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Jeff Colt

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Jeff Colt is a professional mountain athlete, climate activist, and writer from Aspen, Colorado. While he primarily focuses on ultra-running, he enjoys endurance in most any form. Born and raised among New Hampshire's White Mountains, Jeff grew up ski racing and running on trails and has kept those passions close to heart. He worked in the outdoor industry with leading trail running brands as well as leading camping, climbing, and skiing brands. He is known to send work texts from his In-reach because he often finds himself deep in the backcountry of the Elk Mountains running, biking, skiing, or climbing. From his work as a ski patroller and backcountry first responder to his multi-day efforts, Jeff knows what gear he can trust and is passionate about writing reviews that get newcomers stoked about exploring the mountains.

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Best Running Hydration Pack of 2022

Best Running Hydration Pack of 2022

After months of researching the most popular running packs on the market, our testers dedicated hundreds of miles in variable conditions to determine which of our 14 finalists is best.
REI Swiftland Hydro
Best Buy

REI Swiftland Hydro

This pack works in the best, straightforward, simple way you want. With options for hydration systems and plenty of storage, any activity will be heightened with this pack on your back. At...
Best Running Shirts of 2022

Best Running Shirts of 2022

In the market for a new running shirt? Our extensive testing and comparison process will help you make up your mind and pick the best shirt for your adventures.
Arc'teryx Cormac Crew Short Sleeve
Top Pick

Arc'teryx Cormac Crew Short Sleeve

The most protective shirt we tested, this lightweight running tee is made for all day adventures, offering excellent fit and comfort in a lightweight, breathable, and UPF 50+ rated package.
How to Choose a Hydration Pack for Running

How to Choose a Hydration Pack for Running

There are several factors to help choose a hydration pack for your running needs. This article systematically helps you shop to find the best option for your particular style and goals.
Nathan Pinnacle 12L
Editors' Choice

Nathan Pinnacle 12L

We choose this pack for the expansive gear storage and the ease of accessing that gear while running down the trail. If you want to carry lots of gear and have it within arm's reach, this...
Salomon ADV Skin 12 Set
Top Pick

Salomon ADV Skin 12 Set

A highly capable hydration pack for running and one of the most comfortable vests we tested. If you have some long days of arduous miles in your future, this pack will help you work...
Salomon S/Lab Sense Ultra 8 Set
Top Pick

Salomon S/Lab Sense Ultra 8 Set

We haven't tested a race vest we like more. With simple features and a perfect form fit, running in this feels natural. It doesn't have the range of adjustability as some other packs, so...
How to Select the Perfect Running Shirt

How to Select the Perfect Running Shirt

It is relatively easy to choose a top-quality running shirt, but there are still many factors to consider, including what you intend to use it for and what features you find necessary for...
Vibrelli 2L Hydration Backpack

Vibrelli 2L Hydration Backpack

This pack is the most affordable option we tested. While it lacks front access pockets and some important features we look for in hydration packs designed for running, it is well suited...
Ultimate Direction Halo

Ultimate Direction Halo

If you're serious about weight savings, speed, and crushing organized running events, this an excellent vest. It may lack some of the features of higher scoring options, but this thing is...
Patagonia Airchaser
Editors' Choice

Patagonia Airchaser

Hands down the best running shirt we have tested. The attention to detail is second to none and will no doubt be a solid addition to your quiver of running shirts...
Salomon XA Trail

Salomon XA Trail

With many upsides including material, breathability, seam placement and stitching, this shirt performs in the top half of the field. However, considering the higher price tag, we were...
REI Co-op Active Pursuits T-Shirt

REI Co-op Active Pursuits T-Shirt

This tee is up for anything and will keep you comfortable during your various pursuits. With reflective banding and a durable polyester weave, we are confident that you will end up wearing...
Ultimate Direction Race Vest 5.0

Ultimate Direction Race Vest 5.0

If you are looking for a versatile lightweight running vest that will suit most runners needs, this vest will deliver. Light airy materials will keep you from overheating and easy-access...
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