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Arc’teryx Acrux² FL Approach Shoe 1-Year Review

Easily a year after Arc’teryx entered the footwear market with the release of the Acrux approach shoes and Bora hiking boots, I finally feel comfortable giving a real…

ISPO 2016 Recap 1: Running and Outdoors Gear

Our problem of not-quite-real, at-home, in-this-world, living is illuminated like it’s under a spotlight when going through a big trade show like the ISPO: We have a fascination…

Review: Outdoors Over Night with Outdoor Research’s Helium Bivy

Going by other reviews I’ve seen, there seems to be quite a bit of dissatisfaction with the Pertex Shield “Helium Bivy” from Outdoor Research. I can add quibbles…

Still Running Tight: CW-X Conditioning Wear Review

CW-X “conditioning wear” tights have been my go-to running gear for so long, they caused a driver in Latvia to bump into the car in front of him…

Sun and Shades: Oakley’s Jawbreaker and Trail Prizm

It was probably just their marketing and pop-cultural presence – Hello, M:I-II intro/trailer! – which had me get Oakley sunglasses, but being outdoors and in sunlight enough, and…

Going OutDoor, Hunting for New Good Gear

A trade fair with a wake-up run/race, business, new things, partying/networking, and visitors sleeping in the rough – that’s the OutDoor Friedrichshafen. It remains to be seen which…

Salomon Sense Ultra 3/Set Review: A Sense (Vest) for All Runs

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…

Salomon XA Pro 3D Review

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…

OR-ay in the Rain: Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket Review

Summer is coming, protective gear may seem less necessary – but when you go out into the mountains, a light and highly protective layer may only become all…