Tread Labs Stride Insole Review

Here at New England Outside we spend a lot of time on our feet, which means that we are always looking for the best foot support for the long run, hike or any other adventure we go on. Our friends at Tread Labs recently sent us their new Stride insole and it has quickly become…

How to carry water for the long run

When it comes to running and hydration you have two choices. You can get dehydrated which can result in death, disaster or at least no chance of a PR or you can stay hydrated and bust out PRs like it’s your job. This means you need to do all of your runs on routes with…

What the Seven Sisters Trail Race Means to Me

The Seven Sisters Trail Race means more to me than a race bib, some gnarly hills and a finish line. For me it is an experience that has enabled memories, adventures and life lessons that have shaped who I am. It was my first trail race back in 2000 when I was a 17 year old…

Adventure Funk and How to Deal With It

You know that feeling when an epic adventure comes to an end? I am talking about that sadness that might come over you when you get off the mountain and you have a pack full of wet gear, your day job and all of the chores of daily life waiting for you. This is perfectly…

Gear Review: Julbo Venturi

If you want one pair of sunglasses with lenses that will work on everything from bike rides at dusk to walking on glaciers then look no farther than the Julbo Venturi. These photochromic sunglasses eliminate the need for multiple lenses and they will become your new best friend as soon as you put them on.…

The New England Bucket List

You only get one shot at life and that means that you should seek out as many adventures as possible. New England is a region where adventure is easy to find. The challenge is choosing the most epic and bucket list worthy experiences. Below you will find “The New England Bucket List” which, in my…

The dos and don’ts of hiking underwear

Underwear might be one of the least glamorous yet most important pieces of gear that you take into the backcountry. The right pair of underwear provides support, prevents chafing and all kinds of other good things. The wrong pair can do all kinds of not good things. However, finding the “right” pair of underwear might…

Tread Labs Insoles Review

Happy feet are the key to enjoying a day on the trails, a run or just about anything for that matter. This means that your footwear needs the right amount of support and that is where Tread Labs wants to help. They recently sent me a few samples of their new insoles so I could…

Harris Mountain Road to the Notch Loop

Location: Harris Mountain Road, Granby MA Difficulty: Difficult Elevation Gain: 2,800 feet Distance: 9.6 miles Trail Map  Are you looking for a rugged hike with scenic views and minimal crowds? If so then the M+M/ Robert Frost Trail from Harris Mountain Road to the Notch Visitor Center is for you. This 9.6-mile hike has plenty…