27 Apr '12, 11pm

via @RunnersWorld

Let's be honest: It's hard not to be skeptical about gear reviews. After all, how often do you read something negative about a piece of gear on the pages of a magazine? But here's the truth: For one story that shows, say, 10 pieces of gear—jackets, shirts, sports bras, you name it—dozens of products are considered, tested, considered again, tested again. The goods we'd say negative things about don't make the cut. You never see them on the page. Every item gets vetted through hours of research, running (sometimes in place; read on), more research, and more running. Depending on the story, we may enlist other testers for additional feedback. Shoe reviews use more than 350 wear-testers. Due to weather, timing, interesting end-goals and whatnot, the process sometimes requires creativity. I once had my husband run in place on a dark street corner wearing reflective gear and di...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-240-320--14...

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