La Sportiva Helios 2.0 Trail Running Shoe Review

If there’s an overriding theme to my review of the La Sportiva Helios 2.0 it’s paradox. However, overall this is a very fast and solid shoe that can handle trails that aren’t too rocky or technical like a boss. Other than that, I feel like if I told you where this...

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Saucony Xodus ISO Review

We really liked the first Saucony Xodus we tried [REVIEW HERE]. Sure, some people thought it was heavy and clunky but for us it was a shoe that could withstand a lot of punishment and had some great traction on a wide variety of terrain. In the latest iteration –...

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New Balance Vazee Summit V2 Review

Until recently there’s been a bit of a drought on Gearist when it comes to New Balance. With our run category manager, Lori reviewing the Fresh Foam Hierro V2 [LINK] we’ve gotten back in touch with our Boston-based friends and boy are we glad to have done so. Today,...

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Brooks Cascadia Shell Review

Full review of the Brooks Cascadia Shell: http://bit.ly/cascadiashell Springtime weather can be a tricky thing to figure out. Ever-changing forecasts bring with them new challenges for those of us who are outside for hours doing our thing. We always say being prepared...

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SKECHERS GORUN 5 REVIEW | Gearist

Get the Skechers GOrun 5 at the links below!* *when you shop through these links, you get the best price and the retailers show Gearist some love with no cost to you – it’s a win-win! Full review of the Skechers GOrun 5: http://bit.ly/skgorun5 Despite the fact that...

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We’re back: Gearist Behind the Scenes

BOOKMARK THE GEARIST AMAZON LINK: http://gearist.com/amazon It's been a few months but now, Gearist is back! We've got some big changes in store and would love your support in all our new adventures! Stay tuned for more information and don't hesitate to say, "Hello!"...

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Nike Lunarepic Flyknit Review

If you saw any of the advertisements for the shoe we’re looking at today, you might be lead to believe that this shoe is a paradigm shifter that not only redefines its category, but also potentially sets the bar in ways we’d never thought of. This is the Nike...

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Not Your Granddad’s VW Bus – The VW Doubleback

We all know the Volkswagen bus tricked out to be a camper from back in the day. I myself often still find my imagination of what could be when I see one of these expandable-top beauties rolling down the road - particularly when they're kitted out with a more off-road...

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Today in bad ideas: Lego Treadmill Challenge

In the annals of bad ideas on a treadmill, this has to rank right up there. For some inexplicable reason, the boys from WheresMyChallenge decide to jump on a treadmill...barefoot...and have a giant box of Lego's dumped on the belt as they run...barefoot.

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New Balance Fresh Foam Gobi Review

The New Balance Fresh Foam Zante was (and is) one of our favorite road running shoe of the past two years – both in the first and second versions. The shoe we’re looking at today is one made to bring the lively and fun ride of the Zante to the trail and hopefully...

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LifeProof Nüüd For iPhone 6S Review

For most of us, our smartphones have become a ubiquitous part of our daily uniform – whether that’s in casual or business dress or in our workouts. So, with a $650+ computer sitting in your pocket, it makes sense to protect it as best you can, especially if you use it...

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Salomon Speedcross Pro Review

The Salomon Speedcross 3 has been around for a long time (in shoe years). In fact, we reviewed the shoe way back in 2012 and since then the shoe has remained largely unchanged – if it a’int broke, don’t fix it. This year however, Salomon has decided to update the...

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Nike Free RN Flyknit Review

Nike has recently revamped the naming and approach to their FREE line of running shoes. In the past the shoes have been classified as a 3.0, 4.0 or 5.0 denoting thing amount of cushion by way of material underfoot. Now however, the Swoosh has taken a new direction...

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What do you do in a time crunch? | Gearist Questions

We've been caught out on adventures - be they runs, rides, hikes, skiing, you name it - and have found ourselves later than we thought we'd be. While being able to call someone to say "sorry" or "fyi" is nice, if you're out and about where there's no phone or data...

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Running at altitude at Brainard Lake | Gearist Dailies

In this episode of Gearist Dailies (aka, Brandon's TransRockies Run training diary for the time being), we once again head up to some higher elevations. This time the target was the South St. Vrain Trail near Brainard Lake above Ward, Colorado. The run began above...

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Pearl Izumi EM Trail N3 Review

It’s not that we're NOT going to tell you how smooth the ride of the Pearl Izumi EM Trail N3 is – If you’ve seen any of our reviews of any of the E:Motion line models we’ve reviewed before, you likely already know about that part of the story. Today we're going to be...

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Wolf Caught On Video Bringing Down A Bighorn Sheep

HEADS UP: This video shows raw footage of animals doing what animals do to survive. It's pretty rare that we really get to see predators and prey in a real time example of survival but this lucky family captured it on video. In the video we see a herd of bighorn sheep...

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High Miles Running At Camp Dick | Gearist Dailies

Ok, we know you just read the title of this video and made a "HIGH" and "COLORADO" joke - we've all made those! However, this isn't that kind of a video. In today's Gearist Dailies Brandon heads up above 9,000 feet to get some higher altitude training in preparation...

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Ultimate Direction Marathon Shell Review

When you live in Colorado – especially in the spring or fall – running in the mountains above a certain elevation brings with it a unique set of challenges. Apart from the fact that you can (and will) run into thermoclines where the temperature suddenly drops here and...

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Hot AF at Hall Ranch | Gearist Dailies

It's summer here in Colorado and MAN - the temperature didn't waste a second getting sky high! In today's edition of Gearist Dailies, Brandon hits the trails at Hall Ranch for another Transrockies training run. With temps starting in the mid-90's and only a light...

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There’s a storm a comin’! | Gearist Questions

So, you're out on an adventure - maybe a run, a hike, cycling, whatever - and you see a storm coming. And then the thunder starts. How quickly do you bail on what you're doing or do you stick it out, lightening strikes be damned! Let's hear your answers! Help support...

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Under Armour Verge Low GTX Review

Watching a brand make inroads into a new category can be fascinating. Sometimes it’s the rubber-necking at a car crash mentality while Under Armour Fat Tire | Gearist at other times it’s like watching a tree grow from sapling to behemoth. In the case of Under Armour –...

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Topo Athletic MT-2 Review

The evolution of a product is often clear in the evolution of the brand itself. Some times it becomes clear that a brand’s direction and goals have shifted based something as seemingly inconsequential as aesthetics. However, there are also brands who stick to their...

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Salomon S-Lab Wings Review

The S-Lab Wings from Salomon is a shoe advertised as one that is ready to bomb down descents and keep you stuck to the ground. This (relatively) lightweight racer is a shoe whose design and durability are at a very high level since they're built for true, elite...

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Keen Logan Mid WP Review

Finding a hiking boot that protects and supports while still giving good ground feel can be tricky. Often, our high-ankled friends have a very firm underfoot midsole with a softer topsole to make sure that we’re not too exposed to the sharp, angular ground features...

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Brandon Wood
Born and raised in the great state of Virginia, Brandon is a former opera singer (true story) who’s had the outdoors flowing through his veins since day one. Brandon now lives in Colorado with his daughter Sydney (AKA, Baby Gearist).

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