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The Norvan provides impressive weather protection in an ultralight package but lacks the breathability provided by other models.
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Runners are a very particular bunch. We know. We are too…which is why we sprint to test the latest and greatest, and sweat the details. If you need it to run, we've most surely tested it—everything from running shoes (for men and women), shirts, and jackets. Thinking you should give trail running a try? See our review to help find the best kicks for the trails. Our reviews are 100% unbiased, you should know.

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Best Running Jacket of 2022

Best Running Jacket of 2022

To find out which running jacket is the best, we selected the highest-rated offerings in the market and put them to the test in the rugged mountains of Utah and California.
Best Running Shirts of 2022

Best Running Shirts of 2022

In the market for a new running shirt? Our extensive testing and comparison process will help you make up your mind and pick the best shirt for your adventures.
Best Running Shirts for Women of 2022

Best Running Shirts for Women of 2022

Getting ready for summer running and needing a new running shirt for all those miles you have planned? We tested 16 of the best, got into all the details, and compiled our favorites so you...
Best Running Shorts of 2022

Best Running Shorts of 2022

Our running experts tested 10 of the most popular men's running shorts from a wide range of brands and price points. We ranked them after thorough testing for their waistband and liner...
Best Trail Running Shoes of 2022

Best Trail Running Shoes of 2022

Looking for a new pair of trail runners? We researched over 100 of the most popular models before purchasing 19 of the best for extensive testing. After hundreds of hours on the trails, we...
Best Trail Running Shoes for Women of 2022

Best Trail Running Shoes for Women of 2022

Searching for your next trail running shoe? With our expert advice and experience testing various models this season, we get down to the nitty-gritty of the different options out there...
Best Running Shoes of 2022

Best Running Shoes of 2022

After many long runs and tempo miles, we've determined the best running shoes available in 2022 for any running style or budget
Best Running Shoes for Women of 2022

Best Running Shoes for Women of 2022

Seeking a women's running shoe to help you pick up the pace? Our comprehensive review of the most popular running shoes on the market is sure to give you all of the information you need to...
Best Running Hydration Pack of 2022

Best Running Hydration Pack of 2022

After months of researching the most popular running packs on the market, our testers dedicated hundreds of miles in variable conditions to determine which of our 13 finalists is best.
Best Running Hydration Pack for Women of 2022

Best Running Hydration Pack for Women of 2022

Only recently have female-specific hydration packs become popular and we sure are glad they did. Our running-obsessed gearheads have tested many of the most popular hydration vests in...
Best Barefoot Shoes of 2022

Best Barefoot Shoes of 2022

Ready to make the switch to minimalist or barefoot shoes? Our comprehensive review compares 10 of this season's best models side-by-side, so you can spend less time worrying about "proper"...
Best Barefoot Shoes for Women of 2022

Best Barefoot Shoes for Women of 2022

Barefoot shoes got a bad rap shortly after their introduction to the mainstream. In this review, we talk about ways to approach this style of running, and how your footwear choice can help...
Best Running Socks of 2022

Best Running Socks of 2022

Are you seeking a running sock that will suit your needs? After perusing over 50 different models, we've chosen 11 of the best for both men and women. Testing each for at least 60 miles...




Recent Gear Reviews in Running

Hoka Torrent 2 - Women's Review
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Hoka Torrent 2 - Women's Review

This well-cushioned trail running is our favorite for putting down long miles thanks to its responsive midsole, confidence-inspiring traction, and surprisingly stable design...
REI Swiftland Hydro Review
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REI Swiftland Hydro Review

This pack works in the best, straightforward, simple way you want. With options for hydration systems and plenty of storage, any activity will be heightened with this pack on your back. At...
Swiftwick Aspire Zero Review
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Swiftwick Aspire Zero Review

As our best recommendation for hot days or super sweaty feet, the Swiftwick Aspire Zero is thin and quite comfortable. This synthetic sock is quite durable and stays on your foot whether...
Brooks Divide 2 Review
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Brooks Divide 2 Review

A crossover model that offers a great entry-level point for those new to trail running, this versatile shoe is high on performance and value.
Salomon S/Lab Ultra 3 Review
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Salomon S/Lab Ultra 3 Review

With an incredible sock-like fit, excellent sticky rubber traction, and rock-solid underfoot protection, this attractive and expensive shoe is a high scorer in our comparative rankings and...



Running Learning Center

How to Choose the Right Trail Running Shoes

How to Choose the Right Trail Running Shoes

We recommend making a basic self-assessment to help you determine what your specific needs are when it comes to a trail running shoe. With this in mind, we can guide you through the best...
How to Choose Minimal and Barefoot Shoes

How to Choose Minimal and Barefoot Shoes

What could be complicated about a minimalist running shoe? If you want to learn about the design of barefoot running shoes, and how to figure out which shoe is best for you,
How to Choose a Men's Running Jacket

How to Choose a Men's Running Jacket

Running jackets today are a huge improvement over their non-breathable nylon counterparts from the 1990s. As time progressed and designs improved, high-performance ventilating panels and...
How to Choose Trail Running Shoes for Women

How to Choose Trail Running Shoes for Women

While the market is inundated with different types of trail running shoes specific to women, we help you avoid choice paralysis. In this article, we look at features that a good trail shoe...
How to Choose a Hydration Pack for Running

How to Choose a Hydration Pack for Running

There are several factors to help choose a hydration pack for your running needs. This article systematically helps you shop to find the best option for your particular style and goals.

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