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CEP Light Merino Mid-Cut Socks

Review by Arnie P

CEP Men's Dynamic + Outdoor Light Merino Mid-Cut Socks after 2 months use

CEP Men’s Dynamic + Outdoor Light Merino Mid-Cut Socks after 2 months use

CEP provided the Men’s Dynamic + Outdoor Light Merino Mid-Cut socks for review purposes.

CEP Light Merino Mid-Cut Socks

The weather during this period was hot and humid with negligible rain. The lawns appear lifeless and the few wild berries are small, lacking taste. Daylight temperatures hovered in the 80’s and 90’s with a few degrees lower at night. My activities during this period continued to be the same but at a slower pace. I continued to wear the same boots I used for most of the last report.  I hiked another 4 times with my with my Wednesday hiking group on these 2-hour hikes. I have been sweating more. The trails are rough and despite the added moisture from sweating I did not experience and adverse effects of blisters or abrasion to my feet. I have walked to the senior center several times making a 3-4 mile round trip depending on the route and number of side excursions. I walked to Silver Lake a few times a week, sometimes seeking relief from the heat.

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Lander Cascade Powerbank 5200

Electronics have become an integrated part of our life even while playing in the outdoors, but electronics require power, and multi-day trips drain power from our devices, which can often mean missing a photo opportunity or hearing my favorite song on the last day of a trip.  Lander has a solution – their new Cascade Powerbanks.  I will be testing the Cascade Powerbank (5200 mAh) over the next several months to see if it can keep my electronics powered on the trail.  Read more here.

Photo courtesy of Lander.com

Lander Cascade Powerbank 5200

GSI Pinnacle 4 Season Stove

Fedex stopped in the other day with an unexpected package for me from GSI Outdoors! WEBSITE Inside that very light box was the new GSI Pinnacle 4 Season Stove, fresh for me to review for y’all.  From what I can tell, it is so new you can’t even find it on their website, Click Here for full review!

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Mountain Khakis Women’s Stretch Poplin Capri (Slim Fit) Pants

Image from the manufacturer.

Image from the manufacturer.

Here is a first look at the Mountain Khakis Women’s Stretch Poplin Capri (Slim Fit) Pants. These pants scream of quality construction and fabric. Plus they look good.

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Jenn K. 

Update on the Oboz Pika Shoes

IMG_20160603_080155 For the past month I have been enjoying my local trails with the comfort of the Oboz Pika Shoes.

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By Jenn K.

Oboz Scapegoat Mid hiking boots

Review by Arnie P

Harold Parker forest in Oboz Scapegoat Mid hiking boots

Harold Parker forest in Oboz Scapegoat Mid hiking boots

Oboz Scapegoat Mid hiking boots

Oboz provided the Scapegoat Mid hiking boots for review purposes.

It has been a good month of testing the Oboz Scapegoat Mid hiking boots. The temperature has been warm during the day with temperatures ranging from the 70’s to the low 90’s. The humidity has very seldom been high and it has cooled down during the night. I wore these boots every day all day. I have been pleasantly surprised with the performance of these boots.

The fit for me has been perfect, no sliding, no pressure points, or any irritation. Despite the warm weather, my feet have not gotten wet with sweat.  To read more please click here.