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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I have continued to wear the Sharpa Adventure Gear Khumbu pants for overnight hikes as well as day hiking. At the risk of repeating it too much… I have been absolutely blown away at just how comfortable these pants are. As an added bonus they are very water resistant, so much so that I have not bothered packing rain pants during all my testing. To read the rest please click here.