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GIFT GUIDE: TOP GIFTS FOR OUTDOORSY WOMEN

Looking for gifts for outdoorsy women in your life? Read on to find our top picks that any woman of the wild needs for her adventures.

Our own JackRabbit outdoors adventurer Emily, introduces us to her must-haves from the practical, to the stylish.

Gifts for Outdoorsy Women
Outdoorsy woman Emily leads the way in outdoor adventures

HAT

When it comes to gifts for outdoorsy women, start at the top! A top pick for any adventure is an on-point hat to shade my face from harmful UV rays (gotta protect the money maker!)

SUNGLASSES

Sunglasses with polarized lenses are key to shield my eyes from reflection off the water on SUP adventures. Goodr is my go-to for fun, affordable, on-trend polarized style.

FACE COVERING

Face covering or neck buff (of course) because we should all wear face masks when leaving our homes, even in the woods!

SHORT-SLEEVED TOP

A short-sleeved shirt as a thin, fitted base layer is key under my warmer long sleeves; it’s always nice to be able to shed layers when the sun comes out!

LONG-SLEEVED MID-LAYER

I use a long sleeve mid-layer, half zip or pullover on top for those early morning start times. I make sure to choose something thin and light enough to carry in my day pack when it warms up.

TECHNICAL SOCKS

Socks made with Merino wool to keep my feet dry and warm. I like to choose wool for it’s sustainability as well as its anti-bacterial and practical warmth.

TRAIL RUNNING SHOES

Trail running shoes with big lugs for traction on slippery terrain are a must for outdoor adventures.

HYDRATION PACKS

A hydration pack that is easy to carry, super light and holds a surprising amount of H20, is a non-negotiable for any outdoor adventures.

WINTER ADVENTURES

Stay safe outside all winter – LOVE the Kahtoola Microspikes for winter hiking and good traction in snow and ice. These spikes fits my hiking boots, winter snow boots and trail shoes perfectly. I use them for winter hiking when the snow is packed and snowshoes might not be called for.

Kahtoola Microspikes
WINTER MICROSPIKES

SPORT WATCH

I use a Garmin watch to track my adventure miles, elevation gains and hours on the trails.

Gifts for Outdoorsy Women: Garmin Forerunner 245
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LAYER UP COLOR FOR FALL 2020

COLOR IS A KEY PART OF RUNNING GEAR FOR FALL 2020

As the temps cool down and days get shorter heading into autumn, now is a great time to switch out your closet and fill it up with all things fall. Running gear, fresh kicks and new workout cloths are a fun way to revive your fitness energy and gear your head for new routines and chillier weather.

There’s nothing quite like a crisp October morning jog with the sun glimmering through those golden leaves #amiright?! From pumpkin-spiced earthy tones, bright retro neons, soft sherbert tones and blue in every hue, here’s the latest and greatest in seasonal color trends in running gear you can look forward to at JackRabbit this fall!  

Running Apparel: Fall 2020 Retro Brights

RETRO BRIGHTS

Apparel is leading the retro neon trend in a big way this fall with bold patterns, graphic prints and bright neon color blocking that we all rocked way back in 1992.

Neon pops and strategically placed reflective accents are great for being seen and overall visibility, especially as we head into the fall when days become shorter and visibility is key. 

New Balance Fast Flight Jacket
New Balance Fast Flight Jacket
Oofos, Oh La La Coral
Oofos Ohlala Recovery Thong
Nike Windrunner - Orange
Nike Wind Runner Jacket
KT Tape - Glow
KT Pro Elastic Athletic Tape
New Balance 1080 v10
New Balance 1080 v10
Adidas UltraBoost 20 - Rose
Adidas UltraBoost 20
Vooray Cinch Backpack
Vooray Stride Cinch Backpack
Brooks Run Visible Womens Jacket
Brooks Run Visible Apparel
Running Apparel: Fall 2020 Indigo Blues

INDIGO BLUES

Take a fresh spin on red, white and blue and channel some chill even on your toughest runs.

