from exercise and endurance workouts.
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.
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!
In this On Cloudsurfer Review, you'll learn everything there is to know about these cushioned, fast, and fun running shoes.
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.
[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!
Welcome to our list of favorite phone cases for running with. All these cases are affordable, slim, lightweight, and will protect your phone.
Our Nocs binoculars review covers these budget-friendly, waterproof 8x25 compact binoculars for travel, hiking, surf-spotting and wildlife viewing.
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!
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.
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.
The best insulated down and synthetic booties for camping, backpacking, skiing, van life and wearing at home to keep feet warm in winter.
In this On Cloudstratus Review, you will learn everything there is to know about these super cushioned yet responsive marathon running shoes.
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.
Including our camping kitchen gear checklist and buyer's guide, plus recommendations for the best camp cooking gear, including stoves, tables and complete sets.
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.
This Rad Power Bikes Rad Mini 4 review answers all your pre-purchase questions: riding experience, top speed, distance, hidden features, pros & cons + more!
In this On Cloudultra Review, you'll learn everything there is to know about these super cushioned trail running shoes before buying.
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.
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.
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.
These 20 running performance hacks will teach you how to run faster, increase your stamina, fuel on the go, recover faster + more!
These high-quality CBD balms, salves and muscle rubs are designed for relief, from aches and soreness and suitable for aiding recovery for runners, cyclists and other athletes.
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.
Our Somewear global hotspot review covers the key features and our experience using this personal GPS tracker and satellite communicator device for adventurers.
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!
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.
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!
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.
In this SuperGreen TONIK Review, learn about the benefits of drinking SuperGreen TONIK powder, how it tastes and compares to other powders + MORE!
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!
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.
This Tread Labs review includes the carbon fiber insoles for hiking and running performance and explains their insoles for plantar fasciitis foot pain relief.
Venga CBD THC-Free CBD Products have been engineered for Endurance Athletes. This review explains the science & benefits of taking Venga CBD.
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]
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.
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
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.
In this On Cloudboom Review, you will learn everything there is to know about these lightweight, Carbon plate racing shoes before buying.
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.
This concise list of the 5 best waterproof trail running shoes will help you decide which ones to buy, based on your individual requirements.
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!
In this Nike Wildhorse 6 Review, you will learn everything there is to know about the latest version of these Nike trail running shoes.
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!
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.
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.
The inflatable stand up paddleboard featured in this Bluefin SUP review is the bestselling Cruise 10.8ft paddleboard, designed as the perfect all-rounder.
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.
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.
For quite some time now I have been a fan of CBD products to support my running training and recovery, so I am always...
The Backcountry Memorial Day Sale is here, with discounts of up to 50% Off all weekend. These are the top trail running gear deals that caught our attention.
If you take your phone running, it is important to protect it. Here are the reasons why you should take your phone running, and some may not be that obvious.
This Stanley Growler review shares my experiences using the 64oz Stanley Growler Gift Set, my favorite features, plus a review summary with pros & cons.
A look at the NEW for Spring 2020 Randolph Aviator Matte Black Sunglasses with Cobalt Polarized lenses. My favorite Aviators are back with a badass new look.
One of my favorite 'at-home workouts for runners' where NO equipment is required. Work your core, glutes, legs for balance, agility and explosive strength.
BioLite CampStove 2 Bundle – Turn Fire Into Electricity With This Climate Neutral Wood Burning Stove
Offering many solutions for camping, the BioLite CampStove 2 Bundle (Climate Neutral Edition) includes a CampStove 2, Portable Grill, KettlePot, and FlexLight.
If you're looking to gear up on lifestyle and trail clothing, now is the time to do it. With 25% Off the REI Co-op Men’s Clothing Spring range is awesome!
The most thought-provoking plant based diet documentaries that will make you want to eat more plants, protect our environment, and live more sustainably.
Charlotte's Web is a highly trusted brand, producing high-quality products. In this review we cover 3 ways their CBD oil can help us runners recover quicker.
This Nike React Infinity Run review explains how these shoes can help reduce running-related injuries, how they perform, and whether they're worth the money.
