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A new way to look at warmth: NuDown

Gear and apparel companies are constantly in pursuit of creating products worthy of being deemed with the industry’s most coveted superlatives: warmest, lightest, thinnest, most innovative.

NuDown, a small company out of Reno, Nevada is seeking to define a new … Continue reading


Review of Custom Crescent Moon Gold 13 Snowshoes

Crescent Moon Women’s Gold 13 Trail Snowshoes, $249, crescentmoonsnowshoes.com

Started in 1997 by Jake Thamm and his wife, Tamara Laug, the 10-person team at Crescent Moon Snowshoes in Boulder, Colorado tries to set themselves apart from the rest of the … Continue reading


Review of Columbia’s TurboDown and Crosslight II

The Crosslight II fleece paired with the hooded TurboDown jacket is an ideal layering system for winter adventures, and a perfect marriage of natural fibers and synthetics that lead to high performance in inclement weather.

To test them I headed … Continue reading


Winter 2014/2015 Trail Running Shoe Roundup

(Note: This article was co-written by Luke Harris.)

Last month we wrote about making the transition from roads to trails. One of the more important pieces of advice we learned from our trail running experts was that shoes matter. Unlike … Continue reading


See and Be Seen: How to Stay Safe While Running at Night

If you’re on a nine to five schedule it’s likely that you won’t see much daylight for the next few months, making pre- and post-work runs quite literally a dark experience. If you’re new to night running you need only … Continue reading


The Mountains are Calling: 10 Tips for Hitting the Trails

When trudging along your regular running route no longer inspires you to lace up, it might be time to give trail running a try. Numerous studies attribute heightened states of happiness and well-being to those who spend time in nature, … Continue reading