This year we’re seeing blue in every hue with lighter summer shades transitioning into darker tones for wearable yet striking layering options in the fall. Let’s not forget convenient storage for snacks, keys, credit cards, face masks, sunglasses – whatever! 

Nike City Sleek Tank
Nike City Sleek Running Tank
Nike Windrunner - Blue
Nike Windrunner Jacket
Brooks Sherpa Shorts - Navy
Brooks Sherpa 5″ Shorts
Nike One Luxe Tight - Blue
Nike One Luxe Tights
Icebreaker 150 Crew
Icebreaker 150 Zone Crew
Nike Men's Element Half Zip
Nike Element Half Zip 3.0
Running Apparel - Fall 2020 Earthy Tones

EARTHY TONES

Get ready for pumpkin spice flavors coming into the fall season with burnt oranges, faded sherberts, army green and mustard yellow across all categories including footwear, apparel and accessories.

With all kinds of options for liners and length, here are some of our favorite performance threads perfect for layering on the evolution of trail. 

On Cloudventure Orange
On Running Cloudventure
Vooray Rover Backpack
Topo Designs Rover Pack
Nike Yoga Top
Nike Women’s Yoga Tank
Under Amour Streaker Long Sleeve
Under Armour Streaker 2.0
Hoka Speedgoat Fall Colors
HOKA ONE ONE Speedgoat 4
Nike Men's Element 3.0
Nike Men’s Element 3.0 Top
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SAVE THE OCEAN ONE STEP AT A TIME IN ADIDAS ULTRABOOST PARLEY

 

 

 

 

SAVE THE OCEAN ONE STEP AT A TIME IN ADIDAS ULTRABOOST PARLEY 

There’s something about wearing environmentally-friendly shoes and clothing that not only looks good, but really does make you feel great about how your fashion choices are impacting the world in a positive way.
 

PARLEY SHOES 101: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW


 

Take the Adidas UltraBOOST Parley, for example. They’re not quite what Adidas would call “recycled shoes” but they’re pretty darn close! These pretty little things are made in collaboration with Parley for the Oceans, an organization that addresses major threats towards our oceans, the most important ecosystem of our planet. Adidas works with Parley to turn threat into thread and spin problems into solutions. How? By keeping plastic out of our oceans and transforming it into high-performance sportswear — in this case, Adidas UltraBOOST Parley running shoes.

Some of the space-dyed yarn in the Primeknit upper features Parley Ocean Plastic™, which is made from recycled waste that is intercepted from beaches and coastal communities before it reaches the ocean.
 

adidas parley statsadidas is part of the solution

 

 

 

And if that doesn’t tug at your heartstrings enough, let’s talk stats. These are some facts to think about when understanding the ocean’s importance and why it’s so critical to protect it:
 

  • – 99% of the biosphere is housed in the oceans.
  • – Every second breath we take is generated by the oceans.
  • – Every minute, the equivalent of a dump truck of plastic enters the oceans.
  • – Plastic is found in 90% of seabirds and more than half the world’s sea turtles.
  • – Between 57,000 and 135,000 whales are entangled by plastic marine debris every year.


 

 

 

 

Take all of that into account and I guarantee you’ll feel as good as I did stepping into a pair of Adidas Parley shoes that — even in its own small way — contributes a solution to a problem that’s our collective responsibility to fix. The Earth is our home, and we must do everything we can to take care of it because you know the sea turtles and whales didn’t make a mess of our oceans… we did.

 

 

ADIDAS PARLEY STAFF REVIEW

 

Loving the new adidas stella parley shoes
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If it’s not insanely obvious, I’m totally digging the “save the planet” story behind my new Adidas kicks. But I’m also pretty obsessed with the way they look on my feet… because these things are F.R.E.S.H!!

