Gear Reviews

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Backpack Failure, Repair, and Replacement

February 11th, 2019|0 Comments

I am a long time Deuter fan. I have been run commuting with a Deuter backpack for close to 10 years. When the shoulder strap of my Race Exp Air unexpectedly broke right in its middle this past Fall, I contacted Deuter to see what, if anything, could be done for my backpack.

Review: GORUCK GR1 Backpack

October 16th, 2018|4 Comments

In looking for the best run commuting backpack, I stumbled upon GORUCK. Their GR1 is considered by many people to be the ultimate everyday backpack. So can the backpack that can do anything also run commute? Let's find out…

Review: Proviz REFLECT360 Running Backpack

August 20th, 2018|1 Comment

Run commuting in the cold, dark days of winter can be challenging. If you keep normal hours, you often start and end the day in darkness. Footpaths are often not as well-lit, which make running on the road itself safer, but...

Review: OMM Adventure Light 20 Backpack

June 12th, 2018|0 Comments

OMM (standing for Original Mountain Marathon) is a brand well-known to UK and Euro trail runners, but it has yet to become popular in the US, which is a pity. I would go so far as to say this is a ‘best-kept secret’ of running packs.

Review: Henty Wingman Backpack

June 11th, 2014|1 Comment

Henty takes a simple method of storing and transporting clothing to an entirely different level with their Wingman Backpack. This unique, smart [...]

Review: RIBZ Front Pack

May 13th, 2013|0 Comments

We were recently asked if we wanted a free RIBZ Front Pack (coordinated by Deep Creek Public Relations) in consideration for review publication. While [...]

Noisy Backpacks

March 4th, 2013|4 Comments

Do you mind the sound of keys jingling?  No?  I bet you would after you heard them make that noise [...]