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The Pack's global editorial team is dedicated to bringing you the news, inspiration and advice from the outside world. Because we're passionate about the trail and everything that happens on it.

People
December 19, 2014

#trailporn week 28

By: The Pack Team
Hard to believe we've been running our #trailporn segment - where we celebrate our Instagram fans' love of the outdoors through their adventure photos - has been going for 28 weeks! More
Products
December 18, 2014

Essential Outdoor Gear

By: The Pack Team
Our Alpha Pack members share their most essential outdoor gear – the stuff they couldn’t go out without. Get some outdoor gift ideas for you or a friend with this list of the best outdoor gear. More
Products
December 16, 2014

Free shipping for the holidays

By: The Pack Team
Looking for that perfect holiday gift for the outdoors person in your life, but don't want to brace the shopping panic that fills December on the high street? Well good news, because Merrell.com has free shipping on all orders for the holiday season! More
People
December 12, 2014

#trailporn week 27

By: The Pack Team
People
December 5, 2014

#trailporn week 26

By: The Pack Team
Another week, more #trailporn from our fans on Instagram. If you want to be featured, just take your best trail photos, and upload with the #merrell and #trailporn tags, and we'll find 'em! More
People
November 28, 2014

#trailporn Week 25

By: The Pack Team
Another week, more #trailporn from our fans on Instagram. If you want to be featured, just take your best trail photos, and upload with the #merrell and #trailporn tags, and we'll find 'em! More
People
November 21, 2014

#trailporn week 23

By: The Pack Team
Another Friday, and a lot more #trailporn for you to enjoy. A lot of great snaps this week, including some new faces... More
People
November 14, 2014

#trailporn week 22

By: The Pack Team
It's Friday people, and for those about to brave the trail this winter weekend, be sure to take a camera, and you too could feature on this page! Just tag your photos with #merrell and #trailporn on Instagram. Here's this week's trailporn snaps... More
People
November 7, 2014

#trailporn week 21

By: The Pack Team
It's Friday, everyone, so time to celebrate our brilliant Instagram fans' trail adventures in photographic form. Nearly the weekend, so you can join them... More
It's been another amazing year for the Merrell Down & Dirty Obstacle Race. As the final runners crossed the line last weekend, we thought it would be good to draw up all the stats into one handy infographic, now that the dust (or more accurately, mud) has settled. More
Events
November 4, 2014

Iceman Cometh this weekend

By: The Pack Team
The 50,000 people who registered for the 44th annual New York Marathon were treated to difficult conditions, but an unforgettable race. More
Products
November 1, 2014

Win winter gear with Merrell!

By: The Pack Team
People
October 31, 2014

#trailporn week 20

By: The Pack Team
People
October 24, 2014

#trailporn week 19

By: The Pack Team
It's Friday, which can only mean two things. One: the weekend is nearly here, but more importantly Two: it's time for more #trailporn from out Instagram fans! More
Superfoods are all the rage right now, so we asked Merrell Pack nutritionist Kate Percy to list five of the best, as well as the amazing combinations you can make with them on the trail. Here's an infographic we made from her expert opinion, but look out for Kate expanding on the subject on The Pack in the near future! More
People
October 17, 2014

#trailporn week 18

By: The Pack Team
It's Friday, which can only mean two things. One: the weekend is nearly here, but more importantly Two: it's time for more #trailporn from out Instagram fans! More
People
October 10, 2014

#trailporn week 17

By: The Pack Team
Friday time, and here's another batch of #trailporn from out Instagram fans for your enjoyment More
Good news New York citizens who like your races muddy: the Down & Dirty Obstacle Mud Run returns to the Big Apple this weekend, and as with last year and the other races round the country it comes in three and six mile flavors. More
People
October 3, 2014

#trailporn week 16

By: The Pack Team
It's Friday, so time for more excellent #trailporn from our Instagram folks. Remember, if you want your shots to be included, tag your posts on Instagram with both #merrell and #trailporn. We pick out the best of the last week every Friday! More
People
September 26, 2014

#trailporn week 15

By: The Pack Team
It's Friday, so time for more excellent #trailporn from our Instagram folks. Remember, if you want your shots to be included, tag your posts on Instagram with both #merrell and #trailporn. We pick out the best of the last week every Friday! More
People
September 23, 2014

Man vs Train: man wins

By: The Pack Team
If only this story had emerged last month when our theme was the urban commute - a new video has appeared on YouTube showing 30 year old James Heptonstall racing a train on the London Underground between stops... and winning! More
Products
September 19, 2014

All Out Rush: Blogger Verdict

By: The Pack Team
A little while ago, we revealed what running bloggers have been saying about our All Out Fuse running shoe, and now it's the turn of the All Out Rush trail running model to come under the spotlight. One of our most popular lines, the show has an average rating of 4.6/5.0 on Amazon, but we're always curious to hear what the running bloggers of the internet have to say about the shoe, so without further ado, it's over to them More
People
September 19, 2014

#trailporn week 14

By: The Pack Team
It's Friday, so time for more excellent #trailporn from our Instagram folks. Remember, if you want your shots to be included, tag your posts on Instagram with both #merrell and #trailporn. We pick out the best of the last week every Friday! More
People
September 12, 2014

#trailporn week 13

By: The Pack Team
Unlucky for some, but hopefully not for us. Here's the best #trailporn from our readers and fans this week. Remember, if you want your shots to be included, tag your posts on Instagram with both #merrell and #trailporn. More
Culture
September 10, 2014

Which Trail Animal are you?

