Disclaimer: I received four Dynafit items in exchange for my review. All opinions expressed here are my own.
If you didn’t already know it trail running is what made me fall in love with running. It was those first long trail runs with my friends Bridget and Joanna that meander through single-track wooded trails, up over mountains, near rivers and ponds that made me fall in love. Sometimes there is nothing better than heading out into the woods to run. The good smells in the woods such as the smell of freshly fallen pine needles, wet moss, or the discovery of ripe berries tempting you from the side of the trail are the things you crave after the run is done. The trails while often laden with obstacles, roots, rocks, and fallen branches draw you in with the soft ground that cushions each footstrike and the cool fresh air that hits your face as you run.
I am fortunate to live in Northern New Hampshire near amazing trails in and around the White Mountains and not too far from the Kingdom Trails a vast network of mountain biking, running, and cross country skiing trails in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Adventure beckons on most days and if I can the trails are where I go to run. I was super excited to be contacted by Dynafit earlier this summer about trying out some of their Running gear which is perfect for trail running adventures.
Dynafit is part of a family owned business in Italy with North American Office in Boulder, CO. The mission of Dynafit is, “Dynafit is a brand for dedicated mountain athletes (passionate ski mountaineers in winter and mountain runners in summer) who strive to equip themselves with the most innovative, highest-quality gear available. Lightness, Speed, Performance and Technology are the core values embodied by Dynafit. Dynafit Adopted the Snow Leopard as the company logo because it represents, “Speed, Lightness, Performance and Technology. The snow leopard moves with speed and elegance among the world’s highest peaks, making it an ideal example for athletes to emulate.” True to the mission and the logo the gear that I received is ultra-lightweight and performs well on the trail.
A Review of Dynafit Running Gear
Retails for $139.95
I can’t tell you how excited I am about this running shoe. This is the Dynafit Pantera S running shoe. My foot can be hard to fit because I have the curse of the narrow foot so I always get a bit nervous when trying out something new. Not only is this shoe pretty (love the Babylon/Silvretta color) but it fits my foot well. It has a nice arch and is narrow through the middle of the foot which holds my foot firmly in place. This running shoe features a Vibram sole and has great traction on the trails even when they are wet and slippery. Suggested activites for this shoe are Alpine Running, Ulttra Running, and Vertical running. The Pantera has plenty of cushioning without being too heavy. This shoe will definitely stand up to the test of miles on the trail!
Here are some other great features of the Dynafit Pantera S:
- Ortholite Footbed
- Sensitive Fit (This means a nice roomy footbox which is great when your feet swell a little bit during an extra long run!)
- Form Fitted Upper
- Duo Motion (Great for motion control)
- Vibram Sole
- 8mm sole drop
- Ballistic bumper on heels and toes (to help keep your feet safe from injury!)
- Multipad midsole
Retails for $79.95
The Dynafit React running skirt is very lightweight and has great compression shorts underneath. The seams are stitch free which is great for reducing any chafing that could occur. I like the color as I am always dressing in blues and greens! The sizing is European so I went with the 42/36 which correlates with a US size small. The skirt wicks moisture away and has some great ventilation features. There is also a zipper pocket in the back of the skirt perfect for an energy gel, phone or music player.
The Enduro Tank
Retails for $54.95
I love this tank because it is very lightweight making it extra comfy on super hot days. The Micro mesh is great for keeping you cool. The cut of the tank features a racerback and the tank has a nice stretch to it. This tank top is great out on the trails!
Retails for $169.95
This Alpine running jacket is lightweight and easy to store in your hydration pack if needed. The jacket easily packs into a “packable pocket.” It is made out of lightweight durastretch and one of the best features is that it is wind resistant. It can get very windy out on the trail and up in the mountains so the hood also makes a nice addition. This is a great jacket for me because I get warm very easily so I love the soft and lightweight fabric. Not only is this great for mountain and trail running but also will be great for going cross country skiing this winter! This jacket also has stitch free seams which is extra important when you are logging big miles!
After trying out all of this amazing Dynafit gear I am in love. I love the lightweight materials and the functionality on the trails. The shoes have become a favorite in my line-up of trail running shoes. I am looking forward to checking out some Dynafit gear for my winter adventures!
Have you ever heard of Dynafit? Now here’s your chance to enter to win something extra special from Dynafit! Dynafit has been generous to offer my readers a chance to win the Dynafit React Jacket, an amazing jacket perfect for trail running, alpine running and more.
This is what they have to say about this jacket, it is a “Water and Wind resistant, ultra-light hooded Jacket with a minimalist cut to optimize function and packability. Packs into sleeve pocket. Sounds pretty amazing right! The Dynafit React Jacket retails for $159.95.
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