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All products tests are reported under this category. New products on the market or news gears I’m testing for training or preparing the trip.

Reference Track: The path to Paradise

Chemin du Paradis

Reference track. The perfect place to test the equipment and the runner :)

My reference track for vertical racing is the Chemin du paradis  (the Path to Paradise). This trail is located between Pont du Loup and Gourdon (on the French Riviera). It is less than 2.8km long and a straight climb (not a single meter going down) of +520m.

Chemin du Paradis, from Pont du Loup to Gourdon

Can you see the track going from the bottom-right corner up to the village ?

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Mico Oxy-Jet Socks

Testing 4 models of Mico Socks and Mico Oxy-Socks

Mico Socks Oxy-Jet
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Exel Nordic Pro Poles

  Exel Poles

Today I received the new poles from Exel, the Nordic Pro that I’m testing for trail running. To do so I decided to go for a tour on the Lauvet d’Ilonse (2000m) with mixed ground surfaces and inclinations.

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Keen A86TR

I got my hands on the Keen A86TR. Beside the really original look those trail shoes have some to tell. They are both light, provide good grip, relatively comfortable and solid!

I have tested those shoes on snow, grass, rocks and gravel. And I’m pleased. Mud is still to come :)

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Running in the Snow

Testing the chains from Life Sport

All season running means running in the snow. I have done several runs testing the chains from Life Sport.

Running in the snow, with snow chains from Life Sport

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