Review: xx2i Hawaii 1 sunglasses

Disclaimer: I received a pair of xx2i Hawaii 1s to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

Look fast. See fast. Run fast.

These light, awesome xx2i Hawaii 1 sunglasses are the perfect training or racing glasses. They’re comfy, adjustable and look awesome.

I’ve always had a hard time finding glasses that fit my face, stay on my face while running (or riding) and still look really cool. These hit all three — right on the mark.

I’m currently on vacation in California and wore these while doing a bike tour of the city and across the Golden Gate Bridge. It was a warm, windy and sunny day and these kept me seeing everything and looking good. No headaches, no glare. They rocked!

I’ve also worn them on numerous runs, especially with the sun low in the sky. And, after, when the sun goes down and I’m still pounding pavement or trekking down the trail, they fit snugly on the top of my head or hat. No bounce — on your nose or head!

Review: SPI H20 Venture Series hydration belt

Disclaimer: I received a SPI H20 Venture Series hydration belt to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

Now, I’m a big fan of the SPIBelt. It’s one of the few things that I use on every. single. run. It’s essential to my training and racing, as it’s the best place to stash your phone, nutrition, camera, key, or anything else you like to carry on your runs.

Then, when I heard they were coming out with a hydration belt, I was over the moon! I thought this was going to be my go-to item for carrying H20 on the go!

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Review: OrangeMud HydraQuiver Single Barrel

Disclaimer: I received a HydraQuiver to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

If you’re not one to do loops during your training runs, you’re going to need to figure out how to stay hydrated as the miles mount.

Thankfully, OrangeMud has developed some awesome backpack-esque items to carry water bottles as you run for 3… 5… 10… 50… or 100 miles.

I got a chance to test the HydraQuiver Single Barrel and it was a great companion on the trails and the roads over the last few weeks of running. It snugly fits against your back and the straps tuck easily into your armpit. The bottle doesn’t bounce, spill or shake while running, which was awesome! Continue reading Review: OrangeMud HydraQuiver Single Barrel