This REI Swiftland Hydro review shares my experiences running with the vest, sizing advice, durability, cost (and if it's worth it), plus a rating out of 10.
This On Cloud Hi Edge review shares my experiences with On's retro-trendy lifestyle sneakers, pros & cons, plus how they compare with other On shoes.
Ladder Nutrition Review: Schwarzenegger's plant-based proteins & supplements certainly look great on paper but do they live up to the hype? Read Now to find out.
This ultimate guide to snowshoeing for beginners teaches you how to snowshoe, how to choose snowshoes (+ other snowshoe gear), and how to find snowshoe trails.
This Biolite HeadLamp 200 review talks about its key features, what I love/dislike, and how it performs while running or hiking.
I couldn't believe it when I first saw Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson wearing some of my favorite On Running sneakers. Find out what they are now!
Sit back and enjoy 11 minutes of Jeanelle Hazlett's inspiring running story that'll surely motivate you to try your own local FKT
This Western Rise review shares my experiences with the AirLoft Quilted Jacket, AT Slim Pant, and TechWool Flannel Shirt.
8 health and fitness New Year's resolutions that will motivate you to become the best version of yourself in 2021, with a focus on a practical, balanced lifestyle.
We have the ultimate Nike running gift ideas for men and women. Stick to this guide and make the right gifting choices this holiday season.
This Stargazing Guide for beginners is the perfect family micro-adventure. Learn when, where and how to stargaze, plus the essential gear!
The LARQ Bottle Movement is a self-cleaning water bottle that'll purify water and neutralize that stink! BUT Is it better than the Original?
The Cloudrock Waterproof is On's first-ever hiking boot and as you'd expect it's super innovative. This review reveals the good and the bad!
This is my review of the Compex Fixx 1.0: The high-powered, yet portable massage gun with 3 percussion speeds and a multi-directional head.
Nike Pegasus 36 Trail GTX in-depth review! Find out why these awesome waterproof winter trail running shoes win an Editor's Choice Award.
This concise list of the 5 best waterproof hiking boots will help you decide which ones to buy, based on your individual requirements.
Here are the most discounted trail running, hiking and camping deals for this year's end of season sale. Enjoy up to 50% Off!!
This full review has everything you need to know about the Nike Terra Kiger 5 - Nike's Lightest trail running shoes for short-distance racing.
The Cloud Dip is On's latest addition to the Cloud collection. Could this semi-waterproof shoe be the toughest, most durable Cloud ever built?
A happy, balanced lifestyle lets your energy come and go naturally without risking burnout! Click for advice on how to keep running enjoyable.
This review covers all the key features of the Biolite HeadLamp 330, what I love/dislike, and how it performs while running and hiking.
Labor Day Weekend is here and we have handpicked REI's best deals (up to 30% OFF) on the trail running and fastpacking gear we love.
Everything you need to know about the ZUNGLE Viper V2 music sunglasses for running. Comfort, bone conduction audio, durability & more!
The On Cloudventure Peak received some serious upgrades! Find out what they are, and why we love them for trail running!
The Ultimate Trail Running Gear Guide to make your trail adventures as fun, comfortable and high performance as possible! We've got you!
Exploring new trails is always fun but this adventure trail running in Bend, Oregon, was something extra special. This is the trail run that...
Everything you need to know about the Rokform Crystal Case and why we rate it as the best phone case for trail running and adventures.
All hikers, backpackers and trail runners should know what ticks are, what tick bites look like, the risks & how to prevent and remove ticks from people & dogs.
Discover the benefits of trail running to improve your road running. Also learn how to start trail running including where to run, and what to wear!
Jaybird Tarah Pro wireless headphones have been designed with the requirements of the most demanding trail & ultrarunners. This is my Jaybird Tarah Pro Review.
The Cloud Beam is On's latest lightweight, breathable lifestyle/running shoe. Could they be the best On shoes for style & comfort? Find out here!
Editor's Choice Award Winner! This Nike Pegasus 36 Trail review shares everything you need to know about these awesome all-mountain trail running shoes.
How does Life Extension's sustainably sourced pea protein 'Wellness Code Plant Protein Complete' perform as a run recovery shake? Find out here...
