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COMPRESSPORT Full Socks V2.1 and Ultralight

April 5, 2017

Give yourself a leg up in training, racing, and recovering! Our friends at COMPRESSPORT have 2 Full Socks, the V2.1 and the Ultrallight that are designed to give you graduated compression and have a multitude of features to help you perform better and recover faster. The 3D.Dots acupuncture-technology are round slightly raised nubs of material which […]


Airia Raw

March 30, 2017

Attention serious runners…this is the shoe for you! After years of research and development, the Swedish company Airia has developed a very special running shoe that is designed to boost your performance. They determined that four areas are key to your running performance: weight of the shoe (the RAW weighs only 4.6 oz!), sole rebound […]


Kill Cliff

March 28, 2017

As they say, kill the quit with Kill Cliff! The recovery drinks from our friends at Kill Cliff are a healthy, low calorie option following a tough workout. Get a little boost from the 25mg of caffeine and start to recover more quickly with the blend of electrolytes, vitamins, green tea extract, ginseng, and enzymes. […]


RunLites Fleece II Gloves

March 28, 2017

Light up the night like a superhero! RunLites offers a practical solution to nighttime safety – and they’re hands-free! You can choose from gloves or mittens, in full or half length fingers, and a variety of fabrics and colors. We tried the Fleece II Gloves since we’re in the Pacific Northwest and those arctic winds can be […]


TriggerPoint 36″ CORE Roller

March 16, 2017

Get your roll on…as long as it’s with the CORE Roller from our friends at TriggerPoint! Feel those sore, tight muscles roll away as you use this solid foam roller with its special GRID pattern technology. The three dimensional surface of the roller promotes blood flow to increase circulation and enhance mobility, resulting in more oxygen and nutrients […]


Powerstep Pinnacle Maxx

March 2, 2017

A simple fix to a painful problem. Sometimes we overdo it, resulting in injuries like plantar fasciitis, shin splints, and other foot conditions, but relief is in sight with the podiatrist-designed orthotics from our friends at Powerstep. They have a wide variety of shoe inserts, but we tested the Pinnacle Maxx and found the firmer […]


FLUX ZEROs

February 22, 2017

Smart design! The folks at HY Athletic have some amazing gloves that TrailblazerGirls will love. Their FLUX ZEROs are Climate Control Gloves – specially designed gloves that allow you to regulate your hand temperature! Yippee, no more sweaty hands! The gloves are teeny-tiny, but they have quite a bit of stretch to their compression fit so when […]


VKTRY Insoles

February 14, 2017

Not just any insole. These are Performance Insoles! VKTRY Insoles are designed for athletes to optimize their performance during competitions and training. Their inception traces back to the US Olympic Bobsled Team to help them deliver speedy starts. Here’s how it works: a proprietary algorithm is used to determine the best flexibility level of the insole for […]


PAINCAKES

February 8, 2017

PAINCAKES…no, it’s not a typo or some sort of twisted sweet! It’s an innovative new way to bring relief to your aching, sore muscles. PAINCAKES are reusable, round packs that are filled with a gel that can be chilled or frozen, but what makes them special is the patch of sticky gel under a removable cover that […]


Albedo 100 Reflective Spray

February 3, 2017

Sooo cool! Solve the problem of being seen in the dark without carrying lights or wearing reflective gear with this amazing product called Albedo 100 Reflective Spray. In this mild-mannered aerosol can is a special formulation invented in Sweden that is composed of a “glue base and microprisms” which are invisible in daylight but light-reflective in the […]


Wiivv Insoles

February 1, 2017

They support you, so be sure to take care of them. It’s your feet, of course, and our friends at Wiivv have a way to make them feel extra-special. The clever folks at Wiivv have developed a process to design custom 3D printed insoles! Yes, custom! Download their app, take some pictures of your feet with […]


Zaca Recovery Chewables

January 25, 2017

Looks a little like a sweet tart, but it’s not the treat of your childhood. You can think of Zaca Recoverable Chewables as a treat for your body after an intense workout, an exhausting day of travel, or a fun party night with the girls. These sugar free tablets work their magic by providing glutamine […]


