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Final Update – Lowa Seattle GTX Lo

The Lowa Seattle GTX Lo’s have been from New Orleans to Alaska and to the greater Washington DC region.  Overall, I am impressed.  They are a functional urban shoe that looks great and still has the chops for light day hikes. Read my final thoughts here.

First Update – LOWA Seattle GTX Lo

First Update LOWA Seattle GTX Lo
Snow Lake, Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, WA

It’s been an exciting couple of months putting the LOWA Seattle GTX Lo through the paces.  Found a better fit by going up a size and challenged the shoe’s outdoor cred with hikes in Washington State and Shenandoah National Park. They performed well in both urban and outdoor environments.  Read on for my full update.

First look – LOWA Seattle GTX Lo lifestyle shoes

LOWA Seattle GTX Lo
LOWA Seattle GTX Lo

LOWA is bringing their ingenuity and craftsmanship to a new lineup of casual shoes that look great for wear in the front country, while having the chops to take on the backcountry.  I will be reviewing the Seattle GTX Lo over the next couple months. Click HERE to read my full initial report.

ABUS YADD-1 Final Update

ABUS Helmet
Out for a ride on a beautiful spring day

I really don’t have a lot to add in my final update but I have enjoyed testing the Abus helmet.  The last few weeks have been great riding weather and as a result, I was able to get in 15 rides since my last update. To read the rest of my final update please click here.

Coy Boy

Final Update: Montane Viper Hoodie

final update on the Montane Viper Hoodie
At the start of the Western States Endurance Run in Squaw Valley

50 plus miles of hiking and months of constant wear have made the Montane Viper Hoodie one of my favorite fleeces. It is perfect for lounging around the house or running errands, but it also has the technical chops to perform well in the backcountry.  Click HERE for my complete final update on the Montane Viper Hoodie.

Abus Helmet Update

Abus Helmet Winter always puts a damper on my riding but there have been enough periods of nice weather that I managed several decent rides.  I also recently changed the way I track my rides, going from Map My Ride to the app that was built into my new Apple Watch.   I did have to put the watch app on my iPhone but no longer even look at my phone before starting a ride.  I just hit the crown dial, select the exercise icon and then open a ride.  It takes a lot longer to say it than actually do it… But this review  is about the helmet.  And to read the rest of my thoughts please click here.

 

Coy Boy