Author Archives: Jason Boyle

SAXX Blacksheep Boxers – Final Update

SAXX Blacksheep boxers

Crossing a bridge near the Walls of Jericho

I have worn the SAXX Blacksheep boxers for an additional 20 miles of hiking, running and backpacking since my last update. They have continued to perform well. My only negative is the sizing, I ordered the same size that I have in the Quest and Kinetic and the Blacksheep seem significantly larger than the other two which makes them not as comfortable on me.  Click HERE to read my final thoughts.

Final Update Swiftwick Aspire Compression Socks

Swiftwick Aspire Compression Socks

My daughter and I at the start of our backpacking trip to the Walls of Jericho in north Alabama.

Over 100 miles of hiking and hours of wearing the Aspire socks at work have shown me these socks are the real deal.  The socks are comfortable with a nice level of compression.  The socks have also proven to be durable even after high mileage from long summer running to backpacking in California and Alabama.  Click HERE for my final thoughts on these Swiftwick Aspire Socks.

Final Update FuelBelt Uno

Final Update FuelBelt Uno

FuelBelt Uno while hiking the beach in Bay St. Louis Mississippi

I have put over 225 miles on the FuelBelt Uno Belt and it has performed admirably.  The durability is superb and the belt has exhibited excellent breathability during the hot and sticky New Orleans summer.  It has just enough room to carry what I needed on my runs.  Click HERE to read my final thoughts on this sweet running belt.

First Look at the OLIGHT M1T Raider Flashlight

M1T Raider Flashlight

OLIGHT M1T Raider Flashlight

OLIGHT is a Chinese company that makes fine lighting products with multiple uses from everyday to hunting and tactical applications.  They state that their mission is to provide quality illumination products to everyone.  Their website is laid out well giving the user the ability to see lights based on their intended use.  I will be reviewing their newly released M1T Raider flashlight.  You can read my full review here.

Update Xero Shoes TerraFlex Review

Xero Shoes TerraFlex Review

Upper and sole wear on the Xero Shoes TerraFlex after 100 miles of use

Xero Shoes TerraFlex Review

The Xero Shoes TerraFlex have performed well over the past several months.  I was able to use them for daily walks, hiking and even a beach half marathon.  The shoes have performed well in all conditions.  They definitely take getting used to, but I find them to be comfortable. Durability also seems to be great even after over 100 miles of use.  You can read my entire update here.

First look at the Sakari Gear Sisu Sleeping Bag

Sakari Gear Sisu Sleeping Bag

Sakari Gear Sisu Sleeping Bag photo courtesy of Sakari Gear Website

One of the best things about reviewing gear is the ability to try out new products and learn about new companies. One of the new companies is Sakari Gear.  Sakari Gear’s “goal is to be able to provide great quality outdoor gear at a great price, while creating a meaningful social impact.”  Their first product is the Sisu Sleeping bag which I have the good fortune of reviewing.  You can read my initial thoughts on the Sisu Sleeping bag HERE.