By: The Pack Team
We all have an inner trail animal. No, really, we do. Bear, coyote, mountain lion or hare? Find out below by answering the questions and becoming one with your inner beast... More
Feeling fatigued? Irritable? That something undefinable is missing in your life. We have an idea of what may be the case, and if we're right we've got the solution for you. More
Products
September 8, 2014

Competition: Gear up and Get out!

By: The Pack Team
Summer's over, but Merrell believes that getting outside and enjoying nature should be an all-year-round pursuit, so for us the start of Fall is prime hiking season! More
The All Out Fuse running shoe has been impressing runners around the world with its lightweight feel and stylish looks, designed for traction, responsiveness and control on the trail. More
People
September 5, 2014

#trailporn week 12

By: The Pack Team
Every Friday we post your best photos of your adventure with a full credit.  If you want your shots to be included, tag your posts on Instagram with both #merrell and #trailporn. More
Places
September 1, 2014

5 funny signs from the trail

By: The Pack Team
After a while hiking, you can get a little blind to the signposts along the way. But it's worth keeping your eye out - there are plenty that are bizarre, surreal or just plain poorly written to bring a smile to your face along the way. More
People
August 29, 2014

#trailporn week 11

By: The Pack Team
Get outside, take amazing photos and tag them with #merrell & #trailporn. More
How to
August 22, 2014

How to survive a bear attack

By: The Pack Team
Bear attacks are rare, but how do you make sure you don't end up as a statistic? This Merrell inforgraphic will tell you everything you need to know... More
People
August 22, 2014

#trailporn week 10

By: The Pack Team
Every Friday we post your best photos of your adventure with a full credit. If you want your shots to be included, tag your posts on Instagram with both #merrell and #trailporn. More
People
August 15, 2014

#trailporn week 9

By: The Pack Team
Every Friday we post your best photos of your adventure with a full credit. If you want your shots to be included, tag your posts on Instagram with both #merrell and #trailporn. More
Are you planning on running your first Down and Dirty Obstacle Mud Race this year? Don't know what to wear for the adventure? We caught up with MESP's Alisha Bryant to set us on the right path... More
People
August 8, 2014

#trailporn week 8

By: The Pack Team
Its been two months since we started publishing your #trailporn pictures, and we're still always impressed by the arty snaps that make us long to get outside and back on the trail as we upload each one to the site. Hopefully you feel the same way. More
It's always nice to see running getting some big screen attention, so we're happy to report that '4 Minute Mile' opened in theaters last Friday after a period available to stream online. It opened in 10 American cities, and in Toronto. More
When senior Communist Party leaders announced a last-minute visit to the sporting facilities in Heilongjiang, China, local sports officials authorized the creation of a right-angle running track to make up for lost time. More
People
August 1, 2014

#trailporn photos week 7

By: The Pack Team
Every week on The Pack, we try to bring you amazing stories from people having amazing adventures all over the world. But the truth is you Merrell readers and fans are having your own fantastic adventures every day too, and plenty of you are documenting it as you go. More
It's nothing new to state how important staying fit is in living a healthy life, but a new study has put it in black and white numbers. According to the report, running regularly, even if it’s just for a few minutes and at a slow pace, can add years to your life. More
Listening to music while running may not be for everyone, but plenty of people find it gets them motivated to literally go that extra mile. Well, new research backs up that music can help you get in the zone before and during a run, but also suggests that music post workout can result in a faster recovery! More
We've known for some time that moderate exercise and carefully monitored post-workout intake of food and fluids has the more benefits for your immune system in the long run than going full throttle, but it appears that there's a magical ingredient on most people's shelves that will help your exercise recovery: ginger. More
People
July 25, 2014

#trailporn photos week 6

By: The Pack Team
Every week on The Pack, we try to bring you amazing stories from people having amazing adventures all over the world. But the truth is you Merrell readers and fans are having your own fantastic adventures every day too, and plenty of you are documenting it as you go. More
The 135-mile route of Badwater is infamously known as “the world’s toughest footrace” due to extremely high temperatures and its sheer length. Finishing the race once is a pretty massive achievement. q More
People
July 18, 2014

#trailporn photos week 5

By: The Pack Team
Every week on The Pack, we try to bring you amazing stories from people having amazing adventures all over the world. But the truth is you Merrell readers and fans are having your own fantastic adventures every day too, and plenty of you are documenting it as you go. More
What are the chance of being hit by lightning? Minimal. What are the chances of being hit by lightning while on the trail, AND THEN to pick yourself up and continue running? Even more minimal. Well try telling that to Adam Campbell. More
We'd all rather be outside than sat at a desk, no doubt, but now there's even more reason not to slump in a chair for too long. Sitting and exercise have a negative correlation - too much sitting actually decreases the health benefits of our exercise. More