Alastair

As the founder of Trail & Kale, and seasoned marathoner & ultrarunner, Alastair loves bringing our readers independent running shoe reviews and gear insights to help you run your best. Learn more about Trail & Kale here.

The Best Trail Running Poles For Ultra Running In...

These are the best trail running poles for trail running, ultramarathons, fastpacking and ultra-light backpacking adventures.

7 Best Nike Trail Running Shoes Compared: How To...

Everything you need to know about this year's Nike Trail running shoes lineup. Nike Trail Shoes Compared Terra Kiger, Peg Trail, Wildhorse & More!

Brooks Catamount 3 Review: All this for $170?! Really?!

Alastair shares why the Brooks Catamount 3 is a top choice for trail runners seeking performance, durability, and comfort across various terrains.

Saucony Endorphin Pro 4 Review: Fast, Comfortable, and Race...

Alastair explains how these well priced super shoes combine speed, comfort, and stability to elevate your race day enjoyment and performance.

Nike Zegama 2 Review: Miles Better Than The Original

Alastair pushes the Zegama 2 to the limit, demonstrating how Nike's latest trail shoe delivers responsive cushioning, unbeatable traction, and improved stability.

The Best Hydration Packs For Running

Whether you're running 5k, half marathons, marathons or ultras, there's a running hydration vest for you in our running vests buyer's guide.

The Best Deals On Running Gear In The REI...

The REI Anniversary Sale is their biggest sale of the year, with up to 30% off. Don't our picks of 2024's best discounts on running gear.

Salomon Active Skin 4 Review: A Running Hydration Vest...

Alastair shares how the Salomon Active Skin 4 (his current go-to running vest) offers optimal hydration, comfort, and storage for trail runs and races.

Salomon S/Lab Pulsar 3 Review: The Ultimate Trail Running...

Lightweight, responsive, and built for extreme performance, Alastair shares why the Salomon S/Lab Pulsar 3 is a must-have for serious trail runners.

What Is Skyrunning? A Guide For Mountain Trail Runners

What Skyrunning is, why is it getting so popular, and how do you find new Skyrunning races to take on?

New Balance 1080 v13 Review: The Comfort King of...

Alastair shares his insights on the max cushioned New Balance 1080 v13. That Fresh Foam X foam is something else! whooowee!

Merrell MTL Long Sky 2 Matryx Review

Alastair explores the rugged agility and responsive design of Merrell's latest trail running shoe for mountain runners.

ASICS Metaspeed Sky Paris Review

The Metaspeed Sky is where comfort meets race-day performance, and I can honestly say Asics have created something really very special with these.

PAKA Hoodie Review: Alpaca Wool Apparel FTW

Our PAKA Hoodie review explains how it performs, what's so unique about Alpaca Wool apparel, and what sets this hoodie apart from the crowd.

HOKA Skyward X Review: A Max Cushion Training Weapon...

Alastair explains how HOKA's Skyward X super trainer is able to give you a super plush ride, AND performance you'd expect from a carbon fiber plate.