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Everything you need to know about the ZUNGLE Viper V2 music sunglasses for running. Comfort, bone conduction audio, durability & more!
Sunglasses designed to be worn for hiking and watersports? Yes please. Randolph's Cobalt Collection blue lens sunglasses, reviewed.
The ULTIMATE 'Best of' list for On running shoes (Trail & Road), ranked & reviewed. Find out which On running shoes are best for YOU in 2019!
The On Cloudventure Peak received some serious upgrades for 2019! 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!
Jaybird VISTA review: Durable, lightweight, secure fitting true wireless earbuds with incredible battery life for trail and ultrarunners!
Everything you need to know about the Coros GPS Watch collection in 2019. Find out which one of the 3 Coros GPS watches is best!
So you're planning your next road trip and need a final checklist? This is our definitive list of adventure road trip gear essentials to take with you!
Spring is in the air, Yasss!! 🙂 This special list showcases 10 awesome trail gifts that will spark joy during Summer adventures.
The 5 best ultralight backpacking tents for fastpackers and thru-hikers in 2019. All tents in this list are 2-person ready, lightweight, durable, and suited for 3+ season camping.
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.
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!
Our ever-evolving list of the best trail running shoes for every scenario; whether you run ultramarathons, race 10k's or plan to do a Spartan/Tough Mudder..
The Jaybird Tarah Pro wireless headphones have been designed with the requirements of the most demanding trail & ultrarunners. My thoughts...
Want the best wireless headphones for running? These top 5 options will upgrade your trail running, ultrarunning & hiking experience in 2019!
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!
Everything you need to know about the Nike Trail running shoes collection in 2019. Find out now which one of the 3 Nike Trail shoes are best!
Jaybird Tarah Wireless Sport Headphones are lightweight, minimalist running headphones which are ideal for challenging treadmill sessions.
Editors Choice Award for the Nike Pegasus 36 Trail! 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...
The top 5 survival books to help improve your mental strength for ultrarunning and endurance sports. Boost your mental toughness.
The Womens On Cloudswift 2019 is a lightweight, innovative and versatile running shoe, designed for running fast and in comfort on the roads.
Training for a mountain race and looking for the best trail running poles for race-day too? You've come to the right place! Here's our Top 5!
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.
This concise list of the 5 best headlamps for trail running will help you decide which one to buy, based on your individual requirements.
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.
This concise list of the 5 best men's hydration packs for trail running will help you decide which race vest is best for you.
The best all-round 'neutral support' trail running shoes for 2019, so far! Updated regularly, so check back when you're ready to buy your next pair.
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.
The best women's hydration vest that's right for you will be determined based on it's comfort, features, style and cost, all discussed in this post.
IQbuds BOOST make me feel superhuman with enhanced hearing in noisy environments. I feel safe while running with music in the city too because I can still hear the world around me. Learn about the clever tech that's going into these new adaptive hearing buds, for those who want to hear more, OR LESS!
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.
Our ever-growing list of what we consider to be the most inspirational women's adventure books, written by the most badass female adventurers! ?
Everything you need to know about these high-performance all-mountain trail running shoes for racing. ? Fully tested by Alastair from Trail & Kale.
Everything you need to know about Fastpacking and the Ultimate Gear Guide to make your adventures as fun, safe and comfortable as possible!
Our favorite ultrarunning books and what we consider to be the best available. We promise they'll inspire you to run further than ever before!
Looking to live a healthy plant based diet and also save time? Orgain Organic Meal powder will help you do both & more. Read our review, to find out how!
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!
The On Cloudventure Waterproof 2019 is a durable all-round trail running shoe that will protect your feet from any weather/terrain that may come your way.
The LARQ Bottle is the world's first self-cleaning water bottle that'll purify water and neutralize that stink! Does it live up to the hype? Let's find out!
Editors Choice Award for La Sportiva Bushido 2! Everything you need to know about these awesome all-mountain trail running shoes.
The On Cloudventure has been given a huge design overhaul for 2019 which brings many welcomed improvements. Find out what they are, and why we love them!
Ultrarunners have a very specific set of requirements when it comes to buying a GPS running watch. Our shortlist of top GPS running watches will help you decide which one is best for you.
At a cost of less than a daily coffee, Athletic Greens is an organic vegan dietary supplement that helps me maintain energy levels during busy times.
The On Cloudsurfer has been designed with speed and comfort in mind but it's also a very comfortable shoe that provides great cushioning for long runs too.
Read our review of the streamlined women's On Running Tights - quality flattering women's running tights from premium Swiss brand On Running.
Wiivv are premium sandals with the added benefit of fitting perfectly as they're tailored to your feet. The app also takes the hassle out of going to a...
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.
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...
Title Nine Holy Grail Running Shorts review - I'm impressed with the quality, fit and, importantly, length and silicone grip that stops them riding up.
Here is our list of highly rated running gear with Black Friday/Cyber Monday discounts applied. Including running poles, GPR running watches, headlamps and sneakers. Keep checking back over the week as we introduce new deals that you won't want to miss!
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...
I'm in love with everything about The On Cloud Edge Moonlight running shoe, from the design and color scheme right through to how comfortable it is.
Some thoughts on the Rockay Accelerate, running socks that are designed to help prevent chaffing and blisters. They also provide sompression and cushioning.
Read our review of the Lifeproof Fre, a slim, lightweight phone case designed for protection from water, snow, dirt and drops while out adventuring.
The On Weather Jacket is very stylish and definitely has all the key features you need to protect yourself from all weather conditions while out running!
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!
Read reviews of Stio's technical clothing for mountain and outdoor lifestyles, inspired by the mountains, trails and rivers of the Teton Mountains.
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!
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!
On Cloud 2018 Review: My 'go-to' lifestyle and 'on the move' shoe, where other trainers just aren't stylish enough for me to want to wear them all day, at work or when heading to the city.
The Women's Trailroc 285s are built to handle anything you throw at them, whether gnarly roots, technical Alpine rocks or packed rocky desert.
There's no denying, the On Cloudace shoes are capable of allowing you to run long distances in extreme comfort but are they worth the premium price tag?
The results of my VITL DNA test have certainly given me some food for thought. I'm considering what changes I can make in my diet to make sure I am getting enough of the right nutrients, as well as rethinking my training approach to tap into that body fat as an endurance energy source.
We have thoroughly tried and tested Ultimate Direction's ladies running race vest, the Ultimate Direction Ultra Vesta 4.0. Read the review here.
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.
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 on Cloud X is marketed as the world’s lightest fully-cushioned shoe for running Remixed. I'm calling it their BEST road running shoe yet! Find out why!
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.
Nathan Speedster 2L Review: As more people take to the trails, demand has grown for products that allow you to carry a few essentials without stuffing your pockets or necessarily needing a larger backpack, which is likely to be overkill unless you’re going out running for many hours somewhere remote.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
While you can’t beat a massage from someone who is trained to give proper sports massages, it is important to be able to work out niggles and tightness yourself, and to do so, we find having a few 'massage tools' around the house is helpful.
Video review of the Salomon race vest, the Advanced Skin 5l Set, including shots of the key features and what it looks like close-up and moving. Race vest designed for trail running and moving in the mountains.
Megan Hine's book, Mind of a Survivor, explores the mental qualities that certain people can harness that means they can overcome some incredibly difficult and seemingly impossible survival situations - where others may not make it. Inspiration for your next ultramarathon!
Read our review of the On Cloudventure Peak. The lightweight trail competition shoe with downhill cushioning.