They’re super comfortable and break in really well. I’ve worn them running, to the gym, to work, and out and about around town. I’ve gotten no fewer than three compliments every day that I’ve worn them, and they definitely look way cooler in person than they do in pictures! Colorful space-dyed yarn creates a Patriotic mélange effect, while the outer cage provides a supportive fit with a flexible, durable outsole. I’m not a huge distance runner, so the Adidas Parley is perfect for my low milage workouts and cross-training at the gym.  There's a whole new Parley collection to choose from to suit your running and style needs. 

 

 


 

FEATURES OF THE ADIDAS SOLAR BOOST PARLEY

  • – TFP Textile:  Tailor Fibre Placement is a textile process used to produce fibre reinforced structures. Why is this important? It is the epitome of sustainable manufacturing significantly reducing waste. 
  • – Parley Yarn:  The solar boost collection uses Parley yarn. 
  • – Heelfit: The supportive heel construction is designed to specialy enable the free motion of the achilles.
  • – Available in neutral and stability: To meet every runner's needs, there are two versions in the Solar Boost collection.  
  • – Weight: 11 ounces, 9.8 ounces
  • – Drop: 10mm
  • – Price: $160.00

 


 

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On CloudAce – Staff Review

 

ON CLOUDACE – STAFF REVIEW

by Emily Walsh  | June 19th, 2018

THE BUZZ

Superior cushioning doesn’t have to mean slow. That’s the genius of the new Cloudace. This new running shoe from On has every single element engineered for ultimate comfort and support. No innovation held back. Zero compromises. This is a shoe you can run the world in.

WHAT'S NEW ABOUT THE CLOUDACE

Upper: No-sew tape ensures midfoot stability while evenly distributing pressure throughout the foot. It also features a technical mesh designed to vent the forefoot and provide stability where it’s needed.

Speedboard: An extra-wide speedboard stabilizes the foot throughout each phase of the run motion while also propelling push-off. You can feel the support and the propulsion with every step.

Sockliner: Ultra light dual-density sockliner made from high-resilient compression EVA and adaptive memory foam. This has to be the coolest upgrade with this new shoe. It’s unlike any running shoe you’ve ever put on your foot.

Outsole: Ultrasoft landing zone thanks to the Zero-Gravity heel Clouds, combined with a powerful push-off thanks to the rubber forefoot Clouds. The midfoot is also supported by a natural transition zone designed to evenly distribute pressure.

FIT-FEEL-RIDE

Fit. The Cloudace is the real “ace” up your runner’s sleeve. From the moment you put it on, your foot feels locked in, comfortably supported and ready to rock and roll. Because these shoes are so premium, it takes a few runs to break them in. But once you do, they’re everything you could ever want from a stability running shoe. Even if you’re not a true “stability runner,” the Cloudace is an awesome lightweight option for a shoe with great overall comfort and support.

Feel: No innovation held back here. The Cloudace feels like a premium running shoe from the first moment you put it on. Similar to a high-end Italian leather boots that even though may feel stiff with the first few steps, fit and feel better and better the more you wear them.

Ride: Two words. Cushion and support. Like, whoa these babies are comfy! Not only do they take you far and fast on runs, they’re also great for weekend off-roading adventures too. Would I run a steep uphill trail race in them? Maybe not. But they’re definitely a killer choice for kicking around the Colorado Rockies in the summertime. The Couldace is all about premium movement and overall support. If you know you’re going to be on your feet all day, these are the shoes you want and need.

WHO'S IT BEST FOR

Runners who need protection, comfort and speed. Like I said, this shoe is the bee’s knees when it comes to premium stability.

PROS AND CONS OF THE ON CLOUDACE

– It feels like a premium running shoe from the first moment you put it on.
– The step-in feel is amazing.
– Extra plush insole that compliments the TPU molded heel counter for a custom fit and feel.

-Slightly stiff on the first run.
– Pro tip: Wear a thicker sock to break them in like the Balega Blister Resist No Show Socks or Feetures Elite Max Cushion No Show Tab Socks.