These 10 Healthy Father's Day Gifts have been chosen specifically to encourage a fun, active, and healthy lifestyle with his best interests at heart.
Is Vi Trainer the future of run coaching? This review explains why I believe Vi could be the best + most affordable way to stay motivated to run in 2019.
These 10 Healthy Gift Ideas For Mother's Day have been chosen specifically to encourage a fun, active, and healthy lifestyle with her best interests at heart.
Nestled in the cloud forest mountains of Costa Rica, at the border of two important and large national parks, sits Chakra Retreat Centre. Started nearly...
The Skyrunner World Series 2019 season is made up of 15 races in 11 countries and one SkyMasters concluding the season. Find YOUR race!
Did you know we also produce trail running films, gear reviews, advice, interviews and fitness videos? This post will briefly outline the different types of content and playlists that are available to watch for free on our YouTube channel.
Welcome to our best trail running shoes women's edition, featuring reviews of the best women's trail running shoes in 2021 for trail and ultrarunning.
IQbuds BOOST earbuds make me feel superhuman with enhanced hearing and are a great option for those who are not quite ready for a hearing aid in 2021!
Meet Seadon, the brand that's manufacturing technical tees from recycled plastic bottles. It's a sustainable approach to making performance running apparel.
The Agility Peak Flex 3 is a trail running shoe, designed to deliver a responsive and cushioned ride on technical terrain. Find out how well it performed.
Everything you need to know about these high-performance all-mountain trail running shoes for racing. ? Fully tested by Alastair from Trail & Kale.
Our favorite (and in our opinion) the best ultrarunning books to read. We promise these ultra running books will inspire you to run further than ever before.
Looking to live a healthy plant-based diet and also save time at the same time? Read our Orgain Organic Meal Powder Review, to find out how this can help!
On Cloudsurfer vs Cloud X: We've reviewed them both in detail, now here's our side by side comparison with PROS and CONS. Find out which are best!
Tried & Tested by our in-house On expert! In this On Cloudventure Waterproof review find out how they perform and how they compare to other On shoes.
Editors Choice Award for La Sportiva Bushido 2! This La Sportiva Bushido 2 review shares the details on these all-mountain trail running shoes.
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.
We've handpicked a selection of unusual, adventurous and down right crazy trail running events for your race calendar consideration. You'll be amazed!
FitMyFoot are premium sandals with the benefit of a fit that's tailored to your feet. This FitMyFoot review will help with repurchase questions
Tried & Tested by our in-house On expert! In this On running socks review, find out how well each one performs and how they compare to other running socks.
The On Cloud Waterproof is a really versatile running shoe for active people in urban environments, crafted to keep your feet dry on rainy days.
If you haven’t tried toe socks before then you should! Try everything once, right? These Injinji socks for trail running are engineered for uneven...
The Hydro Flask Coffee Mug is a really clever little product that offers a lot more than your average ceramic mug can. It will keep your hot drinks...
Some thoughts on the Rockay Accelerate, running socks that are designed to help prevent chaffing and blisters. They also provide sompression and cushioning.
Tried & Tested by our in-house On expert! In this On Cloudflyer Waterproof review, find out how they perform and how they compare to other On running shoes.
The Dipsea trail runs from near downtown Mill Valley in Marin, California, through the Muir Woods redwood forest, up around the side of Mt Tamalpais, and then rolls downhill towards the ocean, ending at Stinson Beach.
Tried & tested by our in-house On expert! In this On Weather Jacket Review, find out how it performs and compares to other waterproof jackets.
Read our review of Huel, the nutritionally complete food, and see how we integrated it into our busy work week.
The Brooks Ghost 11 are an absolute delight to run in. The are very comfortable, offer plenty of support and cushioning, are breathable and stretch to my feet as I run. This shoe is a real winner for me!
If you're after a minimal zero-drop running shoe with full protection and comfort for barefoot running then the Merrell Trail Glove 4 Knit is for you!
We love trails, but when you live in San Francisco, it would be rude not to run over the Golden Gate Bridge for a blast of fresh sea air and great views
Seeing as the Brooks Cascadia 13 felt so good when I first put them on, I decided to go for a long 20k trail run. See what I discovered!
