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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.

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
Do you find 5k races a bit too competitive and tiring? Do you aim for a bit more relaxation with your pacing, and prefer to avoid the pressure of beating your best time? Gloanna may be for you, and it's on its way to New York. More
The toughest marathon in the world is days away, but controversy has changed the vibe in 2014. More
People
July 11, 2014

#trailporn photos week four

By: The Pack Team
That's where #trailporn Friday comes in: we'll 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 or tweet us at @merrelloutside with the same hashtags. More
Pack Stories
July 9, 2014

Swimming the Mighty Amazon River

By: The Pack Team
Learn more about Martin Strel and how he broke a long-distance swimming record when he swam the Amazon River in 2007. Battling piranhas, crocodiles, exhaustion and several near-death experiences while swimming the Amazon, Strel made it through. More
Do you bring music on a run or listen to the sights and sounds of the world around you? There's no right or wrong answer, and each have their own merits, but let's assume you are a music lover. How do you get the best running playlist to inspire you to outperform your best times and really leave it all out there on the trail or pavement? More
What began back in 1979 has transformed into one of the world’s most scenic and sought after marathons. 2014 proved to be no exception on the Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia as the Gold Coast Marathon took place in front of thousands of excited fans. More
It's Independence Day! No doubt you're enjoying the day to take in some of the amazing sights up and around the country. But once you're back from the trail, what better way to celebrate 4th July than with a fine American Craft Beer? More
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
April 15 2013 will forever go down in history as one of the most tragic days Boston has known. Bolyston Street was the scene of horror just a year ago, where two pressure cooker bombs exploded towards the finish line at the Boston marathon. The city of Boston, however, has rallied around each other and come back stronger than ever. More
For some of us, the feel of a good run is all we need to get out there and get on the track. For others, a reason to go outside is essential to keep up the good habit. Enter Good Gym, a brilliant not-for-profit organization gradually spreading across Great Britain. More
People
June 27, 2014

#trailporn photos week two

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 Western States Endurance Run remains one of the world’s truest tests of endurance, and this year will be no exception as the competitors ready themselves for the 2014 event, taking place on June 28 – 29. More
Events
June 25, 2014

Great Pacific race underway

By: The Pack Team
Billed as 'the biggest, baddest human endurance challenge on the planet', the inaugural Great Pacific Race sees teams from around the world rowing from Monterey, California to Honolulu, Hawaii. More
In an amazing feat of endurance, 45 year old Englishman Steve Birkinshaw has run 320 miles, ascended 36,000 meters and touched 214 hill and mountain peaks in just six days and 13 hours. If this sounds record breaking, it's because it is - the previous best for the route was set by Joss Naylor in 1987, and he did it 12 hours slower. More
Tomorrow sees the annual Rock 'n' Roll Seattle Marathon return for its sixth year running. The event is will attract around 18,000 runners, with the whole event punctuated with live music, including live post-race performances from Sir-Mix-a-Lot and The Presidents of the United States of America at Seattle Center. More