Author Archives: Jason Boyle

Update – Lowa Aerox GTX Mid Hiking Boot

Lowa Aerox Mid

Lowa Aerox GTX Mid after 130 miles of use.

The Lowa GTX Aerox Mid has performed admirably over the last few months.  They have seen over 130 miles of trail from Mississippi to New Hampshire and have lived up to Lowa’s assertion that they are an “extremely breathable/waterproof, lightweight, do-it-all outdoor athletic shoe.”  Read on for my full update.

Initial thoughts on the Epson ProSense 57 GPS Running Watch

GPS enabled watches are everywhere now. Epson has entered the market with a line that includes four watches with a price point from $99 to $399.  I will be reviewing the ProSense 57 GPS Running Watch over the next couple of months.

ProSense 57

Epson ProSense 57 GPS Running Watch

My goal is to understand the functions that separates Epson watches from their competitors while continuing to accurately track my running and hiking.   You can read my initial thoughts on the ProSense 57 HERE

Initial thoughts on the Cotopaxi Veloz Hydration Pack

Cotopaxi Veloz

Cotopaxi Veloz 6L Hydration Pack

The hydration pack and vest market continues to grow, and every year there seems to be new innovations.  Cotopaxi has joined the movement with their new Veloz line of hydration packs that feature an innovative attachment system and plenty of pockets to organize all a runner’s nutrition and gear needs.  Read on for my initial thoughts.

Great Mississippi River Levee Run Report

Great Mississippi River Levee run

The Bling

When I knew I was going to be moving to New Orleans, I immediately began looking for new races to run.  There was a cool race called the Rouge – Orleans and it was a relay from Baton Rouge to New Orleans that was about 130 miles long.  I thought wow what a cool race. Well it was canceled for a variety of reasons and I kinda let that thought of running this race slip away.

After living here a while, I connected with Louisiana Ultra Runners and got to know these crazy runners. I found out that Jerry Sullivan, one of the members used to do the Baton Rouge to New Orleans run as a fat ass run around Thanksgiving every couple years or so.  Well it so happened that this was the year for the Great Mississippi River Levee Run,  a crazy 130 mile fat ass run. Click HERE to continue reading my report.

2017 Holiday Gear Guide

Loyal readers, our 2017 Holiday Gear Guide is live.  It is chocked full of great gift ideas for the outdoors person in your life.

2017 Holiday Gear Guide

Final Look adidas Evil Eye Pro Sunglasses

This summer and fall has been packed with adventure and the adidas Evil Eye Pro sunglasses have been with me everywhere.

sunglasses

At the finish of the Maine Marathon

I have used them mountain running in Alaska, running marathons in New Hampshire and Maine, hiking in Mississippi and Louisiana, daily use and a 126 mile run on the Mississippi River Levee from Baton Rouge to New Orleans.  Overall, I have 500 plus miles of use and abuse on the glasses and they have performed well.  They are comfortable, provide solid eye protection, and have proven to be durable. Read on for my full thoughts.