Author Archives: Coy

SOL Escape Pro Bivvy

SOL Escape Pro Bivvy I’ll be reviewing the SOL Escape Pro Bivvy for the next few months so follow along to see how it fairs as part of my sleep kit.  In a nutshell the SOL Escape Pro Bivvy is a stand alone 50 F sleeping bag or it will add 15 F warmth to a sleeping bag. It is waterproof but said to be highly breathable.  Testing will reveal how it actually performs.  To read my initial thoughts please click here.

Coy Boy

Final Update High Sierra Tokopah 6.0

high sierra tokopa 6.0 The High Sierra Tokopah has been a faithful companion on all my bike rides save my recumbent which has a seat that wouldn’t allow me to wear the hydration pack.  So, I only rode the recumbent twice all summer. But that’s neither here nor there as far as how the test went.  To read the report including my final thoughts please click here.

Coy Boy

Update: Ottolock bike lock

ottolock coy I have not had many opportunities to use the Ottolock, partly due to a busy schedule that has limited my riding opportunities, but also because when I did squeeze in an hour ride here and there I didn’t need to lock my bike.  I did manage to use the lock three times.  You can read my findings here.

Coy Boy

CreekKooler

Hey, I don’t see anyone paddling the mini-kayak that’s following you… Oh, now I see the lid on it, so its not actually a kayak, just a place for gear storage?   Ah, so it’s a cooler, how cool is that (pun intended…) But seriously, I’ll be testing the CreekKooler for the next few months.   You can read my initial thought’s here.

Coy Boy

Ottolock bike lock

Ottolock bike lock Unfortunately, bike locks are needed in this day and age.  Perhaps they were needed early on in the history of bikes but were not readily available.   The only problem, most bike locks are either heavy and bulky or small but not very effective.  Which is where the Ottolock enters the game.  A lock designed by cyclists who demand a lightweight but effective theft deterrent.  I’ll be testing one for the next few months.  To read my initial thoughts please click here.

Coy Boy

High Sierra Tokopah 6.0 hydration pack update

I’ve been using the High Sierra Tokopah 6.0 hydration pack for a couple of months now and have liked having water available at anytime.  This is especially important when riding my bike or Elliptigo and much safer than reaching down for a water bottle IMHO.  I found some things I really liked about the pack and others I wasn’t so thrilled about but to find out read my update by clicking here. 

Coy Boy High Sierra Tokopah 6.0