On Cloud vs Cloud X: We've reviewed both these running shoes in detail so here's our side by side comparison of them. Find out which shoe we prefer!
Tried & Tested by our in-house On running expert! In this On Cloudace review, find out how these marathon shoes perform and how they compare to other On shoes.
Interview with Kelly Wolf Kelly Wolf: Telluride, Colorado, USA Firstly, big congratulations in winning the Lavaredo Ultra Trail! Thank you so much! You’ve had a fantastic start to...
Let's start by listing some reasons why I stopped running with music a couple of years ago, and how Jaybird RUN has made the prospect of it appealing again.
I have been running in Darn Tough Socks for about 5 months now and so far I've had nothing but good experiences with them. In this review I'm going to...
Garmin Fenix 5X Review: What's it like running with the Garmin Fenix 5X? Garmin has packed so much into this GPS Watch and it is one of their flagship devices that can easily rival the competition from other manufacturers like Suunto and Polar.
With our own experience gained over the last 5 years, we have learned that half the battle of finishing any race is the mental challenge. This made us curious about how we can be improving our mental game to allow us to push through those low points during a race.
The Xero Terraflex is a 'barefoot style' trail running shoe that can benefit your running technique in a multitude of ways. It's a lightweight, minimal and flexible shoe that should help your body develop a natural and efficient running technique.
The Broken Arrow Skyrace takes place in Squaw Valley, a beautiful mountain resort located in Olympic Valley, California. This was our first time visiting...
How to Monetize your Blog With Affiliate Marketing: This tutorial also applies to starting a fitness, travel or lifestyle blog.
How To Create a Running Blog like Trail & Kale: This tutorial also applies to starting a fitness, travel, fashion or lifestyle blog.
Interview with Martina Valmassoi: Mountain runner, skimo athlete, artist, photographer and content creator @salomonrunning #MartinaValmassoi #trailrunning #trailandkale
It's about time someone made a drinks cooler that actually looks cool. Check out what we thought about the Coolest Cooler and all its features.
SaltStick Fastchews are "chew-able" electrolyte tablets that share a similar diameter to that of a US 1 cent coin. They have been designed so that you can fine-tuning your electrolyte intake to combat heat stress and cramping based on the requirements of your own body's requirements.
Balancing Recovery, Running, Travel, Science and Life: An Interview with Hillary Allen Boulder, Colorado, USA Hi Hillary, how’s it going? I’m great! Thanks for askingl We were so...
It's true, friction training does sound like something out of a sci-fi movie but it's also a method of training that can help build up muscle strength by using a variety of low impact yet high-intensity exercise routines. In the video above, I demonstrate some of the exercises routines that I enjoy practising with the Flowin Pro friction trainer.
When I discover a product that genuinely improves my running performance and joy for the sport, I feel compelled to recommend it to the Trail & Kale Community so that they too can enjoy the same benefits that I do. SaltStick Caps are one of those products.
An Interview with Lucy Bartholomew - I will always remember my first 100km at 15years old with my Dad along the Victorian Coastline. It was super special to share these footsteps and moments with him and to achieve something that a lot of people said wasn’t achievable.
Balance training is something that I feel is largely overlooked when it comes to cross-training for runners. Strength training is so important when it comes to becoming a stronger runner.
Plant-based athlete Emelie Forsberg talks about sustainable living with a healthy and holistic approach. Embrace the mindful lifestyle too!
On Cloudrush vs Cloudflow running shoe comparison: Since posting my On Cloudrush review a couple of weeks ago, a couple of people have asked me what the difference is between the two running shoes...
Join us as we go run-hiking in Marin California. Starting off at Bon Tempe Lake (where you can park your car for the day, for $8), we take the Rocky Ridge road trail skywards...
In a sporting world-first, Inov-8 is to stage a downhill running race for 180 nutty competitors on the Streif. The race has been named 'The Descent'.
I wanted to test these particular Darn Tough running socks out on a challenging run to find out just how tough, the 'Darn Tough' namesake is and my word did I pick the right race to test them to the max...
