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Smartwool PhD Run Ultra Light Initial Review

I enjoy reviewing socks and luckily we like to review socks here at 4alloutdoors.org.  Over the next several months I will be reviewing the Men’s PhD® Run Ultra Light Low Cut Socks from Smartwool.

Smartwool socks

Smartwool PhD Run Ultra light Socks

 

I am interested to see how comfortable they are and if the thin socks can stand up to long days of running and hiking.  You can read my initial thoughts at this LINK.

Final Update – Injinji Compression Socks

Injinji Ultra Compression

Injinji Ultra Compression Socks – Clark Shelf, Juneau Alaska

I have put almost another 100 miles on the Injinji Ultra Compression socks while running 2 marathons and trail 50k.  The socks have remained comfortable both on short and long runs.  Meanwhile durability has been good with a few pulls in the socks, but nothing that hurt their performance at this point.  Read on for my final update.

Update Katadyn BeFree

Katadyn BeFree

Filtering water with the Katadyn BeFree while running in Alaska

The Katadyn Be Free filter has accompanied me on all of my adventures this summer – backpacking in Mississippi, local Louisiana hikes, and remote mountain running in Alaska.  The BeFree has worked well in all situations and ensured that I had a clean source of water!  Read on for my full update.

Final Look Ultimate Direction Access 600 Running Belt

Ultimate Direction Access 600

Summit view from Little Si in North Bend WA

After 400 miles of running and hiking, the Ultimate Direction Access 600 has become an extension of me.  I don’t leave the house without it – I have run every distance from a two mile training run, a half marathon, even a 50k, and the Access 600 has performed well.  There is plenty of room for snacks, a phone and usually enough hydration to get me to the next aid station. Read on for my final thoughts on this handy running belt.

Jason Boyle and Mississippi 50 race report

Hey guys!  Jason Boyle and his Mississippi 50 race report was recently featured on the Southeastern Trail Runner Podcast.  You can check out the podcast here.

He shares his thoughts with the cast of Southeastern Trail Runners on his race strategy, running gear preferences and even about his time in Alaska.

RunLites Sling II – Initial Thoughts

RunLites Sling II

RunLites Sling II

I am always interested in new technology and as an ultrarunner, I am looking for new ways to brighten the trail while running at night.  RunLites is a new company I recently found.  They make an assortment of gloves with a built in LED light.  I will be reviewing the RunLites Sling II model over the next several months.  Read on for my initial thoughts.