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1102, 2019

Backpack Failure, Repair, and Replacement

By |February 11th, 2019|Categories: Gear, General|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.

2701, 2019

Three Reasons to Always Use a Rain Cover

By |January 27th, 2019|Categories: Gear, General|0 Comments

Here are three reasons (other than rain) to have your running backpack cover - aka the rain cover - on at all times. 1. To be seen from far away Most running backpacks these days come with an integrated cover. Make sure the cover has reflective bands, and is of a visible colour. Reflective bands on a backpack cover can be spotted [...]

1610, 2018

Review: GORUCK GR1 Backpack

By |October 16th, 2018|Categories: Gear|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…

2008, 2018

Review: Proviz REFLECT360 Running Backpack

By |August 20th, 2018|Categories: Gear|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...

1607, 2018

The Distance Factor

By |July 16th, 2018|Categories: General|0 Comments

The feasibility of run commuting depends not only an ability to run but also the length of the commute. No matter how dedicated a runner you might be, you have to consider the feasibility of the commute distance. My decision to be a run commuter is about my...

207, 2018

A Run Commuter Anew

By |July 2nd, 2018|Categories: General|0 Comments

The gym of Peking University's Shenzhen Campus I find myself in an unlikely place to resume running. I am in Shenzhen, China this summer. For those not familiar with the boom town, which boasts one of those stories that defies belief but exemplifies the power of the global economy, it is on the mainland next to the former British colony of Hong [...]