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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

Sherpa Adventure gear Khumbu Pant Final Update

Sherpa Adventure Gear Khumbu pant 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. 

 

Coy Boy

Final Update – Sisu Sleeping Bag by Sakari Gear

I was skeptical on how the Sisu Sleeping Bag by Sakari Gear would perform but after 13 nights of use with multiple nights in the upper 30s I can say with certainty that this bag kept me warm and toasty.  It is heavy but has proved to durable, and at $70, has a price that is hard to beat.  You can read my final thoughts HERE.

First Update on the Montane Viper Hoodie

First Update on the Montane Viper Hoodie

Montane Viper Hoodie

I have worn the Montane Viper Hoodie almost constantly for the past month, and I have to say that it is as good as advertised.  It is super soft and breathable that I almost forget I am wearing it.  Durability appears to be superb and the jacket is an excellent mid-layer for a variety of activities.  Click HERE for my first update on the Montane Viper Hoodie.

Final Update – PATH projects Base Liner and Shorts

PATH Projects Base liner and Shorts

Enjoying a laugh during a rest break with Big City Mountaineers in Redwoods SP.

I have used and abused the PATH projects base liner and shorts for the past 5 months, and I am impressed.  They have seen hot and humid days running on the Mississippi River Levee in New Orleans and goldilocks weather in Greece as I ran the Authentic Athens Marathon.  Their system is comfortable, durable and functional whether hiking or running.  Read my final thoughts HERE.