Articles by Donald Buraglio

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...

Our Favorite Things

Our editorial team has been busy testing a wide range of gear from Santa’s workshop to bring you these special gift ideas for your favorite ultrarunner this holiday season.https://ultrarunning.com/grit/One of our favorit...

Fall Jacket Reviews

Winter presents different challenges in different parts of the country – and in many cases, a variable of challenges on the same day. The following jackets will provide protection, based on your particular needs.Patagoni...

Fall Shoe Review

HOKA EVO Mafate 2MSRP: $17010.3 oz M / 8.9 oz FHeel/forefoot (mm): 33/29 M, 31/27 FBest for: High mileage training and long-distance racing on all terrainOur favorite “ready for anything” shoe this season was worn at bot...

Essential Gear for Fastpacking

In our last review, we described a number of sleep systems for spending the night in the backcountry. This month we’re looking at all the additional gear you should take along for fastpacking trips, as well as a couple o...

Backcountry Sleep Systems for Fastpacking

As days get longer and nights are warmer, many of us extend our adventures to multi-day outings, travelling fast and light to maximize distance while minimizing the cargo load. Our next two gear reviews focus on equipmen...

Summer Apparel Review

For summer trail running, good things come in light, breathable, moisture-wicking packages. Here are some great choices for staying cool on the trail when the weather gets hot. rabbitRabbit introduced a full line of new...

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...