Gear & Gear Reviews

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Can You Wash a Sparkle Athletic Headsweats Tiara Visor in the Dishwasher?

It's fun and cost-effective to find slightly used running gear, including hats. Many hats can be washed easily in the dishwasher, or top-loading washing machine, using a cap-washing frame to help the hat keep its form. I love Headsweats visors and I'm always on the lookout for a...

Gear for Your Gear: Alligator Clips for Medal Displays

Near the start of the pandemic, when I saw that more than a few virtual races were in my future, I purchased a second-hand medal holder (Trailscape by Allied Medal Hangers) to keep my virtual swag separate from my in-person race medals. This popular type of medal rack...

Gear for Your Gear: Standing Towel Rack

Are your clothes wet from sweat after a summer run? Mine always are. They might be a bit stinky, too. When practical, I like to leave my sweaty clothes out by the washing machine to dry off, keeping the stink out of the house. For this I use...

Last Chance Sale at Oofos.com

Save 10% on shoes and sandals at Oofos.com. You can apply the discount on sale items: Last Chance Sale at Oofos.com. I've been wearing Oofos sandals and shoes for a couple of years now. They help with run recovery and offer my weak Achilles...

Revisiting Odor Absorbing Charcoal Bags for Shoes: Quarantine Tip

Last year I reviewed these odor absorbing charcoal bags for shoes. I have since ordered more and basically have a set of these inside every pair of shoes I own. They do a great job of keeping my sweaty running shoes stink-free. I wanted...

Can You Wash a Sparkle Athletic Headsweats Visor in the Dishwasher?

I recently purchased some slightly used Sparkle Athletic Headsweats visors from Poshmark. Poshmark is an online marketplace where users can buy and sell new and used goods, mostly clothing.  I received the visors and they were as advertised, with a few sparkles missing and lightly soiled. So...