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Deuter Kid Comfort Child Carrier Review

Helen's Deuter Kid Comfort child carrier review includes tips for ease of use, key features and the pros and cons of this baby and toddler hiking backpack.

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 Anniversary Sale [2024]

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.

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.

How To Recover From Achilles Heel Pain: A Runner’s Guide To Fixing Achilles Tendinitis

How to recover quickly from Achilles heel pain and get back running, including exercises, shoes, stretches and tools to fix Achilles Tendinitis.

Topo Athletic Ultrafly 5 Review

Helen takes a look at the Topo Ultrafly 5's key features and their running performance as an everyday trainer. She also shares her tips on sizing and the types of runners this shoe is best suited to.

Unique Gifts For Active Outdoorsy Moms

Unique Mother's Day gift ideas for adventurous moms of all ages, including moms that love hiking, running, fitness, camping and being outdoors.

The BOA Fit System Is Coming For Your Running Gear

Could wrapover uppers and dialed-in laces be the future of trail running shoes? Many shoe brands believe so! Here's what you need to know about the BOA Fit System and what it means for the running world.

Rocky Talkie 5 Watt Radio Review

This two-way radio redefines rugged, reliable communication with extended battery life, making it our top choice for outdoor adventurers.

The Best Trail Running Poles For Ultra Running In 2024

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

Altra Timp 5 Review: These Take My Breath Away!

Helen explains why the Altra Timp 5, with its excellent grip, cushioning and fit, is right up there as one of the best trail running shoes this season.

The Adidas Free Hiker 2 Low Gets Reduced Weight & Breathability Upgrades For Warmer Days

These reasonably priced ($160) trail hiking shoes blend sustainability, comfort, and lightweight design for the modern adventurer.

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Best Brooks Running Shoes of 2024 Ranked With Reviews

Welcome to the ULTIMATE Brooks Running shoes buyer's guide, complete with reviews + rankings of the best Brooks shoes | YES, I've reviewed them all!

Gunner Kennels review: What we thought of the safest dog travel crate

Why Gunner Kennels is our top choice for safe dog travel, with crash-tested durability and unbeatable protection on every adventure. Includes video demonstrations.
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Topo Athletic Pursuit 2 Review: A Surprise In The Making

Helen breaks down these highly capable trail running shoes that handle even the most technical trails, no problem. See what else she discovered!

Ibex Woolies Pro Tech Merino Wool Baselayers Review

A detailed review of Ibex's Woolies Pro Tech Merino Wool baselayers for winter and shoulder-season layering for everything from skiing to hiking.

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Para’Kito Review: These Mosquito Repellent Wearables Are Year-Round Must-Haves

Here's how these clip on and bracelet mosquito repellents offer a natural and effective way to protect against mosquitoes.

Stio Second Light Windshell Review: A Versatile Running Jacket That’s Tiny When Packed

Helen's review of the Stio Second Light windshell; a jacket well suited to runners needing to keep wind and rain at bay, and packs down super small when not being worn.

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