Category: Gear Reviews

Merrell Overlook 6 Ice+

With the advent of the new Arctic Grip™ by Vibram®, various shoes have hit the market.  I was fortunate to try out the new Merrll Overlook 6 Ice+.  This boot features the new Arctic Grip compound wedged between standard softer rubber lugs with a waterproof upper  and M Select™ WARM lightweight […]

Hoka SPEEDGOAT

If you’re like me, you’re finding more pairs of Hoka’s in your shoe collection. I started with one pair two years ago, the Stinson. To be honest I was purely curious about these shoes and before long I found myself reaching for them often. Today I would say they’re my […]

Farm to Feet

I’ve been running in Farm to Feet socks for two years now all year around and I continue to adore these socks. Although they’re not too easy to find in my local Ontario stores, they can be ordered on-line and good socks matter in an ultra. This summer has been […]

Double Propulsion 60 Hoody

Ready for a winter run with 60g of SmartLoft insulation to keep you warm front and back in quilted polyester with DWR finish protecting you from the winter wind. SmartLoft wool by SmartWool is their lightest weight insulation for high intensity workouts in cool to cold conditions and it provides […]

ARC’TERYX Norvan Jacket

  Breathable waterproof GORE-TEX® shell for running in wet, windy weather. Features a light, soft, durable lining with GORE C-KNIT backer technology. Watertight front zipper, media pocket, reflective markings on front, back and arms. Internal zippered media pocket, breathable Venturi vents, easy wash and dry. This is the perfect layer for running […]

La Sportiva Wildcat

A stable, neutral, cushioned trail running shoe for moderate to technical terrain. The upper consists of AirMesh Trail Cage and a Transkinetic Heel Stabilizer. The lining is Honeycomb Mesh (tongue and heel only). The midsole is Nylon molded Flex Transfer shank 2.4mm LaSpEVA. The drop is 12mm and the sole is FriXion® AT with Impact […]

Nathan Halo Fire

    Nathan designs everything with running in mind.  However, they did not produce headlamps, until now.  The Nathan Halo Fire is one of two new offerings from the running company and has some features other non-running specific headlamps do not.  Run right-light provides spot- and flood-light  illumination for a […]

Ultimate Direction Wink

The Wink has been around for a while. Recently Ultimate Direction updated this pack. With 4 Pockets up front, 2 are multi-use stretch and 2 are secure zippered pockets. Capacity is 7.4L and it comes with a true sized 2L reservoir. The reservoir is stored in a secure pouch, separating […]

Nathan VaporAiress

           Light-weight women’s race vest from the Vapor Series. 50% lighter then the VaporShadow vest. Features a 2L bladder, water resistant pill pocket, over the shoulder load lifters, two front bottle pockets, front mesh gel pockets, side stretch mesh pockets, a used gel pocket and a rear […]

Mammut MTR 201 Tech Low

  When I was first asked to test-run this shoe I was a little wary. When it comes to trail running shoes, it can be difficult to find the perfect balance between comfort, flexibility and sturdiness in one shoe. Having never heard of Mammut before, I wasn’t sure what to […]

Nathan Firecatcher

  Comes with two 10 oz / 300 ml flasks with push-pull caps and will accommodate a 1.5 L bladder. The bladder is not included. Pocket options include a moisture resistant pill pocket, secure zippered pocket and a mesh front pocket for gels. The fabric is a breathable mesh with […]

Shoe Review: Inov-8 X-Talon 212

  Extreme terrain? Snow? Mud? The X-TALON™ 212 is built like a beast to handle whatever a trail throws at you. A fair number of trail shoes are built from road shoe designs and then given a slightly more grippy outsole. The X-Talon feels like it was born for the […]

Montane VIA Trail Series Long Tights

  Lightweight spring weather and summer mountain tights, featuring fast drying high stretch fabric. Protects from UV Rays with 50+ UPF, has flatlocked seams throughout and zips at the ankle with reflective VIA logos. One of the best features on these tights is the stretch mesh fabric on the rear […]