Shoes and vests’s Bryon Powell talks trail wear

Bryon Powell lives and runs at 5,000 feet, ticking off regular 20- to 40-milers across the bedrock sandstone and gritty trails of southeastern Utah.

When he’s not gallivanting across the planet for his running media company, he’s training in the desert and mountains he calls home.

Here, he reveals two things he grabs for his long runs, and how he breaks away from the norm for both of them.

1) Powell opts for road running shoes over trail runners, mostly for the hard surfaces he runs, yet claiming he favors the slender profile and touchy ground feel.

2) Ultimate Direction running vest

With a vest, Powell can carry a small water filter (when this guy goes out for a run, he goes big) and layers and calories.

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