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Summer Running with New Balance

By Eric Miller - November 17th, 2014 - No Comments
Summer Running with New Balance
Most people know or recognize the name “New Balance” and associate it with running shoes. While the New Balance focus has largely remained on road running, over the past several years they have been making long strides in the trail running market. What used to be a token shoe or two for trail is now a solid line-up of trail shoe offerings. I had the opportunity to run with run with New Balance, head-to-toe this past summer and here’s what I thought. New Balance 110v2 Trail Running Shoes The New Balance 110v2 Trail Running Shoes rank high in my book. Overall it’s a more neutral shoe than your typical trail shoe. With the 110v2 New Balance has found a balance (no pun intended!) between minimalist shoes and your typical trail shoe. The 110v2 features 4mm of drop with a nice bed of REVlite foam. I found this combo to be great for longer runs or runs with a lot of vertical descent or rocky runs. One of the hardest things to overcome, I’ve found, with minimalist shoes is foot fatigue over long miles or rocky terrain. Didn’t really come across this with the 110v2. The uppers feature a combination of mesh and synthetic covering providing great breathability. I found the synthetic overlay adds a lot of durability to the shoe and some additional protection. After of summer of trail running running the uppers are still in the great shape. The 110v2 rounds out with a solid sole. Tread is fairly aggressive and knobby providing good traction a...Read more...


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Family Camping with Kelty

Family Camping with Kelty

By Eric Miller - Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 - No Comments

When it comes to taking care of the family for camping outings, Kelty has it dialed. Here's how my family got out camping this summer with gear from Kelty. Overall, in recent year's Kelty has m...

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Summer Fun with Merrell

Summer Fun with Merrell

By Eric Miller - Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 - 3 Comments

Here's how I stayed active with Merrell this summer: Merrell All Out Fuse Running Shoes Review: Merrell stayed on the barefoot theme with style and fit of the All Out Fuse. The look is definitely...

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Osprey Radial 34 Commuter Backpack Review

Osprey Radial 34 Commuter Backpack Review

By Eric Miller - Thursday, March 27th, 2014 - No Comments

Osprey has been making bike-specific packs for awhile. They have pretty much nailed it with the Osprey Radial 34 Commuter Backpack. Osprey Radial 34 Commuter Backpack Features Front panel poc...

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Patagonia Merino 3 Hoody Review

Patagonia Merino 3 Hoody Review

By Eric Miller - Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 - No Comments

A good, versatile mid-layer is crucial for every gear closet. The Patagonia Merino 3 Midweight Hoody should be in your closet at the top of your list for just about any cool weather pursuit. Patag...

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Outdoor Research Halogen Hoody Review

Outdoor Research Halogen Hoody Review

By Eric Miller - Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 - No Comments

Do yourself a favor and put on the Outside 2014 Gear of the Year Outdoor Research Halogen Hoody. Outdoor Research Halogen Hoody Features Primaloft Insulation Schoeller Stretch Panels ...

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