Running

Style Pick: Nike DWR Chambray Vapour Jacket

Nike likes its innovations. Case in point, the DWR Chambray Vapour Jacket (~$80). Performance-oriented runners with a penchant for a stylish fit in particular will want to pay attention. Originally designed as a lightweight, wind, and water-resistant outerwear, this contemporary incarnation bridges the gap between casual and sportswear, serving as either a swank, lightweight jacket,...

Style Pick: Nike Rosche Run

Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just looking for some new casual kicks for the summer, the Nike Rosche Run has you covered. They’re lightweight and breathable for logging those warm weather miles, but cushioned and protective to keep you straight and sturdy — equally important for pounding the pavement or kicking back a few...

Your Life on Your Wrist

VITAband

If you’re a runner, cyclist, hiker or skier, you (hopefully) know how important it is to carry emergency contact and medical information. It’s also a good idea to carry some money in case you bank far from home or just if you want to get a mid-ride ice cream. The problem is, where do you...

Barefoot Running, Demystified

Back to Basics: Back to Barefoot

GEAR PATROL SPONSORED POST In the last two years they’ve exploded onto the fitness scene. You’ve probably noticed them around town, at your local 10k, and running lightly on the treadmill at your gym. Who are “they”? They’re “barefoot” runners. This rapidly growing segment of running is pushing the boundaries on decades of accepted running ...

Look Out Nike Plus

Beat Workout Watch

We love a good mechanical watch, but when it comes to workouts, our obsession with analog craftsmanship takes a backseat to functionality. The Beat Workout Watch ($TBD) checks all the boxes of the ultimate exercise companion. Pairing a shoe based sensor with a chest strap heart rate monitor and a 16GB portable music player isn’t...

Foot Loose

Somnio Nada

So-called minimalist running has quickly developed a following among endorphin-addicts around the world for several reasons. Practically speaking, training with less padding has been shown to increase foot strength and muscle tone. The feeling of running nearly barefoot is also a major draw. To capitalize on this movement, Somnio has created the Nada to serve...

Kicks to Beat Down or Just Wear Around

Nike Air Max Tailwind+ 2 Running Shoes

Casual runners not already betrothed to brands like Saucony, Asics, or Brooks, should take a long hard look at the Nike Air Max Tailwind+ 2, especially for those who lack inward motion in their gait (known as underpronation). Built with dual, low pressure Air-sole units in the heel and forefoot of the shoe, the Tailwind...

CamelBak Elixir

CamelBak Elixir electrolyte tablets turns your water into a refreshing drink infused with electrolytes, vitamins and minerals your body needs during exercise. Essentially you’re turning your once water-carrying CamelBak into a portable sports drink fountain. Each self- dissolving effervescent tablet (12 per container) instantly turns 24 ounces of water into a 10 calorie, sugar-free drink...

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