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Hi! And welcome to the Trek and Run pages for all running, hiking, cycling and canoeing related gear reviews. When you’re ready to return to the main Trek and Run site, click here – www.trekandrun.com – But before then, please browse the categories on the right of the page to see the product we’ve used and reviewed. If you didn’t already know we at Trek and Run review the kit extensively, with each piece being used for a minimum of 3 weeks (which is ever so slightly different to the other…

Helly Hansen OXFORD LS SHIRT, FRASER SHIRT & CHINOS

OXFORD LS SHIRT They Say - The HH® classic oxford shirt with just the right amount of detailing and quality that makes this a wardrobe staple. Features Cotton oxford Button down collar Chest pocket Pleat and loop at back Helly Hansen embroidery at bottom sleeve We Say – Like the Fraser shirt and Chinos that I’ll talk about next, I took this Oxford shirt on my late spring tours around England and Greece, and have now been wearing it a lot in the brilliantly sunny summer we’ve been having in Toronto…

Scimitar Sports ‘Retro Range’ run vest and cycle jersey

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles run vest RRP £24.95 They Say – The Scimitar Sports TMNT Running Vest, designed for secret ninja turtles. Crafted with superior material to a professional standard with your comfort in mind, the Scimitar Sports TMNT Running Vest is perfect for timed events, training runs and even gym sessions. Our exclusive license with Nickelodeon means you won’t get this product anywhere else. What’s more, this premium running vest has been designed to offer you a suite of professional advantages. Key Features: Designed and created the only way…

Helly Hansen DUFFEL TROLLEY 90L

They Say – The Helly Hansen wheeled trolley bag is customized for the demanding traveler who wants convenient storage with great quality and a sporty look. This 90-liter bag is the perfect luggage solution for extended trips. Features Hard wearing Extendable handle Compression straps Name tag holder Durable, low friction wheels Internal pockets HH and Helly Hansen logo We Say – I got this bag first and foremost because of it’s unique look. I like to be able to pick my luggage out easily, whether it be from the airport…

Icebreaker Merino Wool clothing – Spring/Summer 2016

An increasing number of runners, hikers and active travellers are using merino wool while exercising and when you first use this clothing it’s easy to see why. Devotees appreciate its warmth-to-weight ratio, soft feel and environmental sustainability, however it’s worth noting that not all merino is sourced ethically, with some still utilising the barbaric practice of ‘Mulesing’ - “where farmers painfully carve or clip chunks of flesh from lambs’ backsides.” Seriously, don’t Google the term to find out more as some of the photos I came across while researching ‘merino wool’ left me feeling physically and emotionally sick, and it’s inconceivable that companies still…

LQ Liquid Health Joint Care

As a long distance runner and triathlete, one of the most common questions I’m asked is ‘aren’t you worried about doing your body damage with all that exercise?‘ and to be totally honest, yes I often am as these questions aren’t always unjustified! When running, cycling and swimming we put our bodies, and especially our joints, through a huge deal of punishment and I’ve watched as close friends have had to take breaks, or in some cases give up exercise completely, due to joint related injuries such as joint fatigue and depleted cartilidge. As someone who’d love to keep chasing personal bests for as long…

Snugpak Quart (All weather Sleep System)

They Say - The Quart System combines our Softie® 3 Merlin with our TS-1 Liner and Bivvi bag. It can be used as a one or two season sleeping bag. There is a waterproof housing built into the stuff sack to keep the bivvi separate after use in case it is wet, so you keep your sleeping bag and liner dry. With this system, you get all three components for a reduced price, rather than purchasing them all separate. • Waterproof housing built into stuff sack to keep the bivvi separate…

Asics Extreme Running Backpack

They Say - Make your next run one to remember with a backpack that’s built to last. You’ll be running with the most comfortable backpack on your shoulders, thanks to its lightweight design and innovative fit system. Fit the backpack to your body with an adjustable strap across your chest and shoulder straps made of breathable 3D AirMesh. You’ll get a comfortable, close-to-the-body fit thanks to the foam moulded back panel. Stay hydrated with an inner reservoir pouch that’s easy to get to Get easy access to your essentials stored in…

Teko Compression, Marathon and Hiking Socks

We use Teko not just because they produce excellent socks but because their Eco-Commitment is second to none, in our opinion. They understand, and admit, that it’s not possible to produce a product without using natural resources, and so work hard to reduce their impact on the world at every stage of production. They also pay their suppliers well, charge a fair price for their socks and have a number of other decent initiatives that you can read about Here. We respect and admire their ethics, and we believe all…

Double Barrel Insulated Coffee / Beer Mug

They Say - Insulated, distinctive, strong. The DOUBLE BARREL stainless steel mug will be your traveling buddy for any drink.  Coffee, tea, cola, or stout all stay the way they started when you pour them into the Eco Vessel Double Barrel Beer Mug with Lid. This stainless steel mug is fashioned like a beer barrel but isn’t just for carbonated hops and malt. Hot coffee stays hot and cold suds stay cold, and you won’t wear either with the open/close slider lid. Two layers of premium #304 stainless steel Insulated for…

Teva Men’s Kimtah Mid Event Mesh Hiking Boot

They Say - The Kimtah Mid eVent Mesh never met a foot it didn’t like. With full support and a roomy toe box, you don’t need to worry about breaking in this waterproof and shock-absorbent hiker. We Say – I’ve been wearing the Kimtah boot whilst hiking in Greece, firstly in the rocky mountains to the west of Athens in a region called Petropoli (the name means rocky; the area is historically well known for it’s challenging terrain), and secondly on the slopes of the 1743 metre high volcano-like Mt Difrys…