When Mammut was looking to provide some people in the German-speaking area with a high Klout score (yep, they had still been using that) with a pair of their shoes to test, back in the spring of 2015, I’m pretty sure they were looking for some immediate support for their PR.
Shoes are at least as exciting for the runner as they are for the stereotypical shoe-obsessed woman – if they are exciting. Icebug’s Acceleritas5 are. Where the Nike LunarEpic have an obviously different design and near-extreme sole, and where Icebug’s own Mist have their extreme-mesh upper, the Acceleritas do not immediately look special. Lift them […]
The release of the Suunto Spartan Ultra having gone as it has been, lots of people have found lots of reasons to complain. They aren’t entirely wrong, for the Spartan Ultra promises a lot, but right now delivers a 700 to 850 Euro/dollar watch that is definitely a new hardware platform (color touch screen and all), […]
With the Traverse, Suunto is going into a very interesting direction: Sure, it may show something of the design that an Ambit4 / successor to the Ambit line may end up having, as rumors go.
The way things go sometimes, they haven’t (yet) worked out as planned, but led to serendipitous findings. It was running vest/packs with 20l of volume I wanted to test this year, for some overnight running outings, but I ended up testing Salomon’s 3 liter Sense Ultra (Set) vest instead. And I found a running vest […]
There are a lot of new – or rather, same but changed/improved – shoes coming from Salomon this fall/winter (2015), as seen at the ISPO already. (I’ll report from the upcoming OutDoor Friedrichshafen with more details). At least some of them, I hope to get a chance to check out, but they won’t be out […]
Time for another (preliminary) shoe review, this time of the Zeal RB9X (“Rubber 9 Extreme”) from Icebug. The small Swedish brand has been on my radar for a long time; they are pretty much *the* experts when it comes to shoes for running on snow and ice, especially thanks to their different sole designs incorporating […]
Even in a field of many brands that are unknown to all but those in the know, Thunderbolt Sportswear is an outlier. Given the Schoeller Dryskin used in their (now so-called) “Originals” softshell jeans, they fall right into the category of “technical menswear.” Their focus, however, was less on the fashion than on the performance […]
Some new piece of gear, a new fashion trend in a new season, something that disappoints – such things give something to talk about. It can be seen on the vast majority of blogs; it can be seen with my previous review of the Veilance Diale Composite Sweater (good, thus not talked about at length) […]