Chris Boyack

Chris Boyack

Colorado, Utah, Wyoming

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Chris's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Running
Biking
Snowshoeing
Climbing

Chris's Bio

I am primarily a long-distance trail runner, but I also road bike, mountain bike, rock climb, backpack, ski, and fly fish. I am an original member of the Wasatch Speed Goat Mountain Racing Team and have run 25 ultramarathons including 6 100 milers. I love the outdoors and great gear. Backcountry is a great place to get the gear I like to use.

Chris Boyack

Chris Boyack wrote a review of on January 29, 2012

Like these shoes a lot, but...
4 5

The Trail Gloves are a great shoe. I like the fit and feel a lot. I have run over 300 miles in my pair, including 4 Fourteener summits and a trail marathon in Moab, and find they give just a little more protection than the Five Fingers, but still keep a very nice low to the ground feel. I like the lacing system, it is really easy to dial in the degree of tightness you want. My only complaint is with the durability of the Vibram outsole. It seems a little thin on the outer edge of the midfoot and eventually wears all the way through. That is disappointing because the rest of the shoe seems like it could easily last a few thousand miles if the outsole could go the distance.

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Chris Boyack

Chris Boyack wrote a review of on January 29, 2012

Best poles for traveling light and fast
5 5

If you want the lightest and fastest poles, these are the ones. If you want the most durable, the most adjustable, the most whatever - then look elsewhere. These poles are meant to be the lightest and most compact things around. There will be tradeoffs. I am very happy with mine, but I don't have unrealistic expectations of their durability, either. They are expensive, but I am very happy with the investment and have been very impressed with their design and versatility.

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Chris Boyack wrote a review of on January 29, 2012

Much improved over MT101
5 5

These shoes are great. I raced a 50K, 50 miler, 100K, and 100 miler in the MT101 last year as part of the Wasatch Speed Goat Mountain Running Team. I liked those shoes except for a few areas. The forefoot was a little too thin, the traction was not good at all, and the upper allowed for a little bit of slop. All of those areas have been addressed in the 110 and they are about as good as it gets. They have more material under the forefoot and less under the heel than the 110's. The upper is brilliant - very durable and keeps your foot right where it's supposed to be. The traction is fantastic for such a simple outsole design. The shoes is light and low to the ground. No altitude nosebleeds with these... I was worried that the heel structure might be a little too rigid, as the backs of my heels are prone to discomfort, but no problems at all. 150 miles so far and I'm liking this shoe more and more every time I run in it.

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