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Update 1 – Baffin Kiki Women’s Boots

Review by Jason B

Baffin Kiki

Sunny day at Nugget Falls in the Baffin Kiki boots

Winter has come and gone and spring is upon us. Addison and I did a fair number of hikes this winter putting almost 40 miles on the Baffin Kiki boots. They continue to perform excellently, keeping Addison’s feet dry and warm no matter the conditions such as hiking in snow, snowshoeing, or traipsing through puddles in the rain. Her only complaint is the toggles and liner make the boots difficult to put on. Read on for the rest of her report.

Final Update WoolX Glacier LS top

This winter has been one of the warmest on record for Alabama.  Some blame El Nino and others Global Warming.  I’m no climatologist so I won’t chime in but the results has been limited testing opportunities for the WoolX Glacier LS top I have been testing.  The upside, I got to experience the odor control and wicking abilities of the garment.  To read my latest update please click here.

Coy Boy

Final Update WoolX Glacier heavyweight bottom

This winter has been one of the warmest on record for Alabama.  Some blame El Nino and others Global Warming.  I’m no climatologist so I won’t chime in but the results has been limited testing opportunities for the WoolX Glacier heavyweight bottom I have been testing.  The upside, I got to experience the odor control and wicking abilities of the garment.  To read my latest update please click here.

Coy Boy

Final Update on the Sierra Sage/Green Goo-Bugs Be Gone, Dry Skin, and First Aid

IMG_20160105_162657250 Well it has been over a month since my last update. It has been about two months. I was down with the flu for three weeks and I wanted to try to get some more product use before posting my final update.

I like all these products…

Read more here. 

Jenn K.

Icebug Saunter Bugweb men’s shoes

Review By Arnie P

Icebug Saunter Bugweb men's shoes

Icebug Saunter Bugweb men’s shoes

Icebug Saunter Bugweb men’s shoes

Icebug provided the Saunter Bugweb men’s shoes for review purposes.

I wore the Icebug Saunter Bugweb men’s shoes a lot during this period. In addition to hiking 5 times with the Harold Parker group and attending a few seminars, I walked daily to the grocery or the coffee shops and sometimes walked my daughter’s dog. We had 3 small snow storms each amounting to about 2-8 inches. The temperature closed in on 70 F one day then two nights later to a low of near zero.

To read more please click here.

 

Final Update MSR Lightning Explore Snowshoes

Review by Jason B

 

Courtesy of Matt York

Making tracks on Mt. Meek

The snow I was excited about in my last update fizzled out and rain moved in, that being said snowshoe adventures were still had.  However, on my first trip with the MSR Lightning Explore’s after the last update, the binding on the left snowshoe broke, specifically the Axis Gait system allowing my left foot to move back and forth freely.  MSR replaced the snowshoes and I have used them on nine more trips for another 24 miles with no apparent issues – read on for my full review.