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Gear pick of the week: Skullcandy XTfree headphones

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We put these wireless Bluetooth headphones to the test.

For runners who can't hit the road without a soundtrack, a pair of comfortable, high quality headphones is a must. We tested out the latest offering from Skullcandy - the XTfree. These sweat-resistant earbuds have a sleek, modern design with Pureclean™ tech to keep them hygienic, plus they offer up ... 

Gear pick of the week: Gaiam Restore therapy kit

By on in Gear
Upgrade your rehab routine with these heat-adjustable accessories.

Unless you have a sports massage therapist at your disposal (and the requisite funds to pay them), self-massage accessories such as the mighty foam roller are a lifesaver in heavy training weeks. This hot and cold therapy kit from yoga and lifestyle company Gaiam makes a worthy addition to any ... 

Gear pick of the week: Bellum Active Capri pants

By Georgia Scarr on in Gear
Style meets substance in these fantastic workout leggings.

The last few years have seen the rise and rise of female-specific activewear, designed with comfort, style and affordability in mind. Gone are the days of hunting out the least offensive-looking leggings and hefty sports bras from corners of sports shops – there’s a plethora of options for female runners ... 

Gear pick of the week: Ultimate Direction SJ Ultra Vest 2.0

By Georgia Scarr on in Gear
This week's pick is one for all aspiring ultra runners.

If you’re looking to go long – marathon or further – you don’t want to go in unprepared. That’s where the Ultimate Direction SJ Ultra Vest 2.0 comes in. With two 568ml bottles and space for a bladder, the vest means your hydration needs can be covered for miles. Its ... 

Gear pick of the week: Stealth gels

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We give our verdict on this range of caffeinated, isotonic and recovery gels.

With a range of products covering all nutritional bases from caffeinated and isotonic energy gels to recovery, Team RW think these Stealth gels are a must-try if you’re looking to pep up your fuel routine. "It can be a bit of a gastrointestinal gamble trying a new gel brand. What goes ... 

Shoe review: Nike LunarEpic exclusive first look

By Ben Hobson & Kerry McCarthy on in Gear
We had some of the first pairs of the new Nike LunarEpic to review. This is what we thought of them as running shoes

The hyperbole has been building for weeks now as is standard with all major product releases. Social media has been teased, glimpses and rumours are shared and now we have reached the grand reveal. All this fuss for a running shoe, yet it’s important to consider why there's this song-and-dance ... 

Gear pick of the week: New Balance Fresh Foam 1080

By Georgia Scarr on in Gear
For a light, cushioned ride, it doesn't get much better than these shoes by New Balance.

This offering from New Balance strikes a unique combination of lightness and cushioning, giving a supremely comfortable ride without weighing you down. The design was developed using data from runners with an average pace, making it particularly good for new runners or those beginning to up their mileage. I personally ... 

Gear pick of the week: Berlei High Performance sports bra

By Georgia Scarr on in Gear
We hit the road in this underwired sports bra from Less Bounce.

This offering from Australian brand Berlei has just launched at Less Bounce and makes a refreshing change to the less aesthetically pleasing sports bras of yore. Backed by tennis superstar Serena Williams, the bra also performs well off the court, claiming to reduce breast bounce by up to 50%. The ... 

Running underwear: Sports bras

By Georgia Scarr on in Gear
Minimise bounce and keep your assets in place with these sports bras for all sizes.

Quick guide to sports bras Compression bras prevent movement by holding the breasts firmly with a tight chest band and elasticated material. Encapsulation bras secure each breast in a separate cup for extra support and comfort. Whichever you choose is down to personal preference, but bigger-breasted women should go for a hybrid bra, ... 

Running underwear: Women's pants

By Kerry McCarthy on in Gear
Avoid the curse of the migrating knickers with these running pants.

Pure Lime Hipster £12 Really soft and gossamer light, it’s easy to forget you’re wearing these, especially as they’re seamless, which cuts down on a little weight and a lot of irritation. They’re very stretchy and the sizing comes up big (Pure Lime say the small is equivalent to a size 10-12) ... 

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