Embracing the act of running with a sheep on my back. The first I heard of Icebreaker, the New Zealand Merino wool garment pioneers, was back in 2005 or 2006. A work colleague had just returned from a year in New Zealand, supplementing her snowboarding by working in an outdoor store. She raved about a [...] Read more – ‘Shear Joy’.
The original New Balance Minimus arrived amid much fanfare and expectation in 2011- a time when the barefoot-brigade were in full voice, Born To Run was a top-seller and it seemed like only a matter of time before runners were out on the streets burning their support shoes. So in the midst of this five-fingered-feeding-frenzy [...] Read more – ‘New Balance MT10v2 Review’.
I was beginning to think that all running jackets where pretty much the same. Sure, they all look a little different and fit a little different but in principal they all claim to have some or all of following features The lightest-ever fabric The most breathable fabric High wind resistance High water-repellency Active/Athletic/Performance fit ..Don’t [...] Read more – ‘Patagonia Houdini Jacket’.
Ok, you got me, the Knog Blinder4 is not really, on the face of it at least, a running related item. So why am I reviewing it here on RunTramp? Well, because they are so damn good thats why and also because I am sure that a lot of runners out there have bikes too, [...] Read more – ‘Knog Blinder 4’.
Introduction. The Marmot Essence was one of the first stripped-down, minimalist micro-shells on the market when it arrived a few years back. The jacket has gone through something of an evolution since then- dropping some features such as the latex cuffs while gaining others that were missing from the first generation including underarm ventilation. The [...] Read more – ‘Marmot Essence Jacket.’.
Introduction Cascade Designs- Therm-a-Rests parent company- know a thing or two about revolutionising outdoor sleeping having invented the self inflating mattress back in 1971. That original idea has been redesigned and refined over the ensuing years to a product range that to this day sets the standards for comfortable & lightweight camping mattresses. Not one [...] Read more – ‘Therm-a-Rest NeoAir X-Lite’.
Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough- Charles Dudley Warner. Introduction. Excess baggage- a term to describe baggage weighing more than the allowed amount- could also describe the modern-day epidemic that is luggage with excessive amounts of features. I am talking briefcase size bags with wheels , rucksacks with back [...] Read more – ‘Hummingbird Carry-On 40L’.
I first hear of the New Balance MT110 as a mention on Anton Krupricka’s blog where he stated that the as yet unreleased follow-up to the MT101 was ‘The best trail show I have ever worn’. Now, those familiar with Anton will now that that is not a hollow, marketing-hyped statement. His tinkering and carving [...] Read more – ‘New Balance MT110’.
The current Minimus MT10 is a great shoe but the prospect of a zero drop version is mouthwatering. I have seen some `sneak preview` type images on some sites but I stumbled upon this video on youtube that gives a little preview of what to expect from the `zero`along with a look at the new [...] Read more – ‘New Balance Minimus Zero Trail’.