These arrived in a bundle from Decathlon UK with a range of other gear to kit me out from head to toe for less than £150. I was intending to test them as a full package, but as I was only 3 weeks out from the biggest race of my…
I had often visited Decathlon stores when on holiday in France and had always been impressed by their range of sporting equipment. Their own brand clothing seems especially popular over there, so when Decathlon-UK offered MyOutdoors a collection of their latest trail running gear to test, I was more than…
Wednesday, 22 August 2018 11:58

Ultimate Direction Adventure Vest 4.0 reviewed

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Ultimate Direction have a strong reputation for the design and development of innovative packs, vests and waist belts for trail and ultra running. I have been a massive fan of their packs for a number of years and even went so far as to declare the Ultimate Direction PB Adventure…
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 10:05

Arc’teryx Norvan LD Trail Shoe reviewed

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Arcteryx are famous for their style and innovation so when they designate a shoe with the letters LD for long distance you have to sit up and take notice.
Usually I prefer to wait at least hundred miles before putting pen to paper on a pair of running shoes. However, with a lot of excitement in the press and on social me- dia about the new Graphene range from Inov-8, I thought I would share my initial thoughts after…
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 10:59

Inov8 X-Talon 230 - long term test and review

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 The Inov8 X-Talon 230 arrived for Spring/Summer claiming "Phenomenal Grip". We asked Jon Barton to put them to the test and see how they fare in the hands (or feet) of an everyday park and trail runner.  
Inov-8's Trailtalon is described as a lightweight, stripped-back, responsive shoe specifically designed for running on hard-packed trails. Giles Thurston put it to the test for 100 miles before giving his review.
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