Lindsay Yaw

Timberland Endurion - Trail Runners: Review

If you train like a mailman—neither rain nor sleet will stop you—reach for these submersibles. The seamless upper is sealed with a Gore-Tex XCR liner and reinforced with a see-through TPU...

La Sportiva Crossroads - Trail Runners: Review

Trail, road, trail, road: Like other 2006 standouts, this shoe understands your dilemma and solves it with a mix of cushioning, stability, and traction. Sportiva's climbing-shoe heritage shows in the...

Mammut Energise - Daypacks: Reviews

Go ahead and cram this pack full on the hottest day. The stiff Butterfly suspension supports a load of rocks, and a mesh panel lets air cool your back. 3.1 lbs, 1,830 cu in; www.mammutusa.comBonus: A...

Asics Gel-Trail Attack II - Trail Runners: Review

This featherweight will make your last pair of trail runners feel like ankle weights, but its stability let us sprint down Boulder's ankle-eating Mount Sanitas Trail without limping home. Add grippy...

Osprey Stratos 24 - Daypacks: Reviews

Like the Energise, this pack's air-cooled suspension prevents sweaty-back syndrome. Stretch-woven side pockets didn't rip when caught on branches, and zipper finger loops made gloved entries a cinch...

The North Face Radial: Trail Runners: Review

Don't resign yourself to bad form. My clunky stride isn't pretty, and the Radial's boldly curved outsole helped my foot roll from heel to toe more smoothly than usual—and get quicker rebound....

Gregory Iso - Daypacks: Reviews

Paper-thin silicone-treated nylon, compact size, and a frameless suspension make the Iso superlight—and a good choice for speed hikes. The tradeoff is decreased abrasion resistance and...

Montrail Odyssey - Trail Runners: Review

If you're one of the lucky ones who can trot out the front door and weave together a perfect run on a mix of trail and pavement, stop gloating and buy a pair of Odysseys. At first glance the toothy...

Marmot Bodie - Daypacks: Reviews

Judicious use of siliconized nylon—bolstered by 1,000-denier reinforcements—make the Bodie both water-repellent and durable while keeping weight low. 2.5 lbs, 2,000 cu in; www.marmot.com

Merrell Overdrive - Trail Runners: Review

We can only imagine the highly caffeinated sessions that produced the Overdrive. No detail has been left out or unexamined, from integrated drain holes in the outsole to a protected gaiter strap...

Mountain Hardwear Phenom - Daypacks: Reviews

This climber-friendly pack has a removable hipbelt—a plus when wearing it with a harness—and a weight-shaving detachable lid. Brilliant: Tool attachments double as bottle openers. 2.9 lbs...

Montrail Highlander - Trail Runners: Review

With all due respect to Martha Stewart, this shoe is the ultimate control freak. With close-to-the-ground feel and gravity-defying weight, the Highlander is like a racing flat for trails. Speed...

Teva X-1/C - Women's Trail Runners: Reviews

Ever had one of those days when your feet felt so light it's like they weren't quite touching the ground? The X-1/C is the next best thing to bottling that feeling. The secret is shaving every...

Teva X-1/C - Trail Runners: Review

If you took a razor and cut every gram of fat from a typical trail runner, you'd get the X-1/C. Amazingly, Teva didn't have to whittle away stability to do it. The trick: The upper's lacing-and-...

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