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5 reasons to take the Mock ONE Hammock on your next camping trip

Elevate your camping game: 5 reasons why you need to take the compact, free-standing Mock ONE Hammock on your next camping trip or just to your backyard.

The 5 Best No Show Running Socks In 2020

These are the 5 Best no show running socks available In 2020 that offer ultimate breathability, comfort, durability, support, and blister prevention.

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...

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!

Revelry Drifter Backpack Review 2020: Probably The Most Instagrammable Backpack

Revelry Drifter Backpack Review: Key features, detailed photos, and a video review of this Instagram-worthy, odor-absorbing, and water-resistant travel bag.

5 Best Running Sunglasses in 2020 – 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!

5 Reasons a Leatherman Makes a Useful Mother’s Day Gift

Practical reasons why the Leatherman Signal makes an awesome useful Mother's Day gift for an adventurous Mom, especially when hiking, camping or traveling.

10 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas For Adventurous Moms [2020]

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.

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]

Best GPS Watches for Ultrarunning & Trail Running in 2020

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.

Stanley Growler Review 2020: The 64oz Growler Set That Makes The Perfect 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.

What to Bring on a Camping Trip: Be Prepared with the Right Gear in 2020

How do you know what to bring on a camping trip? We share advice on planning your trip, including a checklist of the essential gear for camping adventures.

Mighty Vibe Review: Stream music from Spotify or Amazon Music without using your phone

Our Mighty Vibe Review covers the advantages, disadvantages and key functions you need to know about this portable Spotify and Amazon Music player for running/workouts.

5 Best Climate Neutral Gifts For Earth Day 2020

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.

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.

Outerknown Clothing Review: Women’s Clothing from Kelly Slater’s Surf-Inspired Brand

Introducing women's clothing from surf legend Kelly Slater's brand, Outerknown clothing, which is focused on sustainable, organic cotton and fair trade apparel.

Rad Power Bikes RadRunner Review 2020

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

The Best Camping Gear to have for an Emergency: From Power Cuts to Survival Situations

The best camping gear to have for an emergency that will help you survive and manage the situation case of a power cut, wildfire, earthquake or flood.

Building The Ultimate Garage Gym For Runners

There are many articles on the best garage gym for crossfit and weightlifting but what gym equipment do you need to build the ultimate garage gym for runners?

Adventure-Ready Outfits from REI Co-op Women’s Clothing Range: Currently 25% Off

I don't know about you but I'm so ready for Spring, especially once the current global pandemic dies down and we can...

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!

FitTrack Scale Review: The Best Home Smart Scale Available?

Full review of the Fit Track scale, a home smart scale proven to provide accurate tracking of body composition metrics such as weight, BMI and body fat.

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.

The Best Home Gym Equipment For Runners

Reduce your risk of getting Coronavirus in a public place. Our list of the best home gym equipment for runners features the 8 essentials for home workouts.

Nike React Infinity Run Review 2020: A Training Weapon For Half Marathon Runners

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.

REI Swiftland Hydro Review 2020 – A Feature-Packed 5L Running Hydration Vest

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.

On Cloud Hi Edge Review 2020: On’s Latest Retro-Style Sneakers

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.

REI Used Gear website: How to buy discounted REI gear WITHOUT needing coupons or promo codes

We found outdoor gear and clothing for up to 60% off at REI Used Gear, where returned items are sold at significant discounts with no coupons or promo codes needed.

BioLite HeadLamp 200 Review: The Lightest Running Headlamp We’ve Tested!

This review talks about the key features of the Biolite HeadLamp 200, what I love/dislike, and how it performs while running or hiking.

The 5 Best Running Belts For Ultrarunning & Trail Running in 2020

Welcome to our best running belts buyer's guide. This list will help you find the ultimate lightweight storage solution for trail running and ultrarunning.

Let’s Talk About The Rock’s White On Running Sneakers In That Epic Super Bowl Ad

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!

Western Rise Review 2020: Stylish Clothing For Outdoorsy People

This 2020 Western Rise review shares my experiences with the AirLoft Quilted Jacket, AT Slim Pant, and TechWool Flannel Shirt.

Avanto Lifestyle Belt Review: Multi-Purpose Lifestyle & Running Belt

The Avanto running and lifestyle belt is designed for carrying essentials and keeping your hands free. This review covers the key features.

5 Best Women’s Waterproof Running Jackets for Trail Running in 2020

Our list of the 5 best women's waterproof running jackets will help you decide which jacket to buy for wet winter trail runs and ultras.

10 Environmentally-Friendly Gift Ideas For Outdoor Adventurers

Looking for an environmentally-friendly gift for the outdoor adventurer in your life? Read our sustainable gift guide for 10 great ideas!

Best Women’s Running Books – Inspiring Books by Female Runners

Our curated list of the best women's running books, showcasing true stories from inspiring female athletes and adventurers.

Gifts For Trail Runners in 2020: 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.

Randolph Fusion Sunglasses Review 2020 – 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 (2020) 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 2020 – 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 2020 – 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 2020: 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 2020: 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 2020 – 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 wet weather hikes

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 Best Winter Running Gloves in 2020 – 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 5 Top gloves for cold weather runs!

Nike Terra Kiger 5 Review 2020 – 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 2020 – 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 [2020 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 2020 – 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 2020: 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 2020

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 in 2020 (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.

Venga CBD Review 2020: 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 2020

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 2020

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 Sunglasses Review: Why 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 With Reviews 2020: 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 Review 2020 – 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 2020: Editor’s Choice Award Winner

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

Which is the Best Coros GPS Watch? Coros Watches Compared (2020)

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 – 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 (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 2020

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 2020 – 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 2020: 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 2020 (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 2020

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 2020 – 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 Running in 2020

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 2020 – 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 2020: 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 2020 – 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 2020 – 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 2020

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

On Cloudswift Women’s Review 2020 – 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 2020 (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 2020 (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 2020

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 Best Running Hydration Packs for Ultrarunning & Trail Running in 2020

Find the best running hydration pack for trail running chosen by our experts. Also learn when to use a running vest, how to choose, sizing, and cheapest prices.

Best Trail Running Shoes For Women – Top 5 in 2020 (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 2020: 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 2020 – 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 2020: 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 2020

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 2020 – 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 2020: 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 2020 – 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 2020 – Ultralight Backpacking

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

The Best Ultrarunning Books That Will Inspire You To Run Further (Best in 2020)

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 2020: 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 running shoe is the best?

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 2020 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 2020 – 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 2020 – 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 2020 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!

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 Review 2020 – 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 2020

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.