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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…

MEN’S PUREGRIT 5 TRAIL-RUNNING SHOES

They Say - Feel more connected than ever to the trail beneath your feet. The men’s PureGrit 5 trail-running shoes let your feet lead the way, offering lightweight cushioning and protecting against rocky terrain without sacrificing feel. We Say - The Pure Grit 5 is the latest 4mm drop lightweight trail shoe from Brooks Running. The first thing you’ll notice when you lace up a pair of these is that they are really comfortable. In fact I’m pretty sure I don’t own any other shoes, running or otherwise, that are this comfortable. You…

Brooks Cascadia 11 Trail Running Shoes

They Say - Like an SUV for your feet, these supportive men’s trail shoes deliver a cushioned, balanced, ride—the best all-around, versatile shoe for adventures out and about. Feet stay comfortable and secure with trail-specific technologies that add a layer of protection, including a four-pivot system that acts like a personalized suspension system on tricky terrain, a ballistic rock shield to protect feet from hazards, and a rugged outsole that provides great traction on wet surfaces. New to this edition of trail shoes for men is a redesigned forefoot for improved…

Brooks Pure Cadence 5 Road Running Shoes

They Say - Be one with the run in this flexible men’s running shoe that serves up just the right amount of support. A new, lightweight Guide Rail system helps your entire body align with the way it wants to run, BioMoGo DNA midsole cushioning dynamically adapts to every step, and Omega Flex Grooves allow for added flexibility as you step. Plus, a rounded heel shifts impact forward to minimize joint stress. Built to keep your body running naturally, these sleek running shoes for men harness the power of 3D Fit…

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…