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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...

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...

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...

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...

Running Rewired

When I got Running Rewired by Jay Dicharry in the mail, my first reaction was to sigh and think “wow, another book that will tell me how I can become a better runner.” As I halfheartedly flicked through the pages, I soon...

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...

The End of the World Running Club

Winter is here, and if your enthusiasm for getting out the door to run is low, your enthusiasm for wanting to read yet another running book review is likely even lower. But fear not! This review involves asteroids hittin...

Finding Gobi

The story of Finding Gobi is likely one you’re familiar with. A little dog, later christened with the name “Gobi,” appears in the middle of the 155-mile Gobi Desert stage race, picks ultrarunner Dion Leonard out of the c...

The River Road

The River Road is a lovely period novel about becoming a runner in 1972. The story revolves around Lenny, a middle school student who discovers running when it becomes clear to him that he will never become a successful...

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...

Fall Shoe Review

We hope you enjoy this selection of 10 new trail shoes for the Fall season of 2017. This diverse mix of models contains a style for pretty much every ultrarunner seeking a trail shoe that can work for distances beyond th...