Equipment

The competitions I participate in are extremely remote areas with extreme weather conditions where the longest day trial I have had is thirty hours. Equipment, shoes and clothing can not fail in these competitions as there will not be "spare parts" during the six days the competition is taking place.

The development of equipment and clothing changes with each new collection and, more often than not, several times a year. As I have Oslo Sportslager as a sponsor on clothing and equipment, I can choose from all leading manufacturers and the best quality. With time and with a special interest, I have acquired very good expertise and experience in quality and function for what works in the different environments. For the final decisions regarding equipment, shoes and clothing, I use the expertise of the staff at Oslo Sportslager.

OMM Aether Smock

OMM Aether Smock is a thin skinny jacket in the form of anorak. The jacket is tailored for rough conditions and excellent for the long hikes in the mountains. OMM also makes a similar pants. The jacket weighs only 195 grams Water and windproof The jacket is very water and windproof. It has extra long arms [...]

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Arc'teryx Norvan SL Hoody

It is written that Arc'teryx Norvan is the market's lightest, most compact GORE-TEX® product with hood. The jacket weighs only 120 grams with a fantastic comfortable and smooth fabric. It comes with a small bag to pack the jacket in. Water and windproofness Norvan SL Hoody keeps the water very well and breathes very satisfyingly. [...]

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Choice of rain and wind jacket

I have rainwear from most leading suppliers and have help to test them in Nordic conditions. In addition, some garments have been running in areas from Antarctica, up the Himalayas and north to Lofoten and Lyngsalpene. Here are some items that might be nice thinking of [...]

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Salomon Fast Wing Aero M

Salomon Fast Wing Aero M has "all" that a raincoat will have for running. It has a high waterproofness, breathes well and Jakka is with its 100 grams of superpower and is easy to pack in a pocket. Salomon Fast Wing Aero M has a soft fabric that does not emit noise with a [...]

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Salomon s-lab Hybrid

This is by comparison the best set of raincoat and trousers for competition! Water and windproof The jacket is waterproof. Breathe very well and is light, thin, comfortable against the body. Breathing characteristics The jacket has very good breathing properties in the fabric itself and in addition the zipper can be open with a snap function that holds [...]

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Equipment for Trans Atlas Marathon

My participation in Trans Atlas Marathon was spontaneous (four days) and preparations were limited. Selection of equipment was based on what I already had and could provide immediately. But with access to equipment and assistance from Oslo Sportslagager I was not worried. Link to article about the actual race Trans [...]

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Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra

A beautiful day in May and just a few days before leaving for the Trans Atlas Marathon, I was at Oslo Sportslager who had just received the new Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra. Unlike Hoka with its juicy soles and Altra with its spacious faucets, Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra [...]

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Gore ONE Gore-Tex

On June 13, 2017 I had tested nine raincoats that were on the market. I was confident in my case that I had chosen the best jacket to take with me in a 250km competition to Antarctica and my statement was then: "Should I choose ONE [...]

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North Pole Marathon

In preparation for two Gurkha soldiers (Bhim Gurung and Samir Tamang) from Nepal to the North Pole Marathon, I was given the task of coaching the runners into a few important elements as they lacked experience in running on snow. In addition, they had received clothing for expedition in polishing and inadequate running equipment. Running [...]

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Altra King MT

After a couple of months of velcro, this is my experience. Altra is known for its spacious fog that does not push the toes together. The first time I tried a pair of shoes from Altra, the spacious toe box was something new. As a "beginner" I thought it was uncomfortable with "wandering" forefoot in the shoe when I [...]

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Towards the south pole of Altra - Lone Peak 3.0 Mid

I was lucky that Oslo Sportslager sponsored me with a copy of the new running shoes from Altra - "Lone Peak 3.0 Mid", when I was going to participate in a 250 km race in Antarctica in November. When I pushed my legs down in the new Lone Peak 3.0 Mid I smiled a little extra. Rare, […]

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Hoka Tor Ultra Hi WP

The Hoka Tor Ultra Hi WP is the furthest mountain boot you can get in and the ultimate on your legs for long mountain walks where you want to combine running and fast walking. How they have got such a powerful shoe weighing less than 500 grams is hard to understand. The shoe has Vibram [...]

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