Category Archives: Gear review

Product Review : The Salomon S-Lab ADV Skin 12 Set

An essential piece of gear for any trail runner is the running pack. A runner’s pack needs to have a secure fit, good hydration set up, and plenty of accessible pockets for all the fuel and extra gear you may need. The Salomon S-Lab ADV Skin 12 Set is a 12 litre running pack. The pack has one 12 L pouch with a side zipper on the back, and numerous other pockets situated on the front, back, and side of the pack. A safety whistle, safety blanket, and two 500 mL soft flasks come with the purchase of this pack.


The non-rigid design allows for the pack to easily form around your

The Bellecore Babybelle Body Buffer, Tested and Reviewed by Tanner Farenik

I’m sure that most of you have seen or heard of the Bellecore body buffers because a few of the pro OCR athletes use them and they are at many of the American races. Naturally I was curious and wanted to find out more about them and see if it really worked as well as I had heard. On Bellecore’s website they claim it: “delivers a powerful deep tissue massage pre workout to warm up muscles and post workout to help athletes soothe sore muscles, help with muscle recovery and lactic acid release.” That was very intriguing to me because I’d

Technical analysis – inov-8 X-Talon 200: evolution or revolution ?

inov-8 is relatively unknown to the general public, but its products have long been favorites of the CrossFit and fell/trail running crowds. Their X-Talon range is at home on obstacle course race start lines. We’ve been anxiously awaiting the family’s newborn for a few months now; let’s see if the X-Talon 200 lives up to the hype. Slotting right in the middle of the existing range, inov-8 tells us this new model has been specifically designed for OCR. Jonathan Albon, Spartan and OCRWC champion participated in the process. Inov-8 isn’t the first brand to come out with a shoe aimed