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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...
Hoka One One Speedgoat 2 Review

Hoka One One Speedgoat 2 Review

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

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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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adidas ultraBOOST X Review

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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La Sportiva Helios 2.0 Trail Running Shoe Review

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

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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