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Tailwind Nutrition Final Update

Tailwind Nutrition I used the Tailwind Nutrition for several long day hikes, and a couple of overnight hikes. I only used it on one long ElliptiGo ride, I kept busting spokes on what seemed like every other ride and finally sold it. So while not an ultra runner or athlete by any stretch of the imagination, my goal was to find out how well it helped me maintain my energy and if it would keep me from having cramps afterwards. I am pleased to say it did a very good job for both. To read my final thoughts please click here.

Coy Boy

Final Update – SAXX Quest 2.0 Boxers

Final Update - SAXX Quest 2.0 Boxers

Hiking in the Kisatchie National Forest while wearing the SAXX Quest 2.0 Boxers

Well, I admit it, I am converted.  SAXX boxers have become my favorite underwear.  I have used them while backpacking, camping, and hiking, and they are durable, funk free, and comfortable.  Read my full final review HERE.

Final thoughts on the Katadyn BeFree Filter

Katadyn BeFree Filter

Filtering water with the Katadyn BeFree while running in Alaska

I have continued to use the Katadyn BeFree filter over the past couple months on a couple more backpacking trips. Durability has been great over the past couple months with no issues, but ease of use, well it is still easy to use, but there were some hiccups.  Click HERE to read my final update.

Update on the Swiss Advance Crono N5 knife

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Swiss Advance Crono N5

I have carried the Swiss Advance Crono N5 knife for the last month or so, and I really like how handy this little knife is. The tools are useful in a pickle, and the knife blade is sharp and big enough for standard camp tasks like cutting stuff for meal prep.  Read on for my full thoughts on the Swiss Advance Crono N5 knife.

Update – Smartwool Backpacker Tee

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Two months with the Smartwool Backpacker Tee and I can say it’s one of the best that I have ever worn. I’ve worn it backpacking, running, at the gym and around town. Click here to see my thoughts on this shirt’s superpowers as well as how well it plays with dogs.

Kaleb R.

Sockwell Men’s Therapeutic performance socks

Review by Arnie P

Sockwell Men's therapeutic performance socks

Sockwell Men’s therapeutic performance socks

Sockwell provided the men’s Ascend OTC and Summit OTC socks for review.

Sockwell Men’s Therapeutic performance socks

In this last look at the Sockwell Men’s Therapeutic performance socks, we discuss washing and the reduction of swelling in my legs. I have been out on the trail in the cold weather of 15 F and winds up to 20 mph. We get to see differences between these two excellent pairs of socks. I will answer a question asked by an observer on the trail.

These socks take longer to put on than regular socks. The method shown on the website is better than any I tried. Removing the socks off also takes a few seconds longer. Taking off the Summit socks takes a little longer than taking off the lower compression Ascend socks. To read more please click here.