Gargoyles made their big debut in the ‘80s – think Terminator-era Schwarzenegger. I was recently reintroduced to the brand and found that they’re more than a fashion statement. In fact, Gargoyles are legit outdoor eyewear.
Trail running has picked up some legitimate steam in the past few years. Many top-flight shoe companies have entered this cross-over segment. For this test, we stayed with some of the specialist shoe makers – La Sportiva, Montrail and Salomon – that helped pioneer the category.