Tested: Astral TR1 Merge

Tested: Astral TR1 Merge

You could say this new mid-top boot has one foot in the water and one on the trail. (In fact, I just did.) It makes sense, since Astral started out making water shoes for kayakers who needed to scramble up rocky riverbanks and into the wilderness beyond. I found the...
So iLL and TOMS Team Up To Get Kids Climbing

So iLL and TOMS Team Up To Get Kids Climbing

TOMS, the One for One shoes and accessories company, and So iLL, makers of environmentally conscious and stylish climbing equipment, are proud to unveil a joint climbing-inspired product initiative to support 1Climb, a nonprofit organization led by professional...
Tested: Topo Athletic Runventure 2

Tested: Topo Athletic Runventure 2

As the race for the top minimal shoe continues, Runventure 2 by Topo Athletics emerges as a worthy contender. This zero-drop, lightly cushioned, highly responsive trailblazer has a lot going for it, including a roomy toe box, protective rock plate and high-traction...
Outbound Lighting Launches

Outbound Lighting Launches

What started in April 2017 as an idea to bring the same LED reflector technology found in high-end car headlights to bike lights has become reality. Founded by St. Louisan Matthew Conte with help from Kyle Cragle, Outbound Lighting delivered its first batch of...
Tested: Pickle Juice Shots

Tested: Pickle Juice Shots

I don’t particularly like the taste of pickles. But I do like the way Pickle Juice Shots help stop cramping and provide a boost during a long bike ride or race. I usually take one midway through the day when I’m feeling low in energy and salt. Pickle Juice has 10...
Tested: Mazama Sidestream

Tested: Mazama Sidestream

Drinking from a hip pack has never been super easy when you’re running or riding a bike. Either you’re reaching back, grabbing blindly for a water bottle, or you’re wrangling a long hose that’s annoying at best and a snag-risk at worst. The Mazama Sidestream addresses...