iRunFar Gear Closet Cleanout

As you probably know by now, iRunFar is going through some major changes at the moment. As part of the changes, we need to unload some of our gear – both new and old. Who better to give it to then’s readers. If you are interested in an item, leave a comment noting the item(s) in which you are interested as well as your name and home town (US and Canada only), so we can identify the winners. We’ll draw the winners first thing Wednesday morning (June 10), so be sure to leave a comment before then. [6/10 Update: Entries now closed] If you enter, please check back on Wednesday and, if you win an item, send us your address ASAP, so we don’t have to drive your winnings clear across two countries. Keep reading to see what’s available.

Shoes (all men’s size 9)

  • Teva Control X-1 – (low mileage – close to new)
  • Inov-8 Roclite 320 – (low mileage – close to new)
  • Montrail Highlander – (low-to-moderate mileage)


  • Camelback Blowfish w/o bladder (used) [Note that all used gear is in good to almost new condition]
  • The North Face Thresher hydration pack without bladder (used)
  • Nathan Booster Belt (new)
  • Spenco PolySorb Walker/Runner insoles (new)
  • Spenco PolySorb Total Support insoles (new)


  • END Footwear – dark green organic cotton T in men’s medium (new)
  • Bull Run Run 50 mile white Asics technical T in men’s medium (new)
  • BELA-Olhoa’s entertaining sardine T (bright green) by American Apparel in men’s medium (new)
  • Way Too Cool blue sweatshirt in men’s medium (new)


  • First Endurance Grape EFS – 10 servings (never been opened)
  • Gu Energy Gel – 3 pack of Strawberry Banana (thankfully, new :-) )

There are 46 comments

  1. xclimber

    Hola Bryon, I can't believe no one has expressed an interest in the BELA-Olhoa's entertaining sardine T (bright green) by American Apparel in men's medium (new). I would love to get my greasy mitts on those sweet threads. BELA has the finest 'dines out there. Y'all should check out their website. Omega 3's, Calcium, Vit D in FOOD, not pill form. OK. I'm done…Jerry Cagle (in torrid Tucson, AZ)

  2. Hannah

    Hello Byron – This is amazing timing for me! My boyfriend and I are attempting our first 50 milers and are trying hydration packs – so I would more than appreciate one that you give your seal of approval to – thanks for all the great info on here and I respect your move to doing something you love! Hannah, Burlington, VT

  3. Bryon Powell

    Amy, you're thinking of the new X-Talon 212. I'll send them your way once I unpack. These are a pair of 320s I tested a few years back.

  4. Argentine Rocket

    The Camelback or the North Face Thresher hydration pack would be fabulous, but they won't make up for you being gone :(Lucia OliveraWashington DC

  5. Monica

    I would appreciate any item from gear or nutrition after having recently lost my job…Thanks for entering me in the raffle.Monica BrennanDanville, Ca

  6. Anonymous

    I'm in for the Thresher drawing! I've been using a 70 oz CamelBak since 1993 – and would love a new one/freebie!Bob HolzhauerFairfax, Virginia

  7. Will Thomas

    Any of the shoes or hydration packs would be great! Yippee for size 9! This is better then running across a trail runner's garage sale!Will ThomasFall City, WA

  8. Anonymous

    I can think of several locations where migrant workers, working for far less than scale, could easily use your gear. It's not as if your ultrarunning fans NEED, or can't afford, anything you have to offer, whereas illegal aliens surely would benefit from your largesse.

  9. Bryon Powell

    Anonymous,I'll have to disagree with you for the most part. (There may be a few items that would be just as useful to the immigrants.) I believe that an item should first be used at it's highest possible use. For many trail running items, the situation in which they are most useful is while trail running. Many of the items can be used for other purposes after the trail running useful life is exceeded, such as wearing trail shoes around town, in a field, or in the yard. Please know that I've only placed a small percentage of the items I'm getting rid of during my move on this list. I took well over 100 clothing items to Goodwill in the past few weeks and donated 8-10 of running shoes to Soles for Soles. While I understand and appreciate your sentiment, I think it could have been expressed a bit less confrontationally or at least expressed directly to me.Oh, and for the record, not all trail runners are wealthy. Some are unemployed and many work hard for low incomes… though, admittedly above scale. While I suppose you're right that they might not NEED a hydration pack or trail shoes, they aren't particularly indulgent equipment for the sport.

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