I've been bitten twice and chased countless times by dogs. Maybe they smell my cats on me but whatever the real reason, it's very annoying and often scary. By the end of this post, you will have learned the best process for how to stop a dog chasing you while running, and hopefully prevent a bite.
On Cloudrush Review: Lightweight road shoes for running FAST
The Merrell Agility Peak Flex 2 is a trail running shoe, designed to deliver flex, agility and protection on long runs and rugged terrain. I decided to go out on a big hill rep session to test them out properly.
I’m not going to get too nerdy in this review, instead, I’ll share some key features of the Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro that I love. I'll also talk about some background fundamentals surrounding the device, including Movescount for storing activities, and some in-watch settings that I like to use while out running.
Read our review of the Salomon XA Elevate trail running shoes. Designed for challenging yourself to take your adventure runs higher. They should inspire confidence on smooth or rugged trails, and ensure traction on wet or dry surfaces.
For many runners (and non-runners), Dean Karnazes needs no introduction. If you are new to running or not familiar with the ultra-running world, or Dean’s books, then watching this video will be a great introduction to a man who has been named by TIME magazine as one of the ‘top 100 most influential people in the world’.
Jacky Hunt-Broersma - 'A Truly Inspirational Runner' - I now run to inspire others to get fit and healthy, especially other amputees, as I am living proof that life goes on after cancer and amputation.
Feeding your creativity is the best way to spend a rest day. We hope you enjoy our latest little adventure film set in Stinson Beach, California. Expect more drone footage to compliment our trail adventure films!
Join us as we go trail running in Marin California. This time we start off at Bon Tempe Lake near Fairfax, run up Mount Tamalpais via the Rocky Ridge trail and then head straight back down on the much steeper Colier Trail. What a day!
Living the Mountain Life - The mountains decide if you are climbing, running or even walking. So, going into the mountains is a combination of all these kinds of movements and that is what I love. It makes you feel alive and free.
Read all about Josephine Anselin's 'micro-adventure', running across Scotland! Plus great tips for planning your own adventure and recommendations for some great running books to read, to get you even more inspired.
Trail running inspiration!! Trail running in Italy’s Aosta Valley, an awesome alternative (or compliment) to a visit to Chamonix. Here's some ideas on where to go for your Italian mountain running adventure.
Read our review of the On Cloudventure Peak. The lightweight trail competition shoe with downhill cushioning.
Read our review of the Inov-8 Trailroc 285 trail running shoes - A shoe that's responsive and lightweight, but also offers superior protection and cushioning on hard rocky trails
Read our review of the Inov-8 Trailtalon 235 trail running shoes - Designed for running fast over all types of trails and a true Salomon S-Lab Sense competitor.
For me, It's all about feeling as minimal as possible while running. Fast and Light! Whether on the trails or off them. The On Cloudflow does both!
Join us on another trail run. This time we explore Tennessee Valley Beach, in Marin California.
Read our review of the Inov-8 Parkclaw 275 shoes. The shoe for road to trail transitions.
Maurten Hydrogel Sports Fuel Drink Mix Review - "In the 1960s the first carbohydrate sports drink was launched. Now Maurten has reinvented sports fuel. We're introducing the world’s most carbohydrate-rich sports drink. Widely used by the best endurance athletes in the world."
Interview with Hilary Matheson - I know many new runners these days want to jump right in and run a hundred miler, but I also see a lot of new runners burning themselves out by signing up for every race they can get their hands on, instead of focusing on building a solid base first.
Interview with Meg Lewis-Schneider - My approach to training is “train don’t strain”. Listen to your body and don’t get greedy and take more than it’s willing to give. I do this by balancing hard workouts with quality, recovery/easy runs.
Interview with Adell Bridges - "I always like to remember that 'nothing is permanent'. So, you can apply this when you're in a pleasant situation, remembering to take it in and be grateful for it, because it won't be around forever. Or when you're in a challenging situation, to remember that this too shall pass!"
Interview with Anna Frost - There are so many wonderful role models of strong, happy, successful women lining up and dominating at all of the major events. They last more than a few races, we see them consistently perform at a high level because they have healthy eating habits.
