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Update on the BlenderBottle GoStak

IMG_20150217_155623 I pretty much found a use for the GoStak on a daily basis, especially to hold condiments for my lunch and small snacks.

Read more here. 

Jenn K. 

Oboz Traverse Low Bdry hiking shoes update

Review By Arnie P

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Breakheart Reservation with Oboz Traverse Low Bdry hiking shoes

Oboz Traverse Low Bdry hiking shoes update

I like to start using a new pair of hiking shoes at the gym first to experience using the shoes under controlled conditions. I think this is especially true in cold weather when the shoe gets warmer in the gym and molds to my foot quicker. After 3 visits to the gym the Oboz Traverse Low Bdry hiking shoes felt very comfortable on my feet. At the gym I can feel how well this shoe performs with different socks which would not be as easy to do while hiking on the trail. With my thinest socks, the shoes are slightly loose whereas with my thickest socks the shoes are snug fitting. With my medium weight wool socks which I wear for most of my hikes, the shoes fit the best which is something I like.

I have been wearing these shoes around my neighborhood, taking the dog out for walks, and going shopping locally. I have also attended a few seminars. I am able to go anywhere and feel comfortable with Oboz Traverse Low Bdry hiking shoes.  To read more please click here.

Hillsound Ultra Trail Crampon Update

Review by Arnie P

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Hillsound Ultra Trail Crampon Update

This continues to be a winter with temperatures below normal and record snowfalls. Forecasts have not been very accurate concerning temperatures and predicted snowfall. My driveway continues to be a coat of ice covered with several feet of snow. Temperatures have rarely been above the teens during the day. On the trail, the snow is 5 to 8 feet deep, and still about 4 feet deep on the often single file hiking path. I will now get into the details.  

I have been carrying the Hillsound Ultra Trail Crampon on all my hikes since they arrived. They are an excellent insurance policy. In regular trail settings they should go on easily and with my recent experience I feel confident of their performance.  To read more please click here.

 

 

[sn] super,natural Men’s M Base LS 175 base layer Update

Review by Arnie P

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[sn] super,natural Men’s M Base LS 175 base layer Update

The M BASE LS 175 was provided by [sn] super.natural for review purposes.

The weather has gone from seasonably mild to very cold and snowy. It would not surprise me if records are set in this area this year. The [sn] super.natural M BASE LS 175 has been with me most of the time. I have worn it at some point for all my activities which I will discus below.  To read more please click here.

 

BlenderBottle GoStak

IMG_20150217_155623 The BlenderBottle GoStak is a compact jar system that is designed to not be clunky or take up excess space. It is basically a cylindrically interlocking jar system that is designed to transport or store pills, vitamins, fruits, vegetables, nuts, trail mix, snacks, dips, candy, and anything else that can fit in the jars.

Read more here. 

Jenn K.

BlenderBottle ProStak

IMG_20150212_210937 I have seen the BlenderBottle in stores and have always been curious about them. I also see people at work with them. Well now it is my turn to try the BlenderBottle ProStak.

Read about the ProStak here. 

Jenn K.