Tag: Gear

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...

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...

Your Racing Gear List

As a kid I remember by mum having a packing list for our annual camping vacations to Europe. This was a seemingly huge list of all the essentials from tents to clothes to food that we would bring in our trailer for a fun...

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...

Ultrarunner’s Bra Guide

I know it’s tempting to skip right to the cool bras we’ve compiled for you, but I ask that you bear with me for a quick moment. See, in researching this article, I’ve learned that many of us ladies are getting the bra th...

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...

Lightweight Running Shell Review

Gone are the days when you needed half your pack space to fit a weatherproof jacket. The lightweight shell category is now defined by ultralight jackets that provide exceptional weather resistance, but compress down for...

The Top Hydration Packs for 2015

In the two years since our previous hydration pack review, some things in the industry have changed, while others remain the same. Fortunately, both of these are good news for ultrarunners. Distinct new categories hav...