Salomon S-LAB XA Alpine Shoe Review
Oct07

Salomon S-LAB XA Alpine Shoe Review

Bottom Line: The Salomon S-LAB XA Alpine is an all mountain trail shoe designed for higher altitude alpine topography. Made for longer days in the mountains with varied conditions requiring durability, stability, traction and foot protection, this is a superb technical alpine running shoe. Salomon S-LAB XA Alpine Observations: Personally I am a huge fan of the S-LAB line of shoes that Salomon makes and the XA Alpine running shoe is...

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Salomon Skin Pro 15 Set Review
May23

Salomon Skin Pro 15 Set Review

Bottom Line: The Salomon Skin Pro 15 Set is a versatile hydration vest that can be used for multiple outdoor activities. Whether you are heading out for a long mountain run, fast and light alpine climb or a day of mountain biking you will be able to carry all of your necessary gear in this 15L version and be comfortable all day. Salomon Skin Pro 15 Set Observations: I had the opportunity to test out the Salomon Skin Pro 15 Set...

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Hoka One One Challenger ATR 3 Trail Runner Review
Apr20

Hoka One One Challenger ATR 3 Trail Runner Review

Bottom Line: The Hoka One One Challenger ATR 3 is a light, cushy trail runner that can easily do double duty on roads as well as other hard packed surfaces. It feels like you are literally floating on the trails. Hoka One One Challenger ATR 3 Observations: Recently I┬áhad the opportunity to test out the Hoka One One Challenger ATR 3 on the trails around Southwest BC. The terrain here is mostly coastal rainforest, so it’s rocky,...

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Mountain Hardwear Scrambler RT 35 Outdry Backpack Review
May18

Mountain Hardwear Scrambler RT 35 Outdry Backpack Review

Bottom Line: A light, versatile and durable backpack that’s, more importantly, waterproof! Perfect for anything from rock climbing, ice climbing, skiing, hiking… etc. Observations: Two years ago we tested the Scrambler 30 Outdry pack. You can see our review of that here: Scrambler 30 Outdry Pack Review. Back then one of my main concerns with that backpack was the lack of a roll-top closure. The main compartment was...

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10 Reasons To Run Squamish 50 Every Year
Sep20

10 Reasons To Run Squamish 50 Every Year

This year made my 3rd year in a row running a distance in the Squamish 50 series. My love affair with the Squamish 50 began when I signed up for my first trail race, the 50km option, in 2013. The following year would see me attempting and finishing my first 50 miler and this year I chose the 50km option once again. What exactly is it about this race that keeps me coming back for more? Here are 10 of my favourite things about this race...

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