In Pictures: Trail Running in the Aosta Valley, Italy
Interview with Hailey Van Dyk - There is something about the challenge of getting up each day and forcing yourself to run through the accumulated soreness. I also really love getting to go to sleep each night so that you don't miss any of the sights by running through the night.
In Pictures: Trail Running in our new playground, Mount Tamalpais State Park, California
Interview with Dani Moreno - To secure a place on Team USA, I basically just had to have a great racing resume, which meant I had to race well consistently! It took a lot of work over the last year and I felt honored to be selected to the team still being very new to the sport.
Interview with Peter Billard - I intend to be still running long after most others have retired to the couch. Doing good so far!
Interview with Anna Mae Flynn - Don't be too competitive with anyone or yourself. Always have a good time, and when it is time to work hard your body will know. I don’t really focus on the stats, but more about what I want to do that day.
Interview with Max King, The Salomon Sponsored Ultra & Mountain Runner, OCR Racer and all round Trail Running badass.
The location is stunning, La Palma is the lesser-known island in the Canaries but so beautiful. The course itself is very hard, especially for a normal guy like me.
Benefits of a running streak to improve your running and not just end up over-trained. I've interpreted the run streak principle differently to the masses.
Runner Interview: Florens von der Decken - It’s no shame at all to walk the steeper climbs from time to time. It’s actually quite clever and you can soak in the beauty of nature...
But above all, have lots of fun running, realise how life and the land are beautiful and how fortunate you are to be able to use your lungs and your two legs to cross the landscapes!
Training is a lifestyle, not a means to an end. I don’t follow any plans, I don’t use a GPS watch, and I don’t track my stats. In training I follow a basic guideline: stay dynamic.
Be prepared and be ready for an adventure… and have a little extra time on your hands when you head out with me.
One of the key attractions for us in planning a visit to the Abel Tasman National Park during our trip to New Zealand was to have the...
"The other big adventure was running up a 14er with Jenn Shelton, drinking too much beer and then booking a trip to Chamonix...."
In September I ran solo across Kyrgyzstan. It was a distance of about 950km, carrying all of my 12kg of equipment in a backpack. I aimed to use ancient nomad trails to cross the Tien Shan mountains on a route that had never before been run, relying on yurt-dwelling nomads for assistance in the wild.
With its FUSION line, GORE RUNNING WEAR have developed a high-quality range of clothing that is very nicely designed with the ultra trail runner in mind.
Runner Interview: Sarah Eriksson Location: Tibro, Sweden and Lanzarote, Canary Islands When and why did you start running? After being pregnant two times directly after each other I...
Runner Interview: Alastair Dixon - I have quite a competitive mindset, so when I see fast results, I jump at the opportunity to challenge myself further.
"My biggest adventure so far has been to run across Gran Canaria from north to south in 3 days with a group led by ultra runner Sondre Amdahl last February."
The Matterhorn Ultraks 46k Skyrace has been in the diary for nearly a year and so it was always going to be the main event of the year for...
Check out our first video blog! We have wanted to start vlogging for a while, but waited until we had the right kit to...
Racing the Buff Epic Trail Half Marathon at the Skyrunning World Championships in the Spanish Pyrenees. Trail & Kale had a great weekend with Team Buff UK.
In 2015 we both ran our second marathon; it happened to be the extremely beautiful yet very challenging Trail Marathon Wales sponsored by Salomon. We chose this race because we had heard so much about how beautiful the course was. We hadn't visited Snowdonia before, and we hadn't run a Marathon in the UK before. It just made sense 🙂
Here is our #SalewaGetVertical adventure in pictures. It was our first time Ski Touring, and WOW, we are hooked! There is so much freedom...
This review covers the popular, athlete's favorite eyewear, the Oakley Split Jacket sunglasses. I have been a fan of Oakley sunglasses for many years,...
I heard a great quote last week which sums up a trail marathon perfectly: "Running a marathon is 90% mental.... the other 90% is purely physical." I've...
Running CTS Gower Trail Marathon It's Friday evening, the night before race day; the wind is picking up to 50mph at times and the rain hasn't stopped all day. Its time...
Alastair's Transgrancanaria Marathon review: an epic mountain marathon on Gran Canaria, run at the same time as the ultramarathon event.
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