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First look at the Quest 2.0 by SAXX

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Quest 2.0 photo courtesy of SAXX

It seems like performance underwear is all the rage in the industry now, and the days of tighty whiteys appear to be numbered.  SAXX is one of the newer companies on the block, and they believe that their specific style of performance underwear with their proprietary ball park pouch, flat seams and technical fabrics will deliver the best experience for their wearer.  I am fortunate enough to see if this is true. I will be reviewing the Quest 2.0 over the next several months.  Click HERE for my initial thoughts.

Final Update – Rhone Mako shorts

Rhone Alaska

Evaluating the next valley

Running, hiking, backpacking, these shorts have done it all. 220 miles of use plus significant gym time and the Rhone Mako shorts continue to look great. Click HERE for my final thoughts on these amazing shorts from Rhone.

Final Update – Columbia Performance Stretch Boxer Briefs

Tested tough is Columbia’s slogan, I can say after 240 miles of running, hiking and backpacking that the new Performance Stretch Boxer Briefs are tough.  They show no wear, and remain super comfortable.  The only nitpick is that they get funky when wearing them for multiple days. Read on for my final update.

First look at the adidas Evil Eye Evo Pro Sunglasses

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adidas Evil Eye Evo Pro in the mountains around Juneau

Sunglasses are an essential part of my kit.  My eyes are very sensitive to light and even in overcast conditions I wear sunglasses, or I end up squinting which leads to headaches.  adidas has become a player in the performance eyewear market and I will be reviewing their Evil Eye Evo Pro glasses over the next few months.  Read on for my initial thoughts.

Injinji Ultra Compression Socks – first look

Injinji Ultra Compression

Injinji Ultra Compression Socks – Clark Shelf, Juneau Alaska

I have been dabbling with calve compression sleeves for the past few years while running marathons and ultramarathons.  I am not sure that I have empirical data, but since I started using the calve sleeves, I have had better muscle recovery and no calve cramping while racing.  The only challenge was that I needed to wear a compression sleeve and running socks.  Injinji has come out with a compression sock that I hope can do both.  I will be reviewing the Injinji Ultra Compression OTC socks over the next few months.  Read on for my initial thoughts.

Moji Massagers

Moji Curve PRO and Foot PRO massagers

Moji Curve PRO and Foot PRO massagers

I put in a lot of miles and would even classify myself as an ultrarunner or maybe crazy runner who puts in around 50 miles a week running and hiking.  This type of mileage along with work and life stress leads to stiff muscles. Moji is a company who creates massage tools to help relieve sore muscles.  I will be using two of their tools over the next couple months – Moji Curve PRO and the Moji Foot PRO.  Read on for my initial thoughts on these massagers.