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Animal Encounters: Mountain Lions / Cougars

  While it's quite rare, humans and cougars do sometimes wind up face-to-face. If that happens, here are a few steps to get out of that situation as safely as possible: 1. Know your tracks. 2. Keep your friends close. 3. Let it go. 4. DO. NOT. RUN. 5. Show them who's...
Topo Designs Klettersack Review

Topo Designs Klettersack Review

Chances are you’ve seen this pack on instagram – it’s the one (or one like) the pack all the “cool” kids are wearing. When it comes to shoes I am always comfort over fashion (socks and chacos anyone?) but in regards to accessories sometimes it’s easy to get caught up...

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TomTom Spark Cardio + Music Review

TomTom Spark Cardio + Music Review

For several years, minimalist runners have been striving for less equipment but still have the ability to track their runs. But many of these same runners want to track their heart rate and really enjoy listening to music while they run. This has traditionally meant...

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Timbuk2 Tuck Pack Review

Timbuk2 Tuck Pack Review

With school right around the corner, and chilly rainy fall days on the horizon it’s time to upgrade your school,work, or commuting backpack. Big enough to fit a laptop, but not too bulky when empty, sporty enough to wear on a bike but also fashionable. Founded by a...

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Pearl Izumi Focuses on Cycling Business

Pearl Izumi Focuses on Cycling Business

While we're well aware that brands come in and out of categories all the time, this is one we didn't see coming. Pearl Izumi announced yesterday that they're exiting the run category entirely - both in apparel and running shoes - in order to more fully focus on their...

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LifeProof Nüüd For iPhone 6S Review

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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JOBY PowerBand For iPhone Review

JOBY PowerBand For iPhone Review

If you're a fan of Gearist then you know that we aim for a rather high degree of detail in our reviews. However, while getting note together for this particular review, it dawned on me that sometimes the simplicity and ease of use of a product is parts of what makes...

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How to make yourself poop (when you want to)

How to make yourself poop (when you want to)

Up to now we took a look at why running makes us poop and how to keep from having to poop while you run. While exercise in general is great for inducing healthy bowel movements, some people just aren’t so lucky. Their poo turtles: it seems like it’s coming, then it...

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Elliptigo Arc Review

Elliptigo Arc Review

The first elliptical trainers hit gyms sometime around 1995 when Precor introduced the EFX. Since then we've seen lots of different sizes, shaped, motions and anything else you can think of in the space where people looking for a solid cardio workout with low impact...

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

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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