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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The North Face Ultra TR II Review

Not all running shoes are made equal much less for the same purpose. For the road we've got cushioned trainers, lighter-weight tempo shoes and racing flats. On the trail we've got running shoes made to take on ugly, muddy terrain and shoes meant to stick like glue to...

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Hoka One One Clayton Review

We're big fans of not judging books by their covers and Hoka One One is one of those brands where this ethos can come into play most if you're a running purist. This original maximalist running shoe brand is well known for the not-so-small amount of midsole material...

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Pearl Izumi EM Road N2 v3 Review

Smart brands know that their products need to evolve. Sometimes that's to go along with industry and consumer trends and other times it's because they're breaking new ground. To Pearl Izumi's credit, their E:Motion line of running shoes hasn't changed very much since...

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EnerPlex Kickr IV Solar Charger Video Review

Most solar chargers leave your smartphones and other devices wanting more juice or at least needing double (if not more) the time to get the back to full. The Kickr IV from EnerPlex, a device with its genesis in the military has the ability to charge at the same speed...

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Giro Range MIPS Video Review

We all know how helmet retention systems work, right? Whether you ride a bike, ski or you're just used to strapping a helmet onto your kid's head, you know that the standard is a dial attached to a halo-like piece of coated cable, kevlar or something of the like. With...

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Steve Runs A Marathon, Week 25

Remember back in the fall when Steve was going to run Chicago's Perfect 10 (10 miler) but it was inexplicably canceled? Well, it was rescheduled to this past weekend and rather than going for the 10-miler, Steve opted for the 10K. Despite snow the night before and an...

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New Balance Fresh Foam Zante V2 Review

The New Balance Fresh Foam Zante was one of our favorite shoes of 2015 so to say we were curious to see how it could be improved upon is an understatement. In the New Balance Fresh Foam Zante V2 the brand has managed to roll out a few key updates that generally do...

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adidas Raven Boost Video Review

A few months back we reviewed the adidas Terrex Boost and the biggest takeaway from that shoe was the incredible grip of the Continental rubber outsole and today the shoe we're looking at, the adidas Raven Boost sports the same material but this time in a lighter,...

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Steve Runs A Marathon, Week 24

Steve is back from spring break in Florida and back to school! Today Brandon and Steve sit down to chat about how Steve's running is progressing since getting (mostly) over his achilles issues. The pair also talk about an upcoming 10K - Steve's third ever running...

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Butler Emperor Supreme Boots Review

With her second ever review, Baby Gearist returns to bring you her impressions of the Emperor Supreme Boots from Butler. These boots are made from and environmentally friendly rubber compound and are lightweight and fully waterproof. While they act as an overboot...

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Steve Runs A Marathon, Week 23

Today we check in with not only Steve, but Steve and Allie! These two kids (ahem) just finished their second quarter at Northwestern University and celebrate it with a 9 mile trail run. Also this week, Steve heads to Florida for spring break and is brutally...

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Brooks PureFlow 5 Video Review

The Pure Project from Brooks Running came out of the minimalist / natural running movement a few years back and has stayed strong throughout. The shoes in this series are built to work with the foot in a very natural and mostly unobstructed way. Today we're taking a...

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Ikea Biathlon

Biathlon; One of those cool sports that people (in the US) barely pay attention to once every four years. Simply put, it involves people on cross country skis (any style is permitted) racing to designated areas and shooting rifles, which they carry with them, at...

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Saucony Peregrine 6 Video Review

The Saucony Peregrine 5 was one of our favorite trail running shoes of 2015. It was lightweight, responsive, flexible and had great traction. So with that in mind we were very curious to see how Saucony would improve on that shoe with the Peregrine 6. In this version...

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Running Round Mountain | Gearist Dailies

In this episode of Gearist Dailies Brandon and Lori head out to run at Devil's Backbone in Loveland, Colorado. Upon arriving at the trailhead however, they were met by "CLOSED" signs regarding the parking lot and the trail itself! So, after consulting the Trail Run...

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Steve Runs a Marathon, Week 21

Steve is finally back to running outside! With his achilles issues on the way out and a big of a one-off soleus thing, Steve's marathon training can get back outside and in today's video he's very excited about a few good runs. Also in this episode, Steve begins to...

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Cyclist Being Chased By An Ostrich

In our minds we're all super fast on a bike, right? Well, unless you're going downhill, chances are that most people on the planet can't ride a bike as fast as an ostrich can run. The worlds largest bird can top out at about 43.5 mph and cover about 16 feet in a...

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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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