Topo Athletic Ultraventure – Reviewed

Wider toe boxes Never tried them Until now It’s been a while since a new shoe brand was on these pages, so let me introduce you to Topo Athletic. Founded in 2013 in the USA, off the back of 35 years of experience in the running shoe industry, Topo is the creation of Tony Post,…

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On Running Cloudflow – Reviewed

Winter, the seasonal menace to everything white from the waist down for runners. Even on the road, it’s surprising how dirty things get, from mud and oils being washed onto paths, to ground water and spray. When On Running sent me their updated Cloudflow they were sparkling white, how I wish I’d shot these before…

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inov-8 Race Ultra Pro 2-in-1 Vest – Review

And so here we are. It’s Friday, we can still go and clock some local training miles within reason in the UK and to top it off, this is the finale of my 5 trail/ultra running vest/pack review series. The inov-8 Race Ultra Pro 2-in-1 Vest has been left for last for a reason. Other…

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Ultimate Direction Halo Vest – Reviewed

My first Ultimate Direction pack on test. It took a while to organise this and it’s taken a while since I received the Halo early last year to give my opinion, but I’m stoked to give you both today. UD (Ultimate Direction) in my opinion, have been at the forefront of the arms race with…

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Salomon Agile 2 – Reviewed

If you’re after the bare essentials, Salomon’s Agile 2 could be all you need. We’ve been lead to believe that more features for less cash equals value. From cars to phones, multi tools to shoes, its the bells and whistles that provide perceived value, a reference point against their competition. Well, over time we learn…

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Trek Bikes – GOING IN – Kendal Mountain Festival 2019

Lets head back a few months, when we could escape our houses, but the weather meant many of us, maybe the majority, would rather spend their days in doors, curled up near a wood burner, horlicks or something stronger in hand, while rain and wind changed physical form on the glass panes surrounding us. If…

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CAMELBAK Nano Review

CAMELBAK, a brand synonymous with hydration systems have been an active player in the trail/ultra scene for years, however, I’ve not really seen it in store, online or on peoples backs at races. As one of the kings of hydration, I was keen to slip into a vest and find out for myself how these…

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USWE PACE 12 Review

The Pace 12 marked USWE‘s entry in the trail and ultra running category. For years they have been a leader in the Moto X and mtb pack market, with their patented No Dancing Monkey harness system. Late last year as a follow up, the launched the smaller capacity Pace Pro. This isn’t the first time…

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5 Running Packs/Vest Reviewed

Earlier this year I shot 5 videos of packs I’ve been using over past 6 – 12 months. Each were very different, had unique features, a specific runner in mind and offered alternatives, rather than being direct competitors on the whole. Well, it’s about time I graced these pages with them. We have; USWE Pace…

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FRACTEL – An Overview

The world is awash with brands. Some huge, some tiny, things you need, things you don’t. Irrespective of their size, it is people who create, develop and nurture. Whether bought from a store, online or direct from the brand, people are connected at every stage and with that comes stories. I’ve started to pay more…

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