Tag Archives: trail running

First look at the Xero Shoes TerraFlex

Xero Shoes TerraFlex

A break in hike at the Woodlands Conservancy

Xero Shoes are designed after the Huarache type of sandal that was made popular in the book “Born to Run.”  As a runner and hiker, I am always interested in new products and platforms and after talking with the charismatic Steven Sashen decided that I would try a pair of the new TerraFlex trail shoes from Xero Shoes.  Click HERE to read my initial thoughts.

FuelBelt Ergo Hydration Running Belt

FuelBelt Ergo Hydration Running Belt

I reviewed the Ergo Hydration Running Belt by FuelBelt.

The FuelBelt Ergo Hydration Running Belt is a lightweight belt designed to carry two eight ounce water bottles. It is specifically designed to fit a woman’s body. The water bottles, which come with the belt, are BPA-free.

It contains is a storage pouch for smart phones, which is completely detachable. Inside the pouch, there is a hole for a wire to be inserted, in case you are using wired ear buds. The pouch is held in place by Velcro and a zipper.

Two detachable micro race locks are also included. These are used to hold a race bib in place without pins, saving expensive tech shirts from holes and snags. The belt contains reflective accents for visibility when running in low-light conditions. Hex foam moisture wicking padding surrounds the inside of the entire belt.

 

Read the entire review here.

FuelBelt Tech Fuel Hand-Held Running Water Bottle

FuelBelt Tech Fuel Hand-Held

The FuelBelt Tech Fuel Hand-Held Running Water Bottle is a lightweight method to carry up to 10 oz. of hydration on a run. There is an adjustable strap, so you can adjust it to fit around your hand comfortably. The FuelBelt Tech Fuel Hand-Held Running Water Bottle is dishwasher safe (top shelf only), which is a real plus. The bottle is BPA-free, so you don’t have to worry about Bisphenol A  leaching into your water from the plastic.

The FuelBelt Tech Fuel Hand-Held Running Water Bottle has two gel pack loops to securely hold gel packs. It also has a smart phone holder, so you can have easy access to your fitness apps and music. The loops that hold the smart phone in place stretch, so any size phone can be accommodated securely.

To read the entire review, click here.

Update Epson ProSense 57 GPS Watch

Update Epson ProSense 57 GPS Watch

Woodlands Conservancy hike with Mia

I have used the Epson ProSense 57 watch for over 400 miles worth of adventuring and it has performed well.  It is easy to operate and does a nice job of tracking my hiking and running activities.  Durability seems solid.  The only nit pick is the battery life.  Click HERE to read my full update.

2018 Dahlgren Trail Half Marathon

2018 Dahlgren Trail Half Marathon

2018 Dahlgren Trail ½ Marathon Medal

This year marked the 9th running of the Dahlgren Trail half marathon.  I am still nursing an Achilles injury and can’t run, so I chose to the next best thing and volunteered. The Dahlgren Trail half marathon takes place on the Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail in King George, Virginia near historic Fredericksburg and the Potomac River.  Click HERE to read my thoughts on this historic trail race.

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.