SHOP THE ON CLOUDACE

CLOUDACE TEST RUN

The new Cloudace will be tested to the max in the world's longest relay run on the longest day of the year, June 21st. Selected runners from all 24 time zones will be the first to put this revolutionary new shoe through its paces during a relay run across the globe. Click here to meet On’s round-the-world relay team and follow the race on social media using the hashtag #SeriouslyAce.

 

 

 
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BEST WOMEN’S LEGGINGS FOR RUNNING IN COLD WEATHER

 

 

 

 

TOP 9 WOMEN'S RUNNING TIGHTS

ICYMI: Fall is here and winter is coming, which means it’s time to swap out those summer running shorts for some warmer winter threads. But with so many different tights and legging options, deciding what to wear can be exhausting before you even step outside.

We asked our expert team of lady runners what they wear to stay comfortable (and look good!) running in the winter. When the temperature dips, these options have you covered in the cold.
 

NIKE POWER EPIC LUX RUNNING TIGHTS ($95)

Nike Power Epic Lux Running Tights

Voted overall best running tights for women, this staff favorite features a wide elastic waistband that hits right below your natural waist for a flattering, functional fit. Compression feels super supportive and they don’t stretch out, even after washing multiple times. Pro tip: get a pair in every color, they will not disappoint!
 

NIKE POWER EPIC RUN FLASH RUNNING TIGHTS ($80)

Nike Power Epic Run Flash Running Tights

Reflective detailing in this full-length design keeps you covered but visible during colder, darker months. Plus, Nike Power fabric has just the right amount of stretch and support so these leggings won’t slide down during your run. #winning
 

SAUCONY BULLET CROP LEGGING ($72)

Saucony Bullet Crop Legging

Perfect for milder temps, these crop leggings hit right above the ankle and are super comfortable and supportive. The smooth PowerLuxe fabric fits like a second skin and there are even a few extra pockets to store your stuff on the run.
 

BROOKS GREENLIGHT TIGHT ($80)

Brooks Greenlight Tight

If you’re a distance runner looking for bottoms that will stay in place on long runs, these are perfect! They fit snug when you first put them on, but they mold to your body almost immediately. Warm enough for temps in the 20-40s, these tights are definitely a must-have for running in the winter.
 

2XU HYPNOTIK MID-RISE COMPRESSION TIGHT ($89.95)

2XU Hyoptik Mid-Rise Compression Tight

These wide waistband compression tights can be worn on their own or as a base layer for any activity or post exercise recovery to activate muscles faster pre-exercise, oxygenate the blood for faster recovery and reduced long-term overuse injuries. Not only are they great for running, but also to wear when traveling on planes, long car rides, days at the office – you name it! They come at a higher price point but are worth every penny!
 

ADIDAS ULTRA 7/8 TIGHT ($54.97 – ON SALE!)

Adidas Ultra 7/8 Tight

The breathable mesh panel behind the knee allows just enough ventilation to stay warm on long runs in the winter. Not to mention, #greyisthenewblack.
 

NIKE EPIC RUN LUX TIGHT ($76.98 ON SALE)

Nike Epic Run Lux Tight

This is another one of Nike’s “epic” running tight options with high spandex count to keep your muscles supported – excellent when you need the extra support for an intense training session or for recovery. 
 

NORTH FACE WINTER WARM TIGHT ($42.97 – ON SALE!)

North Face Winter Warm Tight

For all you badass women out there braving the frigid elements, these are the running tights (or snow pants!) for you. Voted warmest tights for winter running, the insulated, fleece-lined interior will keep you comfortable while the smooth exterior sheds snow – perfect for winter road running when it’s downright freezing.
 

ONZIE TRACK LEGGING ($38.98 – ON SALE!)

Onzie Track Legging

Onzie is a well-known yoga apparel brand, but these track leggings are great for everything from gym workouts to running around town. The color-blocked mesh creates slimming lines for a bright, bold and super fun athleisure look.
 

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