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Randolph Fusion Sunglasses Review 2019 – Elinor & Archer Frame Styles

Randolph's Fusion Sunglasses Collection features the lightweight Elinor and Archer frames, a spin on Aviator and Aviator-inspired designs. Read our review of these Italian-style, US-made sunglasses.

Nike Running Gear Guide – Christmas Gift Ideas For Runners 2019

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.

On Cloudflow Review: The Second Generation Cloud Has Arrived!

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.

Lululemon Gifts for Runners – Christmas Gift List 2019

Make the runner in your life super-happy this Christmas! We've hand-picked the best men's and women's gifts for runners from Lululemon.

LARQ Bottle Movement Review 2019 – Better than the Original?

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?

Black Friday Deals for Trail Runners, Hikers & Adventure Lovers

We've done the research for you and curated this list of the best Black Friday deals from top trail running, hiking, and adventure brands.

On Cloud Terry Review 2019 – All-Day Performance Vegan Running Shoes

The Cloud Terry from On Running is an innovative, good-looking vegan running shoe suited to road runs and everyday wear. Read why it is the fastest-selling On Running shoe ever!

REI’s Gear Up Get Out Sale 2019: Top 20 Deals For Trail Runners & Hikers

We've handpicked the best of REI's Gear Up Get Out sale 2019: Trail running, hiking, and camping gear deals with discounts of up to 30%!

On Cloudrock Waterproof Review 2019: The Most Innovative Hiking Boots?

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!

Compex Fixx 1.0 Review 2019: The High-Powered, Portable Massage Gun

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 Review 2019 – The Best Winter Trail Shoes?

Nike Pegasus 36 Trail GTX in-depth review! Find out why these awesome waterproof winter trail running shoes win an Editor's Choice Award.

5 Best Waterproof Hiking Boots for Fall/Winter 2019/20

This concise list of the 5 best waterproof hiking boots will help you decide which ones to buy, based on your individual requirements.

REI End Of Season Sale is Here! The Deals That Have Our Attention Are…

Here are the most discounted trail running, hiking and camping deals for this year's end of season sale. Enjoy up to 50% Off!!

5 Top Running Gloves 2019/2020 – For Winter Running

To save you time, I've asked all the common questions while researching the best running gloves on the market. See the 5 Top gloves for cold weather runs!

Nike Terra Kiger 5 Review 2019 – Nike’s Lightest Trail Shoes for Racing

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.

On Cloud Dip Review 2019 – The Toughest Cloud Variant To Date?

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?

The 3 Best Protective Phone Cases for Running [2019 Buyer’s Guide]

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

On Cloudstratus Review 2019 – 2x Cushioned Distance Running Shoes

The On Cloudstratus is something totally new from On Running! Learn about their key features and how they perform while running!

Coros Apex Review 2019: The Ultimate GPS Watch For Trail Runners?

Our Coros Apex review covers the key features of this Impressive GPS running watch, which is designed with trail and ultra runners in mind. 

5 Best Waterproof Running Jackets for Trail Running & Ultrarunning in 2019

This concise list of the 5 best waterproof running jackets will help you decide which jacket to buy for your Winter trail running adventures.

6 Best Waterproof Trail Running Shoes for Fall/Winter 2019/20

This concise list of the 5 best waterproof trail running shoes will help you decide which ones to buy, based on your individual requirements.

Venga CBD Review 2019: 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.

Biolite HeadLamp 330 Review: The Best Value Headlamp of 2019

This review covers all the key features of the Biolite HeadLamp 330, what I love/dislike, and how it performs while running and hiking.

Adventure Dog Gear Ideas – Best Gifts For Your Trail Dog in 2019

UPDATED FOR NATIONAL DOG DAY: 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.

Labor Day Gift Ideas 2019: Best Deals for Trail Runners & Fastpackers

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.

