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Treats for Trail Runners

August 2nd, 2013


More and more runners are trying trail running, and manufacturers are taking note by creating some pretty rad gear for offroad duty. We caught up with a few of our own trail runners around the RW offices to see what gear they’re stoked on right now. Here’s what they had to say:

Top Picks in Shirts

“[For a recent 100 mile race] I chose The North Face Better Than Naked Short Sleeve Top. I chose The North Face top because it’s so ridiculously light and really felt like I wasn’t wearing anything (hence the name), but at the same time I wanted to have something to protect from the sun’s rays.” – Tera

“I just bought the Gore Women’s Air 2.0 Shirt, and I had to justify spending so much on a shirt, but it’s AWESOME! So comfortable, and it fits really nicely under a pack.” – Juli

Top Picks in Shorts

“It is all about the Pearl Izumi Ultra Split Short. Welded hems for ultimate comfort and minimal chafing, comfortable waistband, holster pockets that carry the right amount of product [a few gels]. This shorts are comfortable when you are in them all day.” – Erik

“The Nike Rival Skirt offers an internal short brief, which works really well against chafing. I like the idea of a skirt over the short brief, so you don’t have to bare all and can still look cute.” – Tera

Top Picks in Footwear

“I’m finding more cushioning is becoming my best friend, and an offset of about 8 to 10 tends to be the sweet spot for me without risking potential injury. I’m currently very fond of the Asics Gel Scout and the New Balance WT1210.” – Tera

“I really enjoy the New Balance MT1010. It is highly responsive, has solid protection for the downhills, and it’s very flexible. It’s a great shoe for technical trails and for those who enjoy feeling the trails underneath their feet.” – Dan

Top Picks in Hydration Gear

“The UltrAspire Surge has been my go-to pack. 2L of liquids, easy to reach pockets in the front, comfortable fit and feel. It’s also easy to adjust and there’s room to carry an additional bottle if needed.” – Erik

“I use the Nathan Intensity Pack. I love that it has a 2 liter bladder, and it fits really well. I tried on a lot of packs, and only this one and the Salomon S-Lab 5 Set Pack fit. It’s great for smaller people, and it’s women’s specific, which is awesome.” – Juli

Top Picks in Extras

“The Brooks Hat all the way…very comfortable and durable.” – Erik

“For any long run over two hours, Bodyglide is a must. I don’t leave home without it!” – Tera

“When I do [wear sunglasses], it’s a pair of Tifosi Slip. They’re lightweight, have an interchangeable lens, and are a good value for the price.” – Erik

VFUEL! (Peach Cobbler) So awesome. Tastes great, very light and doesn’t leave you feeling like you have to drink 5 gallons of water to wash out the residue. It’s one of the only gels I really like.” – Juli

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New Balance MT1210 / WT1210 Sneak Peek

August 13th, 2012

New Balance MT1210 Men's Running Shoe

New Balance WT1210 Women's Running Shoe

New Balance enters the ultra running category with the MT1210 / WT1210. Inspired by the Leadville Trail 100, the 1210 supplies ultramarathon runners with everything their feet need to get through a grueling test of trail endurance.

A departure from their popular minimal trail shoes, the 1210 comes to market in a more traditional-looking form to provide cushioning and support. It also has a flexible and near-seamless upper designed for maximum comfort for the duration of a long trail run. New Balance lists weights of 10.3 oz (Men’s size 9) and 8.1 oz (Women’s size 8).

What to Watch For

  • Overpronation Support: A medial post behind the arch provides just enough stability to account for fatigued arches during long-distance running.
  • Hybrid Outsole: The moderately lugged Vibram outsole should provide traction on a range of terrain and perform well even on road surfaces.
  • 8mm Offset: On a sample received from New Balance, we measured stack heights of 22mm in the forefoot and 30mm in the heel.

Launch Date
January 2013

MSRP
$125.00

Men’s Color
Grey/Red Men’s 1210

Women’s Color
Purple/Pink Women’s 1210

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