Articles by Donald Buraglio

Hydration Vests

The big advancements in hydration packs this year are geared towards women, with several major companies highlighting packs specifically built for the female body. Accordingly, our review is focused on female-specific mo...

Spring Shoe Review

Altra Superior 4.0MSRP: $110Weight (oz): 7.9 men’s, 6.3 women’sHeel/forefoot heights (mm): 21/21Best for: Moving fast and light without compromising protection; tempo runs or races up to 50KOne of the lowest profile shoe...

Compression Sleeves

The topic of wearing compression apparel during activity can be somewhat polarizing in the endurance community. While some runners swear by it, the hard evidence for performance gains is generally anecdotal. However, the...

Our Favorite Things

FOOD AND SUPPLEMENTSEnergy waffles are practically mainstream now, with many races offering them right alongside gels and blocks at aid stations. One company starting to get noticed is Untapped, a Vermont-based family bu...

Run Rabbit Run 100

Historically, people have journeyed to the mountains surrounding Steamboat Springs, Colorado, in search of gold; many others go there in search of powder. Those of us gathered at the base of Mount Werner on a hot Septemb...

Headlamps Review

Heading into the winter, most of the updates in the headlamp category are happening at the compact end of the spectrum. Although they are small, many of these are strong enough to be standalone lamps for the majority of...

Fall Shoe Review

For this round of fall shoe reviews UltraRunning’sGear Review team coordinated with The Treadmill running store in Carmel, CA. Multiple testers wore each shoe for approximately 100 miles before feedback was submitted. Th...

Lightweight Running Jackets

Fall means different things in different parts of the country. In warm climates, it’s a slight lowering of the thermostat from “uncomfortably warm” to “comfortably cool.” In more extreme areas, it can bring increased rai...

GPS Watches Review

The age of fully integrated GPS watches with optical heart-rate equipped activity trackers has arrived. Runners now have more performance metrics and physiological data available at their wrist than ever before. Here are...

Summer Running Apparel Review

When the sun heats up, lightweight and breathable fabrics can keep you comfortable and prevent you from overheating. We’ve tested an assortment of summer running options for both men and women that help you stay cool und...

Hydration Vest Reviews

Two distinct trends are evident in this spring’s crop of hydration vests. First is a movement toward minimalism using lightweight construction and stripping down superfluous features to improve comfort and increase speed...

Wool Running Tops

When we presented our first all-wool apparel review a few years ago, the fabric was still establishing a foothold among dedicated trail runners. Since then, wool has exploded in popularity, and a number of new players ha...

Our Favorite Things

Some runners spend the end of the year looking back fondly on their race experiences… but gear nerds also spend time reflecting on the most dependable accessories that helped carry us through our races. As in years past,...

Headlamps Review

Until recently, if you wanted to run through the night, you needed a big, bulky headlamp with an external battery pack to light your way. Advanced technology has enabled compact lights to improve in brightness without a...

Lightweight Running Jackets Review

Whether you’re exploring high mountain trails in the summer, or venturing into unpredictable fall weather, there’s really no excuse to get caught without protection from the elements. Each of these ultra-lightweight jack...

Broken Arrow Skyrace

You know you’re having a surreal race experience when you find yourself slowly trudging up a mile-long 30% grade and you look about 50 yards to your right and see a group of people skiing down the same hill. As in, snow...

Trekking Pole Review

Trekking poles offer several benefits to long distance runners (see sidebar), particularly over extremely hilly or rugged terrain. The catch is making sure the benefit of the poles exceeds the additional weight and logis...

Summer Running Apparel Review

Good summer apparel is inherently deceptive, as the best lightweight garments and simplest designs are usually rooted in high-tech fabrics or construction elements. We’ve tested a handful of summer kits for men and women...

Hydration Packs Review

Whether you’re logging long miles between aid stations or long hours between trailheads, hydration packs are your weapon of self-reliance; there’s enough space for all the fluid, gear and supplies you need to cover the d...