Articles by Donald Buraglio

Spring Hydration Vest Review

You don’t always need a huge pack to go a long way. Our spring batch of hydration vests are minimalist enough to use as race day options on courses with aid station support. They also have sufficient fluid and storage...

Spring Shoe Review

HOKA Tecton X                             Top Pick - Best New Model MSRP: $200 Weight (oz): 8.5 men’s / 6.9 women’s Heel/forefoot heights (mm): 33/29 men’s, 31/27 women’s Best for: High-volume training on mild to mod...

Spring Jacket Review

Early spring mixes the promise of warmer days with the harshness of cold and stormy weather – sometimes all on the same run. The right kind of jacket is an important aide for venturing into a variety of spring conditi...

Our Favorite Things

It’s that time of year. Whether it’s for the ultrarunner in your life or a gift for yourself, the team at UltraRunning has once again pulled together their favorite gear for the holiday (and racing) season. FOOD & SU...

Run Commute Gear Review

Run commuting is one of those things that everyone says they would like to do, but relatively few of us actually do it. However, the advantages are enormous. It’s a consistent and relatively easy way to build base mil...

Practical Considerations for Run Commuting

Even with a perfect gear setup, run commuting requires an advanced level of planning and logistical considerations compared to your regular weekly mileage. Here are some tips to help your transition to run commuting g...

Trail App Review

Smartphone apps can be a trail lover’s best friend. They can help you discover new areas to explore, plan specific routes, assist you with navigation, provide additional measures of safety and enrich your overall enjoyme...

Summer Apparel Review

Good summer apparel isn’t simply lightweight. The fabric needs performance elements to keep you comfortable in high heat and humidity. That’s why we’ve tested a number of options to k...

Hydration Packs for Any Distance

There are days when you want to travel light, and others which require you to carry a ton of gear. We’ve tested a range of vests this spring that are suitable for running around your local park, exploring for multiple...

Spring Shoe Review

Topo Athletic Ultraventure 2 MSRP: $135 10.4 oz M 8.3 oz W Heel/forefoot heights: 30/25 mm Best for long comfortable miles, distances up to 100M on mild to modera...

Spring Running Bra Review

As critical as a good bra is for comfort and function during a long run, it can also be exceedingly difficult to find just the right style without all the bounce. Our testers have put a new crop of spring tops through...

Our Favorite Things 2020

Without a doubt, it’s been a difficult year. Fortunately, many of us have been able to maintain some sort of running and training routines to keep us sane. Here are some gift ideas to keep your favorite runner happy an...

Lighting the Trail

BioLite HeadLamp 750BioLite entered the headlamp category as a means of supporting its humanitarian mission to provide energy resources for impoverished families in Africa and Southeast Asia. Their first two models, the...

Fall Shoe Review

Nike Pegasus Trail 2TMSRP: $13011.7 oz M / 9.5 oz WHeel/forefoot (mm): 30/21Best for: High mileage training in cool conditions; 100-milers 
on moderate terrainNike made significant overhauls to its entire Trail lineup ov...

Ultra Gear 101: Everything You Need

How do you know what gear you’ll need to run 100 miles? Experience helps, but course terrain varies and weather can change at the drop of a hat. That said, we put together a complete list of our favorite pieces of gear f...

Blazing Trails in Summertime

Lightweight, moisture-wicking apparel has been a longtime staple of summer running. We’ve noticed an increased comfort factor that many of these high-performance fabrics now offer. Sunny weather is here, and it’s time to...

Hydration Packs for Every Body

CamelBak ZephyrCamelBak partnered with YiOu Wang in the development of this pack that she wore during her win at last fall’s The North Face Endurance Challenge 50-mile Championship. The Zephyr is a gender-specific pack t...

Spring Shoe Review

HOKA One One Speedgoat 4MSRP: $145Weight (oz): 10.8oz M/9.2oz WHeel/forefoot heights (mm): 32/28 M, 30/26 WBest for: Mountain scree, rugged 100-milers, challenging technical terrainSpeedgoats are a perennial favorite of...

Wool For The Win

The benefits of merino wool are well established. The fabric is naturally breathable, moisture-wicking, odor resistant and maintains its insulating properties, even when wet. When merino is combined with modern synthetic...