Tag: Review

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 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...

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...

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...

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...