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Review of Montane Spine Trail Running Jacket

Well hot off the heels of my comparative review of Petzl head torches for running, I’m pleased to say that my review of the Montane Spine Jacket is also now available on MyOutdoors. This is a latest waterproof jacket aimed at trail and mountain runners from Montane, using the excellent and lightweight Gore-tex Active Shell fabric. But have Montane developed…

A Runners Guide to Head Torches from Petzl

I’m really pleased to announce that my article looking at the head torch options available for runners from Petzl has now been published on the MyOutdoors.co.uk website. This is an article I’ve been working on for some time now but since joining the MyOutdoors Trail Running Team back in the summer, I am delighted to be able to share my…

Review of the Ultimate Direction PB Adventure Vest 3.0

Okay I’ll confess, I’ve an obsession when it comes to running vests! Not the skimpy slips of polyester you’ll see club runners wearing but the backpacks designed to enable runners or adventure racers to carry kit into the hills, while still being able to run with comfort. In my mind perfection comes downs to two simple factors. Firstly fit. The…

Review of the Brooks Cascadia Trail Running Shoe

Well I have now run over 140km in my Brooks Cascadia 9, so I thought it was about time I published my initial thoughts on this shoe.   As previously explained at the outset of my 2015 trail shoe smackdown, I am a long time wearer of the Brooks Adrenaline series of shoes for road running and like them a…

Review of Injinji Liner Crew Socks

I was lucky enough to recently be given a pair of the Injinji liner crew socks by The Ultramarathon Running Store to test. To be honest it’s a little tricky writing a review on a sock, so I took my time, getting a decent number of runs and races in wearing them before I drew any final conclusions. Before we…

My 2015 Trail Shoe Review / Smackdown

One of the questions I regularly get asked is what trail running shoes I would recommend? The simplest answer is to suggest they head to their nearest running store and try a range on, as what works for me won’t necessarily work for someone else. Foot size and shape, combined with running style and form, all contributing to the choice….

Review of the Yaktrax Ice Grips

Winter running always sees lots of people running for the treadmill, or dreadmill as many call it, to avoid the cold dark nights and at some points of the year, snow and ice. Personally this is my favourite time of year and running in snow can be a great workout. Ice however is more of an issue and in some…

Review of The Ultimate Direction PB Adventure Vest 2.0

With some longer running adventures coming up next year I decided I needed to invest in a larger running vest. My current vest is the Salomon S-Lab Advanced Skin Hydro 5 set (full review coming soon) which I love and while the obvious option was to go with the 12 litre version of the S-Lab Hydro, minor frustrations with the…

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