Articles by Donald Buraglio

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...

Hydration Belt Review

Hydration belts can be among the most valuable and dependable pieces of gear in your closet. They carry a modest amount of fluids along with key cargo essentials, and can be used for everyday training as well as a minima...

Anti-Chafing Products Review

There’s almost nothing that makes a long run more miserable than the tell-tale burning sensation of friction in your most sensitive areas. Chafing is a year-round adversary for distance runners: in the winter, extra clot...

Winter Jackets Reviewed

Winter running jackets present an eternal challenge for clothing designers. The primary objective is to balance two competing needs: enough insulation to keep you warm in frigid conditions, but enough ventilation to keep...

Our Favorite Things

It’s our holiday custom to crowd-source gear recommendations from the entire UltraRunning Magazine team for our annual gift guide. This year, they were given the following guidelines: tell us your favorite new product, o...

The Bear

Driving across Utah’s Great Basin the day before the Bear 100, I had mixed feelings about the email notification I received about the race being rerouted. On one hand, I was a little bummed that we wouldn’t run the cl...

GPS Watch Review

At its heart, ultrarunning is an old-school discipline: We run for the feelings, the experience, the scars and the stories. However, our sport paradoxically attracts a remarkable number of data geeks, for whom no data po...

Comfort Shoe Review

We’ve all been there: those agonizing last miles of a race or long training day when the only thought in your mind is, “I can’t wait to get these shoes off my feet!” When your work for the day is over and you’re ready to...

2016 Summer Apparel Review

For ultrarunners, summer running apparel needs to be more than simply lightweight. It also needs to be durable and comfortable enough to withstand long days on the trail, with innovative design or fabric technology as a...

Sunglasses Review

Extended daylight hours mean extended strain on your eyes during your outdoor adventures. Long trail outings expose your eyes to harmful ultraviolet rays, high-energy visible (HEV) light, dust, wind, glare and cumulative...

Water Purification Review

As ultrarunners explore the extremes of location and distance, dependence on hydration becomes paramount. You can’t possibly carry enough water to sustain a day-long adventure run or a multi-day fastpack – but refilling...