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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!

Black Friday Deals for Runners

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!

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.

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!

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 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.

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...

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.

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.

SaltStick Fastchews: An Alternative to SaltStick Caps for Running

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 – Women’s Race Vest Review

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.

Flowin Pro: Friction Training for Runners

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.

SaltStick Caps: Stop Leg Cramps While Running

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.

The Bosu NexGen Pro Balance Trainer: Become A Stronger Runner

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 2019: Which On shoes are best?

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...

Trail & Kale Classic Trail Running Trucker Hat

Trucker hats are becoming more and more popular in the trail running world, so we wanted to make sure that we were visible on the scene with our own high quality Trail & Kale trail running hat.

Darn Tough Running Socks Review: Vertex Ultra-Light Cushion

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...

Brooks Ghost 10 Women’s Road Running Shoes Review

Brooks Ghost 10 Review - While I love innovative minimal trail shoes for softer trails, I do not have the excellent form and biomechanics of a runner who can get away with...

Merrell Agility Peak Flex 2 Review – A Cushioned Long Distance Shoe

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.
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