Author Archives: Jason Boyle

Final Update – SAXX Quest 2.0 Boxers

Final Update - SAXX Quest 2.0 Boxers

Hiking in the Kisatchie National Forest while wearing the SAXX Quest 2.0 Boxers

Well, I admit it, I am converted.  SAXX boxers have become my favorite underwear.  I have used them while backpacking, camping, and hiking, and they are durable, funk free, and comfortable.  Read my full final review HERE.

Final thoughts on the Katadyn BeFree Filter

Katadyn BeFree Filter

Filtering water with the Katadyn BeFree while running in Alaska

I have continued to use the Katadyn BeFree filter over the past couple months on a couple more backpacking trips. Durability has been great over the past couple months with no issues, but ease of use, well it is still easy to use, but there were some hiccups.  Click HERE to read my final update.

Update on the Swiss Advance Crono N5 knife

Swiss Advance

Swiss Advance Crono N5

I have carried the Swiss Advance Crono N5 knife for the last month or so, and I really like how handy this little knife is. The tools are useful in a pickle, and the knife blade is sharp and big enough for standard camp tasks like cutting stuff for meal prep.  Read on for my full thoughts on the Swiss Advance Crono N5 knife.

Update – Smartwool PhD Run UL Socks

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Smartwool Phd UL Socks after 100 plus miles of running

I have put over 100 miles on the Smartwool Phd Run socks in the past month, including using them for the last 40 miles of the Great Mississippi River Levee Run. The socks have performed well in cool and warm temperatures and are proving to be durable.  Click HERE for my full update.

First look – Salewa Mountain Trainer Mid Gore Tex Boots

Salewa Mountain Trainer

Salewa Mountain Trainer Mid Gore Tex Boot – photo courtesy of the Salewa website

Boots, Boots, Boots – essential for any outdoors trek.  Salewa’s Mountain Trainer Mid Gore Tex is a lightweight summer alpine trekking boot, and I am fortunate enough to be reviewing it over the next couple of months. Read my initial thoughts here and follow me as I put the boots to the test.

First Look Salewa Pedroc Polartec Alpha Jacket

Salewa Pedroc Polartec Alpha

Enjoying a relaxing fall afternoon on the Mississippi River

Fall and Winter seasons are challenging for me as a runner and hiker.  I am always looking for the perfect insulation piece that will keep me warm during strenuous activities but not leave me sweating profusely.  Salewa thinks they have solved this dilemma with the Salewa Pedroc Polartec Alpha Jacket featuring Polartec Alpha insulation.  Read on for my initial thoughts and be sure to follow me as I put the jacket to the test over the next couple of months.