Inov-8 Trailroc 285 Video Review

I recently had a conversation with someone from the U.K. who was wearing Inov-8 running shoes. He was under the impression that they hadn’t really made too much inroads into the U.S. market as they had in other parts of the world. However, I assured him, that while...

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WAA Ultra Equipment Ultra Carrier Shirt Review

A shirt that functions like a bag sounds crazy, but that’s exactly what WAA has created. “What An Adventure” is an ultra-equipment brand from Paris. We recently reviewed WAA’s most simple running pack, the Ultra Bag Pro 3L, which is the complimentary gear to the Ultra...

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Mizuno Wave Daichi 2 Review

This was Lori's first run in a Mizuno running shoe (she feels like she's said that a lot recently, but when you’re the newly minted run category manager, that’s bound to happen!). As it turns out though, this is the first Mizuno Wave Daichi with broad release in the...

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How to clean a bike helmet

Like it or not, we all sweat. This is especially true when we're doing something active like riding a bike. Here at Gearist we're very aware of just how gross a bike helmet can become if you don't clean it. Apart from the salt and sweat that accumulate inside your...

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Hoka One One Bondi 5 Review

Most people are drawn to Hoka One One shoes because of the visually obvious amount of cushioning. However, just like any other shoe brand, there are varying degrees of “cush” in the Hoka lineup and today we're taking a look at the most cushioned road shoe from the...

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Adidas ultraBOOST X Review

Today we’re going to be going in depth with the adidas ultraBOOST X. While the name certainly conjures up images of propulsion and movement, it could just as easily be called “Ultracomfort”. From top to bottom and front to back, everything about this shoe is built for...

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Hoka One One Speedgoat 2 Review

The original version of the Hoka One One Speedgoat missed the mark for us. Big time. We won’t belabor the point here too much but let's just say that while we found the ride to be a lot of fun, the fit of the upper and some consistently annoying blistering turned us...

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Merrell Peak Agility Flex Review

Flexibility is an interesting thing in trail running shoes. There are those who love the agility of a flexible shoe and it’s ability to rock-hop and make quick adjustments on the run. Then there are those who look for the snap or pop of a more rigid shoe that will...

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Adidas Terrex Agravic Speed Review

Believe it or not, not every shoe from Adidas has to have boost foam in it. Granted, every shoe we’ve looked at from Adidas in the past few years HAS had at least a little bit of boost foam in the midsole but not the shoe I’m looking at today. Today we’re going to be...

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New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro V2 Review

New Balance has been in the business of making feet happy since 1906. So why has it taken Lori so long to get her feet into some? An attitude of “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. She's been stuck in a shoe rut, friends. Guilty of going back to the same brand time...

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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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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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