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Thunderbolt Sportswear Marly T – Update

Thunderbolt Sportswear Marly T

Finishing the Gulf Coast Marathon while wearing the Marly T

I have used the Thunderbolt Sportswear Marly T over the past month while hiking and camping in Southern Louisiana, and while running a marathon in Mississippi, and it has performed superbly.  It is soft and comfortable to wear, does not show any durability issues and for the most part is stink free.  Read on for my detailed update on the shirt’s performance.

Yaktrax Run

Review by Arnie P

Yaktrax Run in Harold Parker Forest

Yaktrax Run in Harold Parker Forest

Yaktrax provided the Run for review purposes.

Yaktrax Run

The latest snow arrived overnight and it was still snowing in the morning. With predictions of the snow turning to rain by noon, I was not inspired to do anything. As the morning progressed, the snow stopped falling and temperatures remained in the mid 20’s. I knew a few ice spots remained from a previous storm. When the snow stopped falling, there was 4-6 inches of snow on the driveway. This was the perfect time to put the Yaktrax Run on before leaving the house. I use a snow scooper to push the snow off the driveway. The extra traction made this a slip free job. I really liked the feel of the carbide spikes. I could feel that the carbide tips were there, but I was still comfortable. I felt stable and confident pushing the snow over the several icy spots.  To read more please click here.

Final Update Injinji Performance Run 2.0

Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon

Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon

November and December have been heavy racing months for me – I completed 3 half marathons, and a full marathon along with several 5k’s and 10k’s and the Injinji Performance Run 2.0 socks have been my constant companion for every race.  Comfort and Durability remained excellent and I continued to be mostly blister free – though I don’t think it was an issue with my socks.  Read on for my final thoughts.

Yaktrax Run

Review by Arnie P

Yaktrax Run

Yaktrax Run

Yaktrax provided the Run for review purposes.

Yaktrax Run

The name Yaktrax

The company was named after the sure footed Tibetan Yak. The design used was inspired by the observations of a Sherpa striding across snow and icy surfaces in the Himalayas.

Description

The Run consists of the traction part and 2 fabric straps to prevent the Run from detaching while in use. The toe strap is adjustable and ties in with the performance strap which is in the transverse direction of the shoe. The traction for the ball of the foot is 6 carbide spikes. There are also 12 smaller covered spikes on the inside. The heel consists a diamond pattern of 1.4 mm steel coils. There is reflective material on the removable toe strap and the “Y” label on the heel.  To read more please click here.

Ultimate Direction Marathon Vest

Ultimate Direction Marathon Vest

Ultimate Direction Marathon Vest Back

One of my keys to running long distances is to make sure I have what I need close at hand.  There are many ways to accomplish this task from handheld water bottles to vests and backpacks.  I have several half marathons and full marathons coming up over the next couple months, and I will be using the Ultimate Direction Marathon Vest to make sure I have hydration and calories close at hand.  Read on for my initial thoughts on the Marathon vest.

Thunderbolt Sportswear Baseline Marly Tee

Baseline Marly Tee

Baseline Marly Tee

A successful running and backpacking kit begins with the base layers that a person wears.  I will be using the Thunderbolt Sportswear Baseline Marly Tee as my base layer shirt for my adventures over the next few months.  The Baseline Marly Tee is a lightweight merino tee shirt that is available in both long sleeve and short sleeve options.  Read on for my initial thoughts.