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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...
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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Mizuno Wave Daichi 2 Review

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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DryGuy Force Dry Review

DryGuy Force Dry Review

There are so many different ways in which our outdoor apparel can be ruined. There's certainly tearing or general breakdown and I'm sure that more than one boot has met its end to the teeth of a puppy. However, one of the things that we don't always consider (until...

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Merrell Peak Agility Flex Review

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

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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Black Diamond Iota and Sprinter Headlamp Review

Black Diamond Iota and Sprinter Headlamp Review

There are a few pieces of gear that are indispensable in almost any adventure. These can vary from person to person but for me those things include a zip-lock sandwich bag (or two), a lightweight rain jacket, a small folding knife and a good headlamp. The latter is...

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Merrell Agility Peak Flex Review

Merrell Agility Peak 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

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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