ZUNGLE Viper V2 2019 Review: Bone Conduction Music Sunglasses

Everything you need to know about the ZUNGLE Viper V2 music sunglasses for running. Comfort, bone conduction audio, durability & more!

Randolph Concorde 2019 Review: Why Cobalt Blue Lenses For Hiking?

Sunglasses designed to be worn for hiking and watersports? Yes please. Randolph's Cobalt Collection blue lens sunglasses, reviewed.

Best On Running Shoes Ranked & Reviews 2019: Ultimate Buyers Guide!

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!

On Cloudventure Peak 2019 Review – On’s Latest Trail Racing Shoe

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: What To Wear 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 2019: Editor’s Choice Award Winner

Jaybird VISTA review: Durable, lightweight, secure fitting true wireless earbuds with incredible battery life for trail and ultrarunners!

Coros GPS Watches Compared in 2019: Which one should you buy?

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!

Adventure Road Trip Gear Guide 2019 – Essentials For Outdoor Lovers

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!

Top 10 Trail Adventure Gifts for Summer 2019 (UPDATED)

Spring is in the air, Yasss!! 🙂 This special list showcases 10 awesome trail gifts that will spark joy during Summer adventures.

5 Best Ultralight Backpacking Tents (2 Person) in 2019

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.

Rokform Crystal Case Review 2019 – Phone Protector for Trail Runners

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.

Best Running Hats 2019: Top 5 Technical Caps for Trail & Ultrarunners

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!

The Best Trail Running Shoes in 2019 (So far): The Ultimate Buyers Guide!

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..

23andMe Health + Ancestry DNA Test Review 2019

What I learned from doing 23andMe's Health + Ancestry DNA Test and how my results are going to help me improve my running performance.

Jaybird Tarah Pro Review 2019 – The Ultimate Running Headphones?

The Jaybird Tarah Pro wireless headphones have been designed with the requirements of the most demanding trail & ultrarunners. My thoughts...

5 Best Wireless Headphones for Trail Running in 2019

Want the best wireless headphones for running? These top 5 options will upgrade your trail running, ultrarunning & hiking experience in 2019!

On Cloud Beam Review 2019 – The Best On Shoes for Style & Comfort?

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!

Nike Trail Running Shoes Compared in 2019: Which Are Best?

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 Review 2019 – Wireless Running Headphones

Jaybird Tarah Wireless Sport Headphones are lightweight, minimalist running headphones which are ideal for challenging treadmill sessions.

Nike Pegasus 36 Trail Review 2019 – Did Nike Just Crush Its Competition?

Editors Choice Award for the Nike Pegasus 36 Trail! Everything you need to know about these awesome all-mountain trail running shoes.

Wellness Code® Plant Protein Complete Shake Review 2019

How does Life Extension's sustainably sourced pea protein 'Wellness Code Plant Protein Complete' perform as a run recovery shake? Find out here...

5 Best Survival Books – Improve Your Ultrarunning Mental Strength For 2019

The top 5 survival books to help improve your mental strength for ultrarunning and endurance sports. Boost your mental toughness.

Womens On Cloudswift 2019 Review – Different to Cloudsurfers, in a Good Way

The Womens On Cloudswift 2019 is a lightweight, innovative and versatile running shoe, designed for running fast and in comfort on the roads.

5 Best Trail Running Poles in 2019 (So Far): For Ultrarunning & Hiking too!

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!

10 Healthy Father’s Day Gifts 2019: For Dads With An Active Lifestyle

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.

5 Best Headlamps for Trail Running & Ultrarunning in 2019 (So Far)

This concise list of the 5 best headlamps for trail running will help you decide which one to buy, based on your individual requirements.

Vi Trainer + Vi Sense Headphones Review 2019: The Future of Run Coaching?

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.

The 10 Best Road Running Shoes in 2019

This is our ever-evolving list of the 10 best road running shoes for 2019... Designed to help you choose your next pair of running shoes.

10 Healthy Gifts For Mother’s Day 2019: For Moms With An Active Lifestyle

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.

