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Review: Merrell women's tanks

By Annie Rice on in Gear
We tested out the Ellsworth and the Thelon tank from Merrell

Merrell aren't well known for running clothes but the latest from the outdoor specialists shows a lot of promise. After a road test of their newest pieces to hit the market we were impressed. Ladies, if you're after flattering and stylish gear with all the performance features you'd expect, these ... 

Review: Merrell GORE-TEX ConnectFit Ascend Glove

By Annie Rice on in Gear

Already a fan of Merrell, (particularly their colour schemes), I was keen to get my hands on their latest creation, the Ascend glove, a minimal trail shoe in collaboration with GORE-TEX.  So what’s special about these? They are designed to provide the most natural feeling possible whilst offering protection on the ... 

Mountain Hardwear launch running apparel line Way2Cool

By Ben Hobson on in Gear

Developed with elite athletes and tested in the Grand Canyon in the Rim2Rim2Rim challenge, Mountain Hardwear launch their first running specific running tops featuring "fabric technology that uses the wearers' sweat to activate in-built cooling agents". This fabric, that they are calling 'Cool.Q.Zero' has apparently been developed to revolutionise the ... 

Review: Wheyhey, the protein ice cream

By Annie Rice on in Gear

At last the sun has made its debut and it’s here to stay – at least for the week anyway - so frozen treats are in high demand. Unfortunately everyone’s favourite Mr Whippy has limited nutritional value so the idea of healthy ice cream sounded a little too good to ... 

Nike unveils the new Free Flyknit and the Free Hyperfeel

By Ben Hobson on in Gear

Nike has unveiled four new innovations at the company’s global headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, including two brand new running shoes. The two new running shoes are the Nike Free Flyknit and Nike Free Hyperfeel, along with two new apparel technologies, Aeroloft and Dri-FIT Knit. The new products are designed to ... 

Review: OTE Sports

By Annie Rice on in Gear

OTE is the latest nutrition brand to hit the shelves and we were keen to sample the goods. OTE has launched with three products: the before, during and after sport essentials include:   pH neutral energy drinks Carbohydrate energy and caffeine energy gels Soya and whey protein recovery drink The concept is simple; focus ... 

Review: Bose SIE2i sport headphones

By Ben Hobson on in Gear

As a regular punter, you’re never at a loss for headphone options, as a runner however finding the right headphones can become a real chore yet these Bose SIE2i sport headphones should certainly make it on to your shortlist. The major defect with most headphones especially when running is the ... 

Review: Feetures! Elite socks

By Annie Rice on in Gear

You’ve got the performance leggings, your cupboard is over flowing with sweat wicking tops and you've spent a small fortune on shoes, but are running special socks really a necessary wardrobe addition? Feetures have taken the US market by storm and are about to hit the UK running scene so ... 

Review: Nike Free 5.0+

By Ben Hobson on in Gear
The barefoot inspired series continues for 2013...

Continuing on from 2007 and the first Free 5.0, Nike Free 5.0+ is the latest version of the trainer giant’s minimalist approach to running footwear. Utilising Nike’s new Flywire technology to deliver a lightweight, glove-like fit to runners, the premise of the shoe is still to offer runners a barefoot ... 

Review: Garmin fenix

By Ben Hobson on in Gear
Garmin’s first trail specific watch is here to help guide you on your way.

Out of the box, the latest offering from Garmin was considerably different to the forerunner models that I was used to handling. With its larger and heavier bulk, knurled metal buttons and a dense rubber strap, the chunky exterior may mislead some of you into thinking it would be a ... 

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