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Suunto 7 and Suunto 9 Peak Comparison Review

I’ve been clicking “start” on Suunto watches everyday for about 23 years. What started as a simple watch, stopwatch, altimeter, and barometer has evolved into something so much more. These days, my primary needs from …

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Patagonia Sloperunner Exploration Pack

Designed for Adventure Running I can’t imagine limiting my running to, well, running. The more I do with trail running, the more ideas I have for projects. Running fitness opens up all kinds of opportunities, …

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Oofos Running Recovery Sandals

Oofos Review “Blah blah, Oofos, blah, so comfortable, blah blah blah.” Kim was going on and on about these things and was clearly determined that I too must own a pair. Fresh off a Zurich …

La Sportiva Mutant Review

The La Sportiva Mutant is my favorite trail shoe, I announce about halfway up our morning climb. Really? That’s a pretty big statement. Dan seems a bit surprised even after I’ve gushed about them on …

I Hate Running and You Can Too – A Review

I Hate Running and You Can Too: How to Get Started, Keep Going, and Make Sense of an Irrational Passion by Brendan Leonard I have never reviewed a book. There have been numerous packs and …

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The Best Map Apps for the Alps

Without a doubt, one of the most important tools in the Alps, or any mountain range, is a map. You’ll need maps for understanding the region, ideas, planning, fixing your itinerary, navigating, changing plans, getting …

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Patagonia High Endurance Kit (HEK) Review

Keeping the new, highly innovative, Patagonia High Endurance Kit (HEK) a secret was not going to be a problem thanks to the weather forecast. No other runners would be foolish enough to be out during …

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Black Diamond Distance 4 Liter Pack Review

The development of a Black Diamond 4 liter Distance pack was big news for us. Their 8 and 15 liter Distance packs (full review here) have proven themselves to be hands down the best packs …