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Race Elite 260 Thermoshell

rated 4 of 5 stars The Inov-8 Race Elite Thermoshell is a lightly insulated (Primaloft Sport), reversible jacket with an emphasis on trail running features. With 40 g/m2 on the chest and body and 25 g/m2 on the arms and collar you get just the right amount of insulation, where you need it, in cool to cold weather running. Retail Price: $200 Weight: 9.9 oz (including stuff sack) Packed size: Roughly a Nalgene bottle *Warning: this review is filled with far too many selfies, if you are squeamish, look away now. Also… Full review

Terroc 330

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great lightweight trail runner that’s light on cushioning support, yet is very comfortable to wear on long-distance treks. I’ll preface this review with an important, upfront distinction:  the manufacturer remade this shoe circa 2010.  I don’t care for the newer model, and still seek out the shoes made in 2009 and earlier (it’s possible to find them online, though getting scarcer). And it’s very easy to distinguish the newer from the older: the newer model is a purple/orange… Full review

Race Pro Extreme 4

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is an ultra-lightweight hydration pack designed for trail running. I found it useful for running, as well as my many outdoor activities. The bladder is positioned low and horizontal for comfort. Inov-8 Race Pro Extreme 4 Hydration System This system was designed for the minimalist trail runner.  It has a sewn-in 2 liter hydration system that is positioned in the lower lumbar region for stability and comfort. The idea is to keep it from jostling around on your back while running. Empty, this… Full review

Roclite 315

rated 5 of 5 stars Great shoe right out of box. Little to no break-in needed. My pair of size 13s weighed 24.4oz. Quick drying. Used these for three days in Olympic National Park. It rained the first two days...hard. The second day I traversed significant snow at higher elevations. The third day it didn't rain, but everything was still wet. These shoes were comfortable right out of the box. I encountered no problems during my break-in hikes. They remained comfortable throughout my hike in the Olympics. They were wet… Full review

Roclite 288 GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars Two years after getting these I'm still not sure. This is basically a sticky, minimalist, high top trail running shoe. I've been using the Inov-8 MudRoc and RocLite line of trail running shoes for about 6 years and decided to try the hiking boots. Like their lightweight trail running shoes this boot has very little structure in the sole which lets the foot deform and bend with the terrain. In trail running this is good because the foot forms to rocks and roots instead of sliding off. This is bad… Full review

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Inov-8 Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Inov-8 Adds Apparel to Off-Road Running Lines
Off-road running brand inov-8 launches its first line of trail running apparel for fall-winter 2013. Pair with its minimalist, lightweight shoes and packs for inov-8 from foot to hood. Read more
March 13, 2013

New Footwear for 2010, Part 2: Trail and Multi-Sport Shoes, Miscellaneous Footwear
Part 2 of our series on 2010 footwear looks at trail shoes (essentially below-the-heel hiking boots); multi-sport shoes, which combine features of multiple sports categories; and miscellaneous outdoor footwear like the Vibram FiveFingers line that didn't fit in other categories. Read more
January 11, 2010

New Footwear for 2010, Part 1: Boots and Climbing Shoes
Coming to stores this year: grippier outsoles, more durable cushioning, and upgraded lacing designs. First of a three-part series. Read more
January 4, 2010


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