Author Archives: Jason Boyle

Smartwool PhD Run Ultra Light Initial Review

I enjoy reviewing socks and luckily we like to review socks here at 4alloutdoors.org.  Over the next several months I will be reviewing the Men’s PhD® Run Ultra Light Low Cut Socks from Smartwool.

Smartwool socks

Smartwool PhD Run Ultra light Socks

 

I am interested to see how comfortable they are and if the thin socks can stand up to long days of running and hiking.  You can read my initial thoughts at this LINK.

Trail Running – Danimal 50k Race Report

Danimal 50k

Danimal 50k Finisher Medal

Fall is prime trail running time in the Southeastern United States.  The Danimal 50k takes place in Lake Charles, Louisiana and it is run on the rooty technical trails of Sam Houston Jones State Park.  This is my review of the race – let’s just say that I underestimated the course, but still was able to earn another finish! Race Report

Final Update – Injinji Compression Socks

Injinji Ultra Compression

Injinji Ultra Compression Socks – Clark Shelf, Juneau Alaska

I have put almost another 100 miles on the Injinji Ultra Compression socks while running 2 marathons and trail 50k.  The socks have remained comfortable both on short and long runs.  Meanwhile durability has been good with a few pulls in the socks, but nothing that hurt their performance at this point.  Read on for my final update.

Update SAXX Quest 2.0 Boxers

SAXX

Quest 2.0 photo courtesy of SAXX

I have used the SAXX Quest 2.0 boxers hiking, running, and lounging over the past two months and they are awesome.  I have to say they have are some of the most comfortable and breathable underwear I have used.  Read on for my full update.

Final Update – Best Night’s Sleep ever

Aeros Pillow

Sea to Summit Aeros Ultralight Deluxe pillow inflated and ready for bed

I have put this pillow to the test over the past several months including letting my daughter use it for a week long camping trip in Alaska, and I can say it unequivocally meets Sea to Summit’s promise that it is “light, compact and comfortable.” Read on for my final update.

Gregory Paragon 68L – Initial thoughts

Gregory Paragon

Gregory Paragon 68L – Photo courtesy of the Gregory website

New for 2017 Gregory has introduced a lightweight pack series to their lineup.  The Paragon (Men’s) and Maven (Women’s) are fully featured packs that feature the new Aerolon suspension system.  I will be taking the Paragon 68 for a spin this fall as my daughter and I continue to search out new trails in the Southeastern United States.  Read on for my initial thoughts.