Author Archives: Kaleb Ross

Final Update: GSI Stainless Camper

Fry pan set up on dock on the marsh and creek.

I was able to test out the GSI Stainless Camper in a different setting than I am used to. A trip to the South Carolina coast offered the chance to fry up a little bit of fresh caught seafood. This cook and eating set has been a blast to test and I have some final thoughts that you can check out by clicking here.

Kaleb R.

Initial Update: Swiftwick Flite XT Five Socks

Swiftwicks before a run.

I’ve put these socks through the ringer. Over the past month, I’ve worn the Flite XT Five socks while training for a 50k, Crossfit workouts, and even on a backpacking trip. I haven’t found them to perform exactly as advertised, but they are still my favorite pair of socks at the moment. Click here to see my initial review on the socks.

Kaleb R.

Lowa Renegade GTX® Mid Boots

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Lowa Renegade GTX® Mid

I recently completed a weekend backpacking trip in the southwestern corner of Virginia in the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. Many know to it and refer to it as Grayson Highlands. 23 miles and two nights on the trail gave me the perfect opportunity to put the Lowa Renegade GTX Mid hiking boots to the test. Sneak peak: I didn’t break them in before the trip…

Click here to read my initial thoughts on the Lowa Renegade GTX® Mid boots.

Kaleb R.

Olight I1R EOS Flashlight

Olight I1R EOS Flashlight

Every Christmas, for the past 10 or so years, I have asked for the same thing: a flashlight and/or a pocket knife. Why? Because there is almost always a chance that every day that I will need to use one of them. My first thought when I got my hands on the flashlight was about just how small and compact it was. At half the size of a tube of lip balm, this light takes up minimal space and packs a big punch. Click here to read my initial impressions of the Olight I1R EOS Flashlight.

Kaleb R.

Lowa Renegade GTX® Mid Boots

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LOWA RENEGADE GTX® MID

Footwear is an essential part of many outdoor activities. The Lowa Renegade GTX Mid is a mid-height boot designed to be comfortable enough for day hikes and rugged enough for backpacking trips under the weight of a loaded pack. Click here to read my initial thoughts and review on them.

Kaleb R.

Swiftwick Flite XT Five Socks

swiftwick flite

The Swiftwick Flite XT Five socks were designed specifically with cross-training in mind. Swiftwick claims that they are “the most technologically advanced cross-training sock ever developed.” Click here to see my initial review of this sock.

Kaleb R.