Author Archives: Jason Boyle

Sea to Summit Aeros Ultralight Deluxe Pillow – Initial thoughts

Sea to Summit Aeros Pillow

Sea to Summit Aeros Ultralight Deluxe Pillow – Inflated

I love camping in all of its forms – backpacking, car camping, cabins – you name it I like being in the wilderness. However, as I have gotten older I find that I want thicker sleeping bags, and more cushy confines, but the one thing I have not been able to find yet is a good backpacking pillow.  Sea to Summit thinks they have solved this dilemma with the Aeros Ultralight Delux Pillow.  I have the good fortune of reviewing the pillow over the next few months.  Read on for my initial thoughts.

Country Archer Jerky Update

Country Archer

Country Archer Meat Bar Black Creek Wilderness

I ran the gamut of emotions for this review: amazing, happy, satisfied, and sad.  The beef jerky from Country Archer has been used backpacking in Mississippi, as a snack during Mardi Gras Parades, and as refueling after running a 50k race in Mississippi.  The product is amazing and left me happy and satisfied, but sad when I went on my latest backpacking trip in the Black Creek Wilderness and realized all I had left was a couple of the Herb Citrus meat bars and had eaten the rest of the jerky. Read on for my final update.

Update Columbia Performance Stretch Boxer Brief

April 6, 2017

Columbia Performance Stretch Boxer Briefs

At the Bald Rock Overlook Pinhoti Trail

I have done my best to break the Columbia Performance Stretch Boxer Briefs over the past two months with over 125 miles of backpacking, running and general wear.  They have been supremely comfortable, continue to look brand new, and for the most part are funk free for the first couple days of continuous use.  Read on for my full update!

Ultimate Direction Marathon Vest – Final Update

Ultimate Direction

The start of Rock and Roll New Orleans with my Sister.

I have continued to use the Ultimate Direction Marathon vest while racing and training and put over 150 miles on the vest.  It is a solid vest that provides all day comfort, easy access to nutrition and features durable fabrics that UD is known for. Read on for my final update.

Jason Boyle and Mississippi 50 race report

Hey guys!  Jason Boyle and his Mississippi 50 race report was recently featured on the Southeastern Trail Runner Podcast.  You can check out the podcast here.

He shares his thoughts with the cast of Southeastern Trail Runners on his race strategy, running gear preferences and even about his time in Alaska.

RunLites Sling II – Initial Thoughts

RunLites Sling II

RunLites Sling II

I am always interested in new technology and as an ultrarunner, I am looking for new ways to brighten the trail while running at night.  RunLites is a new company I recently found.  They make an assortment of gloves with a built in LED light.  I will be reviewing the RunLites Sling II model over the next several months.  Read on for my initial thoughts.