Hylete Serenium Zip Pocket Shorts Review

Hylete aims to provide functional, affordable, and aesthetically pleasing workout clothes. Their unique design allows gear to transition between multiple sports smoothly while maintaining a flattering cut. Hylete targets crossfitters/ cross trainers with their marketing pictures on their website. I picked the only pair of shorts that didn’t qualify as what my mom would call “booty shorts” to review. The Serenium short appeared to have a nice cut and enough spandex to allow comfort, Read more [...]

Brooks PureGrit 5 Preview

What's up, guys? Keith here. I've got a brand new Brooks PureGrit 5. I'm taking them out for a run to see how they're going to stack up for the new year. Or the summer. Whatever. You might be thinking to yourself, "Well, if you're testing out the shoe and you're holding it in your hand, what are you wearing?" Don't let minor details like that get in the way of this awesome preview video. I've got the new PureGrit 5. Took it out for a little run. Put it in the water. Checking how it drains. I've Read more [...]

Brooks Puregrit 4 Review

One of the most commonly asked questions in any Obstacle Course Racing community is, "What is a good shoe to buy for my first race?" The typical answer is usually along the lines of Salomon Speedcross 3, Reebok All-Terrain Super OR, Icebug Zeal and Inov-8 X-Talon. My first OCR shoe was the Brooks Puregrit 1 and I have used the Puregrit 3 for the past 2 years. I believe the Puregrit line is overlooked during discussions about shoes and was very excited to give the Brooks Puregrit 4 a go. Brooks Read more [...]

UltrAspire Speedgoat Hydration Belt

The UltrAspire Speedgoat Hydration Belt is an excellent option in the lightweight waist carrying hydration market.  Inspired by the speedgoat himself, Karl Meltzer has teamed with UltrAspire to create a quality product that any runner can benefit from.  Boasting 37 ounces of hydration split in two 18.5-ounce lightweight bottles, this belt is perfect for runners looking to carry both water and their favorite carbohydrate drink.   UltraSpire Speedgoat Features Angled holsters Read more [...]

Salomon S-Lab Sense 5 Ultra Review

Salomon recently reached out to us at ORM to see what shoes we would like to put to the test. When we did our Best Shoes for Obstacle Course Racing article a little while back this shoe was mentioned to us in comments, privately messaged, and emailed. After some careful consideration we decided on this shoe because it struck us possibly discovering a diamond in the rough. The Salomon S-Lab Sense 5 is a top of the line shoe that is built for performance and speed on the trail. Unfortunately some Read more [...]

Icebug Zeal RB9X 2 Preview

Here is the first look at the Icebug Zeal 2 RB9X® for 2016. The official name of this shoe is the Zeal 2 RB9X as opposed to last year's Zeal RB9X. They are commonly referred to by obstacle racers as Icebug Zeals or simply "Zeals". Icebug Zeal 2 Outsoles The RB9X class of Icebugs means the "outsoles" (the bottoms) are made of a rubber compound. As the OLX models come with rubber on the outsole plus carbide fixed studs. As you can see in the photo, these do not have the carbide studs. Icebug Read more [...]