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Review: Thorlos Socks

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One of the most overlooked pieces of running gear has got to be socks. Around here, we talk about socks quite a bit. At trail races, we occasionally overhear brief discussions about interesting looking specialty socks; another runner’s knee-high, neon green compression toe socks, for example. However, I rarely hear conversations about someone’s everyday running socks. That is, unless you are talking about Thorlos… People that we […]

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Running with a Laptop: Should you do it? Yes and No…(but mostly no.)

All computers eventually fail.  Ones that move a lot, fail a lot faster.  Backup your data. – IT department email to a run commuter Should you run with a laptop? Or, like the IT specialist’s email from above hints at, should you avoid it all costs? Buckle up, run commuters – it’s about to get a […]

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Gear to Destinkify: Towels and Cloths for your Post-Run Commute Cleanup

“I could NEVER run to work. There is no shower in my building! What am I supposed to do to get clean and not stink?!?!?” We hear this a lot; usually when talking with someone who is thinking about starting to run commute, or while engaging others in discussions on the web. And, yes – some […]

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Review: Granite Rocx Tahoe Backpack

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Have you ever wanted to run somewhere with a chair strapped to your back? How about two? With the Granite Rocx Tahoe Backpack anything is possible. The idea for this pack emerged when a cyclist wanted to bring a chair with him to the beach. As occasional/regular bike commuters ourselves, we know how hard transporting oddly-shaped items […]

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Review: SKORA Form Running Shoes

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While the post-Born to Run minimal running shoe fad began to slow a couple of years after it took the running world by surprise (seemingly overnight), some companies have prevailed as leaders in the industry, remaining solid performers while other styles and designs came and went. SKORA, a Portland-based shoe manufacturer, is one that has continued to […]

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The Great Unboxing – SKORA Shoes for the Run Commuters

Heads up runners and run commuters!  The three of us here at TRC headquarters were given three different pairs of SKORA running shoes to review for you, so we will be testing them out over the next few weeks and posting a detailed, three-person review, so you will have all of the information you’ll need […]

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Review: Osprey Manta 20

We here at TRC keep our eyes out for good run commuting packs, and have so far found the best ones are made by Osprey Packs or REI. With the exception of the Latloc E70 backpack, I’ve run exclusively with Osprey gear on my back over the last four years. I began with the now-discontinued Osprey […]

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Review: RIBZ Front Pack

We were recently asked if we wanted a free RIBZ Front Pack (coordinated by Deep Creek Public Relations) in consideration for review publication. While it’s normally promoted as a product for a wide variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, fishing and kayaking, we decided to try it out and see how well it performed for run commuting. We ran it through two different […]

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Pack Comfort Evaluation: Extended Ultramarathon Edition

Though we use them nearly daily on roads, our run commute packs are all designed for trails, for hikers, through-hikers, fastpackers. One can see in our reviews how well they serve their purposes and meet our run commuting needs; however, perhaps readers still wonder about their comfort and ability during those 3-6 mile runs. How […]

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Review: Eagle Creek Pack-It Folder 15

We each have our own little tricks for getting our clothes to the office in the best condition possible.  Considering all the jostling your pack can do while run commuting, what goes in looking nice one minute, can come out looking terrible the next. Kyle is a an iron-and-roller.  Hall rolls-and-stows.  I am an iron-and-folder. […]

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The New Run Commuters – April 2014

In this month’s TNRC feature, we profile Meghann from Atlanta, GA, and Presh from Washington D.C. Loving the city life […]

Review: Thorlos Socks

Thorlos, Thorlos 84N, Thorlos Trail Running, Thorlos More Casual Comfort, Thorlo

One of the most overlooked pieces of running gear has got to be socks. Around here, we talk about socks […]

Running with a Laptop: Should you do it? Yes and No…(but mostly no.)

All computers eventually fail.  Ones that move a lot, fail a lot faster.  Backup your data. – IT department email […]

Gear to Destinkify: Towels and Cloths for your Post-Run Commute Cleanup

“I could NEVER run to work. There is no shower in my building! What am I supposed to do to […]

The New Run Commuters – March 2014

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This month on The New Run Commuters, we hear from Becky from Portland, Oregon, and Anna, hailing form Washington D.C. […]