PRO Compression Marathon Elite Black

January 17, 2017

It’s a tight squeeze (because they’re compression socks, of course!), but worth the effort! Our friends at PRO Compression know compression, and their Marathon Elite Black socks are the cream of the crop! Graduated compression, that’s the key. The socks are designed to be tighter at the toe and gradually less as you move closer to […]


RumbleRoller and Beasties

January 9, 2017

Sore muscles? Then you need to try the RumbleRoller and Beasties! They present an affordable, at-home massage option for those muscles that are tired or overworked from your TrailblazerGirl activities. The RumbleRoller is covered with bumps that act like the thumbs of your favorite massage therapist. It comes in 2 densities, original and extra firm. […]


Editor’s Top Finds of 2016: Most Innovative Items

January 5, 2017

There were so many interesting and innovative items reviewed in 2016, and our TrailblazerGirl editorial team wanted to highlight their pick of the top 3 (just in case you missed them last year!). First, Bellabeat LEAF is a smart piece of jewelry designed specifically for women. The LEAF is more than an activity tracker; it […]


EACH Jewels Holiday Promotion

December 8, 2016

PROMO CODE ALERT… Our friends at EACH are offering a great deal for the holidays, and they want all our TrailblazerGirl readers to know about it. Get a pair of their Channel Studs free with any/every EACH Jewels purchase with the code EARCANDY. What a deal – something for you and something for your best TrailblazerGirl-friend! This […]


Top Running Gear of 2016

December 8, 2016

And the winner is… it’s the end of the year, and we’ve just finished counting all of your Facebook likes (and shares) for our 2016 reviews in the Run category. And the item that came out on top was… drum role please…the intelligent way to hydrate with pHenOH 7.4. Rounding out the top-3 were the clever and stylish, […]


Gore Air Thermo Tights

November 22, 2016

Don’t let Old Man Winter keep you indoors. Combat the cold with the Air Thermo Tights from our friends at Gore Running Wear. Fashioned out of a special thermoregulating fabric that’s super soft on the inside and is highly wicking, perspiration is quickly removed so that your body stays warmer and drier. Other key features include a […]


RESQWATER

November 22, 2016

Make your water do more for you with RESQWATER! RESQWATER (pronounced “rescue water”) is described as a “Proactive Recovery” drink. In other words, this special elixir will help prevent muscle soreness and aid in muscle recovery after exercise. Drink an 8 oz bottle before and after exercise for the best results. It contains a proprietary mixture […]


Knuckle Lights Holiday Promotion

November 17, 2016

PROMO CODE ALERT! Remember those great rechargeable Knuckle Lights we introduced you to earlier this year? Now you have a chance to get them for yourself and your friends and family at a 10% savings! Yippee! They make the perfect gift for the runner, walker, hiker, or anyone who goes outside in the dark! Just use the […]


UBSOUND Orchestra Earphones

October 24, 2016

A symphony of beautiful music with the Orchestra Earphones from our friends at UBSOUND! The recently released Orchestra is a lightweight in-ear earphone that gives you fantastic sound. For those audio-savy TrailblazerGirls, here are some of the tech specs: high performance 10mm independent dynamic drivers with a sensitivity level of 115dB/mW and a frequency response of 15-21.000Hz, impedance of 16 ohms, and […]


Gen 2 ThreadBuds

October 20, 2016

PROMO CODE ALERT! Tired of tangled earbuds? We’ve all been there, the music is all cued up, and you reach in your pocket or bag to find a jumbled mess of earbuds. Well, our friends at ThreadBuds have the solution for you! The threaded cord of the Gen 2 ThreadBuds keeps the cord from getting […]


Tread Labs Stride

October 13, 2016

You use them everyday, so take care of them! What is it?…It’s your feet, and they deserve the semi-custom fit that our friends at Tread Labs can provide. We tested their Stride insoles, and we’re very impressed. Tread Labs provides you with a quick, 5 question quiz that guides you to the insole that will […]


EACH Hexagon Channel Stud

September 19, 2016

Clever and stylish! The Hexagon Channel Studs from our friends at EACH are an innovative piece of jewelry that serves double duty to keep your earbuds in place. Look carefully at these chic earrings, and you’ll notice a “channel” or small opening straight down the center. These act as guides to hold your earbud wires […]