5 Top Hydration Packs For Men in 2019: Best Race Vests For Trail Running

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.

Best Trail Running Shoes For Women – Top 5 in 2019 (So Far)

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.

5 Best Hydration Vests For Women in 2019: Top Packs For Trail Running

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.

Nuheara IQbuds BOOST Review 2019 – The Adaptive Hearing Buds

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!

Seadon Tee Review 2019: The Earth-Friendly Technical Running Tee

Meet Seadon, the brand that's manufacturing technical tees from recycled plastic bottles. It's a sustainable approach to making performance running apparel.

Randolph Aviator Sunglasses Review 2019

If you're looking for the best, and most stylish hiking sunglasses that money can buy, Randolph Aviators are for you. Read my full review to find out why!

On Cloudswift Review 2019 – What the Helion?

The On Cloudswift 2019 is On's latest lightweight, breathable and responsive running shoe with Helion superfoam & a one-piece upper! How does it perform?

Merrell Agility Peak Flex 3 Review 2019 – Trail Shoes For Rugged Terrain

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.

Best Women’s Adventure Books 2019: Inspirational Female Adventurers

Our ever-growing list of what we consider to be the most inspirational women's adventure books, written by the most badass female adventurers! ?

La Sportiva Kaptiva Review 2019 – For Fast Technical Trail Running

Everything you need to know about these high-performance all-mountain trail running shoes for racing. ? Fully tested by Alastair from Trail & Kale.

The Ultimate Fastpacking Gear Guide 2019 – Fast & Light Backpacking

Everything you need to know about Fastpacking and the Ultimate Gear Guide to make your adventures as fun, safe and comfortable as possible!

These Ultrarunning Books Will Inspire You To Run Further! (Best in 2019)

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!

Orgain Organic Meal Powder Review 2019: A Meal Replacement Shake

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: Which one to Buy in 2019?

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!

On Cloudventure Waterproof 2019 Review – For Wet Weather Running

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.

LARQ Bottle Review 2019 – Does it live up to the hype?

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!

La Sportiva Bushido 2 Review 2019 – For Trail & Mountain Running

Editors Choice Award for La Sportiva Bushido 2! Everything you need to know about these awesome all-mountain trail running shoes.

On Cloudventure 2019 Review – The On Shoes For Trail Running

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!

Best GPS Watches for Ultrarunning & Trail Running in 2019

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.

Athletic Greens Review – A Daily Organic, Vegan Dietary Supplement

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.

On Cloudsurfer 2019 Review – On Shoes For Running Long Distances

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.

On Running Tights 2019 Review: High Performing Workout Pants

Read our review of the streamlined women's On Running Tights - quality flattering women's running tights from premium Swiss brand On Running.

Wiivv Custom Fit Sandals Review – Everything You Need To Know!

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...

On Running Socks Review 2019

On have started making running socks and as you would expect, they look just as stylish as their running shoes. Read on to find out how well they performed.

Gifts For Trail Runners in 2019: 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.

On Cloud Waterproof 2019 Review

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.

Injinji Running Socks Review: Performance Toe Socks For Trail Running

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 Clothing Review: The Holy Grail of Women’s Running Shorts

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.

ROKA Phantom Ti Aviator Sunglasses Review

If you're looking for the best running sunglasses that money can buy, the ROKA Phantom Ti is for you. Read my full review to find out why!

Hydro Flask 32 oz Bottle Review

The Hydro Flask Escape Collection has now sold out but this review also applies to the Hydro Flask 32 oz wide mouth bottle! The Hydro...

On Weather Jacket Women’s 2019 Review

A stylish Swiss-designed waterproof women's running jacket all the key features you need to protect yourself from all weather conditions while out running.

Hydro Flask Coffee Mug Review: ‘Hot’ Gifts for Outdoor Lovers!

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...

On Cloud Edge Moonlight (Limited Edition) 2019 Review

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.

