MSR Thru Link Inline Filter

First look at the MSR Thu-Link Inline Water Filter

High flow water filters are the latest trend in water filtration for outdoor enthusiasts.  MSR is already a leader in the water filtration realm and they are adding to their line up with the new MSR Thu-Link Inline Water Filter.  It is a filter that can be placed directly between the users hydration reservoir and […]

LOWA Seattle GTX Lo

Final Update – Lowa Seattle GTX Lo

The Lowa Seattle GTX Lo’s have been from New Orleans to Alaska and to the greater Washington DC region.  Overall, I am impressed.  They are a functional urban shoe that looks great and still has the chops for light day hikes. Read my final thoughts here.

Good News from Outdoor Companies

First Update – LOWA Seattle GTX Lo

It’s been an exciting couple of months putting the LOWA Seattle GTX Lo through the paces.  Found a better fit by going up a size and challenged the shoe’s outdoor cred with hikes in Washington State and Shenandoah National Park. They performed well in both urban and outdoor environments.  Read on for my full update.

Final Update: Montane Viper Hoodie

50 plus miles of hiking and months of constant wear have made the Montane Viper Hoodie one of my favorite fleeces. It is perfect for lounging around the house or running errands, but it also has the technical chops to perform well in the backcountry.  Click HERE for my complete final update on the Montane […]