Here are the latest WTGR Editors’ Choices for 2016 in six categories. Some of the shoe models may be discontinued in the next few months to make space for updates or new models – so you can grab them when they go on sale...
Author: Nicholas Pang, Chief Reviewer (Nicholas Pang)
VIVOBAREFOOT Primus is built around the concept, less is more. VIVOBAREFOOT had a vision for the lightest movement shoe possible; a shoe that followed the natural shape of the foot and had the least possible interference with human movement.
With over 30 pieces in the new collection for both male and female runners, the range caters for any weather conditions across all four seasons – and comes in four sharp colorways of red, black, grey and blue.
The Cotopaxi Tikal lightweight, fully waterproof and breathable shell for four-season adventure, shields you from the elements whether you’re backpacking rugged trails or traversing foreign cities. The midweight, highly packable Cotopaxi Pacaya insulated jacket is designed for chilly shoulder season outings, snowy days, and breezy ridge tops.
Altra's Zoned Heat technology is a revolutionary way to stay warm and dry while still experiencing full breathability and mobility. Zoned heat uses thermal mapping that works with your body heat to bring you warmth where you need it and with no extra bulk - an intelligent blend of insulation and venting.
Made with Yak fiber from the Tibetan Plateau, and an amazing natural fiber called Tencel, Kickstarter campaign launches for three lightweight baselayers that excel in the most extreme environments, and can handle anything you put them through.
Seasoned with southeast asian spices then slow grilled to perfection, Little Red Dot Kitchen Bak Kwa (pronounced Buck K'Wah) is a Singaporean and Malaysian street-style snack.
Xero Shoes has just launched their first Ipari, the Hana, a closed toe casual slip-on shoe, based on the FeelTrue (as used in Z-Trek) outsole (same 5,000 mile warranty included). Yes, a 'shoe' versus an open toe sandal.
These boat shoes will help promote better balance more than any dose of Dramamine; increase mobility in the saltiest of sea legs; and help alleviate certain foot ailments such as bunions and hammertoes.
The Pearl Izumi Road N0 v2 is their lightest, race ready, and lowest drop road running shoe with minimal cushioning - the best Pearl Izumi running shoe with proprioception for the minimalist runner. The Road N0 v2 delivers a smooth and,responsive ride with great ground feel on both road and trails.
Every month, WTGR readers, NRC readers, friends, and family ask about high performance apparel for running, cycling, and travel. And the first question after I recommend a brand like Ashmei, Rapha, Craghoppers, and Icebreaker is, 'Why is it so expensive?'.