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.

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.
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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 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.

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!]

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

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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 [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.

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 2021: 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

The ULTIMATE 'Best of' list for On running shoes (Trail & Road), ranked & reviewed. Find out which On running shoes are best for YOU!

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 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.

7 Best Winter Running Gloves in 2021 – For 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.

Miraflora CBD Review: Organic CBD Products Designed for Athletes and Everyday Wellness

For quite some time now I have been a fan of CBD products to support my running training and recovery, so I am always...

Grab Up To 50% Off Trail Running Gear at the Backcountry Memorial Day Sale (Ends 25 May)

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.

The Best Trail Running Deals in the 82nd REI Anniversary Sale

The REI Anniversary Sale is the biggest sale of the year for REI, with discounts up to 30% Off. These are the trail running deals that really GRABBED us!

5 Very Good Reasons Why You Should Take Your Phone Running

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.

5 Best Running Sunglasses in 2021 – For Trail Running & Hiking Too

Our shortlist of the best running sunglasses will help you decide which sunglasses to buy. All glasses are protective, lightweight, comfortable, stylish!

Introducing Senja Shoes: The Versatile Waterproof Vegan Footwear Brand

Senja Shoes is a brand of sustainable footwear built for comfort and style in any environment. Effective in wet, dry, hot, or cold conditions [City or Trail]

Stanley Growler Review 2021: Why this 64oz Growler Set Makes For A Great Gift

This Stanley Growler review shares my experiences using the 64oz Stanley Growler Gift Set, my favorite features, plus a review summary with pros & cons.

The US Military-Spec Randolph Aviator Matte Black Sunglasses Have Landed

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.

5 Best Climate Neutral Gifts For Earth Day 2021

These Climate Neutral Gifts for Earth Day are all made sustainably, so buying one is the perfect way to say thanks to a friend and our planet simultaneously.

5 Best Trail Running Towns To Live In The USA: Western US 2021

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.

At Home Workout For Runners – No Equipment Required

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.

Rad Power Bikes RadRunner Review 2021

This Rad Power Bikes RadRunner review answers all your pre-purchase questions. Also Includes my riding experience, favorite features, pros & cons, final rating.

REI Co-op Men’s Clothing Ideas for Spring: Currently 25% Off

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!

Best Plant Based Diet Documentaries to Inspire You

The most thought-provoking plant based diet documentaries that will make you want to eat more plants, protect our environment, and live more sustainably.
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