Running

Pearl Izumi Thermal Hat

Finally, top it all off with a warm and snug-fitting toque like PEARL IZUMI's fleece-lined THERMAL HAT ($30;

Brooks Utopia Softshell

Forecast looking iffy? A wind- and water-resistant jacket like BROOKS's UTOPIA SOFTSHELL ($120;

Super Friends

RECENTLY, I LAUNCHED a well-equipped 3.2-mile assault on my favorite running trail: feet clad in stability shoes, head garlanded with a freshly bleached sweatband, right hand...

New Balance 360 Degree Run Jacket

Think drivers really see that tiny reflective logo on your running jacket at night? Don't count on it. New Balance partnered with 3M Scotchlite to make the 360 Degree jacket highly reflective in...

New Balance 1226 Running Shoes

For most runners, New Balance's 1226 hits the sweet spot: plenty of cushioning for long runs on pavement and just enough stability for mild overpronators—and...

19. Win Your Age Group in a Race

Start small. A short mountain-bike race on your after-work loop, with only a few hardcore guys in your "division," is much more winnable than, say, the Leadville Trail 100. If you can't find...

The North Face Sentinel Boa

Roads. Trails. Dirt paths. If you like to mix it up, the Sentinel is your shoe, striking a nice balance of cushioning—for repetitive pavement pounding—and stiffness, for stability on dirt. The...

Vasque Transistor FS

Close to the ground, firm, and fast--the Transistor FS is jonesing to push the pace on packed singletrack and fire roads. It has a thin, flexible sole--for smooth and fast striding--plus a built-in...

Road and Trail Running Shoes

Garmont 9.81 Bolt DLThe GripperThe tread on Garmont's first trail runner doesn't look particularly aggressive. Looks, we soon found out, can be deceiving. The Bolt DL...

New Balance 759

With the 759, New Balance went back to the drawing board. Using tougher, lighter, and more pliable materials than previous neutral trainers, they've served up the sleekest, most stripped-down model...

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