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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.

Rhone Mako Short – Initial thoughts

Rhone Mako Short

Rhone Mako Short – photo from the Rhone website

I honestly don’t think much about the fashion sense of the gear that I use to run, hike or hit the gym in.  I grab what has functioned in the past and use that.  Rhone is a company that wants to change that. They advertise that they make “men’s premium activewear engineered with principle, performance and progress for the modern man.”  I will be reviewing the Rhone Mako Short over the next several months to see if they truly bridge the gap between performance and fashion. Read on for my initial thoughts.

Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight/Watertight Series .7 Medical Kit

This Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight/Watertight Series .7 Medical Kit was received for review purposes from Adventure Medical Kits.  They can be purchased on their WEBSITE as well as various outdoor sporting goods retailers.  To read my initial impressions on the kit use this LINK

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Columbia Performance Stretch Boxer Briefs

Columbia Performance Stretch Boxer Briefs Front

Columbia Performance Stretch Boxer Briefs Front

Underwear – everyone, well most everyone, wears it but we don’t often talk about what we are wearing.  However, make the wrong choice in underwear and it can ruin a hike or run.  Columbia thinks they have the answer with their new performance line of underwear.  I have the good fortune to review their new line of Performance Stretch Boxer Briefs.  Read on for my initial thoughts.

Yaktrax Run

Review by Arnie P

Yaktrax Run on flat icy surface

Yaktrax Run on flat icy surface

Yaktrax provided the Run for review purposes.

Yaktrax Run

On the way to the gym one morning I a good opportunity to test the Yaktrax Run on a flat rough icy surface.  The atmospheric conditions did not let me to try the Yaktrax Run on a flat icy ground. Then after a 2 inch snowstorm, it had warmed enough for the snow to become slush. The temperature had fallen overnight.  To learn more please click here.

 

 

Ultimate Direction Marathon Vest – Update

Ultimate Direction Marathon Vest

Finishing the Gulf Coast Marathon

 

I have used the Ultimate Direction Marathon in 2 half marathons, 1 marathon, and numerous training runs putting in over 110 miles while wearing the vest. Comfort has been great with no areas of chaffing or rubbing. Durability has been good with no busted buckles or worn straps and practicality is also good with easy access to bottles and food.  I still notice that it rides a little high compared to other packs and this can be a minor annoyance and I do feel like heavier items in the pack cause it to bounce more than other packs I have used.  Read on for my full update.