Author Archives: Jason Boyle

Final Update Salewa Mountain Trainer Boots

Salewa Mountain Trainer Boots

Relaxing at the top of the Devil’s Marbleyard in the Jefferson National Forest

I have put another 80 miles on the Salewa Mountain Trainer boots since my last update hiking in the mountains of Virginia and the swamps of Louisiana.  These boots have easily handled all the terrain I encountered while protecting my feet.  Click HERE for my final thoughts.

GCI Outdoor FirePit Rocker – first look

GCI Outdoor FirePit Rocker

Chilling in the GCI Outdoor FirePit Rocker at Grand Isle State Park

Camp chairs have advanced the days of the folding three legged stool, and  GCI Outdoor has set out to make the best chairs around.  One of their newest chairs is the FirePit Rocker, an easy to carry lightweight chair that is perfect for any event.  Click HERE to read my initial thoughts.

Final Update – Salewa Pedroc Jacket

Salewa Pedroc Jacket

At the finish of the Double Bridge Run in Pensacola Florida

Since the last update, I have used the Salewa Pedroc backpacking and camping in Virginia, while volunteering at winter ultra races, and for every day hiking and general wear in New Orleans.  Overall, I have over 180 miles on the jacket and it has exceed expectations.  It is comfortable, durable and useful in a wide array of situations.  Click HERE to read my full update.

Initial thoughts on the Blackstone Griddle

Blackstone Griddle

Cooking Pancakes on the Blackstone Griddle

I like to cook outdoors and anything that makes the process easier is a plus.  Blackstone Products makes cold rolled steel griddles and accessories that can be used for camping, tailgating or for cooking at home.  I will be reviewing the Blackstone 28” Griddle over the next couple of months for my cooking endeavors while camping and at home.  Click HERE for my initial thoughts.

Initial thoughts – Native Eyewear Catamount Sunglasses

Native Eyewear Catamount Sunglasses

Sporting the Catamount Sunglasses while hiking at the Woodlands Conservancy

I have sensitive eyes, and sunglasses are a necessity.  I am always on the lookout for sunglasses that I can wear for multiple sports such as running, hiking, fishing that still look stylish for wear around town.  I will be reviewing the Native Eyewear Catamount Sunglasses over the next few months to see if they meet the requirements to be added to the gear quiver.  Click HERE for my initial thoughts.

2018 Q50 Races Sunset Gulf Half Marathon

sunset half marathon

Sunrise Grand Isle, LA

I am always intrigued by unique races. I was searching the internet for races and I saw that Q50 Races put on a sunset half marathon in Grand Isle, Louisiana and I thought to myself I needed to check out this race.  Well, a year after I found out about the race, I had the chance to run it.  Click HERE for my full report.