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Life has been hectic, but I have been able to use the Gregory Paragon pack on two more backpacking trips since my last update – a week long trip with Big City Mountaineers in California and a long weekend trip along the Alabama-Tennessee border. The Paragon has performed spectacularly – comfort is top-notch; the pack is durable; and it can swallow all my gear including a bear canister and over a week’s worth of food. You can read my final update HERE.
After a summer’s worth of use the CGear Sandlite Mat has become a staple in my outdoor adventure kit. I have used it while car camping, backpacking and on trips to the beach. It is the perfect size for me to lay out camping gear or to use as a sitting pad on any surface. Click HERE for my final thoughts.
Review by Arnie P
Timber Ridge provided the XL Padded Zero Gravity chair for review.
I continued to use the Timber Ridge XL Padded Zero Gravity chair during this period for reading, using a laptop computer, meditation, and naps. The weather improved in this period but the humidity remained high and uncomfortable. I also received a couple inquiries I will explain further. The first inquiry asked me if I thought this chair was good for their back. That is a question I cannot answer. I can say that I had back issues about 15 years ago. There are chairs and beds that are not comfortable for me, however I did not experience any back problems when using this chair. What I know for sure is that it worked well for my back. To read more please click here.
I have thoroughly enjoyed testing the Showers Pass Apex Merino Tech T-Shirt. Perhaps partly because I was wearing it while doing activities I enjoy, but I can truly say the shirt performed exceptionally well and met my ever expectation. You can read my final thoughts along with the rest of the review. by clicking here.
I have worn the SAXX Blacksheep boxers for an additional 20 miles of hiking, running and backpacking since my last update. They have continued to perform well. My only negative is the sizing, I ordered the same size that I have in the Quest and Kinetic and the Blacksheep seem significantly larger than the other two which makes them not as comfortable on me. Click HERE to read my final thoughts.
Over 100 miles of hiking and hours of wearing the Aspire socks at work have shown me these socks are the real deal. The socks are comfortable with a nice level of compression. The socks have also proven to be durable even after high mileage from long summer running to backpacking in California and Alabama. Click HERE for my final thoughts on these Swiftwick Aspire Socks.