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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...
Salomon S/Lab Sonic 2 Review

Salomon S/Lab Sonic 2 Review

When I say Salomon running shoes you say...probably trail, right? In the past few years, Salomon has actually been dipping their toes into the road running market and with typical Salomon panache, they've built shoes that are not just for fun, but for some serious...

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Hoka One One Challenger ATR 3 Review

Hoka One One Challenger ATR 3 Review

We all have that one piece of gear that is our go-to. Whether or not we’ve replaced it along the way, that piece of gear is so solid, so consistent, and bulletproof that it becomes the workhorse of our arsenal. Today, the shoe that I’m going to be looking at is just...

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Terrex Fast GTX Surround Review

Terrex Fast GTX Surround Review

If you're a longtime reader of Gearist - and especially of my reviews - then you know that one of my favorite things is when a piece of gear is versatile enough to go confidently and comfortably outside of its ostensible purpose to be used in other activities. Today,...

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Inov-8 Trailroc 285 Video Review

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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Inov-8 Trailroc 285 Review

Inov-8 Trailroc 285 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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Nathan Sports VaporHowe 4L Race Vest Review

Nathan Sports VaporHowe 4L Race Vest Review

There is gear that is designed on a drafting table or a computer by a designer or engineer. Sometimes the results are great but there is still no substitute for bringing together the minds and experience of the actual athletes who know exactly what they want to see....

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WAA Ultra Equipment Ultra Carrier Shirt Review

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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