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Three Trail Running Must Haves for Spring 2016

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Ultimate Direction PB Adventure Vest 3.0 ($170) Review by Kevin Riley Bravo to Peter Bakwin and the design team at Ultimate Direction. They raised the bar with the release of the PB Adventure Vest 3.0. At 13.3 ounces, the vest weights less than the previous model, yet boasts over 30% more carrying capacity. Great for half day runs or longer all-day adventures, you’ll ... Read More »

Top Shelf Climbing Shoes: Scarpa Techno X

Scarpa Techno X Gear Review Action in Solitude

Want to have a good day at the crag? You’ve got to have the right shoes. It sucks when your foot keeps popping because of shitty rubber or when you’re crack climbing in a flimsy pair of shoes and your toes get all chewed up. On the flip side, when you’ve got the right shoes and the conditions are good you can lose yourself in the movement, ... Read More »

Keen Men’s Utility Dura – Zone Crew Sock

Keen Dura - Zone Socks

Have you ever owned a pair of socks that you just couldn’t wait to slip on your feet? It’s not often I get excited about socks, but I just got a couple pairs of the Keen Utility Dura – Zone Crew Sock at the Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City and they make me giddy like a 6-month-old golden retriever. When I ... Read More »

TarantuLace: Comfort at an Affordable Price

Tarantulace Comfortable Climbing Shoes  Action in Solitude

I needed a comfortable shoe that I could wear all day long and performed well in a wide range of situations. After trying out 5 or 6 different options at the REI in Flagstaff, AZ I settled on La Sportiva’s TarantuLace. They fit well. The Frixion RS rubber was sticky, and at $79.95 they didn’t break the bank. I was a ... Read More »

Adidas Terrex Boast: Insane Traction and Stability

Adidas Terrex Boost Spring 2015 Shoe Review

When we first saw the Adidas Terrex Boost ($160; adidas.com) at Winter ’15 Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City, we knew we had to test out these babies. They looked amazing on the shoe wall – sleek and stylish with a pop of color. The question was would these stylish shoes perform on the trail? The short answer to this ... Read More »

Gear Review: Circle Goddess Yoga Bag

Circle Goddess Yoga Bag Gear Review Caillin Murray Action in Solitude

For the yoga enthusiast (or yoga noob!) who likes to keep things cute, Circle Goddess’ Etsy line of handmade yoga bags combines form and function to make a lightweight and stylish tote for your yoga mat. It offers a little bit more than the standard yoga bag with two elastic pockets on the outside, to hold yoga blocks or other ... Read More »