Rockay Accelerate Review: Compression Running Socks

Some thoughts on the Rockay Accelerate, running socks that are designed to help prevent chaffing and blisters. They also provide sompression and cushioning.

On Cloudflyer Waterproof 2019 Review

The Cloudflyer Waterproof is one of On's first waterproof road running shoes, released alongside the new On Cloud Waterproof. After running in both of...

Cairn Box Review

The Original Cairn Box would make an excellent gift to someone who is getting started as an outdoor adventurer. It's inexpensive and you don't have to worry about what to choose as it's all done for you.

Lifeproof FRE Review – A Waterproof Phone Case For Running

Read our review of the Lifeproof Fre, a slim, lightweight phone case designed for protection from water, snow, dirt and drops while out adventuring.

On Weather Jacket 2019 Review: On’s Waterproof Running Jacket

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!

Brooks Cascadia 13 Women’s Review

I love putting the Cascadia 13 on knowing that I can be out for hours and my feet won't be sore from running hours on the dry, rocky terrain.

Huel Review: The Meal Replacement Powder

Read our review of Huel, the nutritionally complete food, and see how we integrated it into our busy work week.

Janji Bolivia Men’s Running Apparel Review

This review is going to focus on two new items from the Janji Bolivia men's collection, which draws inspiration from, you guessed it, Bolivia!

Brooks Ghost 11 Men’s Review: A Responsive Shoe with a Soft, Secure Fit

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!

Stio Clothing Review: Western Mountain-Style Technical Apparel

Read reviews of Stio's technical clothing for mountain and outdoor lifestyles, inspired by the mountains, trails and rivers of the Teton Mountains.

On Cloud Waterproof Women’s Review 2019

The women's On Cloud Waterproof is a stylish lightweight trainer for running or casual wear, which is waterproof and keeps your feet dry in wet conditions.

Merrell Trail Glove 4 Knit Review: Barefoot Running in Comfort

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!

Brooks Cascadia 13 2019 Review: A Cushioned & Responsive Trail Shoe

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!

My Trail Co Backpack UL 35 Review

The My Trail Co Backpack UL 35 is a great value (at $99), super versatile pack. Because of its capacity and its ability to compress, it's great for a wide range of uses from short day trips to full-on multi-day adventures.

On Cloud vs Cloud X 2019: Which On Running Shoes Are The Best?

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 Review 2019: On’s Lightweight Performance Shoe

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.

Inov-8 Trailroc 285 Women’s Review: For Rocky Trails

The Women's Trailroc 285s are built to handle anything you throw at them, whether gnarly roots, technical Alpine rocks or packed rocky desert.

On Cloudace Review 2019: On Shoes for Running Marathons

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?

Sunski Sunglasses for Running Review

About Sunski Sunski is a trendy young company based in San Francisco, with beliefs that extend far beyond just making sales. Sunski actually wants to make...

Janji Men’s Running Apparel Review

Read our review of Janji's men's running kit - we tried and tested the Janji men's running tee and shorts from the Uganda Collection.

Janji Womens Running Apparel Review

Read our review of Janji's womens running kit - we tried and tested Janji's womens running vest and shorts from the Uganda Collection.

What A VITL DNA Test Taught Me

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.

Ultimate Direction Ultra Vesta 4.0 – Women’s Race Vest Review

We have thoroughly tried and tested Ultimate Direction's ladies running race vest, the Ultimate Direction Ultra Vesta 4.0. Read the review here.

Jaybird RUN True Wireless Headphones Review (Pros And Cons)

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.

Darn Tough Socks Review: Coolmax Vertex Ultra-Light Cushion

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...

Running with the Garmin Fenix 5X – The Pros and Cons

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.

Xero Terraflex Review: A Barefoot Trail Running & Hiking Shoe

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.

On Cloud X 2019 Review: On’s Lightest, Fully-Cushioned Shoe

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!

The Coolest Cooler 2019 Review: Adventure-Ready Drinks Cooler

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.