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Lowa Renegade GTX® Mid Boots

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LOWA RENEGADE GTX® MID

Footwear is an essential part of many outdoor activities. The Lowa Renegade GTX Mid is a mid-height boot designed to be comfortable enough for day hikes and rugged enough for backpacking trips under the weight of a loaded pack. Click here to read my initial thoughts and review on them.

Kaleb R.

First look at the CGear Sandlite Mat

CGear Sandlite mat

CGear Sandlite Mat under my hammock at Buccaneer State Park

Every now and then a new product stands out and I want to learn more about it.  I first saw the CGear Sandlite sand free mat at the Winter 2018 Outdoor Retailer show and it intrigued me. It is specifically woven to allow sand to flow from the top of the mat to the bottom but it doesn’t let sand come up from the bottom.  Backpacking and Camping in the south means I have an abundance of sandy campsites to choose from and I thought the Sandlite Sand Free mat would be a good addition to my kit.  Read all of my initial thoughts HERE.

Initial thoughts on the Swiftwick Aspire Twelve Socks

Swiftwick Aspire Twelve

Swiftwick Aspire Twelve Socks – photo courtesy of the Swiftwick website

It seems like everyone makes compression socks today. However a nagging Achilles injury and perpetually tight calves means my physical therapist and doctors recommend that I wear compression while exercising. Enter Swiftwick – they make the Aspire 12, an above the calf performance compression sock.  I will be reviewing these socks over the next few months to see how they hold up with the heat and sweat of summer in the South.  Click HERE for my initial thoughts.

CreekKooler 30 Qt cooler

CreekKooler Follow along as I test the limits of this interesting cooler concept called the CreekKooler.  Basically a floating 30 qt  cooler you can pull behind a canoe or kayak, freeing up valuable onboard space.  You can read all about the maiden voyage by clicking here.

Coy Boy

Swiftwick Flite XT Five Socks

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The Swiftwick Flite XT Five socks were designed specifically with cross-training in mind. Swiftwick claims that they are “the most technologically advanced cross-training sock ever developed.” Click here to see my initial review of this sock.

Kaleb R.

First look at the FuelBelt Uno

Uno Hydration Belt

FuelBelt Uno Belt

Summer is almost here and living in the south it is almost impossible to run without bringing along some water.  FuelBelt has revamped their hydration belts with the new Helium line.  I will be reviewing the Uno Hydration Belt while running and hiking as we head into the hottest part of the year.  You can read my initial thoughts HERE.